Chin Leng Lim

Email: clim@keatingchambers.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 7544 2600

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

His experience includes advice to:

  • A client and representation in resisting the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment in the Middle East.
  • A client in respect of a cross-border investment matter in the Far East.
  • A client in respect of the scope of sovereign sanctions and their application to commercial dealings.
  • A client on various aspects of an international treaty law issue 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. Chin is a member of both the English and Singapore Bar and accepts arbitral appointments. For the past decade he was Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, serving also on the University Court and Senate. In 2017 he was appointed Choh-Ming Li Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Professor of Law. His latest writings include Lim, Ho and Paprinskis, Investment Law and Arbitration, with a Foreword by Emmanuel Gaillard, forthcoming, Cambridge University Press.

Current Appointments

2016 – Arbitrator, KLRCA.

2015 – Shanghai 1,000 Plan Visiting Professor, Shanghai Municipal Government and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

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.

Visiting Appointments

2015 – Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore.

2013 – Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, World Trade Organization, Geneva.

 

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Current Appointments

2016 – Arbitrator, KLRCA.

2015 – Shanghai 1,000 Plan Visiting Professor, Shanghai Municipal Government and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

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.

Visiting Appointments

2015 – Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Singapore.

2013 – Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, World Trade Organization, Geneva.

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