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Joanne Lau

Of Counsel

Hong Kong

Joanne Lau

Of Counsel

Hong Kong

Joanne Lau is an Of Counsel in Allen & Overy’s Global Arbitration Group based in Hong Kong. She represents clients in both international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations, including as an advocate. She has extensive experience acting in arbitrations under major institutional rules, including HKIAC, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, involving various jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, England, India, Taiwan, Singapore and, in particular, the PRC.

She also regularly advises on arbitration-related court matters. She has experience in a range of complex cross-border disputes, including disputes relating to post-M&A matters, joint ventures, private equity, complex financial products, shareholder disputes and disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Joanne publishes and speaks regularly on arbitration-related topics, and was part of the team that delivered arbitration training workshops for the Supreme Court of Myanmar in 2016 and 2017. She was recognised in Legal 500 (2018) for Hong Kong International Arbitration.

Joanne is a Committee Member of the HK45, the HKIAC’s young arbitration practitioner body, a co-editor of the HKIAC/HK45 Newsletter and an Executive Committee Member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative.

Joanne is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

News & insights

Trees

Publications: 09 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy signs the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations: The Green Pledge

International Arbitration Group formally commits to reducing its environmental impact.

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France urges the EU to withdraw from the ECT

Publications: 03 MARCH 2021

France urges the EU to withdraw from the ECT

The EU should express its readiness to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, France says in a letter to the European Commission.

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Row of four structural marble columns

Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2020

Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between Hong Kong and the Mainland

On 27 November 2020, the Department of Justice of the HKSAR Government and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China (the PRC) signed the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual…

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Mainland Hong Kong interim measures arrangement now in effect

The Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the HKSAR (the Arrangement), which was signed on 2…

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Office

Hong Kong

Allen & Overy
9th Floor, Three Exchange Square, Central
Hong Kong

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2014

Academic

BA (Hons), Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 2011

PCLL, The University of Hong Kong, 2012

Recognition