Senior Solicitor, Wellington

(Hong Kong Qualified)

Vivian Lau

Vivian Lau



Vivian is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer specialising in commercial litigation, and restructuring and insolvency.  Her experience includes contractual disputes, shareholders disputes and cross-border insolvency matters.

  • Recommended lawyer for intellectual property - Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Work highlights

Acting for a Bermuda Court appointed provisional liquidator

of a Hong Kong listed company in a foreign recognition application before the Hong Kong Court to recover assets in Hong Kong

Acting for a pilot

in a cross-border insolvency matter between Hong Kong and Australia.  Succeeded in assisting the pilot to enter into an individual voluntary arrangement with creditors in Hong Kong to withhold the trustees from recovering assets in Australia

Acting for the UK's leading medical appliances manufacturer

on a massive cross border fraud

Acting for an Austrian banking group

in a contractual dispute which involved US$20m investment to become a substantial shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company

Advising a worldwide leading audit firm

in their capacity as the former administrators of the estate of a tycoon (valued at US$5b+) on potential negligence claim

Advising a company held by a tycoon

on the recovery of a substantial debt of around HK$730m owed by the major shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company

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