Tat Lim

Tat Lim
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Who's Who Legal Mediation

Tat Lim was called to the Singapore Bar in 1989 and admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2004.

He is a dedicated, passionate and proactive mediator. Since 2007, Tat has mediated and settled a broad spectrum of disputes, including commercial, construction, intellectual property, real estate, shareholder and joint venture, healthcare, family, public policy, and cross-border matters. He has been appointed as sole mediator in institutional, ad hoc and court-annexed mediations. His active practice as counsel, which includes having represented clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore and in SIAC, ICC and JCAA arbitrations, provides him with a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs, concerns and interests of parties and counsel involved in adversarial dispute resolution proceedings.

WWL (2016) describes Tat as “‘always prepared for the unexpected’, a quality that makes him ‘a true asset to any mediation’”. WWL (2017) describes Tat as “an ‘outstanding’ mediator and a distinguished figure in Singapore mediation”. The Legal 500 (2016) describes Tat as “‘knowledgeable and sharp’, leading a team that ‘punches above its weight in heavyweight commercial litigation’”.

Tat is a 2017 Weinstein JAMS International fellow and a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. He is co-chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

He holds postgraduate law, business, construction law and arbitration degrees from National University of Singapore and King’s College London. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, UK) and Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ).

Tat is an IMI-certified mediator, and accredited with many distinguished institutions, including the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL), the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS, Australia), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK), Regent’s University London, State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution and the Family Justice Courts of Singapore. He is also a mediator/regional consultant to the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO), the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank Group.

Tat is actively involved in the training of mediators for the current and future generations. He is a principal trainer of SMC’s adjunct training faculty and teaching fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, and has delivered mediation training to students, judges, lawyers, professionals and business executives in many parts of the world. He was a member of the working groups of the IBA-VIAC CDRC Mediation and Negotiation Competition and the ICC International Mediation Competition, and was appointed as a judge in the 2016 finals of both competitions.

He was awarded the 2013 State Courts’ Outstanding Court Volunteer Award for his contribution to mediation in the state courts.

Tat has authored and contributed to publications relating to his areas of practice, including Singapore Civil Procedure (Thomson Reuters/Sweet & Maxwell; 2014, 2016 and 2017), Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters/Sweet & Maxwell; 2015 and 2017), Mediation Practice – 8 Cultures, 16 Cases, 128 Creative Solutions (International Chamber of Commerce; 2016), Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition (American Bar Association; 2017), Arbitration Global Guide – Singapore (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters), Litigation and enforcement in Singapore: overview (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters) and Lexis Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution (LexisNexis).

WWL says: Tat Lim is lauded as "the best in Singapore" for mediation services by his peers. He has a broad spectrum of expertise across the energy, entertainment and construction sectors.

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

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