Candy Lau

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8114
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8114
Candy Lau

Candy Lau

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Biography

Candy Lau is a restructuring and insolvency litigator, and a financial services regulatory lawyer, based in Sydney.

Her recent experience includes acting as joint Solicitor assisting the public Commission of Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW), conducted by the Honourable P A Bergin SC and established by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

She acts for Australia's major financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and corporations on a diverse range of complex matters relating to cross-border restructuring and insolvency, asset protection and recovery, enforcement of foreign judgments, dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance and investigations. Her experience includes acting for the foreign liquidators of an international fundraising and litigation funding group in conducting Australian and cross-border investigations and proceedings. She has also provided advice on the legislative reforms relating to the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme.

Candy's practice on regulatory compliance and investigations includes the provision of extensive support to major financial institutions on the design and implementation of complex review and remediation programs. In her most recent engagement, she played an instrumental role in leading a diverse team of a substantial size in successfully achieving project milestones.

She has completed various secondments at leading financial institutions in recent years. Leveraging on her in-house experience, together with her solid knowledge regarding internal processes and controls, Candy is attuned to the risks faced by businesses in light of the evolving regulatory landscape and advises on strategies that mitigate legal/compliance, conduct and operational as well as reputational risks.

Candy was first admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong where she practised as a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer. She brings to her current role her extensive litigation experience in conducting civil proceedings in both English and Chinese and representing global and regional insurer clients at mediations. She is fluent in Chinese and proficient in Japanese.

 


Professional experience

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  • High Court of Hong Kong 2009
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2015

Tracing Assets in Asia Pacific: A Comparative Analysis of the Availability of Norwich Pharmacal Orders in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, International Corporate Rescue, Vol 15, Issue 3, 2018

  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • The Law Society of New South Wales
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese