Helen Tung

Barrister & Senior Associate, Hamdan AlShamsi, Founder of NewSpace2060, Head of Space law department at Seven Pillars Law (Kazakhstan)

Helen Tung LLB (Hons) is a UK trained Barrister with 11 years of Post qualification experience. Helen attended University of Sheffield, University of Tilburg and University of Law in which she obtained her law degrees. Helen furthered her studies at the University of Greenwich for PhD studies (completed coursework only) in maritime security and international law and undertook Directed Studies on International Private Law at The Hague Academy.

Helen works in the DIFC department, specialising in commercial disputes including banking, bankruptcy, construction, and shipping.   Helen also heads up the Space law department at Seven Pillars Law in Kazakhstan.

Prior to joining HAS, Helen has worked in reinsurance, maritime law and commercial disputes in London and advised clients globally. Helen also had experience working as policy legal advisor for the UK Maritime Coastguard, was an advocate for the Home Office with experience in Court of Appeals and also had secondments with leading shipping law firms in Seoul and Shanghai. Helen has also advised the European Commission, METI and UAE Space Agency in relation to space law and policy.

Helen is the Co-Chair of joint Session Space Debris & Space Resources and Vice-Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee of the IAC.  She is a member of the International Institute of Space Law.