Former Hong Kong privacy enforcer Carmen Tang has become a partner at Hugill & Ip.
Tang has been at the Hong Kong firm since its founding in 2018. She was previously regulatory counsel at Hong Kong’s data watchdog, where she advised on personal data protection issues arising from complaints and compliance checks. Tang is qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Tang told GDR that Hugill & Ip – which has doubled its workforce to 30 in the past year – has always encouraged its employees to develop their own legal niche. She focuses her practice on dispute resolution and data privacy and advises companies on all aspects of data protection compliance.
Partner Adam Hugill said Tang’s promotion is “a testament to the trust placed in her by valued clients” and the firm.
Partner Alfred Ip said: “With her exposure and unique insights in data protection and privacy, we are excited to have her to lead our regulatory and dispute resolution teams through change.”
Tang began her career as a commercial litigator, training for two years at Vivien Chan & Co before spending a further five years in private practice at Chak & Associates and Oldham Li & Nie.
She then spent two years as legal counsel for Hong Kong’s data watchdog, advising government bodies on data privacy issues, vetting proposed legislation and handling appeals on behalf of the commissioner. Tang then spent five years as investigatory counsel for the Law Society of Hong Kong, leading probes into alleged professional misconduct, before returning to Oldham, Li & Nie as a senior associate in 2017. She joined Hugill & Ip as senior associate a year later.
Tang told GDR that the ethical use of data is a priority for her and something individuals and organisations should “always bear in mind”. She said she hopes to encourage clients to embed responsible practices in their everyday operations as well as providing them with actionable legal advice.
Originally published on Global Data Review