Hin Han Shum has experience in mergers and acquisitions, setting up company start-ups, and company restructuring. Keeping abreast of technological developments, she has given practical solutions to clients in relation to cybersecurity, data collection and data breach matters, and has advised clients on legal compliance relating to new technological tools contemplated by clients in their bid to build their businesses.
Having served as a legal representative in various litigation proceedings and being an accredited general mediator, Hin Han is familiar with the common fundamental issues leading to disputes and often assists to curb risks of those at the onset during the contract preparation stage.
She has been seconded to an international securities firm and an international telecommunications company, to assist their in-house legal teams with each company’s day-to-day operations and major legal transactions and cases. These experiences have allowed her to further develop a pragmatic commercial approach to solve issues that arise in business operations.
Hin Han also has experience with handling a range of criminal cases, including white collar criminal cases, both as a legal representative to defendants and to clients in reporting cases to authorities. She is also on the panel as a prosecutor on fiat for the Department of Justice.
Hin Han is currently an Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Professional Ethics Committee and the Asia Pacific Liaison Officer of the IBA Young Lawyer’s Committee. She is also one of two representatives for Hong Kong in the IBA Young Lawyer’s Committee.
She also serves as a member on the Standing Committee on External Affairs, Anti-Money Laundering Committee, Arbitration Committee and Mediation Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong.
Hin Han publishes widely on topics including data privacy, blockchain, artificial intelligence, technology, anti-money laundering rules, and labour and discrimination matters. She has also authored data privacy practical guidance content for LexisNexis, and has contributed to the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Business Registration Ordinance (Cap 310) (3rd edition, published by LexisNexis), and to the Butterworths Hong Kong Partnership Handbook (2nd edition, published by LexisNexis).
She has been a speaker at international conferences on topics such as data privacy and blockchain, “Artificial Intelligence: Chatbots and the Lawyer”, exploring artificial intelligence developments and how they relate to businesses and the legal industry, and on family law and prenuptial agreements. Furthermore, she has been invited to speak at various Law Society of Hong Kong events on topics such as criminal law, privacy and cybercrime. She has also been appointed to act as a part-time Risk Management Tutor for Hong Kong lawyers. Other professional bodies have also invited her to speak about blockchain and technology capabilities and uses, with a focus on legal and compliance issues for businesses.
Apart from work engagements, she enjoys contributing to the community and has been the awardee of the 4th Leadership Bauhinia Award (awarded by the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) to recognise professionals who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in volunteering with their professional skills, performed remarkably and served as a role model for service to the community) and the Hong Kong Law Society Pro Bono Community Work Recognition Gold Awards (recognising lawyers who provide more than 100 hours per year of pro bono advice and community service). She has also been awarded the Professional Volunteers Accreditation Recognition Programme Leadership Award and the Gold Award by the AVS.
In her free time, she has volunteered as a Hong Kong Red Cross legal mentor for their Youth Moot and has participated as a Moot Judge for the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moots.