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Matthew Lam



Matthew Lam is a co-founding partner and managing partner of Nixon Peabody CWL. He is also a partner of the Corporate Department and China Practice Group. He has extensive experience working on corporate and commercial matters, cross-border transactions, corporate finance, project finance, intellectual property litigation and trademark protection in Hong Kong and China.  His work also involves government relations and public policy.

Beside of his extensive experience in legal and commercial business, Mr. Lam also devotes his time to the public service and community work in Hong Kong and China. He is a member of Standing Committee of the CPPCC in Shanghai and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Hong Kong, a council member of the Association of Honorary Consul in Hong Kong and Macau SAR, a board member of the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board, a member of the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals, a member of the Central Advisory Committee and the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of the Senior Police Call, a member of the Fight Crime Committee and the observer of the Independent Police Complaints Counsel. Mr. Lam also serves as a Honorary Judge of Racing at Hong Kong Jockey Club and he is also a council member of the Better Hong Kong Foundation.

What do you focus on?

I focus on corporate finance and project finance, particularly in cross-border transactions. Since I completed my training as a solicitor with Reed Smith Richards Butler in 1998, I have been focusing on corporate and commercial work in Hong Kong and China.

As the Standing Committee Member of the Shanghai Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in China and the Honorary Consul of Estonia in Hong Kong, I am familiar with the business culture, laws and regulations between Hong Kong, China and other countries, which enables me to assist my clients with their business development particularly in cross-border transactions.

As the legal counsel and executive director of listed companies for 20 years, I have extensive legal experience in advising public companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on compliance and good corporate governance practice, initial public offers of shares in listed companies and subsequent raising of capital and corporate restructuring which involves government relations and public policy. 

As the Legal Counsel of Crocodile Garments Limited, a retail company in China, I have relevant experience in handling trademark protection and intellectual property litigation in Hong Kong and China.

What do you see on the horizon?

The establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank along with the “One Belt, One Road” initiative by the Chinese government in 2015 is expected to accelerate infrastructure construction in countries of Asia’s emerging markets along the proposed belt and road routes. Comprehensive legal services to support the “One Belt, One Road” initiative will be increasingly demanded, particularly on cross-border transactions involving construction, financing, trade, shipping, aviation, urbanization and environmental issues.

Publications and Presentations

  • Presentation to the Shanghai Government on Law Reform in China, 27 January 2015, the 12th Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPPCC
  • Presentation to the Shanghai Government on developing a healthy property market, 30 October 2013, the Standing Committee of the 12th Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPPCC
  • Presentation to the Shanghai Government on developing the industry of International Medical Centre and Medical Tourism in Shanghai, 17 January 2011, the 11th Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPPCC

Contact

Matthew Lam

Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody CWL

Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2171 6268


Fax: +852 2521 0220

College of Law, United Kingdom, Solicitors' Final Examinations

University College London, UK, B.Sc.

University of Westminster, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, U. K.

  • Medal of Honor (MH), the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Hong Kong
  • Standing Committee Member of The Shanghai Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • Standing Committee Member of The Guangdong Province Shantou Municipal’s Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • Council Member of the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Part-time Member of Panel of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Hong Kong
  • Member of Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc.
  • President’s Circle member of Asia Society Hong Kong Center
  • Board Member of The Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board in Hong Kong
  • Council Member of The Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals to the HKSAR
  • Council Member of the Central Advisory Committee and
  • Chairman of the Publicity Committee of the Senior Police Call
  • Council Member of the Fight Crime Committee in Hong Kong
  • Observer of the Independent Police Complaints Counsel in Hong Kong
  • Honorary Judge of Racing at Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Council Member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation
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