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Nanda Lau

Head of Corporate, China
Partner Regional Head of Practice
Mainland China

Nanda is the Head of Corporate, China. She has extensive experience in advising clients on doing business in China and cross-border transactions with a China element, and also leads our Shanghai and Beijing offices.


Nanda's practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial work including cross-border M&A transactions, foreign direct investment, private equity, joint ventures and corporate restructurings in China. She also advises clients on regulatory, data privacy, general corporate and commercial matters.

Her clients include multi-national corporations and Chinese companies in a broad range of sectors, including aerospace, automobile, chemical, consumer goods, food and beverages, financial services, pharmaceutical, real estate and TMT.


  • Notable practitioners - Corporate M&A, China
    Chambers  & Partners 2021-2023
  • "Nanda Lau is so commercial, available and so practical" and "knows what the client wants from a corporate legal perspective."
    Chambers  & Partners 2022
  • Leading individual – Corporate M&A, China
    Legal 500, 2020-2023
  • Winner of Lexology Client Choice
    Lexology, 2020
  • China TOP M&A Lawyer 2019
    Asian Legal Business
  • Acritas Star – independently rated lawyer
    Acritas 2018, 2019

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • SF Holding, parent company of SF Express on its over RMB5 billion acquisition of Germany logistics group DHL's supply chain operations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Associated British Foods on a joint venture with an Asian leading food company in China to create a key player in the bakery ingredients sector in China
  • British American Tobacco's corporate venture capital arm in its investment in a Chinese domestic private equity fund through a bespoke deal structure, the first of its kind in China
  • Diageo with the joint venture with Yanghe, a Chinese well-known spirits manufacturer
  • Keppel on the divestment of its stake in Keppel Logistics (Foshan) Co., Ltd. and Keppel Logistics Hong Kong to Sinoway Shipping
  • Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited on the establishment of a USD 6.7 billion joint venture in Wuxi with other State-owned enterprises including China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund II.
  • Jaguar Land Rover on its joint venture project with Chery Automobile Corporation in China
  • United Technologies Corporation on its voluntary conditional general offer for all the outstanding shares and options of GST Holdings, a leading fire alarm system and solution provider in the PRC which was previously listed in Hong Kong and was subsequently privatised after the transaction
  • Grace Semiconductor on its offshore and onshore mergers with Hua Hong Semiconductor