Mr Lim Chong Kin > Drew & Napier LLC > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Drew & Napier LLC
10 COLLYER QUAY
#10-01 OCEAN FINANCIAL CENTRE
SINGAPORE 049315
Singapore

Work Department

Competition Law and Regulatory Practice;
Telecommunications, Media and Technology

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • 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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Lim Chong KinDrew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC is best known for contentious and regulatory matters thanks to the firm’s dispute resolution heritage. The competition and regulatory team is frequently engaged in representing clients in major investigations by the CCCS, including advising on cartel investigations, applications for leniency and dawn raids. It also assists competition regulators themselves with key issues such as the development of regulatory frameworks, market access, liberalisation and enforcement issues, notably in the telecoms and media sectors. Lim Chong Kin is a seasoned competition and regulatory specialist with an impressive record in investigations and regulatory frameworks. Cavinder Bull SC is an outstanding litigator with a fine record in competition matters. Corinne Chew has impressed the market with her expertise in merger filings, leniency applications, dawn raids and investigations.

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms

Drew & Napier LLC has a highly developed employment practice, notably leveraging the firm’s celebrated dispute resolution history, but also having a recognised non-contentious and transactional practice. It has achieved further prominence in key areas such as discrimination claims, collective bargaining agreements and employee terminations. The group also shows high levels of expertise in negotiating Singapore regulations relating to the proportion of foreign employees. Kelvin Tan is a leader in employment disputes. Benjamin Gaw is highly rated as a non-contentious employment specialist, as is Lim Chong Kin. Rakesh Kirpalani provides further expertise in technology-related employment disputes.

Singapore > TMT: local firms

(Hall of Fame)

Lim Chong KinDrew & Napier LLC

Drew & Napier LLC‘s transactional, licensing and regulatory capabilities ensure that the firm is regularly instructed by a varied roster of clients, including global carriers and regional telecoms service providers, international broadcasters and technology leaders, IT start-ups, and various regulators and authorities across the region. Contract negotiation is also a key area of strength for the firm. Highly regarded practitioner Lim Chong Kin leads the TMT practice, while regulatory and commercial expert David Alfred leverages his experience as co-head of the data protection, privacy and cybersecurity group to advise on a wide range of issues such as development and review of public policy, legislation and data governance.

Comparative Guides

Singapore: Data Protection & Cyber Security April 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Data Protection & Cyber Security laws and regulations that may occur in Singapore.