Ivan Shiu

Ivan Shiu


Email ivan.shiu@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2834

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, French, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

He rigorously pursues his clients' best interests while providing the client with robust advice.

Chambers 2019

Ivan Shiu is a Hogan Lovells partner who focuses his practice on general commercial litigation and the developing area of competition litigation in the UK.

Although drawn from a wide range of industry sectors and regions, Ivan's clients tend to have two things in common. First, they are on one or other side of an actual or potential dispute. Ivan has extensive experience of helping clients to navigate what can be complex, trying and unfamiliar territory, always conscious that the best solution for a client might be out of Court. Secondly, they are usually international clients. Ivan speaks Spanish, French and Cantonese and regularly works with and for clients in those languages, either because a dispute is before the English Courts or because they are considering their rights in foreign jurisdictions. Ivan has experience of co-ordinating proceedings in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the British Virgin Islands, Spain and Hong Kong.

Ivan has a growing practice in the developing area of competition litigation before the English Courts, for which the Hogan Lovells' team is top-ranked. Clients bringing or facing claims for breaches of competition law face a rapidly-evolving statutory landscape and body of case law, about which Ivan regularly writes and presents, and often a need for co-ordinated action across various European and other jurisdictions.

Ivan also regularly advises clients on pre-litigation strategy and risk management issues and has advised on many U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and internal investigations for U.S. clients in relation to their operations in Europe.

Ivan co-heads the firm's pro-bono programme for victims of crime in the UK, including victims of human trafficking and the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester. The firm's programme has been recognised with several awards in recent years, including The Lawyer's Award for Pro Bono in 2017 and the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award for Innovation in 2018.

Awards and recognitions

2018 - 2019

Commercial and Corporate Litigation, Band 2

2018 - 2019

Commercial Litigation, Highly Rated
Legal 500


GCR Award, Litigation of the Year


Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award


Pro Bono Initiative of The Year
The Lawyer Award

Education and admissions


L.P.C., The College of Law, Guildford, 1999

B.A., University of Cambridge, (first class), 1997


Member, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Court admissions

England and Wales

Representative experience

Representing the successful claimants in the landmark Supreme Court Case FHR European Ventures v Cedar Capital [2014] and subsequent enforcement proceedings in the High Court.

Representing Air Canada in High Court proceedings arising from the European Commission's Air Cargo Decision.

Representing Isle of Man Trustees in connection with the largest overseas forfeiture and enforcement proceedings by the US DoJ, SEC and multiple US class actions.

Representing management vendors in the successful defence of warranty claims against them (Zayo v Ainger and ors, [2017] EWHC 2542 (Comm)).

Representing Columbia University Medical School and its Professor of Neurology in the high-profile Charlie Gard case.

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