Hin Han Shum is an associate based in our Hong Kong office. She focuses her practice on telecommunications, commercial and litigation cases. She also advises on data privacy and intellectual property matters.

Hin Han has experience in mergers and acquisitions, company start-ups, and company restructuring. Her secondment at a securities firm has also allowed her to better cater for the commercial and practical needs of businesses.

She has practiced as a litigator, with an emphasis on matrimonial cases and commercial disputes. Having served as legal representative in various litigation proceedings and being an accredited general mediator, she is familiar with the common fundamental issues which disputes arise from and can apply her understanding of those into the contract drafting stages to pre-empt or minimise potential disputes.

Hin Han also has experience with handling a range of criminal cases, including white collar criminal cases, both as 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.

She has been a speaker on family law and prenuptial agreements at an international conference and has also been a speaker in various Law Society of Hong Kong events on topics such as criminal law, privacy and cybercrime.

Apart from work engagements, she also enjoys contributing to the society and has been the awardee of the Hong Kong Law Society Pro Bono Community Work Recognition Gold Award for 2015 and 2016 for providing more than 100 hours per year of pro bono advice and legal services. She has also been awarded Professional Volunteers Accreditation Recognition Programme Gold Award.

In her free time, she has volunteered as a Hong Kong Red Cross legal mentor for their Youth Moot in 2016/2017 and has participated as a Moot Judge for the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moots.

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  • Representing clients in shareholder disputes in the High Court of Hong Kong.
  • Representing clients in commercial disputes in the District Court of Hong Kong.
  • Representing employers in employment dispute matters in the High Court of Hong Kong.
  • Advising clients on various commercial agreements including preparing and drafting agreements for sale and purchase of shares, distributorship, consultancy, agency, management, employment and non-disclosure.
  • Advising clients in negotiations, and drafting trademark, assignments, licenses and applications.
  • Advising on and accompanying clients to report cases of intellectual property infringement to the Customs and Excise Department.
  • Representing clients in infringement cases.
  • Advising clients on various commercial and technology agreements including preparing and drafting service and license agreements.

Education

  • University of Liverpool, LL.B.
  • University of Hong Kong, P.C.L.L.

Admissions

  • Hong Kong

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English
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