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Cheryl is qualified in the PRC, Hong Kong SAR and New York. Her practice spans across a broad range of sectors. With a sector-neutral approach, Cheryl handles a diverse range of matters, including international trade and commodities, investment and commercial transactions, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, transportation, manufacturing, construction and engineering, life science and e-commerce.


  • Tulane University, 2010, Master of Laws, Distinction
  • Dalian Maritime University, 2009, Bachelor of Laws

  • China
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • New York

  • Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member of Shanghai Bar Association
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of China Maritime Law Association
  • Member of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group
  • Supporting Member of London Maritime Arbitrators Association

  • Mandarin
  • English

Awards & Recognition

  • Named as one of Ten Outstanding Women in the Shipping Industry of China (中国航运界十大杰出女性) by Beyond Shipping, 2024
  • Named as one of Hong Kong’s most influential lawyers under 40 by Hong Kong Business and the Asian Business Review, 2023