Qualifications

  • B.A. (Hons), Oxford University (UK, 2004)
  • Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore (2005)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (2006)

Gerui studied law at Oxford University and graduated in 2004. She returned to Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2006, when she joined Drew & Napier and has since been practicing as a litigator. In 2016, she was named among Singapore's 70 most influential lawyers under 40 by the Singapore Business Review.

Areas of practice

Gerui practices corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration across a wide range of fields. She has represented high profile clients and high net worth individuals in a variety of matters including complex commercial disputes, investigations/ disciplinary proceedings, director/ shareholder fights, trust and inheritance disputes,  regulatory actions and banking and finance disputes.

Some of the notable cases Gerui has handled include:

  1. Acting for the Government of Laos in a high-profile dispute over claims of more than US$890 million, which involved multiple arbitrations (both treaty-based and commercial) and Court challenges. The Government was accused by Macanese and Dutch entities of unlawfully expropriating casino and gambling-related investments in Laos.

  2. Acting in a major trust dispute over the ownership of assets of US$600 million to US$800 million. The matter involved complicated corporate trust structures based in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands and involved testimonies from numerous factual and expert witnesses.

  3. Acting for a Fortune Global 500 digital and technology company in a complex and document-heavy dispute over a $107 million project for the supply, delivery, installation, setup, testing, implementation and commissioning a nation-wide infrastructure system. 

  4. Acting for a Japanese supplier against an Indian engineering company in a multi-million dollar arbitration arising from a clean energy project for the largest electricity company in Sri Lanka. The proceedings involved successful emergency arbitration applications for interim injunctions to prevent bank guarantee calls.   

  5. Acting for an international banking group in high-profile investigations into suspected money-laundering transactions involving a foreign state-owned investment vehicle by the Commercial Affairs Department and Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Global Arbitration Review 9th edition (2016)

A client praised the “excellent” Gerui Lim in the Global Arbitration Review 9th edition (2016).

India Business Law Journal

In the India Business Law Journal (June 2015 issue), a client that engaged the firm on an international arbitration matter described Gerui as “very skilled and extremely dedicated to the needs of the client”.

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • YSIAC Committee Member (2019-2022)