Helen Lam is a solicitor in the Hong Kong office of Dentons. Prior to joining the firm, Helen practiced as an associate with a well-recognised local law firm in Hong Kong. Helen specialises in litigation and dispute resolution including commercial disputes, contractual disputes, shareholders/directors disputes, corporate fraud and asset tracing and insolvency matters.

Helen also has experience in dealing with investigations conducted by the SFC.


Experience

  • Frequently acting for payers in asset tracing claims, applying for urgent asset freezing orders against recipients in Hong Kong and seeking corresponding disclosure orders against the banks of the recipients.
  • Acting for a leading US wire and electricity and cable manufacturer in defending a claim of over USD 9.6 million brought by a Chinese copper company and pursuing a counterclaim against the same Chinese party in the sum of over USD 5.4 million in connection with a dispute relating to the performance of a contract signed between them in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore.
  • Acting for an overseas bank to apply for a Mareva injunction and appointment of receivers in aid of foreign proceedings in Hong Kong in a multi-jurisdictional dispute involving over US$88 million.
  • Acting for the liquidators of a Hong Kong company in pursuing High Court action against its former directors for diversion of business, revenue and company's funds and tracing of the monies and proceeds arising therefrom.
  • Acting for and successfully defending four executives in a claim of HK$8.7 million brought by their former employer, alleging breaches of contract and fiduciary duty and seeking enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Advising trustees in bankruptcy in an application for creditors to assign their causes of actions to the trustees under s.199(2)(a) of the Companies Ordinance.
  • Acting for and advising a US private equity firm to recover assets of over US$50million in a multi-national fraud claim.
  • Acting for a company incorporated in the United Arab Emirates to recover over US$2 million concerning rigs and vessels.
  • Acting for a former licensed person under the Securities and Futures Ordinance to appeal against the sanction imposed by the SFC in the Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal.
  • Successfully appealing for a former licensed person under the Securities and Futures Ordinance against a disciplinary decision of the SFC in the Securities and Futures Appeal Tribunal.
  • Acting for various Hong Kong listed companies in dealing with investigations conducted by the SFC.
  • Acting for a leading solar technology enterprise in an ICC Arbitration 

Activities and Affiliations

Memberships

The Law Society of Hong Kong