Lydia Shen

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLM, LLB, GDipLegalPrac

Fluent in: Mandarin

Industries

Practices

Lydia Shen began practising law in 2012.

Prior to joining Hall & Wilcox, she worked as a corporate Legal Counsel of a prominent national property development company, leading legal departments of city offices, providing oversight, governance and direction for the legal matters and compliance of the company.

Before becoming an in-house legal council, her previous practice area was property, project and development where she gained extensive experience in transactions of significant property assets and project development.

Lydia has now opened a new chapter in her career by expanding her legal skillsets in banking and finance.

Lydia is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

Experience

  • Developed in-depth knowledge in providing overall governance, coordination and guidance of the legal matters to support the operation of the company and its projects.
  • Established and maintained processes and procedures for the internal management of all legal matters.
  • Directed the acqusition of multi-million development sites from a legal perspective, involved in day-to-day legal work in development of the masterplanned communities, broadacre greenfield subdivision and apartments, and providing legal advice and legal support for the company operation and business in general.
  • Acted for various private debt funds in connection with property finance to borrowers.
  • Acted for both local and international prestigious property developers including site acquisition and disposal, contracts and option deeds review or preparation, off-the-plan contracts preparation, with experience in both high-rise buildings and large-scale land subdivision.
  • Acted for landlords and tenants in commercial or retail leases, including reviewing or drafting of Heads of Agreement, Agreement for Lease, Lease and Disclosure Statement.