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Benson Lim


Benson Lim
English, Chinese, Malay
Practice Group

Benson fixes problems. He is best at helping you get a positive result out of your cross-border disputes and running a coordinated strategy over multiple legal proceedings. But he can, as a holistic business adviser, also get you the right contacts to guide you through international transactions.

To guide you in resolving your cross-border disputes, Benson draws on his experience as an international disputes lawyer (dual-qualified in Singapore and England and Wales and secondment to UK Fountain Court Chambers); his experience working with the people managing your arbitrations (secondment to Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre); and his knowledge of how arbitrators deciding your disputes will think (a tribunal secretary appointed on HKIAC and ACICA's panels to assist arbitrators).

Benson's experience, though, is that fixing problems invariably involve some form of negotiation or mediation at the right time. 

In such cases, he can show you how to negotiate from a position of power and approach mediation from the right angles. His skills and experience are derived from his appointments as an accredited mediator of Singapore International Mediation Institute, Singapore Mediation Centre, and Community Conflict Services of Metropolitan St. Louis (USA); 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 in a SIAC arbitration against an international contractor's subsidiary in disputes related to an integrated resort's construction.

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

Appointed by Singapore Mediation Centre as a co-mediator in a commercial mediation which was successfully settled.

Advised in multi-party disputes arising out of production sharing and joint operations related to offshore oilfield in Southeast Asia.

Acted in an ICC international arbitration against government authorities of an Eastern European State for the reconstruction, maintenance, and operation of a highway.

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

Education and admissions

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Singapore
  • England and Wales
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