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Matthew Lam

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Matthew Lam

Matthew Lam

Partner

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Matthew Lam

Matthew Lam

Partner

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Matthew handles corporate and commercial disputes.

On the insurance side, Matthew advises clients on various types of insurance products.

Matthew also handles criminal litigation. He is in the Fiat List of the Department of Justice and handles prosecution as an advocate. He worked as a public prosecutor for the Department of Justice in 2009.

Matthew’s experience covers a broad range of shipping matters including charterparty disputes, ship casualties, bunker claims and disputes involving carriage of goods by air, sea and road.

Matthew is recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 as a leading individual in the area of Shipping Litigation in China/Hong Kong. Chambers states: Matthew "possesses good commercial sense". Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 states: the "technically strong" Matthew Lam is "able to handle complex matters and identify key issues in a succinct manner".

Matthew speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England and Wales.

Experience
  • London and Hong Kong arbitration proceedings – Acting for clients in different sectors in ad hoc/ administered arbitrations
  • Freezing injunction – Acting for clients in applying for and defending freezing injunctions in Hong Kong
  • Criminal litigation – Assisting and advising clients regarding investigations by the police and other authorities and in criminal proceedings and appeals
  • Commodities – Acting for commodities traders in sales contract disputes and injunction matters  
  • Mortgagee action/ship arrest – Acting for mortgagees and other claimants to apply for arrest/sale of vessels and pursue claims against sale proceeds of vessels in Hong Kong
  • Bunker disputes – Acting for bunker suppliers in unpaid bunker claims/bunker disputes

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Expertise

Matthew specialises in commercial litigation and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in handling complex litigation and arbitration cases in Hong Kong and internationally. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong Law Society.

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