Queenie Lau    劉恩沛大律師

Arbitrator CV

Call: 2008 (HK)

Solicitor: 2007 to 2008 (HK); 2008 to present (England and Wales – non-practising)
Accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2009
Accredited as a general mediator by HKIAC in 2009
Accredited as a mediator by HKMAAL in 2013
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2017
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators since 2016
Member of the HKIAC List of Arbitrators since 2018


Queenie has a broad, predominantly civil, practice which includes commercial law, securities and regulatory matters, banking, company law, conveyancing, building management, professional negligence, employment law, family law, defamation, probate and commercial fraud.

In terms of arbitration, Queenie became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2009, and then a Fellow in 2017. She also became a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators in 2016. In 2018, Queenie became a member of the HKIAC’s List of Arbitrators.

Queenie has acted as Counsel both in arbitrations and arbitration-related court applications. Further, she has been appointed as arbitrator by the HKIAC.

Selected Cases

  • Represented a European investment company in HKIAC proceedings arising from the breakdown of a joint venture in the PRC

  • Represented a private equity fund in an arbitration arising from an investment dispute (UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules)

  • Resisted a jurisdictional challenge in an HKIAC arbitration concerning the validity of a Letter of Intent concerning lands in the PRC

  • Resisted jurisdictional challenges in three ICC arbitrations arising from disputes over sale of timber contracts

  • Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Limited v. China International Fund Limited, HCCT 9/2014, 6 August 2014 (resisted an application for stay of execution re: enforcement of arbitral award), 24 September 2014 (resisted an application for leave to appeal re: setting aside of arbitral award)

  • Education


    MA, University of Cambridge


    BA (Hons) in Law, University of Cambridge

    Scholarship And Prizes


    Middle Temple Society Scholarship


    Represented Hong Kong in the LAWASIA Moot on Intellectual Property– Champion team, Best Mooter


    Lizette Bentwich Prize (for academic performance), awarded by Trinity College, University of Cambridge

    2001 - 2004

    Jardine Scholarship (full scholarship for undergraduate studies at University of Cambridge)


    Fluent in Cantonese, Putonghua and English

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