Matthew Lam is a co-founding partner and serves as the managing partner of Nixon Peabody CWL. He is a partner in the firm’s 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.
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 the Executive Director of three listed companies in Hong Kong for more than 15 years, I have advised my clients on rules and regulations of the Listing Companies in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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.