Judy Fu advises clients in the resolution of a broad range of international disputes. Ms. Fu’s experience spans commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, challenges before the Court of Justice of the European Union, commercial and public law litigation in English and offshore courts, and tax controversies. Ms. Fu also has experience handling regulatory matters and civil investigations.
Her representative matters include acting for:
- a leading Middle Eastern investor in an ICSID arbitration against a European state under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the expropriation of an infrastructure concession;
- a multinational oil and gas business in an LCIA arbitration related to the sale of significant oil field interests in the People’s Republic of China, which raised numerous issues of English and Chinese contract and tax law;
- a Ukrainian businessman in defence of a substantial claim before the English High Court related to investments in the metals sector;
- a hedge fund in disputes with HMRC arising out of a capital allocation arrangement, concerning (amongst other issues) the scope of HMRC’s information powers and the application of tax avoidance principles under English law in the financial sector;
- an investor in the petrochemical industry in an ICC arbitration against an Indian state government, seated in Paris, with related litigation proceedings in India;
- a leading tobacco company in judicial review proceedings in the English High Court and challenges before the CJEU, arising out of (amongst other matters) the introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products; and
- a Southeast Asia-focused investor in a shareholder dispute before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, which involved witnesses giving evidence in Vietnamese, Chinese and English, with expert evidence on the contract and company law of Taiwan and Samoa.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fu was a research assistant at the Law Commission for England and Wales, where she worked on the reform of English insurance contract law, culminating in the implementation of the commission’s recommendations in the Insurance Act 2015. Ms. Fu also trained and worked as an associate in the London and Hong Kong offices of a Magic Circle firm.
Ms. Fu has full rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.