About Tat Lim
Tat Lim is a dispute resolution practitioner, and the managing partner of a boutique law firm based in Singapore. For close to three decades of practice, he has appeared as counsel in trials and appeals at all levels of the Singapore courts, in negotiations, neutral evaluations and mediations, and in domestic and international arbitrations.
Mr. Lim has been appointed as arbitrator in institutional arbitrations, and as mediator in over 150 institutional and ad hoc mediations. He also mediates public interest disputes as a mediator / regional consultant of the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO), World Bank Group.
He has been appointed as chair and member of numerous inquiry and disciplinary panels, committees and tribunals, including the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (appointed by Minister of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Singapore), Inquiry Panel (appointed by Law Society of Singapore), Disciplinary Tribunal (appointed by the Chief Justice of Singapore), and Singapore Medical Council’s Complaints Panel (appointed by the President, Singapore Medical Council).
Mr. Lim has been appointed as an expert in Singapore law in Hong Kong court proceedings and in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Lim has extensive experience in litigation, having acted as lead or instructing counsel in numerous hearings, trials and appeals at Strata Titles Boards, State Courts, High Court, and the Court of Appeal of Singapore in a wide range of matters, including: banking, construction, intellectual property, family, shareholders, joint venture and commercial disputes.
He currently heads the dispute resolution team in the law firm that he founded in 2008.
The Legal 500 (2016) described Mr. Lim as “knowledgeable and sharp,” leading a team that “punches above its weight in heavyweight commercial litigation.”
In 2007, Mr. Lim received his first mediation accreditation from Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC).
Since then, he has received certifications and accreditations from many distinguished institutions, including: the International Mediation Institute (IMI), SMC, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Family Justice Courts (FJC), Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH), Regent’s University London (School of Psychotherapy & Psychology), Dispute Resolution and Compensation Panel (Mediation Panel), National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS), KLRCA (Malaysia), NMAS (Australia), CEDR (UK), HKMAAL (Hong Kong), and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (USA). He is also a mediator / regional consultant of the CAO.
Mr. Lim has successfully mediated a broad spectrum of disputes, including: commercial, construction, intellectual property, real estate, shareholder and joint venture, healthcare, family, public interest and cross border matters. In commercial and construction disputes, he has mediated claims exceeding $50 million. He has also mediated disputes with social and ecological issues in public interest mediations.
Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2016) described Mr. Lim as “always prepared for the unexpected,” a quality that makes him “a true asset to any mediation.” Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2017) described Mr. Lim as an “outstanding” mediator and “a distinguished figure in Singapore mediation.”