Ms. Queenie LAI 黎凝女士
Professional Consultant 專業顧問
Tel (852) 3943 1540
Fax (852) 2994 2505

Room 535,
Faculty of Law,
5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Ms. Queenie Lai currently serves as Deputy Programme Director of the Faculty's Postgraduate Certificate in Laws Programme (PCLL). She is the course leader for Corporate Finance and Writing and Drafting Commercial Documents (Mergers & Acquisitions). She also teaches Commercial Practice and Professional Practice on the PCLL program. 

In 2015, Ms. Lai was selected by the Pro Vice-Chancellor and awarded the Faculty of Law's inaugural Excellent Teacher Award in recognition of her commitment to excellence in teaching.

Ms. Lai is also the Principal Investigator of the "Simulated Clients in Professional Legal Education" project, awarded a teaching grant of HK$459,250 for the 2016-2019 triennium by the University Grants Committee.

Prior to joining CUHK in 2010, Ms. Lai practiced as a corporate finance lawyer at Clifford Chance's various international offices including Hong Kong, Shanghai and London.  She assisted Chinese and multinational corporate clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and participated in a variety of initial public offerings in Hong Kong. She also has experience with Clifford Chance's London leading private equity group and advised major international private equity houses on its various acquisitions and disposals in Europe. 

Due to her innate interest in teaching and training, Ms. Lai joined Slaughter & May, London as Legal Corporate Training Manager, where she had overall responsibility for firmwide corporate training. Ms. Lai also has experience with an investment bank in Hong Kong where she provided tailor-made fundraising solutions to various corporate clients from a range of industries in the region. 

Ms. Lai received her Bachelors and Masters of Arts in Law degree from the University of Cambridge and was a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship award recipient. She also received her Masters of Law degree with Distinction from the Georgetown University as a Rotary International Scholar. 

Ms. Lai has studied and practiced in Cambridge, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Washington D.C., and Shanghai. She was admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Hong Kong and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. 

Education and Professional Qualifications
  • B.A. in law, M.A. in law (University of Cambridge)
  • LL.M. in Securities Regulation (Georgetown University) (Distinction)
  • PCLL (University of Hong Kong)
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (non-practising)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Inaugural Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Excellent Teacher Award (2015)
  • Rotary International Scholarship
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship
  • Magdalene College Bursary
  • United World College Scholarship
  • Clifford Chance PCLL sponsorship
Teaching Grants
  • Principal Investigator, "Simulated Clients in Professional Legal Education: Training Law Students to be Effective Corporate Legal Practitioners", University Grants Committee Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2016-2019 Triennium, HK$459,250
  • External Assessor for Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant Practising Certificate Examinations PC-Law paper, since 2011
  • Leading Examiner for PCLL Conversion Examination (Business Associations), since 2016
  • Chung Chi College Department Coordinator, since 2011 
  • Chung Chi College Final Year Scholarships Sub-Committee, since 2011 
  • Member of Faculty Student Discipline Committee
  • Member of LLM Programmes Review Panel 
  • Member of Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association
  • Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society
  • Fellow of Cambridge Overseas Society
Recent Publications

Book Chapters

  • Queenie Lai, 'IPOs in Hong Kong', in D. Cumming and S. Johan (eds), Oxford Handbook of IPOs, Oxford University Press, (forthcoming 2017). 
  • 'Provisional Liquidation', in J. Scott and Brian Gilchrist (eds), Company Law: Insolvency 2017, Sweet and Maxwell (2017).

Annotated Ordinances

  • Volume 1 in The Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) Commentary & Annotations, Sweet and Maxwell (2016). 
  • Volume 1 in ELG Tyler and S. Lo (eds), The New Companies Ordinance (Cap 622): A Butterworths Hong Kong Handbook, LexisNexis Butterworths (2014).
Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance: Initial Public Offerings, Backdoor Listings, Hong Kong Listing Rules compliance matters
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Private Acquisitions, Private Equity
  • Securities Regulation: Insider Dealing, Market Misconduct and Enforcement 
  • Legal Education: Professional Legal Education, Simulation-based Learning, Simulated Clients, Interdisciplinary Learning and Experiential Learning