Jim Lim


  • Education: National University of Singapore, LL.B (Hons)
  • Admitted: Singapore, 1985
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Year joined: 2015
  • Year became partner: 2015


Jim joined Withersworldwide in 2015, following the Formal Law Alliance (FLA) between Withers and Singapore law firm KhattarWong LLP. His area of focus includes intellectual property and technology law, providing advisory, documentation, protection and enforcement services in the traditional areas of copyright, designs, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and confidential information.

His practice also includes intellectual property related areas such as information technology, internet and computer law, communication, employment law, media and entertainment law. His work also involves acquisitions, joint ventures and technology transfer matters involving transnational and multi-jurisdictional clients.

He is recognised as a leading practitioner in information technology and intellectual property by Asia-Pacific Legal 500, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, Experts Guide, Practical Law Company’s 'Which Lawyer?', Who’s Who Legal and Global Counsel 3000.

Jim is also a Notary Public and Registered Patent Agent.


  • Enforcing the rights in the Netherlands of a Singapore-based company against a Dutch counterpart in respect of false allegations of IP infringement
  • Advising a publicly listed company in Singapore in respect of patent infringement claims
  • Advising several statutory boards in Singapore on the issuance and award of tender contracts
  • Advising several companies and associations in Singapore on compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act
  • Advising a publicly listed company in Singapore in respect of patent infringement claims
  • Cross-border arbitration in Singapore and South Korea in respect of false claims and contractual disputes with Korean counterparts

Publications and speaking engagements

  • Managing Intellectual Property - World Information Technology Contacts Handbook 2000 - Protection of Information Technology in Singapore
  • Co-author on a chapter on Computer Contracts - Sweet & Maxwell’s Law relating to Specific Contracts in Singapore


  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Law Society of Singapore
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Singapore Armed Forces Reservist Association (SAFRA)
  • Chairman, SAFRA Legal Information Service

On a personal note

Jim enjoys leisure travels, reading, toys, trouble shooting and connecting the dots.

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