SHERLYN LAU is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and the deputy head of our multidisciplinary China Corporate and Finance practice. She has two decades of experience advising on initial public offerings (IPO) in Hong Kong, mergers and acquisitions, secondary equity fund raisings, listing rules compliance, and pre-IPO private placements. Sherlyn has extensive experience working with regulators in Hong Kong, and has successfully driven through the most unique and pioneer transactions across a number of sectors, including real estate, life sciences/biotech, emerging technology, e-commerce/retail, food and beverage, and mining and resources.
Sherlyn is ranked as a Leading Individual in Equity Capital Markets by Chambers Greater China Region (GCR) and is also recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. She is described as “an extremely strong and reliable lawyer who strives to look after the client’s interest, in addition to her profound legal expertise”. “Sherlyn has maintained very strong relationships with the regulators. She is always on top of all major issues and can provide appropriate and commercially viable solutions,” said a client quoted in Chambers GCR 2023. Clients often “go to her when situations become complicated” and “like to work with her because she puts a considerable amount of thought into deal structuring and is willing to go the extra mile, even when time is tight”. Most recently, she has been shortlisted as an “Equity Capital Markets Lawyer of Year” by IFLR’s Women in Business Law APAC Awards for two consecutive years (2022 – 2023). China Business Law Journal has also named Sherlyn to the “A-List Lawyers” list for her continued outstanding performance in 2022.
Sherlyn is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese and has a working knowledge of Malay.