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Shirley Lau maintains a broad corporate and commercial finance practice, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and initial public offerings on the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Shirley has extensive experience drafting and negotiating mergers and acquisitions transactions for both public and private companies. She regularly counsels major corporations and private equity firms on business combinations, contests for corporate control and private equity transactions. Her practice also extends to the representation of companies in connection with regulatory compliance, including handling all aspects of compliance matters related to the Code on Takeovers and Mergers, as well as corporate governance, corporate restructuring, pre-IPO investment, secondary market fund raisings and other corporate transactions.


  • University of New South Wales, Tax, MCom
  • The University of Hong Kong, P.C.LL.
  • The University of Hong Kong, LL.B.

Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Chinese