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Benson Lim

Associate
Singapore

Benson Lim

Benson Lim fixes problems. He helps you resolve your cross-border disputes in a culturally sensitive manner and gets the right people to guide you through international transactions.

As your long-term partner in your global business, Benson "listens carefully" and speaks candidly to you because understanding what you really need and communicating well with you matter to him. He "responds quickly and clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue" because responsiveness matters in your fast-paced business world. 

Resolving your international disputes well often requires a balanced perspective. Benson can show you the perspective from an international disputes lawyer through his secondment to a top English barrister's set (Fountain Court Chambers) and ability to act for you in the Singapore International Commercial Court. He can show you the perspective from the people deciding your disputes through his experience as an HKIAC-accredited tribunal secretary who assists arbitrators with their work. He can also show you the perspective from the people running your arbitrations through his time spent at the HKIAC Secretariat.

Also, resolving your disputes well means preserving those business relationships valuable to you. Benson can help you strategize your negotiations or mediation from his experience as an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and Community Conflict Services of Metropolitan St. Louis (U.S.A.), a Court Appointed Volunteer Mediator of the Singapore State Courts, and a tutor of mediation skills to trainee lawyers.

Representative Experience

Acted for a Japanese multi-national trading company in an ICC international arbitration against the principal investor of a pulp and paper mill in Vietnam.

Acted for an employer in a SIAC arbitration against an international contractor's subsidiary in disputes related to an integrated resort's construction which were subsequently settled.

Acted for a Mauritian company in an ad-hoc arbitration seated in Hong Kong against a Chinese mining company on the transport of heavy minerals in Mozambique.

Advised on a SGD720 million refinancing deal in relation to a construction of a desalination plant and power plant in Singapore.

Advised on resisting enforcement of an adjudication determination before the Singapore High Court while simultaneously conducting a related suit.

Advised a pan-African agricultural commodity company in a dispute relating to a global agri-business partnership.

Represented a Mauritian mobile phone distributer against a Chinese smartphone maker on the distribution of smartphones in Africa and Middle East.

Appointed as a tribunal secretary for a sole arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration.

Education and admissions

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Singapore
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