Justin Lau

Justin Lau

Associate, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions


Justin Lau practices corporate law, with a particular focus on capital markets and cross-border M&A transactions. Mr. Lau has acted for public and private corporations, financial institutions and private equity sponsors on a wide range of corporate and corporate finance matters, including initial public offerings, secondary fund raisings, debt offerings, cross-border acquisitions and disposals, and corporate reorganizations. He also advises clients on corporate governance issues, including ESG-related matters.

Mr. Lau’s recent experience includes advising (* indicates matters prior to joining Skadden):

  • International Paper on its proposed US$9.9 billion acquisition of DS Smith and secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Pfizer Inc. in connection with its US$15 billion euro commercial paper program
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company on the establishment of its US$2.75 billion multicurrency euro commercial paper program and the upsize of its U.S. commercial paper program to US$2.75 billion
  • Hochschild Mining plc on the demerger and listing of Aclara Resources on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Convera on its US$910 million acquisition of The Western Union Company’s business solutions division, one of the world’s largest nonbank providers of cross-border payment and foreign exchange solutions
  • Victoria Plumbing PLC on its £800 million Regulation S and Rule 144A initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange*
  • Koch Equity Development on its preferred equity PIPE investment into Victoria plc and block trade of Victoria plc shares with Invesco-advised funds*
  • Loungers plc in connection with its £185 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange, subsequent secondary fundraises and block trades by its shareholders*
  • GCA Altium and Berenberg Bank in connection with Team17 Group plc’s £217 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange*
  • Trafigura on a number of debt securities and financing transactions, including:*
    • its €3 billion medium term note program listed on the Irish Stock Exchange
    • its acquisition of the Nyrstar Group through a scheme of arrangement
    • the offering of US$600 million perpetual securities on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • WIND Hellas Telecommunications on its Regulation S and Rule 144A offering of €95 million of high-yield senior secured notes*
  • Bally’s Corporation on its US$2.7 billion cash and share exchange takeover offer for Gamesys Group plc*
  • M. Safra & Co. on the disposal of 30 Fenchurch Street (formerly known as One Planation Place) to funds advised by Brookfield Asset Management*
  • APG and a Delancey-advised fund on the acquisition of Earls Court for £425 million from Capital and Counties plc*



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2016
  • G.D.L., BPP Law School, 2015
  • M.St., University of Oxford, 2014
  • B.A., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013


  • England & Wales

Justin Lau

Associate, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions