Kevin Lim is a director at Gateway and co-leads the International Arbitration practice. He specialises in international arbitration and acts as both advocate and arbitrator. He has been involved in approximately 50 international arbitrations in more than 10 years of practice, and is dual-qualified in Singapore and England & Wales.
Kevin has represented clients in arbitrations around the world, focusing on joint venture, energy, technology, infrastructure, and investor-state disputes. These include some of Asia’s most complex and high-value disputes.
Recent examples include securing an award of US$ 158 million and dismissal of US$ 350 million in counterclaims in an ICC arbitration concerning a nuclear power plant, and successfully defending US$ 1.69 billion in counterclaims in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning a joint operating agreement. He is also currently engaged to advise a State on a multi-billion dollar investment dispute.
In addition to his work as counsel, Kevin regularly sits as arbitrator, and has rendered multiple awards in complex commercial disputes. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is listed as an arbitrator with the SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, AIAC, and THAC.
Before joining Gateway, Kevin was a senior member in the global disputes practice of a leading international law firm, King & Spalding, where he practised for more than eight years. He was also previously State Counsel with the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers (International Affairs Division). There, he represented and advised the Singapore Government on public international law matters, including investor-state disputes and investment treaty negotiations.
Among other accolades, Kevin has been recognized in the legal directories as “a very reliable lawyer” and “top-notch” partner, who “is very experienced in international arbitration matters”, gives “practical and effective advice”, has “excellent cross-examination skills”, and whose “knowledge on arbitration proceedings are second to none”.