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Joanna Au

Joanna Au


Lau, Horton & Wise LLP, in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP
8th Floor, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong
Languages English, Chinese, Mandarin

Joanna is an associate in our Banking & Finance practice in Hong Kong. 

Joanna is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer who obtained her PCLL and Juris Doctor degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaker. 

Joanna’s experience centres around our cross-border asset finance practice focusing on the shipping, offshore marine and aviation sectors.  She has represented lenders on major commercial shipping financing transactions as well as aviation brokerages, lenders and purchasers in the business aviation sector. 

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Relevant experience

  • A Chinese finance lessor on two sale and leasebacks for major international FSRU owners/operators of newbuild FSRUs delivered for operations in Brazil and Australia respectively.
  • A listed PRC bank in Hong Kong on a financing for a major listed lessor in respect of a bundle of 5 mid-life aircraft.  
  • A Chinese finance lessor on the sale and leaseback of six VLOCs to a major international shipowner. 
  • A private lender on a financing of a Bombardier Challenger 650 aircraft to a Swiss boutique asset finance firm.
  • A German retail fund on the acquisition and financing of a Hong Kong hotel property.
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2013 –Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2012 – Juris Doctor (JD), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2010 – BA (English), University College London, London

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Law Society of Hong Kong 

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