Benson Lim

Benson Lim

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +65 6302 2593

Fax +65 6538 7077

LanguagesEnglish, Chinese, Malay

Benson Lim has an analytical mind and has great problem-solving skills. He is a very skilled and very experienced international arbitrator. Above all, I trust his ability to deliver excellent results and to act with integrity at all times.

Legal 500 (2021)

Benson is triple-qualified in Singapore, England and Wales, and New York – part of our multi-qualified, multilingual international arbitration team in Singapore. Fluent in English and Chinese he focuses on arbitration counsel work involving Southeast Asian and Greater China regions. His experience includes infrastructure, construction, energy and natural resources, corporate, merger and acquisition, international trade, and commodities disputes.

Most of his work is as arbitration counsel but he has also been appointed twice as a sole arbitrator by SIAC and he has been nominated for an ICC sole arbitrator appointment. He is an accredited mediator with sole or co-mediator appointments in over 50 mediations in the United States and Singapore.

In his Associate Editor role at Kluwer Arbitration Blog he leads 3 teams of 8 Assistant Editors covering Southeast, East and Central Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. He has also published numerous articles in arbitration academic journals. Furthermore, he is a CIArb Fellow and is actively involved in several arbitration committees such as ICC Singapore Arbitration Group Thought Leadership Sub-Committee, Young SIAC Committee, and SIAC Users Council.

Benson is listed as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 and 2021.

Awards and recognitions


International Arbitration – Ranked as “Rising Star”
Legal 500 Asia Pacific Asia Pacific


International Arbitration – Ranked as “Rising Star”
Legal 500 Asia Pacific Asia Pacific

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Laws, National University of Singapore


SIAC (Reserve Panel Arbitrator)

CIArb (Fellow)

YSIAC (Committee Member)

ICC Singapore Arbitration Group Thought Leadership (Committee Member)

SIAC Users Council (Member)

Bar admissions and qualifications


Solicitor, England and Wales

New York

Court admissions

Singapore International Commercial Court

Representative experience

Sole arbitrator in SIAC arbitration over international trade of components for solar technology equipment between German and Chinese parties.

Sole arbitrator in SIAC arbitration arising out of an investment agreement.

Counsel for Chinese buyer in SIAC arbitration relating to the sale and purchase of clinker.

Counsel for US pharmaceutical company in SIAC arbitration relating to sale and purchase of pharmaceutical products in China.

Counsel for global infrastructure fund in SIAC arbitration relating to representations and warranties in a M&A deal.

Counsel for Chinese state-owned contractor in ICC arbitration relating to the engineering, procurement and construction of a cement plant in Central Asia.

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