Dato Chee Wee Lim > Lim Chee Wee Partnership > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile
Lim Chee Wee Partnership Offices
12-1 Lorong Dungun
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Dato Chee Wee Lim
Chee Wee is the Senior Partner of the firm and has been in practice for more than 27 years. He has a broad commercial, corporate, public law, and regulatory disputes practice with experience in a wide variety of high value and high-profile cases including international arbitrations in Asia and Europe.
He is the former President of the Malaysian Bar (2011-2013), a former member of the National Unity Consultative Council, a former member of the Operations Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, and a former member of the 1MDB Task Force for the investigations, prosecution and asset recovery.
He primarily acts as counsel having appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian Courts. He has more than 100 cases reported in the law reports with a portfolio including arbitrations, contractual disputes (involving joint ventures, IT, franchise, oil and gas), boardroom/takeover tussles, fraud investigation and recovery, regulatory enforcement action, corporate restructuring, insolvency claims, competition law, and estate disputes.
He has an established public and administrative law practice, regularly advising and acting for the Malaysian stock exchange (Bursa Malaysia Berhad), Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC), Energy Commission, the Malaysian Aviation Commission, the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Centre and the Securities Commission Malaysia.
He is consistently listed in various international legal directories as a leading legal practitioner. He is ranked as a Band 1 dispute resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific and in the Hall of Fame for dispute resolution in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. He has been described as “a leading presence in the market, handling a range of disputes concerning areas such as energy, competition and fraud” (Chambers Asia-Pacific) and “[u]ndoubtedly the grandmaster in this area of practice” (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific).
A number of his cases are landmark decisions in the areas of contract law (liquidated damages), administrative law (setting aside leave) and strata management (basis for charges). His pending high value and high-profile cases include MyCC enforcement actions against MAS/Air Asia, MyEG and Grab, Pelangi Prestasi Sdn Bhd’s billion Ringgit dispute against the Receiver and Manager of Sabah Forest Industries Sdn Bhd and Sabah State Government, and Prestariang SKIN Sdn Bhd’s RM732 million claim against the Government of Malaysia for its expropriation of the national immigration control system concession and a number of high-profile fraud recovery claims.
Key Practice Areas:
- International Arbitration
- Fraud and Asset Recovery
- Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
- Regulatory Enforcement
- Competition Law Litigation
- Bahasa Melayu
- Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1993)
- LL.B. (Hons), New South Wales (1991)