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Shona Shang

Lawyer

Sydney

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Shona Shang

Lawyer

Sydney

Shona Shang is an Australian (Victoria), US (New York) and Chinese qualified lawyer.

She has years of experience in practicing in both China and Australia, advising clients in commercial and regulatory aspects of energy and infrastructure projects in Australia, particularly in renewable energy projects. She also has particular experience in advising clients of the mainland of China and Hong Kong (central SOEs in particular) in their outbound investment under China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the energy and infrastructure sphere in Africa and SEA.

Before joining A&O, Shona worked for the Projects team of a leading Chinese law firm’s Hong Kong office. Prior to that, she obtained her LL.M. degree in Environmental Law and Policy at Stanford Law School, with a focus on the study of corporate obligations of climate risk disclosure. She worked for the Projects team of a leading national firm in Australia before her study.

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Expertise

Practices

Projects

Sectors

Renewables and Clean Technology

Office

Sydney

Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor (Victoria, Australia), 2017

Admitted as an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York, the U.S.), 2021

Qualified as a lawyer (China), 2010

Academic

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), China University of Political Science and Law, China, 2005-2009

Diploma in Law, University of Sydney, Australia, 2015-2017

Master of Laws (LL.M) in Environmental Law and Policy, Stanford University, 2019-2020

Pro bono

  • Advised unrepresented individuals seeking to recover employment related entitlements through proceedings with the Federal Circuit Court (previous firm experience) (previous firm experience).
  • Drafted the China-related sections of the Report on the Rights of Transgender and Gender-Diverse People in Asia-Pacific 2017 for Kaleidoscope Australia (a human rights NGO) (previous firm experience).