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Steven Y H Lim

London, UK Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand ArbitratorsInternational Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
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Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators - Singapore

Band 2

Steven Lim of 39 Essex Chambers is a "popular choice," according to one market source, and "highly regarded particularly for China-related arbitrations," in the words of another. He sits as arbitrator in a variety of commercial cases including construction and energy disputes.
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International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators - Asia-Pacific Region

Band 3

Steven Lim of 39 Essex Chambers in Singapore brings some 25 years' experience in private practice to his current role of independent arbitrator and is familiar both with a comprehensive range of regional and extra-regional arbitral regimes, and with the issues typically raised by disputes originating in an equally impressive variety of business and industry sectors. Described by one interviewee as "a vastly experienced arbitrator who is very well respected across Asia," he is characterised by another as "an outstanding up-and-coming superstar with a nice and very sensible manner."
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Steven Lim is an independent arbitrator and barrister. He has over 80 appointments in international cases as presiding, sole, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. He is on the SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, CIETAC, SHAC, CAAI and AIAC panels amongst others and has sat in ICC, SCMA, LMAA, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc cases. Steven also appears as lead counsel in international arbitrations.

He is a member of the English and Singapore bars, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a SMIC specialist mediator.

He has experience with a broad range of commercial disputes covering private equity investments, M&A, JVs, agency, licensing, hospitality, commodities, trading, mining, oil and gas, energy, offshore engineering, shipbuilding, and construction projects. His experience includes disputes involving Indo/Asia-Pacific jurisdictions and parties from around the world.

He has been noted in legal directories as “the perfect arbitrator”, “he is always on top of his cases and has a very good judgment and excellent manner”, “a fair-minded and extremely capable arbitrator”, “a highly respected figure across the gamut of APAC-related commercial disputes”, and “an excellent counsel with excellent understanding of law and great commercial insight”.

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Steven Y H Lim

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