Asian Legal Business
Asia Top 15 TMT Lawyers 2022 – Named as one of Asia's top 15 TMT lawyers by ALB for two consecutive years
Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2022 – Named as one of Asia’s Super 50 TMT lawyers by ALB for two consecutive years
“His long and dependable track record is second to none. He is creative in advancing his clients’ position by striking a balance between regulatory requirements and supporting client’s business imperatives, treating matters not only expeditiously but judiciously.” - Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2022
“Chong Kin is an exceptional lawyer who approaches legal and regulatory issues with a business-centric and practical mindset,” says a client. “It is easy to quote the law and tell your clients to comply - any lawyers can do that. It takes a skilled and experienced lawyer to apply his/her knowledge of the law to a client's specific scenario (or conundrum) and to counsel on various different ways to reach compliance.” - Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2021
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Antitrust and Competition 2022 – Leading Individual for 6 consecutive years
TMT 2022 – Hall of Fame for 3 consecutive years; Leading Individual for 9 consecutive years (2012-2020)
Employment 2022 – Recommended Individual for 2 consecutive years; Leading Individual for 4 consecutive years (2016-2019)
"Lim Chong Kin has been stellar in his own area of practice, considers macro and micro views and incorporates into sound practical advice."
"Lim Chong Kin is appreciated for his client-oriented approach and the level of assurance he strives to provide."
"Lim Chong Kin – Responsive and practical."
‘offers very pragmatic and practical advice’
‘is a genuine subject matter expert [in TMT] and is also remarkably responsive and friendly’
‘fantastic’ and ‘deserve strong recognition for their client focus’
"excellent legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of the regulator"
“understands regulatory thinking like no other lawyer in the field”
“Practice head Lim Chong Kin wins plaudits for ‘consistent, well-balanced advice and practical solutions’.”
Competition/Antitrust 2022 - Band 1 Leading Individual for 9 consecutive years
TMT 2022 - Band 1 Leading Individual for 15 consecutive years
"understands our commercial requirements and limitations", "able to provide sound, practical advice we can use immediately."
"He is very knowledgeable and knows the answers to our questions quickly"
"understands business needs and is very responsive."
"a very impressive practitioner"
"a leader in this space [TMT]; his advice is both thorough and attuned to the regulator's intentions, which is really helpful."
"… provides excellent practical, pithy and timely advice."
"commercially savvy and experienced lawyer."
"incisive, insightful and knowledgeable."
"clever, able, bright and estimable man; he is terrific"
"he's really exceptional - he has the pragmatism, he's plugged-in, and he gives solid, clear advice."
"He is an expert in telecoms and he has demonstrated his expertise and experience in every query and goal that I have forwarded."
"Provides practical solutions to unlock opportunities in the business, rather than risk-averse legal advice."
“Clients particularly highlight his outstanding insight and succinct legal analysis, while one peer commented: ‘You cannot ask for a better collaborator than him.’”
“…an outstanding lawyer who is savvy, intelligent and quick, and possesses excellent business judgement.”
Global Data Review - GDR 100
One client notes Chong Kin’s “impressive” knowledge of personal data protection law and appreciates ability to provide advice on a “regulator’s stance and rationale for the law”. – GDR 100 2022
"Whether you have a fat or lean legal budget, Chong Kin remains consistent as a true partner and far-sighted adviser. His knowledge of data protection law is impressive but, best of all, he is able to advise about the regulator’s stance and the rationale behind the law. He is also incredibly responsive and gives matters his personal attention.” – GDR 100 2021
Global Competition Review
“Antitrust specialist Lim Chong Kin is well known for his telecommunications, media and technology practice, and rivals say he combines the two practices flawlessly.”
The Guide to the World's Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers/Economists
Competition & Antitrust 2016 - Leading Antitrust Lawyer in Singapore.
"…one of the outstanding practitioners in this field…"
Competition & Antitrust 2023 - Outstanding practice for 5 consecutive years; Highly Recommended for 5 consecutive years
Technology & Telecommunications 2023 - Outstanding practice for 8 consecutive years; Highly Recommended for 3 consecutive years
Chong Kin is “proactive, client- and solutions-focused, quick, knowledgeable, experienced and capable”.
"Breadth and depth of subject matter knowledge."
“‘He’s provided excellent client service and demonstrated depth of knowledge. Always responsive and available for ad hoc assistance,’ comments one client.”
“He is a competent, professional and experienced legal adviser. It is not often that heads of department personally do the work for a client…”
“Clients praise the TMT practice, which is headed by Lim Chong Kin. ‘Their TMT team is superb and knowledgeable,’ says a client, with Lim singled out for praise: ‘Lim Chong Kim’s work is consistently exceptional.’”
asialaw Leading Lawyers
Competition & Antitrust 2023 – Elite Practitioner for 3 consecutive years
Technology & Telecommunications 2023 - Elite Practitioner for 3 consecutive years
Who’s Who Legal
Global Guide: Competition 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Global Guide: Data – Information Technology 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Global Guide: Data – Data Privacy & Protection 2022 – Recommended Lawyer
Global Guide: Telecoms & Media 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
National Guide: Southeast Asia – Competition 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
National Guide: Southeast Asia – Data 2022 – Recommended Lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Global Guide: Regulatory Communications 2013 – Leading Lawyer for 4 consecutive years
"Chong Kin is a renowned competition practitioner."
"He has long standing experience in competition, especially in the telecoms market."
“He is usually the first port of call for clients in the telecommunications sector when they encounter competition issues.”
"He is a very knowledgeable and efficient operator for merger control filings in Singapore."
Chong Kin Lim is a ‘true leader at the Singaporean competition bar’, say sources, who note his ‘fine sense for how to navigate the enforcement regime’.
Chong Kin Lim is highly sought-after by clients across the IT sector who commend his great ability to ‘brilliantly resolve complex matters’.
“Chong Kin Lim is held in high esteem by sources thanks to his adept handling of competition-related matters across the telecoms and media sector.”
Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Competition/Antitrust 2023 – Endorsed individual for 11 consecutive years
Media Law 2023 – Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years
Regulatory Practice 2023 – Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years
Telecommunications Law 2023 – Endorsed individual for 9 consecutive years
Telecommunications Lawyer of the Year Singapore 2020
Asia IP Experts 2016
Leading individual in IT & Telecoms, Media & entertainment
Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?
Competition/Antitrust 2012 – Endorsed individual
TMT 2012 – Endorsed individual