Judy 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 has advised clients across a wide range of sectors, particularly involving the oil and gas, shipping, construction, tobacco, and finance and banking industries.
Ms. Fu also acts as counsel in international arbitrations.
Her recent representative matters include:
- acting as counsel for a major U.S. oil and gas company in an London Court of International Arbitration case involving a Chinese company, concerning the divestment of a significant oilfield asset in Chinese territory. The dispute centered on the tax indemnity provisions in the share purchase agreement governing the divestment;
- acting as counsel for the controlling shareholder in one of South Asia’s largest petrochemical complexes in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration against a state government. The case involved complex quantum valuation exercises in the oil and gas downstream sector;
- advising a Ukrainian businessman in defense of a substantial claim before the English High Court related to investments in the metals sector, which was successfully dismissed by the court for lack of jurisdiction;
- acting as counsel for a leading Middle Eastern investor in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes arbitration against a European state in relation to the state’s treatment of a significant investment in a strategic infrastructure concession; and
- advising a leading tobacco company in judicial review proceedings in the English High Court and challenges before the Court of Justice of the European Union arising out of, amongst other matters, the introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fu was a research assistant at the Law Commission, where she worked on the reform of insurance contract law in England and Wales. She also previously trained and worked as an associate in the London and Hong Kong offices of a Magic Circle firm. Ms. Fu has higher rights of audience in the Senior Civil Courts of England and Wales.