Larry Lim > Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP


Deputy Head, Financial Institutions Group
Partner, Energy & Resources Practice


Larry practises in the specialist area of financial services regulation, compliance, transactions and documentation. With almost two decades of experience in this area, his practice encompasses advising on licensing, regulatory and compliance requirements in the conduct of financial services business and in respect of the design, structure, sale, trading and documentation of financial products and services, and assisting in the drafting, negotiation and execution of financial products and services documentation. His range of clients include major banks, exchanges, clearing houses, central depositories, brokers and dealers, custodians, financial advisers, funds and fund managers, insurance companies, payment systems operators and trust companies.

Larry also regularly advises on energy, commodities and resources-related matters. He has advised energy and commodities exchanges, markets, clearing houses, central counterparties, electronic trading platforms, custodians, broker/dealers, traders, advisers and other participants on a wide range of energy and commodities trading-related issues.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has outstanding experience in complicated cross-border matters with expertise in regulatory work, sustainability and green projects. The team headed by Sim Chee Siong are also market leaders in power projects in Singapore such as Shanxi Electric Power Engineering Co., Ltd involvement in a S$45 million EPC project for the development and installation of two battery energy storage systems. Shemane Chan has experience in advising on various procurement platforms in industries including energy, oil and gas and aviation. Soh Lip San has expertise in high-value disputes in this space, while Larry Lim  focuses on energy and commodities trading matters.

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has established a strong reputation in the Singapore legal market for financial services regulatory advice, where it acts for a variety of clients, including major banks, funds, payment services providers, digital asset exchanges and trading platforms, among others. The firm is a popular choice for fintech start-ups and more established players seeking specialised legal, regulatory, contract drafting and negotiation support in relation to crowdfunding and cryptocurrency platforms, digital assets, and BNPL businesses. Co-head Regina Liew stands out for her comprehensive knowledge of regulations affecting the financial services sector and involvement in the fintech segment; she maintains a broad practice covering advisory, transactional and enforcement matters. Rajesh Sreenivasan, who heads up the TMT group, draws upon his wealth of experience in technology, e-commerce and data protection to advise banks and other financial institutions in their move towards the digital age. Larry Lim, who has over two decades’ experience in the financial services arena, has been actively advising on a range of fintech matters, including the launch of cryptocurrencies, strategic investments, licensing and regulatory issues.

Singapore > Capital markets: structured finance, derivatives and securitisation: Local firms

Focused on financial services, derivatives and structured products, the team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP handles the full range of transactional and regulatory matters. Standing out for its in-depth knowledge of regulations involving listed and unlisted derivatives and structured products, the practice is well positioned to advise on innovative, and often, novel issues in this space. Regina Liew has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and derivatives markets, advising banks, financial institutions and businesses on related disputes, transactional and regulatory issues. Larry Lim, who also advises on a wide range of fintech matters, digital currencies and crowdfunding, maintains a broad practice that covers regulatory compliance, clearances and product development. Benjamin Liew is a key contact for banks, fund managers, securities brokers, derivatives dealers and commodity trainers.