Zabrina Lau 劉勝欣大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Secretary: Candy Chau

Professional qualifications

Call: 2008 (HK)
HKIAC Mediator accredited in 2010


BA (Hons), Harvard University (2001)
CPE (Distinction, 1st in Class in Year 1 & Year 2), University of Hong Kong (2005)
PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2006)
LLM, University College London (2007)

Scholarships and prizes

Bar Scholarship 2006
The British Chevening Postgraduate Scholarship, 2006
Baxter Award for the overall Best Applicant Memorial, the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2006
Dillard Award and Alona Evans International Rounds Memorial Award, the Philip C Jessup International Law MootCourt Competition, 2006
Lovells Prize for Outstanding CPE Student, 2004
Hang Seng Bank Overseas Scholarship - Harvard Scholar, 1997-2001
Harvard College Scholar, 1997-2001
South China Morning Post Student of the Year Award (runner-up), 1997
Cathay Pacific/UNICEF Young Envoy, 1996
Hong Kong Outstanding Student Award, 1995
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize, 1994-1996

Prior work experience

Charities Manager, The Hong Kong Jockey Club (April 2003 – March 2004)
Associate Consultant, Bain & Company (September 2001 – March 2003)

Practice profile

Zabrina Lau has acted in a wide range of civil matters such as commercial disputes, employment, medical negligence, insurance, shareholders disputes, family trusts, public international law, and building management.

Zabrina is also interested in competition law, and has served mini-pupillages with leading advocates in the field such as Sir Peter Roth QC of Monckton Chambers (currently The Hon Mr Justice Roth of the High Court of England & Wales and President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal) and Sir Nicholas Green QC of Brick Court Chambers (currently The Hon Mr Justice Green of the High Court of England & Wales).

Selected cases


Kao, Lee & Yip v Lau Wing (2008) 11 HKCFAR 576

Medical negligence

Frank Yu Yu Kai v Chan Chi Keung, (2009) 12 HKCFAR 705

Public international law, sovereign immunity

FG Hemisphere v The Democratic Republic of the Congo & Others (2011) 14 HKCFAR 95

Commercial/Breach of contract

Yiu Yan Che and Others v Yiu Ho Ming, Hermes and Others, HCA 630/2008


Hong Da Development Investment v China Aoyuan Property Group Ltd, HCMP 2684/2011

Professional negligence

Wong Siu Ming Jason v Chung Man Wai Rebecca, CACV 237/2012


Richfine Development Ltd t/a Keng Fai Jewellery v Hugh Rupert Rivington [2009] 3 HKLRD 545

Re AXA (Hong Kong) Life Insurance Co. Ltd., HCMP 1647/2012

Letter of credit

Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte Ltd v China Citic Bank, CACV 122/2010

Company law/appointment of receivers

Guo Jing Jing v Art Master Investment Ltd & Others, HCA 1008/2009


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