Paul S. L. Lau

Paul Lau is an international corporate, commercial, finance, investment funds and M&A lawyer. He has worked on transactions in more than 30 jurisdictions. Paul has extensive experience in English, Bermuda, Cayman, British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong law matters across multiple industries. He also has significant exposure to U.S. legal issues, including regulatory and compliance.

What do you focus on?

I focus on providing clients with value-based solutions. As a former Magic Circle firm banking and finance lawyer and in-house legal counsel and legal director at multinational GE and GE Capital, I can better understand the needs of international corporate clients, private companies and financial institutions. I also spent almost 10 years on offshore matters, representing major fund houses and worked on numerous fund formations, including hedge funds and private equity.

What do you see on the horizon?

Increasing demand for sophisticated legal advice from private companies. Law firms embracing technology more to deliver advice more effectively.

Representative Experience

  • Advised fund managers on establishment of offshore funds in Hong Kong
  • Advising on joint ventures between overseas and regional parties entering mainland China
  • Advised seller on disposal of assets in mainland China
  • Advised art collector in finance transaction
  • Advised owner on hotel agreements with international hotel management group dealing with advisory, management, services and intellectual property issues
  • Advised organizer of Lumieres Hong Kong light festival


Paul S. L. Lau


Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2171 6203

University of Cambridge, B.A., (Hons), M.A. Law

College of Law, Guildford, Solicitors Final Examinations

INSEAD, France, M.B.A.

Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, U. K.

Solicitor in the British Virgin Islands (non-practising)

Barrister and attorney in Bermuda (non-practising)

Recommended by Legal 500, 2011

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