Partner, Co-Chairman

LL.B. (Hong Kong), Notary Public, China-Appointed Attesting Officer, Civil Celebrant of Marriages
First joined the Firm 1980 to 1985
Rejoined in 1994 and admitted to partnership in 1996



Professional Qualifications

  • 1982Solicitor, Hong Kong
  • 1985Solicitor, England and Wales
  • 1986Solicitor and Barrister, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1988Solicitor and Barrister, High Court of Australia
  • 1997Notary Public
  • 2003China-Appointed Attesting Officer
  • 2006Civil Celebrant of Marriages

Practice Areas

Mr. Lai is one of two Co-Chairmen of P.C. Woo &Co. He is the head of our Commercial/Corporate Practice. His experience includes advising and handling general commercial/corporate work, merger and acquisition for listed companies, restructuring of companies and commercial documentations and cross-border joint ventures. Mr. Lai has experience in the listing of companies on the Main Board and the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He also advises on the formation, winding up and liquidation of companies. Moreover, he advises educational institutes and charitable organisations.

Practice Area: Corporate Finance, Merger and Acquisition, Corporate Restructuring, General Commercial Documentation

Private/Public Services Involvements

  • Chairman, Fellow Member and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
  • Member of the Process Review Panel for Securities and Futures Commission appointed by the Financial Secretary, under the authority delegated by the Chief Executive
  • Member of the Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal appointed by the Financial Secretary, under delegated authority from the Chief Executive
  • Member of the Resolution Compensation Tribunal appointed by the Chief Executive
  • Member of the Consents Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member of the Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Limited Disciplinary Tribunal Panel appointed in 2007
  • Director of Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired
  • Chairman of Lock Tao Secondary School
  • Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Tung Wah Hospital/ Tung Wah Eastern Hospital/ TWGHs Fung Yiu King Hospital
  • Non-Executive Director of Winfull Group Holdings Limited
  • Member of Hunan Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • Director of the Hong Kong Hunan Chamber of Commerce Limited
  • Executive Council Member of the Hunan Overseas Friendship Association
  • Past Chairman (2008 – 2009) and current Vice-Chairman of Council of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Limited
  • Honorary Legal Advisor of the Youth Diabetes Action
  • Honorary Legal Advisor of Stroke Fund
  • Legal Advisor of Qi Chuang (Hong Kong) Social Services Network
  • Member of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association
  • Member of the Audit Committee of Hang Seng Management College
  • Honorary Consultant of Hong Kong Federation of Senior Citizen Industries

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