Gerald Lam is an associate in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis.

He advises multinational clients on international risk related to cross-border investments and operations, including on anti-corruption, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and financial fraud, with a special focus on the life sciences and private equity sectors. Gerald has conducted numerous cross-border FCPA investigations, compliance risk assessments and investment due diligence across Asia and the Middle East, and advise regularly on data privacy, cybersecurity and dispute resolution matters.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, "Anti-corruption due diligence in cross-border transactions", Thomson Reuters (March 2019)

Co-author, “Heads or Tails?  Are Europe’s GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law Two Sides of the Same Coin?” China Business Law Journal (May 2018)

Co-author, “Hong Kong’s push to usher in a new era of ‘smart banking’”, Payments & Fintech Lawyer (November 2017)

Co-author, “FinTech and Regulatory Sandboxes in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore”, Lexology (September 2017)

Co-author, “Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission's Consultation on Proposals to Reduce Hacking Risks in Internet Trading”, Lexology (August 2017)

Co-author, “Singapore’s Privacy Watchdog Proposes Changes to Personal Data Protection Act”, Lexology (August 2017)

Co-author, “New Chinese National Security Law brings further focus to global cybersecurity”, Lexology (July 2015)


William Blumenthal, Kayla Feld and Gerald Lam, “Competition Law in the US, Singapore and Hong Kong”, Hong Kong (April 2016)


Honorable mention, Best Individual Oralist; Finalist for Best Team Orals, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna), 2010

The Chinese University of Hong Kong PCLL Distinguished Scholarship, 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

Committee Member, Young Solicitors’ Group, The Law Society of Hong Kong 

Chairman, McMaster Alumni Association Hong Kong


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013Hong KongSolicitor


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin


  • The Chinese University of Hong KongPCLL2011
  • The Chinese University of Hong KongJ.D.2010
  • McMaster UniversityB.A., Political ScienceHonors2006