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Mayer Brown
Hong Kong
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Work Department

Insurance; Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


Tow Lu (TL) Lim is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice. TL heads up the Directors’ & Officers’ Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance Group within the practice.

TL has extensive experience in advising insurers on coverage issues with respect to professional indemnity and Directors & Officers’ claims. He was at the forefront of advising financial lines and D&O insurers on coverage and aggregation issues arising from hundreds of mis-selling claims made against various financial institutions in Hong Kong following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. He has advised professional indemnity insurers on claims against investment and asset management advisers, insurance intermediaries, property investment companies, corporate trustees, auditors, architects, engineers, solicitors and other professionals. He has acted as defence counsel for a number of such professionals as well. On non-contentious matters, TL works with insurers on the development of their policy wording in relation to professional indemnity and Directors & Officers’ policies. He also advises insurers and insurance intermediaries on regulatory issues in Hong Kong, as well as issues arising from non-admitted insurance in the PRC.

TL is the exclusive Winner of the Insurance – Client Choice Awards by International Law Office/Lexology (2017). He is also named as a Leading Individual in Insurance Law by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013-2018. He possesses a “high standard of practice” and “good business sense in dealing with a wide variety of insurance matters” (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016). Industry sources have commended him as being “very customer-oriented” and highlight his “deep knowledge on financial lines cases.” (Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016).

The Insurance and Reinsurance Practice in Hong Kong won the ALB Hong Kong Law Award’s Insurance Team of the Year for 2010, 2011, 2013 to 2015 and 2017.


Admitted in Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong.




Macquarie University, LLB; Macquarie University, BEcon.

Lawyer Rankings

China > TMT: foreign firms

Mayer Brown‘s Greater China practice advises on technology projects involving fintech, regtech, AI, P2P, emerging payment technologies, merchant solutions and mobile payments deals. The Hong Kong-based group also assists with data protection issues throughout Asia. Heading the Asia IP and TMT team, Gabriela Kennedy is a well-known data privacy and technology practitioner in Asia, while TL Lim is highly involved in cyber-related and data breach matters. Amita Haylock‘s experience covers a range of IP, TMT, and competition-related disputes.

Hong Kong > TMT

Mayer Brown‘s Asia TMT group routinely advises on cutting-edge mainstream technology projects involving fintech, regtech, AI, P2P, emerging payment technologies, merchant solutions and mobile payments deals. It assists with technology and data protection issues in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. The group is also sought out to advise on the issues surrounding the regulation of the media and telecoms sector, including broadcasting and telecoms licensing, anti-competition issues, and digital media copyright disputes. Practice leader Gabriela Kennedy advises on major technology projects and media transactions, and has substantive experience in regulatory and telecoms matters across the region. Kennedy’s experience further includes longstanding involvement with broadcasting industry association AVIA. Also integral to the group, Amita Haylock focuses on complex litigation and ADR, in relation to telecoms, broadcasting, IP and competition law; and TL Lim is a key partner in the insurance, reinsurance, cybersecurity and data privacy practices.