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Chong Kin Lim

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Drew & Napier LLC

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Competition Law and Regulatory Practice;
Telecommunications, Media and Technology


Head, Telecommunications, Media and Technology;
Co-head, Competition Law and Regulatory Practice


Chong Kin co-heads Drew & Napier's Competition Law & Regulatory Practice. He also heads the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Practice.

Chong Kin has played a key role in the development of sectoral competition regulation in Singapore, in particular, in the telecommunications, media and postal industries. Since 1999, he routinely advises the sectoral competition regulators on liberalisation, market access, licensing, competition regulation, merger reviews and enforcement issues, including successfully defending the regulators in various Ministerial appeals.

Chong Kin has consistently been recommended as a leading lawyer by major international legal publications such as The Asia Pacific Legal 500, Global Competition Review, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Guide to the World's Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers/Economists, Who’s Who Legal, Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?, Asialaw Profiles and Best Lawyers. He is also highly regarded by his peers, clients and rivals alike for his expertise. The two practices that Chong Kin heads have also been widely recognised as leading practices in Singapore.




  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, Pacific Telecommunications Council
  • Associate member, American Bar Association


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • LL.M., National University of Singapore
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1996)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (1999)

Singapore: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lim Chong Kin - Drew & Napier LLC

Within: Antitrust and competition – Local firms

The 'extraordinarily responsive' team at Drew & Napier LLC stands out for its 'strong relationships with the competition agency in Singapore' and its 'always hands-on and practical advice - the team can cover the full range from simple merger filing questions to complex economic analysis'. It is advising a client in relation to a CCCS cartel investigation against five capacitor manufacturers pertaining to allegations that they engaged in anti-competitive agreements that included price-fixing and the exchange of confidential sales, distribution and pricing information. The group has also been assisting a client in a market inquiry by the CCCS into the downstream petrol market in Singapore. Lim Chong Kin and Corinne Chew are 'fantastic' and 'deserve strong recognition for their client focus'. Cavinder Bull SC has extensive expertise in complex litigation with an emphasis on competition law matters such as investigations.

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lim Chong Kin - Drew & Napier LLC

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC 'distinguishes itself with its extensive knowledge of employment matters and the quality of its advice' and it 'provides sound business advice that can be swiftly implemented'. The team's comprehensive expertise spans both contentious and advisory matters, including employment terminations, enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants, breaches of directors’ and fiduciary duties, and the employment aspects of corporate reorganisations. Kelvin Tan is a key name, as is Jason Chen, who 'understands complex situations very quickly'. Lim Chong Kin, Benjamin Gaw , Elizabeth Tong and senior associate Chng Hu Ping are also noted.

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Singapore: TMT

TMT – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lim Chong Kin - Drew & Napier LLC

Within: TMT – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC is 'terrific – very knowledgeable in the TMT space and very responsive' and Lim Chong Kin, who leads the team, 'is a genuine subject matter expert and is also remarkably responsive and friendly'. Charmian Aw and senior associate Shawn Ting are other core members of a team that handles the gamut of TMT work including transactional, licensing and regulatory matters, outsourcing and data privacy. The group acts for global and regional telecoms, technology and media clients ranging from global corporates to start-ups. It is providing assistance to Super Sea Cable Networks, including on regulatory matters, regarding the deployment of an international submarine cable system which is expected to complete via three phases in 2021.

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Singapore: Employment & Labour Law (3rd edition)

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