Helen Tung LLB (Hons) is a UK trained Barrister with 11 years of Post qualification experience. Helen attended the University of Sheffield, the University of Tilburg and the 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.
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 a member of the Dubai Courts of the Future Working Group, Founding member of the Maritime Autonomous Regulatory Systems Working Group (MARSWG) and member of the SmartShip ISO standards committee. Helen is also a committee member of the Knowledge Management group of the International Bar Association addressing the role of AI and emergent technologies in law.