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Dentons Rodyk

Work +65 6225 2626
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Shanghai, Singapore

I-An Lim

Work +65 6885 3627
Dentons Rodyk

Work Department

Corporate Practice Group, Corporate Commercial, Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital.


Lim I-An is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Corporate Practice Group. I-An acts for clients in diverse areas including mergers and acquisitions, fund management, private equity and venture capital, e-commerce and employment matters. His fund management experience encompasses advising on unit trust funds, offshore and onshore fund structures, and investment advisory matters. He has assisted with the establishment of numerous unit trust funds in Singapore as well as assisting foreign fund managers with the offering of their offshore funds in Singapore. In relation to his portfolio of unit trust matters he regularly advises fund managers, both local and offshore, and trustees on regulatory, compliance and operational issues. I-An also advises education institutions in relation to their ongoing human resource, employment, contractual and commercial matters. He is retained by the Republic Polytechnic to advised them their corporate, commercial and human resource matters. In addition, I-An has advised UK-based universities in relation to their Singapore matters. I-An has been involved in the establishment of several offshore funds domiciled in Mauritius, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. He has advised in relation to investment advisory matters involving licensing and regulatory issues, investment management, custodial and administration matters. I-An advises on issues pertaining to the establishment of venture capital and private equity funds. His experience extends to the investment transactions undertaken by such venture capital and private equity funds, as well as their downstream divestments. I-An is actively involved with mergers and acquisitions. He has advised both acquirors and vendors in relation to their transactions. I-An has also acted for several Trustees in relation to REIT acquisition transactions.


Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), 1997. Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple), 1996.


LLB (Hons) University of Sheffield, 1995.

Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Local firms

Within: Investment funds – Local firms

Dentons Rodyk is, according to one client, 'a go-to firm for funds and REITs'. The team has expertise across the establishment of local and offshore funds, debt- or equity-linked securities and divestments. Clients include funds and asset management companies, fund managers, private equity investors and  venture capital funds, including BNP Paribas Trust Services Singapore, APS Asset Management and Vertex Venture Management. Lim I-An has a focus on private equity and venture capital funds including on- and offshore fund structures and S Sivanesan's broad practice includes advising fund managers, venture capital funds and start-ups.

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

Dentons Rodyk's team 'knows how to resolve matters'. Key names include Ray Chiang, who 'makes time to listen to clients and keep their interests in mind when dispensing advice'; Edric Pan  and Lim I-An. Recent work includes acting for International SOS, an international medical and concierge services provider, in a High Court action against a rival company and a former senior employee for inducement of breaches of contract,  breaches of confidence and misuse of confidential information. Other highlights include acting for a life sciences and biotech company on the consolidation of its workforce in Singapore and ongoing reviews of its employment practices. Sumitomo Chemical and Panasonic Healthcare are also clients.

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