Tai Foong Lam


  • Intellectual Property

  • Barrister-at-law, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

  • LL.B (Hons), University of London




Tai Foong Lam graduated from the Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1992. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1993 and called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995.

Foong Lam’s main area of practice is intellectual property and is a recognized IP practitioner specialising in information technology (IT) and telecommunications. His clients in the field of telecommunications include many of the telecommunications companies in Malaysia.

Since 2011 the prestigious publication Legal 500 Asia Pacific recognised Foong Lam as one of the leading individuals in IT and Telecoms practice. Since 2013 Chambers Asia Pacific has ranked Foong Lam as one of Malaysian intellectual property litigator with special focus on information technology (IT) and telecommunications.

Foong Lam has a wide-ranging experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements relating to intellectual property, telecommunications networks and services, information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce, e-banking, telecommunications, contract manufacturing, technology transfer, research and development, merchandising, franchising, licensing, provision of services, contract manufacture and distribution rights. Foong Lam also works with corporate lawyers on corporate transactions involving intellectual property rights.

In addition, Foong Lam has an active practice in IP litigation and enforcement of IP rights. He has been involved in several IP litigation cases which have been reported in Malaysian law journals.

Foong Lam has been very active within the IP fraternity in Malaysia. At the international level, Foong Lam has been a member of the Bar Council IP Committee for many years, and is also the past president of the Malaysian chapter of the International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the world’s leading non-governmental organization for research and formulation of policies and laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.