Ken K. Y. Lam

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insurance


Ken Lam acts for a wide range of clients, including professionals, directors and financial institutions, on a mixture of contentious and transactional matters. The focus of his practice is financial lines and insurance disputes (including insurance arbitrations), as well as advising on insurance regulatory issues, premium financing and the use of trusts. In the financial lines space, Ken has represented insurance intermediaries on regulatory investigations and advised insurers on coverage issues.

Ken is also part of the Mayer Brown Cyber Incident Response Team and has handled a range of high- profile ransomware attacks.


  • Represented an insurer in an HKIAC arbitration and successfully defended a trade credit insurance claim valued at over US$11 million
  • Represented MNC client against vexatious claims by former employee, and successfully obtained a vexatious litigant order
  • Defending various insurance agents at disciplinary actions relating to mis-selling of insurance products, false academic qualifications and other conduct requirements under the Insurance Ordinance
  • Representing various auditors and accountants at compliance inspection and disciplinary actions
  • Advising on coverage issues and acting as defence counsel on a number of professional indemnity claims, including solicitors, auditors, optometrists and veterinarians in Hong Kong
  • Acting as coverage and monitoring counsel for an insurer in relation to civil and criminal claims brought against a pharmaceutical distributor arising from the use of pharmaceutical products causing hundreds of fatal accidents in Southeast Asia

Related Services & Industries


  • New York
  • Hong Kong


  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese