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 recognised IP practitioner specialising in information technology (IT) and telecommunications. Since 2011, the prestigious publication The 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 Malaysia’s intellectual property litigators with a special focus on 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, contract manufacturing, technology transfer, research and development, merchandising, franchising, licensing.
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 organisation for research and formulation of policies and laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.