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):

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company on the establishment of its $2.75 billion multicurrency euro commercial paper program and the upsize of its U.S. commercial paper program to $2.75 billion
  • 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*
  • 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
    • 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*



  • 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