Sherlin Tung

Partner | Hong Kong

Sherlin is a partner in the international arbitration and litigation team.

Sherlin is a specialist in international arbitration with over a decade of experience. She has advised clients in Asia, the Americas, and Europe on all aspects of cross-border disputes from pre-dispute negotiations, during arbitration and litigation proceedings, and post arbitration and litigation proceedings including the issuance of an award or judgment. Sherlin has experience with a number of leading arbitral rules including the AAA, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, SIAC, SCC and UNCITRAL. She has a rare and unique set of skills, which allows her to understand the overlaying objectives not only of her clients but also the strategies implemented by counterparties, how arbitral tribunal members think, and how arbitral institutions operate.

Prior to joining Withers, Sherlin worked with a leading international law firm in Hong Kong where she was a member of the international disputes practice group. Sherlin started her international arbitration career by working with a leading independent arbitrator where she acted as tribunal secretary for complex cross-border disputes. Thereafter, Sherlin worked for the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and was a founding member of the New York case management team. Sherlin also worked in-house with a publicly listed international conglomerate where she handled the group’s international litigation and arbitration disputes.

With her distinctive background and legal experience, Sherlin has an understanding of various players in an international transaction and dispute. This allows her to prepare not only a winning strategy for our clients, but one that is most suited to their needs.

Sherlin is a U.S. qualified attorney (California and New York) and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. She has spoken extensively worldwide in conferences and also gives lectures and trainings on international arbitration and cross-border disputes.

Secretary Wynnie Poon


Sherlin is a key asset and she is dedicated to bringing success to whatever she is involved in.

Vice President of Special Projects Legal for a manufacturing firm that is based in Vienna, Austria

Sherlin truly cares about her clients and makes strategic decisions not only from a legal perspective but also from a practical perspective in the client’s best interest.

Legal Counsel for a Chinese conglomerate

Sherlin is a great lawyer – she is quick on her feet, very responsive, and finds legal yet practical solutions for her clients. She can also explain very complicated matters in a clear and concise manner.

Director of Sales for a medical and industrial manufacturer

Track record





Representing a publicly listed Chinese conglomerate and its subsidiaries in an ICC arbitration seated in New York.

Representing a Chinese aviation company in an ICDR arbitration seated in Seattle, Washington.

Advising a publicly listed Taiwanese pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration seated in Frankfurt, Germany.

Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer), 2018

New York, 2014

California, 2009

‘Would Party Autonomy Trump Winding-Up Petitions? An Analysis of Hong Kong’s Position’, Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal – Dec 2020, co-author

‘Why Hong Kong is the Ideal Place to Resolve Your Commercial Disputes’ – 16 July 2020, co-author with Alex Ye and Carmen Li

‘Finances in International Arbitration: Liber Amicorum Patricia Shaughnessy’ – 26 November 2019, co-editor with Fabricio Fortese and Crina Baltag

Moot Alumni Association – President

Vis East Moot Foundation – Board Member

Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre – Committee Member

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the CISG: CISG as a Tool for Global Trade – Theory and Practice, Hong Kong – 27 March 2020 (upcoming), Moderator

14th Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, Hong Kong – October 2020 (upcoming), Organizer and Speaker

The MAA International Commercial Law & Arbitration Conference turned Webinar Series – 26 March to 6 April 2020, Organizer and Speaker



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