Helen Tung currently practices as a Barrister, Arbitrator and mediator.
She is educated at the University of Sheffield, University of Tilburg (Erasmus Program) 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. She further took part in the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, based at NASA Ames and attended the International Space University Summer Space Program with the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Delft in The Netherlands.
Prior to joining the Bar she worked in both US and UK firms in London, before developing a commercial law practice with secondments in Korea, China and Japan. Helen has over 13 years of commercial law experience and her practice has included reinsurance, maritime law, intellectual property, employment and general commercial disputes where she advised clients in London, UAE and globally.
She was previously a legal policy advisor for the UK Maritime Coastguard and was an advocate for the Home Office with experience in Court of Appeals Helen has also advised the European Commission, METI and UAE Space Agency in relation to space law and policy. Helen was elected as member of the International Committee of the Bar Council and has particular interest in conflicts of laws in the public and private law intersection.
She is a registered advocate with the ADGM, DIFC, Bar of England and Wales and is a Foreign Registered Lawyer of Victoria, Australia. Helen is also a registered consultant with the International Maritime Organisation and also the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. She is a Partner at FTD Partners.
Helen holds the following:
-Co-Chair of Space operations and space Debris (International Aeronautical Federation)
-Vice Chair of Enterprise Risk Management (IAF)
- Vice Chair of Aerospace and Aviation Committee (IPBA)
- Vice Chair of Scholarships Committee (IPBA) 2022-
- Member of the Dubai Courts of the Future Working Group
- Member of the Space Courts users guide Working Group
She featured in the ALB MENA Super 50 lawyers for 2021.'