Sherlin Tung

Partner | Hong Kong

Secretary Wynnie Poon


Track record

Artificial intelligence based web marketing and technology services

Represented an artificial intelligence based web marketing and technology services company in a dispute with an Australian headquarterd artifical intelligence conglomerate over the company's investments in a Cayman Islands' based fund. The dispute was resolved before commencing any litigation or arbitration proceedings. 

Belgian funder

Represented a Belgian funder in a dispute with Chinese counterparties over a financial investment in a Cayman Islands' incorporated company that was meant to go public. All disputes to be resolved by arbitration in Hong Kong is to be administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate

Represented a mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate, Zhongshan Fucheng Industrial Investment Co. Ltd., on a billion-dollar treaty claim against the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the China-Nigeria bilateral investment treaty. 

Hong Kong based family office

Representing and advising a Hong Kong based family office in commercial disputes with business partners over investments in the U.S. and Hong Kong.

HKIAC arbitration

Representing and advising a privately held, Belgian incorporated private funds company and its subsidiaries in the U.K. and the BVI in a HKIAC arbitration involving a dispute with a P.R. Chinese privately held investment company and its Cayman Islands and BVI subsidiaries.

New York litigation and ICC arbitration

Representing and advising a publicly held Chinese international aviation conglomerate in parallel proceedings: a New York litigation and ICC arbitration seated in New York against a publicly held U.S. technology company.

Court litigation

Providing an expert report for an international conglomerate headquartered in Brussels in a court litigation against a customer over the breach of a sale and distribution agreement for the sale of medical products.

HKIAC arbitration

Representing and advising a publicly listed Japanese technology company and its Hong Kong subsidiary in a HKIAC arbitration in a dispute with a publicly listed Australian investment company and its Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, and BVI subsidiaries.


  • Guest Lecture for Humboldt University's International Dispute Resolution LL.M. Programme: Specific Features of Arbitration and the

  • International Dispute Resolution Market in Hong Kong (November 2021)

  • 2021 YSIAC Annual Conference: Speed Networking (November 2021)

  • Exclusive Interview with YSIAC Committee Member Sherlin Tung (November 2021)

  • SIAC Academy, Inaugural training on Tribunal Secretaries in International Arbitration: Overview of Key Arbitration Documents from the Perspective of Tribunal Secretaries (November 2021)

  • Generations in Arbitration Conference - Hong Kong Legal Week 2021 Edition: Second Bite at the Apple: Is Public Policy Really Only a Last Line of Defence? (November 2021)

  • 2021 British Virgin Islands Arbitration Week: BVI IAC Rules Change (November 2021)

  • 2021 Sao Paulo Arbitration Week: CIArb Brazil Presents Arbitrator Ethics, Challenges and Vacatur: International Experience (October 2021)

  • 2021 Hong Kong Arbitration Week: The Future of International Arbitration Following COVID (October 2021)

  • 2021 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation: Ethics in International Arbitration (October 2021)

  • 2021 GAR Live Hong Kong: The Courts and International Arbitration - the Year in Review (October 2021)

  • Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners Presents: Path to Partnership (July 2021)

  • Arbitrating the Vis Case in Practice (May 2021)

  • Guest Lecture for Hong Kong University's LL.M. in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution: Jurisdictional Challenges (April 2021)

  • The BVI IAC presents Arbitration Life with Janette and Hana - Interview with Sherlin Tung (April 2021)

  • Guest Lecture for Hong Kong University's LL.M. in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution: Discovery and Inspection of Documents (March 2021)

  • The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board ("KCAB") Webinar: Aren't we Forgetting What Arbitration is For: Disputes Resolution, Not Creation? (March 2021)

  • 16th Annual ICDR Y&I Coffee House Debate: The House only has one door! The Joinder of Non-Signatories Should Only be Decided Under the Law of the Place of Arbitration (March 2021)

  • 15[^th^] Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference: Behind the Scenes - Arbitrating Pharmaceutical Disputes (March 2021)

  • Contract Negotiations in Asia - Latin America Transactions: How and Why Negotiate Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution? (March 2021)

  • Perks and Pitfalls of Virtual Hearings (February 2021)

  • The Law of the Arbitration Agreement: Does Where You Stand Depend on Where You Sit? (February 2021)

  • The 13th Swiss Chinese Law Association Global Forum: Diversity in International Legal Negotiations - Genders, Cultures, and Strategies (January 2021)

  • Maximizing Your Options in International Cross-Border Disputes (December 2020)

  • Joinder of Parties and Virtual Hearings: When, Why and How? (November 2020)

  • Generations in Arbitration Conference - Hong Kong Legal Week 2020 Edition: Chasing the Asymmetries in Arbitration Clauses - to be or not to be valid? (November 2020)

  • Swiss Chinese Law Association 12th Global Online Forum: The 'Selection' Panel - Which Institution to Choose - Regional or International? (October 2020)

  • CISG as a Tool for Global Trade - Theory and Practice Hong Kong, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the CISG (October 2020)

  • ArbitralWomen Presents: Developing Your Career During the Current Crisis: Strategies for Success (October 2020)

  • Does Party Autonony Trump Statutory Winding-Up Proceedings (October 2020)

  • 2020 GAR Interactive Hong Kong: GAR Live Decision Time (October 2020)

  • The Future of Investment Arbitration in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges (January 2020)

  • 2017 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation: More Transparency in International Arbitration: To Have or Not to Have? (August 2017)

  • 2017 GAR Live: Frankfurt - Document Production in International Arbitration (June 2017)

  • 2017 Vienna Arbitration Days: Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration (February 2017)

  • ICC Austria: Effects of the New ICC Rules on Small Claim Procedures - Launch of the new ICC Arbitration Rules (February 2017)

  • 2016 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation: Language in International Arbitration (August 2016)

  • Made in China 2025 vs. Industry 4.0: The European Way of Solving Disputes Arising from International Transactions (June 2016)

  • 2016 International Bar Association Spring Meeting: Document Production in International Arbitration and Litigation (April 2016)

  • HKIAC-VIAC Jointly Presents: One Size Fits All - A Cultural Lens on the Ideal Arbitrator (March 2016)

  • HK45 Seminar: A Young Practitioner's Perspective on a Career in International Arbitration (March 2016)

  • YIMC Seminar: When and How to Encourage Meditation in an Arbitration? (March 2016)

  • Guest Lecture for the University of San Diego School of Law: The Rise of Emergency Arbitrators in International Arbitration (February 2015)

  • Fall 2014 American Bar Association's Section on International Law Conference: The Rise of International Arbitrations between Latin America and Eastern Asia (October 2014)