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Derrick Lau

Hong Kong

Derrick Lau
Practice Group

Having qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2011, Derrick Lau focused his practice on all areas of debt financing. 

Derrick regularly advises banks and financial institutions in secured and unsecured lending, bilateral and syndicated loans and cross-border financing transactions. He is also developing a practice in leveraged and acquisition finance and restructuring. 

Derrick has a good understanding of the commercial realities of debt financing transactions, having worked as an in-house legal counsel at a major investment bank.

Representative experience

Advising a committee of bondholders on a high profile, cross-border debt restructuring of a PRC-based timber flooring company.

Education and admissions


  • B.Com (Finance), University of Sydney
  • LLB (Hons), University of Sydney
  • PCLL (Distinction), University of Hong Kong

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Hong Kong
  • New South Wales, Australia
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