Seven Pillars Law Boosts Space Credentials, Appoints World leading Space Lawyer

Seven Pillars Law (“7Pillars”), one of the most advanced law firms in Central Asia, has announced the appointment of Helen Tung to lead the firm’s Space division. 7Pillars is one of only a handful of law firms around the globe with a division dedicated to Space, and Helen brings a universe of knowledge.


As a Kazakhstan headquartered international law firm, 7Pillars advises clients from around the world how to achieve their goals and reduce their risks, on earth and beyond. With specialisms in satellite production and launch, Space related investments, Space insurance and Space disputes, 7Pillars and Helen bring a constellation of experience and skills to support those looking to invest and operate beyond earth’s atmosphere.


Helen is a barrister and the Founder of NewSpace2060; she is the Co-Chair of the International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Visions and Strategies; Co-Chair of Space Debris & Space Operations and Vice-Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee of the International Aeronautical Federation. 


She is the Ambassador for the Innovation Zone of the International Aeronautical Congress IAC2020; Global Network Coordinator and Board Member of the Moon Village Association; committee member of the Law Firm Knowledge Management committee of the International Bar Association; member of the Dubai Courts of the Future Working Group; Associate Fellow of the Institute for Security and Development Policy; member of the International Institute of Space Law, European Centre for Space Law and Inter-Pacific Bar Association.  She is a technical consultant of the International Maritime Organisation; Australian Maritime Association committee member of the Smart Shipping ISO and Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG).


Helen was formerly the Co-Chair of the Aviation and Aerospace Committee of the IPBA; International Committee of the Bar Council; Australasian Legal Practice Management Association; Secretary of the British Korean Law Association; Law and Policy Member of Space Generation Advisory Council; Visiting Fellow at City University, Hong Kong; UNIDROIT, Rome; VVIP, Malaysia; MINERVA fellow at the EU- Japan Centre, Tokyo and had secondments at Lee & Ko, Seoul and Wang Jing & Co in Shanghai.


7Pillars is unique across Central Asia in its ability to offer advice through the lens of lawyers who have worked in finance, business and law firms; in Government and in the Judiciary; in the East and in the West; on earth and in Space, and in court and in the boardroom. 7Pillars uses innovation and out of the box thinking, to put its clients' interests first; has experience at the intersect of finance, business and law; and was established to support those doing business in, with, from or through Kazakhstan and, more particularly, the AIFC.


Through its focus on Space, something for which Kazakhstan is recognised around the world, 7Pillars further affirms its commitment to Central Asia, Kazakhstan and the AIFC, bringing its unrivalled experience and network for the benefit of its clients.


Speaking of Helen’s appointment, 7Pillars’ Co-founder Mark Beer, OBE said “As Kazakhstan’s first decentralised law firm, providing innovative, client centric solutions to our global clients, we are delighted to welcome Helen to the firm. We are dedicated to delivering the very best for our clients, on earth and beyond, and I know that Helen’s contribution to 7Pillars and our clients will be stellar.”


Helen Tung said “It’s a pleasure to join one of Central Asia’s most advanced law firms, and to take the helm of its Space division. I hope to generate a galaxy of opportunity for those already involved, and those who want to become involved, in Space – making Space accessible and safe. As the Romans said ‘non est ad astra mollis e terris via’, but at the least we will make the journey easier.”


Press release by 7Pillars

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