Laura Au

Laura Au is an associate of Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong and a member of the Litigation team. She advises clients on dispute resolution arising from corporations and individuals on a broad range of matters.

What do you focus on?

I represent clients primarily on commercial litigation and international arbitration. I help to resolve their difficult situations and navigate the complex rules and procedures of these contentious proceedings in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

My main focus is on disputes pertaining to contracts, tort, trust, insolvency, employment, commercial fraud, probate and inheritance.

What do you see on the horizon?

With the considerable refinement in its arbitral regime in recent years and particularly in 2015, commercial arbitration will continue to be a viable alternative to traditional court proceedings in Hong Kong for resolving both domestic and international disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Advising on a shareholders’ dispute in a well-known cosmetics company based in Japan
  • Acting for a number of well-established international corporations in contractual disputes arising from sale and purchase agreements
  • Giving advice to an individual client on wealth and asset management and the setting up of a trust
  • Representing clients in a number of contentious probate and matrimonial matters


Laura Au


Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2167 0803

Fax: +852 2520 3698

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Hons)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL)

Hong Kong




Mandarin Chinese

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