Benson Lim

Benson Lim

Senior Associate, Singapore

Email benson.lim@​

Phone +65 6302 2593

Fax +65 6538 7077

LanguagesEnglish, Chinese, Malay

Practice groupLitigation

As an arbitrator, mediator and multi-qualified international arbitration lawyer, Benson resolves your cross-border disputes especially those with an Asian angle.

To guide you in resolving your cross-border disputes, he draws on his experience as an international disputes lawyer (multi-qualified in Singapore and England and Wales and secondment to UK Fountain Court Chambers); his experience as an in-house lawyer collaborating with senior business management to solve cross-border issues (Director of Legal at a medical diagnostics company with operations globally including Asia-Pacific and USA); his experience working with the people administering your arbitrations (secondment to Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre); and his knowledge of how arbitrators deciding your disputes will think (an arbitrator on Singapore International Arbitration Centre Reserve Panel of 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 mediation coach with Singapore Mediation Centre and Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.

Education and admissions


Arbitrator, SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Bar admissions and qualifications


England and Wales

Related practices

International Arbitration

Representative experience

Selected to be an arbitrator on Singapore International Arbitration Centre Reserve Panel of Arbitrators.

Represented a German solar energy company in a SIAC arbitration over guarantee claims.

Advised a Chinese state-owned contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the engineering, procurement and construction of a cement plant in Central 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 by Singapore Mediation Centre as a co-mediator in a commercial mediation which was successfully settled.

Sole arbitrator in a SIAC international arbitration over international trade of components for solar technology equipment.

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