Benjamin Lam

Call 2015 (Hong Kong)


English, Cantonese, Mandarin


T: +852 2840 1130

Secretary: Ms. Cynthia Lam


Benjamin adopts a client-centric approach through pre-empting the needs of clients, and his wisdom, wit and worldly perspective set him apart as a highly skilled and respected barrister.”

–       The Legal 500 Asia Pacific: 2024

Benjamin is developing a civil practice with a growing focus on contractual, commercial, shareholders’ litigation, as well as private investment arbitration.  He also has an interest in matrimonial matters.

Benjamin is regularly instructed to appear in the High Court, and has also appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.  His clients vary from individuals, listed companies, statutory bodies, to PRC state-owned enterprises.

As to arbitration, Benjamin has experience in dealing with all of its stages, from ancillary court proceedings, emergency applications, trial, through to enforcement.  In addition to being instructed by Hong Kong law firms, he also receives instructions from foreign law firms to act as counsel in arbitration.

Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation

Commercial Law

Company Law

Compliance, Securities and Banking


Family Law

Equity and Trusts

Insolvency Law

Land Law

International Law



University of Hong Kong


BA in Jurisprudence,
Oxford University


Harrow School


Diocesan Boys’ School

Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (2018-present)

Hong Kong University, Part-time lecturer (non-clinical) (2020-present)

HKSAR Government, Member of the Transport Tribunals’ Panel (2019-present)

HKSAR Government, Adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal (2018-present)

HKSAR Government, Member of the Passports Appeal Board (2018-present)

HKSAR Government, Member of the Housing Appeal Panel (2018-present)

HKSAR Government, Member of Railway Objections Hearing Panel (2021-2022)

Hong Kong Bar Association, Member of the Standing Committee on Young Barristers (2017-2019)

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, Judicial Assistant (2015-2016)

Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation – Hong Kong 2023 Edition (Walters Kluwer): Author (2023)

Chitty on Contracts, Hong Kong Specific Contracts 5th, 6th and 7th Edition (Sweet & Maxwell): Contributing Editor on the Chapter “Credit and Security” (2016 – Present)

Hong Kong Civil Procedure (The White Book) (Sweet & Maxwell): Contributing Editor (2016 – present)