Attorneys: Robert J. Allan

Phone: (310) 317-9212


RobertRobert J. Allan is a barrister and solicitor and an AV rated attorney with over 30 years of international legal experience representing the interests of existing and emerging domestic and international businesses. Mr. Allan provides legal counsel on matters such as international law, corporate law, corporate governance, commercial litigation, dispute resolution and entertainment litigation.

He represents domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships and trusts. Mr. Allan also serves as general counsel for many of his clients, providing both litigation and transactional advice. Mr. Allan’s experience as an attorney at law, as well as his experience as the President and CEO of public and private corporations provides him with a unique insight into the complexities of running a global business and to forecast the challenges many businesses face while expanding their international operations. He has considerable expertise in corporate compliance and corporate structures.

Mr. Allan also founded the USA China Law Group, an organization that provides legal and strategic business advice to individuals, businesses and corporations looking to establish and grow a business presence in China or from China in the US. The Group’s attorneys have offices in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzen, Nanjing and Shanghai. The Group also advises clients on litigation matters, intellectual property issues and consults international institutional investors on ways to invest in the Non-Performing Loan and Distressed Debt Market in China.

Mr. Allan authored an article titled The Conflicted Duty of Chinese Lawyers, which was published in the National Law Journal and co-authored an article titled “Forensic Sourcing in China,” which outlines strategies for successful compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Allan is a frequent speaker and he has made presentations at the Director’s College at Stanford Law School, the CEO roundtable in Beijing, UCLA Law School, and USC Law School.

Mr. Allan is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Asia Society and the International Bar Association.

Mr. Allan began his law career at the firm of Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1975, With Distinction. He is admitted to practice in California and in British Columbia.

Areas of Practice:

  • International Law
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • General Counsel
  • Real Estate


  • Certified Trial Advocate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1987

Bar Admissions:

  • British Columbia, 1975
  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993


  • L.L.B. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1975
  • Honors: With Distinction
  • B.A. University of Calgary, 1972
  • Honors: With Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member, Barrister and Solicitor
  • State Bar of California, Attorney at Law
  • State Bar of California, Commercial Litigation Sub-Section
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • The Asia Society
  • Pacific Council on International Policy