Ivan Shiu | London | Hogan Lovells

Ivan Shiu

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


English, Cantonese, French, Spanish

Shiu Ivan

Ivan Shiu
Shiu Ivan
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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, privacy litigation and 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 data and privacy litigation before the English Courts. Clients bringing or facing mass claims for breaches of data protection legislation face an evolving statutory landscape and body of case law, about which Ivan regularly writes and presents. Ivan is acting on the first and largest privacy and data protection claim brought in the English Courts to date.

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.

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Ivan is fantastic and has a brilliant brain - he is also really good at client care and his project management is stellar.

Chambers 2021

Representative experience

Successfully defending Equifax Ltd against a purported High Court representative action on behalf of an alleged class of up to 15million data subjects said to have been affected by a 2017 cyberattack.
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.


  • L.P.C., The College of Law, Guildford, 1999
  • B.A., University of Cambridge, (first class), 1997
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Court admissions
  • England and Wales
  • Member, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs


Commercial and Corporate Litigation, Band 2


2018 - 2019
Commercial Litigation, Highly Rated

Legal 500

2018 - 2019
GCR Award, Litigation of the Year


Lord Mayor's Dragon Award

Pro Bono Initiative of The Year

The Lawyer Award