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3
Employment: Domestic
4 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Ian Lim

Practice Areas

Employment & Labour; Corporate & Commercial litigation; International Arbitration

Career

Ian heads TSMP’s Employment & Labour team, and is a partner in its Dispute Resolution practice, practicing both international arbitration and corporate & commercial litigation. His practice has a specific emphasis on contentious and transactional employment law, particularly on issues of non-competition, wrongful dismissal, harassment, retirement and re-employment, industrial relations and data privacy and confidentiality.

Professional Memberships

Advocate & Solicitor to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore, 2001

Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb), 2013

Appointed Referee of the Small Claims Tribunals, State Courts, 2011–present.

Chairman, Law Society Civil Practice Committee, 2017–present (Member 2006–2013, Vice-Chair 2014–2016).

Co-Chair, Law Society Litigation Conference Committee, 2018–present (Member 2013–2015, Deputy Chairman 2016–2017).

Lay Person on the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), 2016–present.

Publications

Singapore chapter for The Employment Law Review, 2012–2014, 2019.

Singapore chapter for Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment, 2012–2019.

Employment Contracts chapter of Law Relating to Specific Contracts in Singapore, 2nd Ed., 2016.

“‘Hurricane Harvey’ and the winds of change”, The Business Times, 13 January 2018

“Ensuring fair hiring and firing practices”, The Business Times, 9 May 2018.

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Asia-Pacific

Employment: Domestic - Singapore
3
Band 3

Ian Lim is the head of TSMP's employment law practice in Singapore and assists clients with both litigious and advisory labour law mandates. "Ian is a very thoughtful attorney," affirms one admiring client, who goes on to praise him for his "high-quality legal advice."

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