Derrick Lau

Derrick Lau

Hong Kong

Email [email protected]​

Phone +852 2840 5069

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Derrick 'works well under tight deadlines'

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Guide

Derrick focuses his practice on all areas of debt financing, with a particular emphasis on event driven financing, real estate financing and fund financing. 

Based in Hong Kong with extensive experience working in the London office of Hogan Lovells, he regularly acts for credit funds, distressed funds and bank lenders on a wide range of financing situations, including special situations lending and consensual debt workouts and restructuring.

Derrick has a good understanding of the commercial realities of debt financing transactions and has worked as an in-house legal counsel at a major investment bank. He has a proven track record of delivering results to his clients and was mentioned by one client in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Guide as being able to "work well under tight deadlines".

Education and admissions


B.Com (Finance), University of Sydney

LL.B. (Hons), University of Sydney

PCLL (Distinction), University of Hong Kong

Bar admissions and qualifications

Hong Kong

New South Wales

Representative experience

Advising Oaktree on a number of debt investments in India, including secured notes issued by an Indian resources conglomerate and a convertible loan made to an Indian real estate fund.

Advising a leading Asia Real Estate Fund on its hybrid capital call facility to fund its investments and working capital needs.

Advising a leading Hong Kong investment manager on its debt investments in the PRC, including a term loan to a PRC education business.

Advising an ad hoc committee on the restructuring of the US$200 million notes issued by Yestar Healthcare Holdings Company Limited, a leading medical consumables and equipment operating in the PRC.

Advising an ad hoc committee on the restructuring of the US$500 million notes issued by GCL New Energy Holdings Limited, a leading solar power operating company in the PRC.

Advising ARCH Capital on a facility to refinance its acquisition of a commercial real estate in Hong Kong.

Advising Gaw Capital on a facility to finance the renovation and re-branding of The InterContinental Hong Kong into the Regent Hotel.

Advising Madison Pacific as club facility agent in respect of the ongoing restructuring of the China Fishery Group under Chapter 11 proceedings and a UK restructuring plan.

Advising the syndicate of Asia lenders on the financing of the construction of 11 data centres by a leading UK data centre provider, which is sponsored by a Singapore based investor.

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