Keith Lam 林瀚基大律師

T: (+852) 2523 2003
Secretary: Bertha Li T: (+852) 2248 1958

Professional qualifications

Call: 2009 (HK)
Accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2013


LLB (First Class Honours), University of Hong Kong (2006)
PCLL, (Distinction) University of Hong Kong (2007)
BCL, University of Oxford (2008)

Practice profile

Keith Lam joined Chambers as a tenant in July 2010. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and is developing a broad civil and commercial practice. Keith is regularly instructed to appear in court and has appeared at all levels from the District Court to the Court of Final Appeal.

Selected cases

Commercial disputes

Qiyang Ltd v Mei Li New Energy Ltd HCA 420/2011, 5 March 2013 (recovery of payment under convertible bond on redemption; summary judgment) (led by Linda Chan SC)

Ng Chun Kong Calvin v First Star Development Ltd HCA 2450 of 2004, 23 February 2011 (enforcement of solicitor’s retainer contract) (led by Mr Jat Sew-Tong SC, and with Samuel Chan)

Pearldelta Group Ltd v Huge Winners International Ltd CACV 105/2010, 3 September 2010 (construction of convertible bond terms; dispute as to amount due under bond and guarantee) (led by Rimsky Yuen SC)

Xiamen Xinjingdi Group Co Ltd v Eton Properties Ltd & Ors [2016] 2 HKLRD 1106 (acted for plaintiff / appellant in action with wide ranging claims for enforcement of arbitration award, constructive trust, inducing breach of contract and conspiracy) (led by David Joseph QC, Edward Chan SC, Anson Wong SC and with Lee Tung Ming, Bernard Man and Justin Ho)

Family property disputes

Yang Foo-Oi v Wai Wai Chen HCA 1739 of 2010, 29 November 2016 (disputes between family members involving distribution of multi-billion dollar of family assets raising issues in breach of fiduciary duties, duty of disclosure in family arrangement, undue influence, mistake and misrepresentation)

Land and building management

Cheuk Shu Yin v Yip So Wan (2012) 15 HKCFAR 344 (whether creation of common intention constructive trusts over a home ownership scheme property caught by restriction against alienation in s 17B of the Housing Ordinance, Cap 238) (led by Lisa Wong SC) intention constructive trusts over a home ownership scheme property caught by restriction against alienation in s 17B of the Housing Ordinance, Cap 238) (led by Lisa Wong SC)

Ho Wai Kwan v Chan Hon Kuen [2015] 1 HKLRD 901 (whether a charging order on a joint tenant’s share would operate to sever the joint tenancy)

Million Honour Trading Ltd v Mak Lai Hing Daisy HCA 1852/2009, 8 May 2014 (proving title in sale and purchase of shares in property holding company; solicitor’s negligence) (with Bernard Man)

The Incorporated Owners of Kodak House II and No. 321 Java Road v Kai Shing Property Management Ltd HCA 711 of 2011, 9 October 2012 (building management; specific discovery)

Lead Traders Ltd v Lucky Land Enterprise Ltd [2012] 4 HKLRD 612 (construction of the Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment (Specification of Lower Percentage) Notice, Cap 545A)

Grenville House (IO) v Wong Tak Keung Stanley [2012] 1 HKLRD 315 (building management; recovery of costs by IO doing repairs without consent of owner of flat in case of hazard)

Far East Land Holdings Ltd v Empire Asian Ltd [2011] 4 HKLRD 472 (relief against forfeiture of lease for non-payment of rent)

Company law

Re Asia Television Ltd [2015] 1 HKLRD 607 (trial of unfair prejudice petition) (led by Chan Chi Hung SC and with Samuel Chan)

Leung Chi Tung v Au Yeung Fan [2013] 3 HKLRD 163 (enforcement of buy- out order by debtor examination order)

Instructed as junior counsel in the s 168A trial in respect of Fook Lam Moon Restaurant Ltd in HCMP 438 & 937 of 2010 (led by Jat Sew-Tong SC and Linda Chan SC)

Re C Y Foundation Group Ltd HCMP 702/2010, 25 April 2012 (trial of unfair prejudice petition in respect of a listed company) (with Linda Chan SC)

Re China Medical Technologies Inc (No 3) [2016] 2 HKLRD 962 (resisting document production and private examination order against bank) (led by Bernard Man SC)

Waddington Ltd v Chan Chun Hoo Thomas CACV 10 of 2014, 20 May 2016 (fiduciary duties and derivative action) (led by Jat Sew-Tong SC and Bernard Man SC)

Re Team Y&R Holdings Hong Kong Ltd [2016] 3 HKLRD 778 (resisting application for stay of unfair prejudice petition made on the basis of foreign jurisdiction clause) (led by Linda Chan SC)

Probate and administration of estates

Re Estate of Lim Por Yen HCEA 25 of 2013, 18 February 2016 (application for grant ad colligenda bona) (led by Lisa Wong SC)

Re Estate of Lim Por Yen HCAP 4 of 2011, 18 February 2016 (resisting application for appointment of administrator pendente lite) (led by Bernard Man SC)


Pang Wai Hak v Hua Yunjian [2012] 4 HKLRD 113 (application to set aside arbitration award on ground of inability to present case) (led by Paul Shieh SC)

Keep Bright Ltd v Super Auto Investments Ltd HCCT 16 of 2010, 12 January 2012 (variation of interlocutory injunction in aid of arbitration) (with Samuel Chan)

SA v KB [2016] 2 HKLRD 1249 (application for anti-arbitration injunction) (led by Paul Shieh SC and with Samuel Chan)

Application for anti-arbitration injunction (led by Senior Counsel)

Arbitration on enforcement of international sale of goods contract (led by Senior Counsel)


Re Tsung Tsin Association HCMP 2132/2013, 20 January 2015 (whether a company limited by guarantee was a charity) (led by Lisa Wong SC)