LINH LIEU’s practice focuses on advising public-listed companies, licensed corporations and individuals on compliance and regulatory matters. Linh has deep experience in handling complex securities regulation matters, white collar investigations and defense, as well as corporate risk management: including contingency planning, crisis handling, reputational risk management, and stakeholder management. She has been representing clients in a wide range of compliance matters in relation to public misstatement, insider trading, bribery and corruption, fraud, anti-money laundering, internal controls, and disclosure of interests.
She has counseled clients on cross-border regulatory and criminal matters involving the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX), the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), and the Market Misconduct Tribunal (MMT).
Linh has deep experience in court litigation in Hong Kong and Australia (including on matters involving shareholders’ disputes, recovery of proceeds from cybercrimes, insolvency, and restructuring) and in international arbitration.
In addition, Linh also regularly advises e-commerce and technology companies, financial institutions, and other conglomerates on contractual and regulatory issues arising from M&A/joint venture transactions and proposed roll-outs of new products or technological innovations (e.g., potential licensing and personal data privacy issues, cybersecurity). Linh’s major clients include the boards, special committees, and senior management of major public-listed companies, multi-national corporations, and state-owned enterprises on matters across multiple jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Sidley, Linh was seconded as senior in-house legal counsel at two major international banks where she advised on regulatory, litigation, and global internal investigations matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Linh was a senior consultant with Accenture plc and regularly advised major banks and telecommunications corporations on information technology-related matters.
Linh is a native Cantonese and English speaker, and fluent in Mandarin and Teochew.