Anita W. C. Lam: Lawyer with Mayer Brown JSM

Anita W. C. Lam

Hong Kong,  China
Phone+852 2843 4536

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Practice Areas

  • Employment & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Pensions Litigation
  • Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Electronic Discovery & Information Governance
  • Employment Litigation & Counseling
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Arbitration
  • Privacy & Security
Contact InfoTelephone: +852 2843 4536
Fax: +852 2103 5158
EducationThe University of Hong Kong, SPACE (P.C.L.L.); University of Bristol (LL.B.)
Admitted1996, Hong Kong


Human Capital Committee, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
Approved Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association
Accredited (General) Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

LanguagesEnglish; Cantonese; Mandarin

A leading individual in Hong Kong-based employment.

Chambers Asia Pacific (2013 and 2014) Anita Lam is a consultant of Mayer Brown JSM's Employment & Benefits Group, specialising in employment, discrimination and data privacy laws.

As a litigator and accredited mediator, she has significant experience in dispute resolution. She has handled a number of high-profile employment cases relating to dismissal of senior executives, payment of discretionary bonuses and commissions, breaches of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of confidential information, team moves, sexual harassment, and gender and disability discrimination. She also represents corporate clients in Commissions of Inquiry to inquire into the conduct and management of public bodies and the conduct of public officers.

Anita also has extensive experience in handling highly sensitive discrimination and harassment complaints made to the Equal Opportunities Commission, including sexual harassment complaints involving senior executives, pregnancy discrimination complaints relating to performance assessments, gender discrimination concerning indigenous villagers’ rights, disability discrimination complaints relating to bonus payments, disability vilification complaints, and disability discrimination relating to transgender issues. She also assists clients in conducting internal investigations including multi-jurisdictional investigations relating to discrimination and harassment.

On the data privacy side, Anita regularly assists clients in dealing with privacy complaints and compliance checks conducted by the Privacy Commissioner. She also advises extensively on personal data issues in Hong Kong, particularly in relation to issues such as mini bond complaints, use of CCTV, data access requests, direct marketing and use of data processors.

Representative clients include banks, airlines, tertiary institutions, schools, hospitals, theme parks, insurance companies, trading companies, property management companies, utility companies, and tunnel operators. Anita is a recommended lawyer in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory.


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Tech Savvy HRs: the Excitement and Pitfalls
Duncan A. W. Abate,Anita W. C. Lam,Hong Tran, October 28, 2014
Social media, mobile computing, “big data” analysis and cloud computing (“SMAC”) are fundamentally changing the way in which HR professionals can now operate.

The Impact of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill on Employers and Employees
Duncan A. W. Abate,Anita W. C. Lam,Hong Tran, October 16, 2014
Do you ever enter into agreements with any union? Do you ever outsource the provision of benefits to employees through a service provider? Do you provide benefits to dependants or associates of your employees? If so then you may need to change some of your agreements

Sign o’ the Times - When Paternity Leave Gets Politicised
Duncan A. W. Abate,Anita W. C. Lam,Hong Tran, September 19, 2014
Our update “A Spotlight on Fathers - the Arrival of Paternity Leave” in March 2014 referred to the imminent arrival of legislation to introduce three days’ paternity leave in Hong Kong. This proposal was greeted with unanimous acclaim and was considered to be a balanced, and...

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Anita W. C. Lam

10 Chater Road, Central
Hong Kong 

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