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NewLaw Director, PwC Hong Kong
Sharyn Ch’ang is the NewLaw Lead for Hong Kong and a founder of the NewLaw team in Asia Pacific. She is responsible for driving the development of the NewLaw business across the Asia Pacific region for multinational and domestic clients. NewLaw services include strategic consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions for in-house legal departments and law firms.
Sharyn has a 30 year career including as a law firm partner and general counsel, and specialises in working with Chief Legal Officers, General Counsels and other stakeholders in the legal ecosystem, to assist them to deliver high value legal work, whilst being innovative, efficient and cost-effective. These outcomes are achieved by reimagining the future of legal practice and law as a business, leveraging the right transformative processes and legal technology to resolve key pain points. She brings a distinctive blend of legal and business experience with a true appreciation for being a practising lawyer, and the operational realities, challenges and expectations of delivering in-house legal services.
Sharyn is the recipient of various legal industry awards including Winner of the 2021 Asia Legal Awards "Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Outstanding Achievement Award" for her contribution to the Hong Kong in-house legal community, 2020 Asian Legal Business "Hong Kong In-house Lawyer of the Year" award, 2017 Asia Legal Awards "In-house Counsel of Distinction" award and is recognised in the Legal 500 China-Hong Kong General Counsels Power List.
Sharyn is also an advisor to the Board of Directors of ACC Hong Kong, previously serving the 800+ corporate counsel membership organisation in leadership roles for a decade, including as President.
Sharyn started her career in Australia, in an innovative profession-leading legal technology role and has worked across the globe whilst based in Asia. With many years in global PwC roles, Sharyn is well connected and able to mobilise the power of the PwC Network for her clients, globally and locally.