Rachel Y. L. LAU

Rachel Y. L. LAU


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2011) – University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Master of Laws (2014) – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (2015) – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jurisdictions (Year of Admission)

  • Hong Kong (2017)

Practice Areas, Experience and Languages

  • • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • • Arbitration; Corporate and Commercial Disputes; Employment and Privacy Disputes; Insurance and Negligence Claims.
  • • Injunction matters - represented innocent third party in successfully discharging a Chabra injunction with indemnity costs, and successfully defended the appeal; represented a well-known listed company and successfully sought a Mareva injunction against its ex-employee for fraudulent misappropriation of funds and against his wife on the basis of Chabra jurisdiction.
  • • Complex Commercial Litigation - represented former directors of listed companies in defending breach of fiduciary duties and trust claims; represented major financial institutions in the recovery of multimillion dollar debts, including enforcement proceedings such as winding-up (against both Hong Kong and foreign companies) and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • • Employment disputes, privacy complaints, discrimination claims etc. – represented both companies and individuals in handling investigations by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.
  • • Insurance and Negligence disputes - handled employees’ compensation claims, personal injury claims; advised renowned companies and individuals on professional negligence claims involving medical practitioners and lawyers.
  • Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English
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