Benson Lim

Benson Lim

Senior Associate, Singapore

Email benson.lim@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +65 6302 2593

Fax +65 6538 7077

LanguagesEnglish, Chinese, Malay

As a multi-qualified international arbitration counsel, Benson focuses on representing parties in cross-border arbitrations especially those with an Asian angle. Clients have cited him for his "splendid work" and "analytical ability and experience". A General Counsel once stated that he often "turns to Benson to seek his views on difficult areas of law."

More typical of a senior lawyer with much longer years of experience, he already sits as an arbitrator in addition to counsel work. His arbitrator appointments include being a sole arbitrator in a SIAC arbitration over international trade of components for solar technology equipment.

Benson is an accredited mediator too. He has been appointed as a sole or co-mediator in over 50 matters in the USA and Singapore with an overall settlement rate of 74.5%.

Education and admissions

Education

Bachelor of Laws, National University of Singapore

Memberships

SIAC (Reserve Panel Arbitrator)

CIArb (Fellow)

YSIAC (Committee Member)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Singapore

England and Wales

Court admissions

Singapore International Commercial Court

Representative experience

Acting for the Claimant in an SIAC arbitration (Singapore seat, English law, three-person tribunal) against private individuals for guarantee claims.

Representing a Japanese energy company in an SIAC arbitration involving shareholder disputes under JOA/PSC relating to an offshore block in Vietnam (Singapore seat).

Acting in an ICC arbitration in Singapore in relation to a US$25m dispute under an EPC contract for a pulp and paper plant in Vietnam.*

Advising a Chinese state-owned contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the engineering, procurement and construction of a cement plant in Central Asia (Hong Kong seat).

Acting as counsel in an ICC arbitration (London seat, English law) against Ukrainian state entities for the reconstruction, maintenance and operation of a toll road in Ukraine.

Appointed as a sole arbitrator in an SIAC international arbitration over international trade of components for solar technology equipment.

Appointed as sole mediator or co-mediator in over 50 matters in the USA and Singapore with an overall settlement rate of 74.5%.

Acting as Counsel in an ad-hoc arbitration (Hong Kong seat) against a Chinese international mining company on the charter of vessels and transport of heavy minerals.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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