Stacey Lau

Stacey is a managing director in the restructuring practice, based in the Hong Kong office. She leverages over 20 years of experience in restructuring and in the real estate and construction sectors.

Stacey has managed some of the largest construction restructurings in Hong Kong. Stacey’s distressed real estate expertise and experience include construction-related enforcement and recovery actions. She has helped clients with their investments in real estate assets and property development projects.

Stacey began her career at Levett and Bailey (recently Rider Levett Bucknall). She has worked as a senior restructuring advisor for Ernst & Young and Alvarez & Marsal. Stacey’s clients include lenders and investors with real estate assets across Asia, government agencies, insurers, land developers, construction consultants and builders. She has been involved in arbitration and litigation proceedings of high-profile construction and real estate transaction disputes.

She is a CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Surveyor.

Professional Affiliations and Academic Qualifications 
 
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS)
  • Member of Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (MHKIS)
  • Master’s degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Surveying

 

Expertise
 
  • Distressed real estate investment
  • Distressed property development projects
  • Dispute advisory
  • Construction disputes
  • Construction insolvencies
  • Recovery litigation
  • Investigations

 

Significant Assignments
 
  • Built and managed a portfolio of investment properties and development projects in Asia and Europe, some of which were co-investments with joint venture developers. Oversaw the whole investment cycle from deal selection to asset management and divestment. 
  • Assessed the quantum aspects of court or arbitration proceedings and informal dispute resolution processes of some of the most iconic infrastructure, civil works and buildings projects in Hong Kong developed by government agencies, statutory bodies and property developers. 
  • Led a team in the successful judicial restructuring of a mobile phone manufacturer in China, whose parent was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, under China’s Enterprise Bankruptcy Law. 
  • Team leader of expert testimony assignment in criminal proceedings in the USA against former national bank managers on alleged embezzlements of over USD400 million worth of bank assets perpetrated through over 100 window companies in Hong Kong, China, BVI, Cayman Islands and other countries. 
  • Expert witness assignment in court proceedings in the USA against a private bank brought by the US Internal Revenue Service with potential penalties of over USD300 million for alleged tax avoidance charges in respect of non-performing loans acquired from one of China’s asset management companies.

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Webcast Replay – Distressed Real Estate – Investment and Enforcement

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