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Kevin Lim is counsel in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration practice. Kevin has represented clients in international arbitrations under all of the major institutional rules, with a focus on energy, infrastructure, joint venture, and investment treaty disputes in Asia. He also regularly sits as arbitrator.

Kevin was previously State Counsel at the International Affairs Division (IAD) of the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers, where he advised the Singapore Government on public international law matters. These included BIT and FTA negotiations, commercial and investment-treaty disputes, and WTO dispute settlement.

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Credentials

LL.B. with Honours, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Singapore

English

Mandarin Chinese

Matters

Currently representing a Middle-Eastern oil and gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement in South-East Asia. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently advising a State on its disputes with a group of investors under multiple investment treaties. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Recently represented a nuclear reactor and services provider in two ICC arbitration against a national power company arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. Our client prevailed on all of its claims and successfully defended against the opponent's counterclaims.

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Currently representing a Middle-Eastern oil and gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement in South-East Asia. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently advising a State on its disputes with a group of investors under multiple investment treaties. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Recently represented a nuclear reactor and services provider in two ICC arbitration against a national power company arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. Our client prevailed on all of its claims and successfully defended against the opponent's counterclaims.

Recently represented a power company in two related HKIAC arbitrations relating to the construction of a coal power plant in the Philippines. More than USD 400 million was in dispute. The matter was successfully settled.

Represented a U.S. multinational as claimant in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a large Philippines telecommunications company. The dispute concerned the termination of a project to supply satellite GSM connectivity to merchant vessels. We obtained an award of 100% of our reliefs sought, and successfully defended against all counterclaims.

Recently represented Samsung C&T Corporation in an arbitration arising out of the engineering and construction of the Roy Hill Iron Ore project in Western Australia. Hundreds of millions of dollars are in dispute.

Represented a UK construction contractor in an ICSID arbitration against Turkmenistan. Obtained a landmark award upholding ICSID jurisdiction under the UK-Turkmenistan BIT based on the most favoured nation provision in the BIT.

Currently representing a major South East Asian conglomerate in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against Indonesian entities concerning a shareholders dispute over South East Asian infrastructure projects valued at more than USD 1 billion.

Represented a Korean industrial company in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore against a Japanese trading house concerning a tax sharing dispute.

Represented a Russian corporation in an LCIA arbitration in London against a major European bank concerning a guarantee dispute.

Advised a power company in a dispute with its contractors arising out of the construction of a coal-fired power plant in the Philippines. The dispute is subject to HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong. English law governs and approximately USD 25 million is in dispute.

Advised an Indian oil and gas exploration and production company on investment treaty and commercial claims against a Middle Eastern State.

Advised a U.S. oil and gas major on investment treaty and commercial claims against a South-East Asian State and a national gas pipeline operator.

Matters

Currently representing a Middle-Eastern oil and gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement in South-East Asia. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently advising a State on its disputes with a group of investors under multiple investment treaties. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Recently represented a nuclear reactor and services provider in two ICC arbitration against a national power company arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. Our client prevailed on all of its claims and successfully defended against the opponent's counterclaims.

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Matters

Currently representing a Middle-Eastern oil and gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of a joint operating agreement in South-East Asia. English law governs and hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

Currently advising a State on its disputes with a group of investors under multiple investment treaties. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Recently represented a nuclear reactor and services provider in two ICC arbitration against a national power company arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. Our client prevailed on all of its claims and successfully defended against the opponent's counterclaims.

Recently represented a power company in two related HKIAC arbitrations relating to the construction of a coal power plant in the Philippines. More than USD 400 million was in dispute. The matter was successfully settled.

Represented a U.S. multinational as claimant in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a large Philippines telecommunications company. The dispute concerned the termination of a project to supply satellite GSM connectivity to merchant vessels. We obtained an award of 100% of our reliefs sought, and successfully defended against all counterclaims.

Recently represented Samsung C&T Corporation in an arbitration arising out of the engineering and construction of the Roy Hill Iron Ore project in Western Australia. Hundreds of millions of dollars are in dispute.

Represented a UK construction contractor in an ICSID arbitration against Turkmenistan. Obtained a landmark award upholding ICSID jurisdiction under the UK-Turkmenistan BIT based on the most favoured nation provision in the BIT.

Currently representing a major South East Asian conglomerate in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore against Indonesian entities concerning a shareholders dispute over South East Asian infrastructure projects valued at more than USD 1 billion.

Represented a Korean industrial company in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore against a Japanese trading house concerning a tax sharing dispute.

Represented a Russian corporation in an LCIA arbitration in London against a major European bank concerning a guarantee dispute.

Advised a power company in a dispute with its contractors arising out of the construction of a coal-fired power plant in the Philippines. The dispute is subject to HKIAC arbitration in Hong Kong. English law governs and approximately USD 25 million is in dispute.

Advised an Indian oil and gas exploration and production company on investment treaty and commercial claims against a Middle Eastern State.

Advised a U.S. oil and gas major on investment treaty and commercial claims against a South-East Asian State and a national gas pipeline operator.

Credentials

LL.B. with Honours, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Singapore

English

Mandarin Chinese