Mr I-An Lim > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
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Work Department

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


Lim I-An is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Corporate practice.

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 advise them on 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 numerous 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 acquirers and vendors in relation to their transactions.

I-An has also acted for several Trustees in relation to REIT acquisition transactions.

I-An also frequently advises and represents multinational corporations and foreign clients which are seeking to expand their business footprint and operations in Singapore.

He advises on Singapore entity establishment matters, legal and ‎regulatory requirements, immigration issues and work permit applications.

In addition, I-An advises on employment and human resource matters‎. He has worked with both employers as well as high level management executives in relation to their employment matters. He regularly advises on employment contractual matters, and conducts reviews of HR policies.


Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (1999 – present)
Messrs David Lim & Partners (1997 – 1999)


English, Mandarin


LLB (Hons) University of Sheffield, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms

Dentons Rodyk‘s extensive presence in Singapore encompasses a high degree of specialisation in employment matters, both contentious and non-contentious. The Singapore team represents a range of local, regional and international businesses on retrenchment exercises, Singapore’s Fair Consideration Framework and various disputes with existing and former employees. Edric Pan and Mark Seah have extensive records in employment disputes, while I-An Lim brings his versatile expertise to non-contentious matters.

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms

Dentons Rodyk is another firm with extensive experience in VCC structures for private equity, venture capital and investment portfolios. The team is principally focused on Singapore fund managers and family offices. Cryptocurrency and blockchain-related matters are also fortes for the members, along with passporting of funds into Singapore and other licensing and regulatory issues. I-An Lim co-heads the team and has a high degree of focus on investment funds, with fellow co-head S Sivanesan having an excellent reputation in the venture capital sphere.