Lynia Lau

Lynia Lau

Partner

Lynia Lau, a Partner of LC Lawyers LLP, is a highly regarded lawyer in the energy / resources, infrastructure and projects sectors.

Principal areas of practice

Energy, infrastructure and projects

Lynia is recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer in Construction (Hong Kong)” (2019-2020), “Recommended Lawyer in Project and Energy (Hong Kong)” (2016-2018) and a “Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (including M&A) (Hong Kong)” (2016) by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. She was also listed as a “Recognised Practitioner for “Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms) in China” (2014-2018) by Chambers Asia-Pacific. Lynia is an Adjunct Professor of Hong Kong Financial Services Institute and Hong Kong Wenhui Management College. She is also a contributing editor for the monthly journal International Energy Law & Taxation Review published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Lynia has advised many large-scale State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)and has significant experience in matters concerning development, acquisitions, government regulations, sales & purchases, finances and operations of large-scale infrastructure projects, especially in LNG, oil & gas, power stations, refinery, highway, tunnel, bridge, terminal and other public utilities. Lynia was previously with multinational oil giant as a senior commercial director, accumulating over 30 years’ solid industrial experience in M&A transactions, project development, project finance and government regulatory related matters. Aside from energy and infrastructure, Lynia has provided legal services of outbound investment, capital financing, financial regulation, and outbound M&A, to several Chinese companies including SOEs, listed companies and private enterprises. Lynia dealt with matters regarding LNG and infrastructure projects as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She can advise clients on contentious as well as non-contentious legal issues.

Lynia is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Admission

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales

Accolades

  • Recommended Lawyer in Construction (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2019-2020
  • Recommended Lawyer in Project and Energy (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2016-2018
  • Recommended Lawyer in Corporate (including M&A) (Hong Kong) by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2016
  • Recognised Practitioner in Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms) in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014-2018

Experience and representative matters

  • Advising a state-owned energy group as a leader on the purchase of upstream LNG gas source, including advising and drafting tendering documents and drafting, negotiating and reviewing the HOA, SPA and related agreements
  • Advising project sponsors and project company on FSR, EIA, Tendering of LNG suppliers and EPC contractors, JV structures, EPC, 25 years HOA, SPA, GSA, project finance, project implantation and potential disputes in various stages
  • Advising a state-owned petroleum company as the lead lawyer on its Northern LNG import terminal and pipeline project from the project starting stage
  • Advising an international energy company on its purchase of natural gas from Indonesia's South Natuna Sea
  • Advising a state-owned energy company as the lead lawyer in one of the largest upstream acquisition bids in Australia
  • Advising the Indonesian Corridor Block on the sale of gas for a period of 17 years
  • Advising one of the largest upstream oil and gas group in Japan on its PSCs and JOAs, gas sales agreements and the related documents in one of the largest Indonesian oil and gas fields
  • Advising one of the largest Mainland China power group as the lead lawyer on its investments on two IPP projects in Indonesia, which is also one of the largest power projects for the Mainland China investors
  • Advising a power group listing in Canada its IPP project in Mongolia
  • Advising a listed power company in Shanghai as the lead lawyer on its proposed acquisition of four IPP projects in Indonesia
  • Advising a leading international oil and gas company on the financing of gas-fired power station, one of the major IPP established in Vietnam
  • Advising on the BOT power project as project sponsors from the early bidding stage to the winning and completion stage
  • Advising an international state-owned clean energy group on its first overseas investment of a hydropower project in South America
  • Advising an international joint-venture company on the first foreign investment in the gas transmission sector in Indonesia under its new oil and gas law
  • Advising a listed company as the lead lawyer on developing partnership in Greater China area for the direct investment, project finance of new pipeline projects in Canada
  • Advising a project investor on its Cement related Project invested in Tanzania and Kenya, including structuring, term sheet, financial documents, etc
  • Advising a Hong Kong listed company within one of the largest state-owned holding group as the lead lawyer on related M&A projects and direct investment in Mainland China
  • Advising the governments as chief lawyer on a bridge project which consists of a link between the three provinces by bridges, tunnels and a number of facilities on artificial islands in the Greater Bay area
  • Advising the consortium of bidding for the construction of the permanent aviation fuel facility franchise
  • Advising a leading state-owned investment and construction group on its contracting with a Highway PPP Project in Albania
  • Advising an integrated state-owned group as the lead lawyer in Tanzania for a Portside Industrial Zone including container terminal, highway and rail project

Includes matters handled prior to joining LC Lawyers LLP

Education

  • Peking University, PhD
  • Peking University, LLB
  • University of London, LLB
  • Deakin University, MCom
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong, BBA

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