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Lawrence K.H. Lee

Baker & McKenzie


Lawrence Lee is chairman of the Hong Kong and PRC offices of Baker McKenzie (1996-present) and a partner of the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Group. He has also served as chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Council, and is a former Executive Committee member.

Mr. Lee is currently a member of the Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) Takeovers and Mergers Panel and Takeovers Appeal Committee; he was a non-executive director of the SFC from 2009 to 2015. He is also a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. In addition, he serves as a senior professional adviser of Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce Ltd. He is also a council member of China Mergers & Acquisition Association and a member of Mainland Business Advisory Committee at Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Practice Focus

Mr. Lee’s practice is focused mainly in the corporate finance area including the flotation of new companies. He also advises on mergers and acquisitions of public companies and public companies’ regulatory matters. He has been ranked as a leading lawyer for Corporate/ M&A by Chambers Global and PLC Which Lawyer?.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised on the acquisition of a number of listed companies, privatization exercises and large scale corporate litigations.

Corporate Responsibility

Mr. Lee has also served the community in various capacities. He is the chairman of the Hospital Governing Committee of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. He was a board member of the Hospital Authority from 2005 to 2013. He is also a founding director of Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a policy think tank which focuses on Hong Kong's long term competitiveness and socio-economic well-being.


  • England & Wales (non-practicing)~United Kingdom (1987)
  • Victoria~Australia (1984)
  • New South Wales~Australia (1984)
  • Hong Kong (1981)


  • The University of Hong Kong (P.C.LL.) (1979)
  • The University of Hong Kong (LL.B.) (1978)


  • Chinese
  • English

Previous Offices

  • Sydney