Rachel Y. L. LAU

Rachel Y. L. LAU


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2011) – University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Master of Laws in International Economic Law (2014) (Dean’s List) – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (2015) – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jurisdictions (Year of Admission)

  • Hong Kong (2017)

Practice Areas, Experience and Languages

  • Arbitration
    - Represented parties in various cross-border arbitration involving commercial and contractual disputes

    - Advised and represented parties in the enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Commercial Litigation
    - Represented parties in commencing or defending complex commercial litigations involving contractual claims, breach of fiduciary duties, trust claims etc.

    - Represented parties in cross-border litigation involving derivative actions

    - Represented parties in successfully seeking, varying or discharging Mareva, Chabra or interlocutory injunctions
  • Regulatory and Commercial Crime
    - Advised and represented parties in investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission involving internal control deficiencies and regulatory breaches

    - Advised and represented parties in handling privacy complaints and investigations by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data

    - Represented parties in fraud cases involving unauthorised fund transfers
  • Insurance and Tortious Disputes
    - Advised and represented insurers or parties in employees’ compensation and personal injury claims

    - Advised and represented parties in building management disputes, owners’ disputes, as well as landlord and tenant disputes

    - Advised and represented parties in professional negligence claims involving medical practitioners and lawyers
  • Other Disputes
    - Represented parties in contentious probate proceedings involving validity of wills, construction of wills, beneficiaries’ entitlement, administration of estate etc.

    - Advised and represented parties in enforcement proceedings, including debt recovery through winding-up (against both Hong Kong and foreign companies) and bankruptcy proceedings, garnishee proceedings, charging orders etc.

    - Advised parties on employment, defamation and discrimination related disputes
  • Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English
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