Justin Lau

Justin Lau

Associate, Capital Markets


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.

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

  • Hochschild Mining plc on the demerger and listing of Aclara Resources on the Toronto Stock Exchange;
  • two private equity funds on the acquisition of Western Union Business Solutions (a division of the Western Union Company);
  • 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;*
  • Central Asia Metals plc in connection with the reverse takeover of Lynx Resources Limited;*
  • Trafigura on a number of debt securities and financing transactions, including:*
    • its €3 billion medium term note programme listed on the Irish Stock Exchange;
    • its acquisition of the Nyrstar Group through a scheme of arrangement; and
    • 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;*
  • Koch Industries on INVISTA’s sale of its HVA polymers business in Germany to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited;*
  • Koch Real Estate Investments in connection with an attempted consortium bid for Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC;*
  • Transdigm Group, Inc. in connection with a number of Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings of senior and subordinated notes in the amount of over US$2 billion;* and
  • Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the SEC registered public offerings of senior notes by its wholly owned U.K. finance subsidiary Omnicom Finance Holdings plc.*



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


  • England & Wales

Justin Lau

Associate, Capital Markets