Han Wu
China
  • PositionPartner
  • FirmKing & Wood Mallesons
  • Age36
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Han Wu

Han Wu

China
  • Position: Partner
  • Firm: King & Wood Mallesons
  • Age: 36

Professional history

I was actually trained to be an engineer as an undergraduate, giving me the advantage of combining technology and law. This had a positive impact when I practised antitrust and privacy law.

What do you do?

What I do is to essentially act as a bridge between technology and rules. My knowledge in rules gives me a sense of what a compliant technology is like, and my understanding of technology allows me to better address legal issues in a practical way.

Influences and mentors?

Susan Ning [a partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Beijing], one of the most honourable female lawyers in the world.

If you hadn’t been a lawyer...

Chances are that I would have been a writer – maybe I could have been another JK Rowling!

What will data lawyers be advising on in 10 years?

With the rapid development of AI, there will be more ways of utilising data. I imagine lawyers will be advising on, for example, the capitalisation of data – even the securitisation of data.

What do you do to relax?

This question is so hard that it took me over three minutes before I could think of something – I consider a not-so-tense conference call relaxing. I always enjoyed reading, as I find it calming.