Derrick Lau

Hong Kong

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

My advice to future applicants is to spend time researching the firm to work out its distinguishing features. A great way to see if a firm is a good fit for you is to speak as many people at the firm as possible; as you will be spending a lot of time with your colleagues, it's important to feel comfortable!

Hogan Lovells’ lawyers are ambitious, conscientious and bright. The firm is committed to excellence and we are actively encouraged to get involved in matters that interest us most. What sets Hogan Lovells apart for me, however, is the culture. Not only is everyone in the firm incredibly warm and friendly but the firm also ensures that every member of staff is valued for their contribution, no matter how junior. These qualities make coming to work really enjoyable and explain why many choose to spend their entire careers here.