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Ivan Shiu


Ivan Shiu
English, Cantonese, French, Spanish
Practice Group

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.


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.

Education and admissions


  • L.P.C., The College of Law, Guildford, 1999
  • B.A., (first class), University of Cambridge, 1997


  • Member, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales

Court admissions

  • England and Wales


Commercial and Corporate Litigation, Band 2



Litigation, Band 3



Pro Bono Initiative of The Year

The Lawyer Award


Commercial Litigation, Highly Rated

Legal 500

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