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

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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, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, and Expert Guides’ World's Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers/Economists.

Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018) reports of Chong Kin, "He thoroughly understands the requirements of an international company seeking to do business in Singapore and provides excellent practical, pithy and timely advice," and, "His advice is clear and persuasive, and he makes his clients feel that they are important."

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 18 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, 2004 and 2010; he also drafted the first Media Market Conduct Code in 2002 and the Postal Competition Code in 2008; and he 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 anticompetitive 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 Nichicon (Singapore) Pte Ltd in the investigation by the CCS of an infringement of section 34 of the Singapore Competition Act against five capacitor manufacturers. Chong Kin also advised ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited in relation to the notification to the CCS on its acquisition of 51 per cent share in Lion City Holdings Pte Ltd from Uber Technologies, Inc.

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 "technically excellent" according to peers, and comes "highly recommended for his excellent work in cartel investigations and merger control in Singapore".

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 highly commended for his work in the field of IT where he stands out for his "well-reasoned and well-explained advice".

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 Kin Lim is "a definite must for inclusion" according to sources who commend his extensive experience in antitrust and regulatory matters relating to the telecoms and media sector.

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

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