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Joelle Lau

Partner-in-Charge Hong Kong


(T) +852.3189.7384
(F) +852.2868.5871


  • National University of Singapore (LL.B. Hons. 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • New York (USA), England & Wales, Singapore, and Hong Kong

Joelle Lau, Partner-in-Charge of the Hong Kong Office, has more than 15 years of experience including taking a lead advisory role on some of the most significant listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She had advised clients across a range of corporate finance, fund formation, private equity, and M&A transactions.

Joelle's extensive experience on Hong Kong Stock Exchange listings includes: advising the Hong Kong and international underwriters on the listing of China Zheshang Bank; advising the underwriters on the listing of Hanhua Financial Holdings Ltd; and advising the issuer on the listing of Tsaker Chemical Group Limited.

Prior to joining Jones Day, she advised the international underwriters on the US$22.1 billion Agricultural Bank of China IPO, which remains one of the largest IPOs to date. Joelle advises on ongoing compliance matters for numerous listed issuers based in the PRC. She also assists various private funds, corporate groups, state-owned enterprises, and private companies in their day-to-day legal and compliance matters.

Joelle has practiced in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and her private equity and private M&A experience spans these three jurisdictions. She assists investment funds in their formation and downstream investment work (including PIPEs). Joelle most recently advised AGIC Capital in their fund formation and their investments in Italy, Germany, and the United States.

Joelle also acts for offerors and financial advisors in public M&A transactions. Recent experience includes the mandatory takeover transactions in HK by Foxconn (Far East) Limited and Fung Tung Limited as offerors.

Joelle Lau