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Chong Kin Lim

Chong Kin Lim
Office:
10 Collyer Quay
10-01 Ocean Financial Centre
049315
City:
Singapore
Country:
Singapore
Tel:
+65 6531 4110
Fax:
+65 6535 4864

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

Lim Chong Kin is a director with Drew & Napier LLC. He heads the firm's competition and regulatory practice, and the telecommunications, media and technology practice.

Chong Kin is highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike as a leading competition lawyer in Singapore. He is featured in various ranking publications, including: Who’s Who Legal: Competition (2008–2016), and Expert Guides’ World's Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers/Economists (2016).

Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017) notes: “[Chong Kin] is a very technically proficient and commercially savvy lawyer. He is also very entrenched in the competition space, giving him unique insights into policy direction and interpretation.” Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017) describes him as a "commercially savvy and experienced lawyer" and "always terrific to deal with". The Legal 500: Asia Pacific (2017) says that he has “excellent legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of the regulator”.

Chong Kin is known for his expertise in drafting “first of its kind” competition legislation, having been involved in competition and regulatory matters for over 17 years. He regularly acts for competition regulators on liberalisation, market access, merger reviews, appeals and enforcement issues. Chong Kin was appointed lead Singapore counsel for drafting of the Telecom Competition Code in 2000, 2005 and 2010; he also drafted the first Media Market Conduct Code in 2002 and the Postal Competition Code in 2008; and he recently assisted Singapore’s merged telecom and media regulator on the convergence of the telecommunications and media competition codes. He also advised the Minister of Trade and Industry on an appeal involving competition, among other matters, in the energy sector.

Chong Kin has worked on several market studies commissioned by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) and the sectoral competition regulators, which includes leading CCS’s first ever competition study on price recommendations by trade and professional associations, and a subsequent study on the medical services sector. He was also part of the consortium team assessing the economic effects of the Block Exemption Order for liner shipping agreements.

He routinely assists in international cartel investigations by CCS, and defended a financial services company under investigation for entering into an anti-competitive agreement.

Chong Kin also regularly advises a range of multinational companies and local corporations on competition matters, including merger filings, transaction reviews, and compliance programmes. Recently, he represented Singapore Airlines Limited and Deutsche Lufthansa AG in the successful joint venture notification of various routes between Europe and South East Asia. Chong Kin also represented ADB BVBA, Safegate International AB and Fairford Group in the successful notification of the proposed acquisition of Safegate by ADB.

In tandem with the development of competition law in ASEAN, Chong Kin is also actively involved with assisting clients to comply with competition law requirements in the region. In 2008, Chong Kin led an international consortium that was awarded a prestigious project to study and recommend competition policy and law for implementation in the ASEAN economies. He is also regularly invited as a speaker at conferences on ASEAN competition law.

Chong Kin is co-editor of Singapore's first comprehensive competition law textbook, Competition Law and Policy in Singapore (2009). He also authored the competition chapter in Law Relating to Specific Contracts in Singapore (2008).

Detailed profile: www.drewnapier.com/Lawyers/Lim-Chong-Kin.

WWL says: Chong Kin Lim is one of Singapore's pre-eminent competition and regulatory lawyers.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Data: Information Technology

Chong Kin heads Drew & Napier's telecommunications, media and technology, and competition and regulatory (contentious and non-contentious) practice groups. Under his leadership, the practice groups are consistently ranked as market leading practices in Singapore, with major publications noting that “he combines the two practices flawlessly.”

He is highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike for his expertise in TMT and data protection. Chong Kin is lauded for being "incisive, insightful and knowledgeable" and for his “deep and thorough knowledge of telecommunications and media law and an excellent network of contacts.” He is also recognised as a "very technically proficient and commercially savvy lawyer,” who is “very entrenched in the competition space, giving him unique insights into policy direction and interpretation," and “understands regulatory thinking like no other lawyer in the field.”

Chong Kin’s client base spans the entire TMT sector, ranging from the telecoms, media, postal and other regulators, to industry players, including global telecommunication carriers, service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, leading global broadcasters and content providers.

He has played, and continues to play, a key role in the development of sectoral competition regulation in Singapore. In particular, he was engaged by Singapore’s telecommunications, media and postal regulators as lead external counsel in the liberalisation of the telecommunications, media and postal sectors; and, he also assisted the regulators in conceptualising and drafting “first-of-its-kind” sectoral competition legislation and frameworks.

Chong Kin advises the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore and he is also called upon by the industry to assist in data protection matters.

His detailed profile is available at: http://www.drewnapier.com/Lawyers/Lim-Chong-Kin.

WWL says: Chong Kin Lim is regularly sought after for his exceptional expertise in complex commercial and regulatory matters in the IT space.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Data which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Data: Telecoms & Media

Chong Kin heads Drew & Napier's telecommunications, media and technology, and competition and regulatory (contentious and non-contentious) practice groups. Under his leadership, the practice groups are consistently ranked as market leading practices in Singapore, with major publications noting that "he combines the two practices flawlessly."

He is highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike for his expertise in TMT and data protection. Chong Kin is lauded for being "incisive, insightful and knowledgeable" and for his "deep and thorough knowledge of telecommunications and media law and an excellent network of contacts." He is also recognised as a "very technically proficient and commercially savvy lawyer," who is "very entrenched in the competition space, giving him unique insights into policy direction and interpretation," and "understands regulatory thinking like no other lawyer in the field."

His client base spans the entire TMT sector, ranging from the telecoms, media, postal and other regulators to industry players including global telecommunication carriers, service providers, network operators, hardware manufacturers, equipment suppliers, leading global broadcasters and content providers.

Throughout his career he has played a key role in the development of sectoral competition regulation in Singapore. In particular, he was engaged by Singapore’s telecommunications, media and postal regulators as lead external counsel in the liberalisation of the telecommunications, media and postal sectors; and, he also assisted the regulators in conceptualising and drafting “first-of-its-kind” sectoral competition legislation and frameworks.

Chong Kin advises the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore and he is also called upon by the industry to assist in data protection matters.

His detailed profile is available at: www.drewnapier.com/Lawyers/Lim-Chong-Kin.

WWL says: Chong Kim Lim has "deep and thorough knowledge of telecommunications and media law and an excellent network of contacts".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Data which can be purchased from our Shop.

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