Joey Chau is a corporate partner in the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Joey represents private equity sponsors, major corporations and investment banks in mergers and acquisitions, going-private and takeover transactions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, divestitures, and in related corporate governance and general corporate matters. Joey joined Kirkland in 2011, has been a partner since 2014 and was selected by China Business Law Journal (2021) as one of the “A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers”. Joey is also recognised by IFLR1000 as a “Notable Practitioner” for M&A and private equity.


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)


“A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers”, 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