Chin Leng Lim

Email: clim@keatingchambers.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 7544 2600

Chin Lim is based in Hong Kong. He advises sovereign nations, governments and private clients in complex public and private international law matters and disputes. He has particular experience in negotiating and interpreting treaty provisions, and advising on how treaties and conventions apply to and affect contractual obligations, investments and business operations.

His experience includes advising:

  • A client in respect of a cross-border investment matter in the Far East.
  • A client in respect of the scope of international sanctions and their application to commercial dealings.
  • A client on various aspects of international treaty law in relation to a matter arising in the Far East.
  • A client on private international law in connection with a high-value commercial and financial dispute in the Far East.
  • A Government on issues arising from commercial and investment treaty negotiations.
  • The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development in Hong Kong for the Committee on Pacific Economic Co-operation.
  • A Government on maritime boundary matters.
  • The Government of Singapore as Counsel in commercial and investment treaty negotiations.
  • The Governing Council of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva in dealing with both sovereign and private claims following the first Gulf War.

Chin Lim joined Keating Chambers in 2013 where he was also a Pupil. Professor Lim is a member of both the English and Singapore Bar, and accepts arbitral appointments.

Current Appointments

2016 – Arbitrator, KLRCA.

2015 – Shanghai 1,000 Plan Visiting Professor.

2013 – International Member, Keating Chambers.

2012 – Committee for Pacific Economic Co-operation, Government of the Hong Kong S.A.R.

2009 – Visiting Professor of Law, King’s College London.

2007 – Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Visiting Appointments

2015 – Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore.
2013 – Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, World Trade Organization, Geneva.

Practice Areas
  • Current Appointments
  • Visiting Appointments
Current Appointments
  • 2013 – International Member, Keating Chambers.
  • 2012 – Committee for Pacific Economic Co-operation, Government of the Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • 2007 – Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong.
Visiting Appointments
  • 2015 to date – Shanghai 1,000 Plan Guest Professor, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.
  • 2015 – Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore.
  • 2013 – Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, World Trade Organization, Geneva.
  • 2009 to date – Visiting Professor, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.
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