Winnie Tam SBS, SC, JP

  • Senior Counsel, Hong Kong Bar
  • -
  • Barrister-at-Law, England and Wales
  • Door Tenant, 8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London
  • Solicitor and Advocate, Singapore
  • Solicitor and Advocate, Australian Capital Territory

Year of call

  • 1984 (Hong Kong Bar)
  • 1988 (English Bar)
  • 2006 (Hong Kong Silk)

Practice areas

Corporate Law
Entertainment and Media
Tech and Innovation
International Arbitration & Mediation



  • 2006 Appointed to Silk
  • 2015-2017 Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association
  • 2017-2019 Chairman of the Standing Committee on China Practice Development of the Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Committee on Intellectual Property of the Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Chairman, Committee on Sports Law, Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Recorder of the Court of First Instance, High Court of HKSAR
  • Co-Chair of Women In Arbitration, HKIAC
  • Member of the Appointments Committee, HKIAC
  • Overseas Bencher of the Middle Temple Society of England
  • Chairman of the Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council
  • Member of the Law Reform Commission
  • Chairman of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), Hong Kong Chapter
  • 2017-2018 Co-Chairman, Forum for Barristers and Advocates, IBA
  • Member, Policy Sub-Committee, Bar Issues Commission, IBA
  • Member, China Working Group, Asia Pacific Forum, IBA
  • Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Council, IBA
  • Vice Chairman, Women Business Lawyers Committee, IPBA
  • Member of the Board of Advisors, Shenzhen Lanhai Research Institute on Legal Services in the Greater Bay Area
  • Member of the New Intellectual Property Rights Committee, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • HKIAC’s Intellectual Property Specialist Panel
  • HKIAC’s Domain Name Dispute Panel member
  • Hong Kong Bar Association Arbitration Panel member
  • Director of eBram International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited  
  • CIETAC Panel Arbitrator
  • SCIA High Technology & Intellectual Property Arbitration Centre, Member of Expert Committee
  • South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Panel Arbitrator
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • World Intellectual Property Organization, Panel Mediator
  • JAMS/SCMC, Panel Mediator
  • Hong Kong Mediation Council Panel Mediator under the Mainland and Hong Kong CEPA Investment Agreement
  • Mainland – Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center Panel Mediator
  • Shanghai Commercial Mediation Center (SMAC) Panel Mediator
  • Shenzhen International Arbitration Centre, Panel Arbitrator
  • HKIAC IP Panel Arbitrator
  • Member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (2022)

  • Chairman, Communications Authority
  • Chairman, Performing Arts Committee, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Member, Law Reform Commission
  • Member, Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development
  • Member, Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd
  • Member, Consultative Committee of the Qianhai Special Free Trade Zone (PRC)
  • ABG Juicy Couture LLC v Bella International Ltd – HCA 1764 of 2008
  • Acron International Technology Ltd v Chan Yiu Wai and Law Sui Chun – FAMV 13/2018
  • Bruce James Stinson v Gu Ming Gao – HCA 2352/2012
  • Guccio Gucci SpA v Cosimo Ludolf Gucci – HCA 1582/2008
  • Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co KG v Britain Boss International Co Ltd – CACV 114/2015
  • L’Oreal (UK) Ltd, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) v YLS Brands HK Ltd – HCA 2814/2017
  • Louis Vuitton Malletier SA v Marco Leather Goods Ltd – HCA 1511/2009
  • Louis Vuitton Malletier v Cuvee XLV French Wine Ltd – HCA 1900/2013
  • Mary Kay Inc v 浙江天猫网络有限公司 (Zhejiang Tmall Network Co Ltd) - [2021] HKCFI 1403
  • Nerium Biotechnology Inc v Nerium International, LLC – HCA 1188/2016
  • N.V. Sumatra Tobacco Trading Co v Nanyang Brothers Tobacco Co Ltd (Triple Happiness) - TM No.300982350
  • SNE Engineering Co Ltd v Hsin Chong Construction Co Ltd – HCA 1466/2012 (26.3.2014)
  • Stichting BDO v Banco De Oro Unibank Inc – HCA 1162/2009
  • Tsit Wing (Hong Kong) Co Ltd v TWG Tea Company Pte Ltd – HCA 2210/2011, CACV 191/2013, FACV 15/2015, FAMV 6/2015
  • Xcelom Ltd v. BGI-Hong Kong Co Ltd – HCA 3089/2015
  • CIETAC-HK (IDRA) 2021 - 22.2.2021

        Law which can only be tentatively identified after a trawl through Extensive authorities must be condemned as not fit for purpose

  • IDRA 2021 Webinar Series on Decoding Hong Kong Contract Law - 25.1.2021
  • Hong Kong’s unique role in IP creation, protection and enforcement as well as dispute resolution in GBA and beyond - Arbitration in Intellectual Property - 4.12.2020
  • BIP Asia Forum 2020 - 2.12.2020

        Challenges and opportunities brought by COVID-19 to the legal and IP fields

  • Hong Kong Mediation Conference (Legal Week) - 6.11.2020

        United Nations Mediation Convention – Challenges to Arbitration​​​

  • Hong Kong Legal Week 2020 - 3.11.2020

        Inaugural Rule of Law Congress Towards 2030: A Decade of Action for Rule of Law

  • Hong Kong Arbitration Week 2020 - 19.10.2020

        International arbitration in the digital landscape: technology, cybersecurity and data protection (In-person and virtual)​​​

  • Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy - 10.10.2020

        The Legal System of Hong Kong​​

  • WIA 仲裁生态漫谈 — 男性仲裁员眼中的女性仲裁员 - 9.10.2020
  • 香港国际仲裁中心WIA委员会主办成功仲裁女性炉边访谈 - 3.7.2020
  • BIP Asia Forum – 6.12.2019

         Effective Global IP Enforcement Mechanism  How Does HKSAR Contribute to the Cause?

  • BIP Asia Forum – 5.12.2019

         Divergence : Unwelcome Uses of Well-Known Copyright Works and Trademarks

  • Australian Arbitration Week, Brisbane – 18.11.2019

         Resolution of IP Disputes Through Arbitration – The experience of Hong Kong SAR & China

  • DLA Piper and DVC – 17.10.2019

         Inspiration vs Appropriation: Well-known Trademarks in Hong Kong, China and

         around the World

  • HKTDC - Belt and Road Summit – 11.9.2019

         Towards a Greater Success of Belt and Road Projects for Sustainable

         Investment – Hong Kong Can Lead (香港:引領一帶一路項目持續投資及成功發展)”

  • IBA Conference Seoul 2019 – 24.9.2019

        Chaired a session entitled “Global Justice and Globetrotting Judges

  • 湾区法律服务一体化  第二届广东企业法律服深圳蛇口务论坛 – 23.8.2019


  • InauguralMediate First” Pledge event in Shanghai – 20.8.2019

      商事纠纷 调解为先 –  沪港交流研讨会 (跨境知识产权争议调解)

  • POLA Annual Conference 2019 (Kunming China) – 2.8.2019

         Alternative Dispute Resolution for Multi-National Businesses in the

        Greater Bay Area of China

  • IP Mediation Conference 2019 at Spain – 30 & 31.5.2019

        China Intellectual Property Commercial Mediation Practice and Thoughts

  • Legal Tech Forum – 20.5.2019 

        New Technology & Changing Legal Ecosystems    

        The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Is our IP Law Ready for the Wave of New Technology?

  • IPBA Conference Singapore – 29.4.2019

        Arbitrating IP Disputes – Is it the final frontier or the beginning of the journey?

  • International Resolution Dispute Conference 2019 – 17.4.2019     

        Exploring Aspects of Development of Alternative Dispute Resolution relevant to

        Business in the Greater Bay Area