Hwee Yong Neo

Registered Foreign Lawyer


I am a lawyer in our Corporate and Commercial groups in Hong Kong with a strong focus on data protection and tech & comms. I advise on corporate transactions, and various legal and regulatory compliance matters including licensing requirements.

I specialise in advising and assisting domestic and international businesses and conglomerates in the TMT sector on various legal and regulatory matters concerning different types of services, systems and technologies ranging from enterprise communications solutions, cloud computing, smart technology, satellite communications and more. I have a keen interest in developments of the TMT industry, both from technological and legal standpoints, and I keep up-to-date in order to provide clients with an uncompromised service. I also advise clients on various issues concerning cybersecurity and data protection requirements, including identifying data protection gaps and issues, as well as providing solutions and advice tailored precisely to the specific needs of each client.

I was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a non-practising barrister-at-law and a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. I was also admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya and previously practised in a top-tier law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I specialised in TMT, data protection and intellectual property. I was also registered as a trademark agent by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia.

I am fluent in both Mandarin and English, oral and written.

Education
  • University of Reading, UK, LLB (Hons)
  • Cardiff University, UK, BPTC
Admissions
  • The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, 2015
  • The High Court of Malaysia, 2017