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Viola Lui

Viola Lui


Viola Lui

Viola specialises on the structuring and formation of a broad range of closed-ended and open-ended private investment funds (including private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds, set up either offshore or in the form of HK LPFs and HK OFCs).

Viola is a member of AIMA Hong Kong's Executive Committee (previously a member AIMA Hong Kong's Regulatory Committee), Vice-Chairman (Legal) of the Technical Committee of the HKVCA, a core member of the PWMA Advisory Council and a committee member of the Professional Standards Committee of ANREV. She is also one of the key partners of Clifford Chance's APAC ESG Leadership Team and is very active in advising on ESG/sustainability related matters relating to the funds and investment management industry. In addition, Viola is a Steering Committee member of Accelerate>>> Hong Kong, the Firm's gender parity group.

  • General Electric on the establishment of a joint venture energy infrastructure investment platform with the Silk Road Fund
  • DVB Bank and Fontainburg on the establishment of joint venture and offshore private equity fund which focuses on the aviation sector 
  • Aspex on the establishment of the Aspex Global Fund
  • Hel Ved on the establishment of the Hel Ved Fund
  • Barclays on the regulatory aspects of the disposal of its private banking business in Asia
  • DBS on the regulatory aspects of the acquisition of the private banking business from Société Générale

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Toronto (Juris Doctor) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 2007
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2010
  • Partner since 2020

Awards and citations

  • Rising Star Partner
    The IFLR - 2024
  • Rising Star Partner
    IFLR1000 – Hong Kong Investment Funds – 2023