Justine Lau

Justine Lau



I'm a Partner in our Hong Kong Litigation and Restructuring & Insolvency practice.

I have considerable experience advising insolvency practitioners in all forms of external administrations and restructuring matters including schemes of arrangement. I have also acted creditor-side in restructuring matters.

Before joining Mourant, I spent almost a decade practising in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Hong Kong, focusing on restructuring and insolvency matters with cross-border elements.

In my previous roles I represented provisional liquidators and liquidators appointed in respect of Hong Kong listed companies generally, including advising in relation to applications for sanction of schemes of arrangement, disclosure and examination orders and disclaimer of onerous property. My experience also includes acting for institutional creditors in applications seeking the appointment of provisional liquidators in Hong Kong.

Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, I qualified into the Dispute Resolution & Litigation practice at Maddocks in Melbourne. My practice comprised general commercial, financial services and property disputes.

I am a former Co-chair of the IWIRC Hong Kong Network.

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted in British Virgin Islands, 2021
  • Admitted in England & Wales, 2020
  • Admitted in Hong Kong SAR, 2009 (currently non-practising)
  • Admitted in Queensland, Australia, 2003 (currently non-practising)
  • Admitted in Victoria, Australia, 2002
  • Admitted in the Federal Court and High Court of Australia, 2002 (currently non-practising)


  • Asia Regional Vice-Director of  IWIRC - The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty

What the directories say

Next Generation Lawyer, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Hong Kong) – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017 and 2018

Associate to watch, Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms), China – Chambers Asia Pacific, 2015-2018

Winner of the Fetner Award – The International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, 2015

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