Justine T. K. Lau

Hong Kong,  China
Phone+852 2843 4422

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Restructuring
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 4422
Fax: +852 2103 5106
EducationMonash University (Bachelor of Commerce, 2001); Monash University (Bachelor of Laws, Honours, 2001); University of Melbourne (Masters of Commercial Law, 2008)
Admitted2002, High Court of Australia; 2002, Federal Court of Australia; 2002, Australia, Victoria; 2009, Hong Kong


IWIRC - The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty

Co-chair, IWIRC Hong Kong Network (2010/2011, 2011/2012)

Board member, IWIRC Hong Kong Network (2009/2010)


Justine Lau is a senior associate of Mayer Brown JSM who advises on mainly contentious restructuring and insolvency matters for liquidators and other insolvency practitioners. Justine has advised clients on a broad range of insolvency-related issues, most recently in the context of the global financial crisis. Her practice involves advising clients on all types of litigious matters arising from the management of insolvent estates. Justine also has experience in advising creditors in respect of their rights and claims in and against insolvent estates (liquidation, receivership and other insolvency administrations).

As she is also Australian qualified, Justine has experience in advising clients in relation to restructuring and insolvency issues arising under the Australian corporate and personal insolvency regimes including advising clients in respect of the Australian voluntary administration and receivership processes.

Besides her practice, Justine is a director of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Corporation (IWIRC), a worldwide, non-profit corporation to promote women in restructuring-related professions and provide opportunities for education, business development, leadership and mentoring of women in restructuring-related professions.

At the second annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards ceremony held by the Euromoney Legal Media Group in November 2012, Justine was selected in the Rising Star category.


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What is in a Name? Provisional Liquidators, Liquidators & Ad Valorem Fees
Justine T. K. Lau,Richard M. Tollan, April 16, 2015
We have previously reported that the Official Receiver retains its entitlement to ad valorem fees on the conversion of a compulsory liquidation to a creditors’ voluntary winding-up (CVL).

Who Foots the Bill? Recent Companies Court Decisions on Costs
Justine T. K. Lau,Edmund M. S. Ma,Richard M. Tollan, February 6, 2015
Generally with a winding-up petition, if the petitioner is successful in obtaining a winding-up order, the petitioner will have its costs of the proceedings. If, on the other hand, the petition is dismissed, then the petitioner has been unsuccessful and it should pay the costs of the proceedings....

Permission to Serve Winding-Up Petitions out of Jurisdiction on Unregistered Foreign Companies: Principles Clarified
Justine T. K. Lau,Edmund M. S. Ma,Richard M. Tollan, December 5, 2014
Under Hong Kong law, the courts’ jurisdiction is ordinarily territorial in nature. A plaintiff or applicant has to obtain permission (“leave”) of the court before it can validly serve a writ or other document initiating a legal action on a defendant or respondent located outside...

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Justine T. K. Lau

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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