Shiukay Hung is of counsel in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Tax Department and Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group. He has a broad-based transaction-oriented practice focused on U.S. federal and international income tax matters. He advises on the tax aspects of sophisticated capital markets transactions (including ICOs), financial instruments (including structured products and derivatives), cryptocurrencies, REITs, real estate finance and equity transactions, credit facilities, mergers and acquisitions, representations and warranty insurance, and private equity transactions (including sovereign wealth funds).
Shiukay is a frequent legal commentator on topics of U.S. federal and international taxation. He has appeared on television to discuss the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) and corporate inversions. He has contributed articles to the professional journals Tax Notes and The Real Estate Finance Journal, to the CCH Expert Treatise Federal Taxation of Partnerships and Partners, and to the firm’s quarterly tax newsletter MoFo Tax Talk. He has spoken at industry leading conferences including seminars hosted by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. He is active in industry groups such as Nareit’s Federal Tax Subcommittee and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Legal Industry Working Group.
Shiukay received his LL.M. (with a concentration in tax) from Harvard Law School and his LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in Canada where he graduated near the top of his class as a Wesbrook Scholar. Prior to joining the firm, Shiukay worked in the New York office of Shearman & Sterling LLP, the Beijing office of China Investment Corporation and the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tetrault LLP. He is admitted to practice in New York and British Columbia (Canada).
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