Jannice Lau

Jannice Lau

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Jannice Lau is a Special Counsel in the Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice focuses on regulatory matters and complex commercial disputes. She has been mentioned by Legal 500 as being “very diligent in her analysis.”

Practice Focus

Jannice advises financial institutions and listed companies on investigations and enquiries by regulators, including The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Securities and Futures Commission, the Financial Reporting Review Committee and the Audit Investigation Board. She is also experienced in advising on shareholder disputes with cross-border elements.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising listed companies and officers in SFC investigations for breaches of disclosure obligations and related market misconduct.

  • Advising listed companies and officers in SEHK enquiries connected to potential breaches of Listing Rules and compliance matters.

  • Advising various listed companies in SFC investigations and SEHK enquiries connected with short seller reports.

  • Representing a listed company in an enquiry by the Financial Reporting Review Committee and investigation by the Audit Investigation Board.

  • Representing directors of a listed company in SEHK disciplinary proceedings.

  • Advising listed companies in joint venture and shareholder disputes.

  • Advising shareholders of a group of companies in Hong Kong and overseas on claims of mismanagement and misappropriation.

  • Representing a company in an HKIAC arbitration in defending claims arising out of an alleged joint venture.

  • Representing directors of companies in the construction industry in defending claims of defamation.

Admissions

  • Hong Kong (2010)

Education

  • University of Hong Kong (PCLL) (2008)
  • University of Hong Kong (LLB) (2007)
  • University of Hong Kong (BSS) (2006)

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin