2019 (HK)
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Abel C. H. Lam林智恆大律師

Academic Qualifications
PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2018)
LLM, Columbia Law School, Columbia University (2017)
LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science (2016)
LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science (2015)
Selected Awards and Scholarships
Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School (2017)
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University (2017)
Champion of Asian Debate Institute tournament (2014)
Best Oralist and 3rd Best Team in Jessup International Mooting Competition (National Rounds) (2013)
5th Best Speaker SL Category in Worlds Universities Debating Championship (2013)
Finalist & 2nd Best Speaker of UNDP-Korean Intervarsity Debate tournament (2013)
Winner of LSE Company Law Moot, London School of Economics (2013)
Winner of Herbert Smith Moot, London School of Economics (2012)
Winner of Atkin Moot, London School of Economics (2012)


Abel joins Chambers after completion of his pupillage with Mr Ambrose Ho, S.C., Mr. Andrew Mak, Mr. Giles Surman, Ms. Elaine Liu, and Mr. Julian Lam. In addition, he also served as judge’s marshal with the Honourable Mr. Justice Godfrey Lam, where he worked closely on the Competition Tribunal case CTEA 2/2017 (sanctions and costs). He is developing a broad civil and commercial practice.

Abel accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work, especially in competition law. He has been instructed in advisory and advocacy work covering areas such as probate, matrimonial, injunctions, building management and company, and has appeared (either led or as sole advocate) in all levels of court (including the Family Court and the Lands Tribunal) up to the Court of First Instance.

In addition, Abel has been appointed as part-time lecturer teaching Contract Law and Tort Law at the University of Hong Kong. Abel has also given a CPD seminar to Hong Kong solicitors on easements.


Part-Time Contract Law Lecturer, University of Hong Kong (2019)

Part-Time Tort Law Lecturer, University of Hong Kong (2020)
CPD Talk

“(Quasi-) Easements Litigation: Some Examples in the New Territories and Multi-Storey Buildings” (with Mr. Andrew Mak and Mr. Francis Chung) (9 October 2019)
Selected Cases


> Fujita v Tong Xiao Sheng HCA 1128/2017 (14 November 2019) – Resisted an appeal against a Master’s decision to enter summary judgment (led by Mr. Adrian But)

> Ng Tze Chiew Diana v Messrs. Stevenson, Wong & Co HCMP 901/2019 – Acting for the plaintiff to apply to tax solicitor’s bill (as sole advocate, ongoing)

Yip Wai Tak Vivian v Lee Ka Wo & Ors DCCJ 4923/2019 – Acting for the 3rd and 4th Defendants in defending against a claim of defamation (as sole advocate, ongoing)

> Golden Profit Property Agency Ltd v Hsu Chi Wai DCCJ 5530/2019 – Acting for the Plaintiff in obtaining a Mareva injunction against the Defendant (as sole advocate, ongoing)

> Chow Lily v Chow Wai Wai Violet & Ors  [2019] HKCFI 2277, acted for the Plaintiff in resisting an appeal against a Master’s decision (led by Mr. Edward Chan, S.C.); 30 October 2019, acted for the Plaintiff in applying for the appointment of administrators pendente lite (led by Mr. Edward Chan, S.C.) (ongoing)

> Re Estate of Tai Kwong Lung Stephen HCAP 41/2018 – Advisory work (ongoing)

> EBS v NTCD FCMC 2128/2013 – Acting for the respondent in a trial for ancillary relief (led by Mr. Giles Surman, ongoing)

> MKS v YLY FCMC 8003/2011 – Acted for the respondent in a dispute as to enforcement of a settlement agreement (as sole advocate)
Building Management

> Great Tower Development Ltd v IO of Luso Apartments LDBM 71/2018 – Acted for Applicant for substantive argument on costs (as sole advocate)

> HKSAR v Rick Petri ESCC 1601/2019 – as sole advocate

> HKSAR v Kong Chin Nam KTD 588/2019 – as sole advocate


English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)


Edward Chan, S.C. Audrey Eu, S.C. Alice Mok, Q.C. S.C. Ambrose Ho, S.C. Horace Wong, S.C. Li Chau Yuen, S.C.
Andrew Y. S. Mak Nelson L. Miu Maurice J. Chan Lee Tung Ming Simon B. C. Chan Wallace Cheung
Michael Yin Paul H. M. Leung Tommy Lo Thomas Lee Elaine Liu Damian Wong
Nancy Y. P. Ngai Joyce Leung Kenneth Chung David W. K. Tang Matthew Ho Desmond H. K. Leung
Norman Nip Verna Lui Clark Wang Isaac Chan Ken To Kate Poon
Jonathan K. W. Lee Selina Kung Jeremy T. Y. Kwong Adrian C. K. Wong Adrian T. But Alexsander S. T. Wong
Julian C.P. Yeung Leon Ho Justin Tong Christine Yu Carol Wong Andrew C. Y. Tse
Prisca Cheung Chantel Lin Nicholas Oh Leonard H.T. Chow Albert Chan Angie Yan
Roger Phang Christy Wong Winnie Li Brian Chok Avery Chan Lau Ka Kin
Justin P. Ismail Jeff Chan Jolie M.H. Kung Francis H.C. Chung Li Pak Hei Kelly Shum
Julia Ming-hao Au Abel C. H. Lam
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