George Lam
george.lam@giltchambers.com
Office Contact No.: 2866 8233
Fax: 2866 7858
Admission:

Barrister of the High Court of the HKSAR (1998)

Qualifications

LL.B (Hons), P.C.LL (HKU)
B.S.B (IU Bloomington)
MCIArb
 
Mr. George Lam graduated with a B.S. degree in Business from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana of the United States in 1991.  Dean’s List in 1987 and 1988.  After gaining some experience in the commercial field, Mr. Lam read law and received the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong in 1997.

Mr. Lam was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 1998.  His practice covers a wide range of commercial litigations, concentrating in all sorts of commercial contracts and financial instrument disputes.  He also focuses on land law, particularly adverse possession, and various probate related title claims. 

Mr. Lam has appeared as an advocate in all levels of the Court of Hong Kong.  Apart from civil trials and appeals, Mr. Lam also takes up criminal cases regularly.

Mr. Lam is a current Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
 

Areas of Practice

Land Law
Company Law
Commercial and Financial Litigations
Probate and Administration of Trusts
China Related Disputes
Criminal Defence and Prosecution
Arbitration
Mediation

 

Notable Cases

CHEUNG YAT FUK v. TANG TAK HONG AND OTHERS, FACV 12/2003 Reported: (2004) 7 HKCFAR 70, [2004] 2 HKLRD 86; CACV 203/2002, Reported: [2002] 3 HKLRD 743; HCMP 3265/1996, 19 February 2002, Unreported – Adverse Possession by way of receipt of rent

CHU WO HEUNG AND ANOTHER v. HUI LAI WA AND OTHERS, CACV 1715/2001, Reported: [2002] 3 HKLRD 209; HCPI 952/1996, 29 June 2001, Unreported – Personal Injuries / Fatal Accident case – Unincorporated Owners not liable

RE: CHIME CORPORATION LTD., CACV 1948/2001, 22 August 2001, Unreported – Late Nina Wang’s holding company – Dilution of Shares

CITY BASE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD v. KAM KYUN TAK AND OTHERS, HCA 9676/2000, 10 April 2002, 7 August 2002, Unreported – Committal Proceedings for Contempt – General Principles

FU KAI WA AND OTHERS, HCA 3074/2001, HCA 904/2004, HCA 905/2004, 14 August 2006, Unreported – New Territories Small House Policy – Illegality - Anticipatory Breach of Contract – Damages

RE: PEARLDELTA GROUP LIMITED, HCA 595/2008, HCA 818/2008, 22 April 2010, Unreported - Private Equity – IPO - Convertible Bonds – Personal Guarantee void ab initio

Re a company, 2018 – Main Board Listed Company - Board Fights - Injunctions

HKSAR v. (Name Non-disclosure), TMCC 2023/2018, Charge: Possession of Offensive Weapon, 6-day trial, private, Special and General Issues, 28 December 2018, Acquitted

 

Publications

Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, 2nd Ed, Vol. 44: Rating, 2018 Reissue, Contributing Editor
Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, 2nd Ed, Vol. 41: Mortgages and Securities – Updating Editor
Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, 2nd Ed, Vol. 2: Auction – Updating Editor
Atkin’s Court Forms Hong Kong – Landlord and Tenant – Contributing Editor (2019)

 

Public Services

Chairman, Appeal Tribunal Panel, s. 45 Buildings Ordinance, Development Bureau, HKSAR (2018 – present)

 

Language

English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)