Lucy Lu

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB

Fluent in: Mandarin

Industries

Practices

In the Financial Services space, Lucy specialises in capital raising, funds management, AML/CTF, financial services and credit licensing, property syndication and non-cash payment facilities. Her main clients include Australian and Chinese fund managers, corporate advisors, property developers, retail and commercial banks and financial institutions and ultra-high net worth investors.

Lucy is a native Mandarin speaker and a member of the China Practice of Hall & Wilcox. She also works closely with the members from other sections within the firm, including Corporate & Commercial, Property, Private Clients, Employment, Tax, and CDR to provide legal services for non-Financial Services related matters to the local and overseas Mandarin speaking clients. She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Victorian Women Lawyers Association and Australia China Business Council. She also holds a Paraprofessional Interpreter certification issued by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.

Experience

  • Assisting fund managers, property developers and investment services providers including Golden Age, Hengyi, Sterling Global and Viapac with the establishment of wholesale schemes to raise capital for various property acquisition and development projects in Australia.
  • Assisting Mai Capital and its related party ICD Property with the capital raising for the $400 million Adelaide Central Market Arcade Redevelopment project led by the City of Adelaide.
  • Assisting an advisory and wealth management firm client with the application and variation of its AFSL and establishment of a number of Australian based feeder funds to invest in schemes in USA and Cayman Islands.
  • Assisting a property investment firm with the establishment of property syndicates for the purpose of co-investing with ultra-high-net-worth individuals into multiple large shopping centre projects in Victoria and New South Wales.
  • Acting on behalf of a group of Chinese individuals in regards to structuring and joint venture agreements for the acquisition of a shopping centre located in Mornington.
  • Assisting a listed company of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong which is principally engaged in wholesale and retail of footwear products with the incorporation of its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia for the purpose of operating retail business of health products and providing advice with the funding structure for the Hong Kong company and its related entities.
  • Working on behalf of Shaunglin Automotive Parts Manufacturing Co on purchasing Australian and Chinese operations from Geely Holdings Group worth USD $500 million including the preparation and review of contracts of sale, joint venture contracts and distribution and guaranteed supply agreements.

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria

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