Lianne Lam

Lianne Lam is a consultant at Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong. She has experience in immigration matters for Hong Kong residents moving to the UK in capacity as business investors in 1997 and dealt with numerous political asylum claims in the UK. She also has experience in tenancy related matters, specialising in both commercial and residential leasing and also general commercial matters.

What do you focus on?

Immigration and Nationality Law in the U.K.

Attended immigration tribunals and court hearings in respect of nationality issues and handled high profile immigration works with a renowned immigration lawyer and advocate in England and Wales, Mr. David J. Webb.

Appeal Panel (Housing)

I worked with the Appeal Panel (Housing) Board. I was one of the members of the Panel to determine appeals lodged by tenants against the termination of leases by the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

General Commercial and Tenancy related matters

I have drafted domestic and commercial tenancy agreements. I have also represented various companies including Crocodile Garments Limited, a listed garment company in Hong Kong for infringement and passing off cases, patents and copyrights.

I also acted for banks in mortgagee actions including issue of demand letters, Originating Summons, attended Order 88 Hearing before Masters in Chambers and acted for banks in companies winding up and bankruptcy matters, and also in the recovery of debt matters.

What do you see on the horizon?

Hong Kong has an independent judiciary system and a robust rule of law, which acts as an attractive platform for huge businesses flowing between the U.S. and PRC. I believe it will continue to do so in many years to come, beyond 2047.

Publications and Presentations

  • Edited an article “Hong Kong’s Jurisdiction in Financial Services” in the special issue of International Banking Law published by Sweet & Maxwell in 1997.


Lianne Lam


Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2171 6218

The College of Law, London, United Kingdom

King's College London, The University of London, United Kingdom, B.Sc., Hons in Mathematics

Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PRC

Solicitor of England and Wales

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