39 Essex Chambers is delighted to announce that Steven Lim will be joining Chambers.
Steven joins Chambers after stepping down from his role as Senior Partner of CMS Singapore. He will be based in 39 Essex Chambers’ Singapore office.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution across the Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. He focuses on commercial disputes with experience including private equity investments and M&A, joint ventures, hotel management, trading contracts, oil and gas and energy, offshore services and engineering, ship building and construction.
He has sat as emergency, sole, co-arbitrator, and presiding arbitrator in close to 30 arbitrations and has appeared as advocate and counsel in numerous international arbitrations. He is a panel arbitrator with the SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC and THAC and has also sat in ICC, SCMA and UNCITRAL rules cases.
Steven has been recognised as a leading individual in international dispute resolution and arbitration in Singapore, Hong Kong and Asia-wide in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories where he has been described as a “a respected arbitrator with extensive experience handling commercial arbitrations”, a “prominent counsel in arbitration” and “very impressive advocate”.
With such a distinguished career, the arrival of Steven at 39 Essex Chambers greatly enhances the set’s ability and commitment to continue to bring the high quality, specialised, skills of the members to clients based outside of the UK.
39 Essex Chambers’ Chief Executive Lindsay Scott, says: “We are absolutely delighted that Steven will be joining us. His commercial arbitration expertise, and breadth of experience in the Asia-Pacific region, is a perfect fit for Chambers and brings an enhanced dimension to our offering for clients internationally.”
Steven Lim adds “I am very excited to move into independent practice as an arbitrator and barrister. I am returning to where I started, my first admission was to the English Bar in 1992. 39 Essex is a fantastic platform for me to practise from – I know Chambers well, have worked with and have great respect for my new colleagues, and have already built many good friendships there.”