Advocate and Solicitor | Arbitrator
Kevin Lim is an international arbitration specialist who acts as both advocate and arbitrator.
His practice is focused on Asia and covers a broad range of disputes, including joint venture, energy, technology, infrastructure, and investor-state disputes. He has successfully represented clients in some of Asia’s most complex and high-value arbitrations. Recent examples include securing an award of US$ 158 million and dismissal of US$ 350 million in counterclaims in an ICC arbitration in the nuclear power sector, 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 Final Awards in multiple arbitrations. He is listed as an arbitrator with major arbitral institutions, including the SIAC and HKIAC, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Before joining Gateway, Kevin was a senior member in the international disputes practice of a leading international law firm, King & Spalding, where he practised for almost a decade. He was also previously at the International Affairs Division (IAD) of the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers. There, he advised the Singapore Government on public international law matters, including BIT and FTA negotiations and investor-state disputes.