Keith Lim, Associate

Keith graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University College London (UCL), and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Keith primarily acts in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes of a contractual / tortious nature. Keith is well versed in Singapore civil procedure and the arbitration regime in Singapore. In particular, Keith was lead counsel in a number of interlocutory applications before the High Court. Keith has also regularly acted for clients in mediation under the auspices of the Singapore Mediation Centre and Singapore International Mediation Centre.

Keith is also involved in family law and criminal law matters, including the Computer Misuse Act.

Keith also has experience in non-contentious work including non-disclosure agreements, and preparation legal opinions on a party’s contractual right to call on a performance bond.

Some of Keith’s more recent notable experiences include:

  1. Acting in an appeal in the Court of Appeal on a novel point of law involving the meaning of “loss and damage” under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (Reed, Michael v. Bellingham, Alex (Attorney-General, intervener) [2022] SGCA 60);
  2. Acting in a High Court suit; successfully defending a third-party action for misappropriation and breach of trust for sums in excess of US$ 6 million (Lakshmi Anil Salgaocar (suing as the Administratrix of the Estate of Anil Vassudeva Salgaocar and anor v. Darsan Jitendra Jhaveri and ors (Kwan Ka Yu Terence, third party) [2023] SGHC 47)
  3. Acting in a stay of execution application of certain discovery orders made pending an originating application for permission to appeal, the latter under the Rules of Court 2021 (Devin Jethanand Bhojwani and ors v Jethanand Harkishindas Bhojwani (Shankar’s Emporium (Private) Limited and ors as the Non-parties) [2023] SGHC 128).
  4. Acting in an arbitration conducted under the auspices of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre;
  5. Acting for a major local cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform in judicial review proceedings and judicial management proceedings in the High Court;
  6. Acting on behalf of a regulated entity in an employment-related dispute in the High Court against one of its former managing directors;

Keith believes in giving back to the community through his involvement in pro bono matters, and has acted for accused persons under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and volunteered at various legal clinics since entering legal practice.

Outside of work, Keith enjoys playing squash. Keith is also passionate about music – he plays several musical instruments and also sings.

Keith is fluent in English and Mandarin.