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Competition 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"He possesses long-standing experience in competition, especially in the telecoms market"
"He is usually the first port of call for clients in the telecommunications sector when they encounter competition issues"
"In my experience, he is a very knowledgeable and efficient operator for merger control filings in Singapore"

Biography

Chong Kin is Managing Director of Drew & Napier LLC’s Corporate & Finance Department. In addition, he is co-head of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group, while heading Drew & Napier's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Competition, Consumer and Regulatory practice groups. Under his leadership, the practice groups are consistently ranked as market leading practices in Singapore.

He is highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike for his expertise in TMT and data protection. Some of his plaudits include, “His advice is both thorough and attuned to the regulator's intentions, which is really helpful,” and, “[Chong Kin] is highly sought-after by clients across the IT sector who commend his great ability to ‘brilliantly resolve complex matters’.”

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.

Within the data protection sphere, Chong Kin’s practice precedes the advent of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012) (PDPA). Since 2013, Chong Kin has acted for the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC), and has worked on many of the most significant developments in the Singapore data protection scene. These include assisting the PDPC to formulate implementing regulations and guidelines under the PDPA, and developing the enforcement framework under the PDPA. Chong Kin has also assisted industry clients in the full gamut of data protection matters, including the implementation of group-wide data protection compliance programmes, the localisation of global data privacy policies, data protection training programmes, advising companies on dealing with data breaches, conducting regulatory risk audits, and addressing ad hoc queries. Most recently, Chong Kin has assisted clients on the regulatory aspects of data breaches, as well as to develop data retention policies for clients with large-scale data inventories.  

Chong Kin’s cutting-edge TMT practice has seen him work on every significant development in the Singapore TMT market. He plays, 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 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 is assisting Singapore’s merged telecom and media regulator, the Info-communications Media Development Authority, on the convergence of the telecommunications and media competition codes. He has also advised the Minister for Trade and Industry in an appeal involving competition, among other matters, in the energy sector.

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

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Chong Kin Lim is s a prominent name in the market, praised for his strong expertise in a range of IT and TMT matters.

Biography

Chong Kin is Managing Director of Drew & Napier LLC’s Corporate & Finance Department. In addition, he is co-head of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group, while heading Drew & Napier's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Competition, Consumer and Regulatory practice groups. Under his leadership, the practice groups are consistently ranked as market leading practices in Singapore.

He is highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike for his expertise in TMT and data protection. Some of his plaudits include, “His advice is both thorough and attuned to the regulator's intentions, which is really helpful,” and, “[Chong Kin] is highly sought-after by clients across the IT sector who commend his great ability to ‘brilliantly resolve complex matters’.”

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.

Within the data protection sphere, Chong Kin’s practice precedes the advent of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012) (PDPA). Since 2013, Chong Kin has acted for the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC), and has worked on many of the most significant developments in the Singapore data protection scene. These include assisting the PDPC to formulate implementing regulations and guidelines under the PDPA, and developing the enforcement framework under the PDPA. Chong Kin has also assisted industry clients in the full gamut of data protection matters, including the implementation of group-wide data protection compliance programmes, the localisation of global data privacy policies, data protection training programmes, advising companies on dealing with data breaches, conducting regulatory risk audits, and addressing ad hoc queries. Most recently, Chong Kin has assisted clients on the regulatory aspects of data breaches, as well as to develop data retention policies for clients with large-scale data inventories.  

Chong Kin’s cutting-edge TMT practice has seen him work on every significant development in the Singapore TMT market. He plays, 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 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 is assisting Singapore’s merged telecom and media regulator, the Info-communications Media Development Authority, on the convergence of the telecommunications and media competition codes. He has also advised the Minister for Trade and Industry in an appeal involving competition, among other matters, in the energy sector.

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

Data - Telecoms & Media 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Chong Kin Lim is highly sought after by clients for his in-depth knowledge of competition-related issues pertaining to the telecoms and media sector. 

Biography

Chong Kin is Managing Director of Drew & Napier LLC’s Corporate & Finance Department. In addition, he is co-head of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group, while heading Drew & Napier's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Competition, Consumer and Regulatory practice groups. Under his leadership, the practice groups are consistently ranked as market leading practices in Singapore.

He is highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike for his expertise in TMT and data protection. Some of his plaudits include, “His advice is both thorough and attuned to the regulator's intentions, which is really helpful,” and, “[Chong Kin] is highly sought-after by clients across the IT sector who commend his great ability to ‘brilliantly resolve complex matters’.”

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.

Within the data protection sphere, Chong Kin’s practice precedes the advent of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012) (PDPA). Since 2013, Chong Kin has acted for the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore (PDPC), and has worked on many of the most significant developments in the Singapore data protection scene. These include assisting the PDPC to formulate implementing regulations and guidelines under the PDPA, and developing the enforcement framework under the PDPA. Chong Kin has also assisted industry clients in the full gamut of data protection matters, including the implementation of group-wide data protection compliance programmes, the localisation of global data privacy policies, data protection training programmes, advising companies on dealing with data breaches, conducting regulatory risk audits, and addressing ad hoc queries. Most recently, Chong Kin has assisted clients on the regulatory aspects of data breaches, as well as to develop data retention policies for clients with large-scale data inventories.  

Chong Kin’s cutting-edge TMT practice has seen him work on every significant development in the Singapore TMT market. He plays, 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 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 is assisting Singapore’s merged telecom and media regulator, the Info-communications Media Development Authority, on the convergence of the telecommunications and media competition codes. He has also advised the Minister for Trade and Industry in an appeal involving competition, among other matters, in the energy sector.

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

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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