Joey has been instrumental in the M&A practice and is a rising star in Hong Kong.” - Chambers Greater China, 2023

Joey Chau is a corporate partner in the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Joey joined Kirkland in 2011, has been a partner since 2014 and was selected by China Business Law Journal (2021–2022) as one of the “A-List China’s Elite Lawyers”. Joey is also recognized by IFLR1000 as “Highly Regarded” and “Women Leaders”, by Chambers Greater China as a leading lawyer for M&A and private equity, and by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Leading Individual” for corporate (including M&A). According to Chambers Greater China 2024, Joey “has extensive experience handling corporate mandates, including M&A, privatisation, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts”.

Joey is a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and a member of the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.


Thought Leadership


“Shareholders’ rights in private and public companies in Hong Kong: overview”, Practical Law Company, May 2015 (co-authored with David Yun)


"Cross-border Legal Issues Relevant to Growing Hong Kong Businesses", Hong Kong Institute of Directors (SME Forum), Hong Kong, 4 November 2013 (with Michel Debolt)


Shortlisted for “Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame”, IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards (2024)

Leading Lawyer, Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) – China, Chambers Global (2024)

Leading Lawyer, Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) – China, Chambers Greater China (2024)

“A-List Growth Drivers (International)”, China Business Law Journal (2023–2024)

“Leading Individual”, Corporate/M&A – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2024)

“Up and Coming”, Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms) – China, Chambers Greater China (2023)

“Up and Coming”, Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) – China, Chambers Global (2023)

“Highly Regarded” and “Woman Leaders”, Private Equity and M&A, IFLR1000 (2023)

"A-List China’s Elite Lawyers (Foreign Firms)", China Business Law Journal (2022)

"A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)", China Business Law Journal (2021)



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Hong KongSolicitor


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin


  • University of Hong KongPostgraduate Certificate in Laws2006
    Law Society of Hong Kong / Bloomsbury Books Prize Winner
  • King's College LondonLL.B.First Class Honours2005