Jonathan Lim

Jonathan Lim is a Senior Associate with WilmerHale in London. He has represented governments and private corporations in commercial and investment arbitrations under all major arbitration rules sited across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. He has also advised governments in Africa and Asia on a range of public international law issues and the drafting of arbitration legislation. In addition to his practice as counsel, Jonathan has a developing practice as an arbitrator, with appointments as sole and party-appointed arbitrator in proceedings seated in Europe and Asia. Jonathan also co-teaches a course on international arbitration at the National University of Singapore each January. He is listed in Who's Who Legal 2018 as a Future Leader in International Arbitration, and has been described by clients and peers as "a very smart all-round lawyer with a strong work ethic" and “a sure bet as a future global leader.”
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PCA Rules—appointing authority and the tribunal
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the automatic designation of the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) as the appointing authority under the PCA Arbitration Rules 2012, how the tribunal is constituted under the PCA Rules and challenges to and replacements of arbitrators. The Practice Note also covers the exclusion of liability for the tribunal and persons appointed by it.

PCA Rules—background and commencing proceedings
Practice Note

This Practice Note introduces the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and its Arbitration Rules 2012 (PCA Rules). The Practice Note also considers the scope of the PCA Rules, the role of the UNCITRAL Transparency Rules, the notice of arbitration, notices and calculating time in PCA arbitration proceedings, how to commence PCA arbitration proceedings, responding to the notice of arbitration proceedings, as well as party representation.

PCA Rules—costs
Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out how the costs of the arbitration are to be fixed in proceedings under the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Arbitration Rules 2012, including how the fees and expenses of the arbitrators are to be determined, how the parties’ legal costs are to be allocated and how and when deposits for the costs of the arbitration are to be paid.

PCA Rules—the award
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers how a tribunal is to a reach a decision or award under the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Arbitration Rules 2012 (the PCA Rules), and sets out the provisions on the form and effect of the award, applicable law or amiable compositeur, settlement or termination of proceedings in situations other than the issuance of an award. It also sets out how a party may apply for interpretation or correction of an award, and how a party may apply for an additional award.

PCA Rules—the proceedings
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the conduct of proceedings under the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Arbitration Rules 2012, and sets out the main provisions on how the parties’ arguments and evidence are to be presented, how jurisdictional objections and interim measures are to be dealt with, how hearings are to be conducted, and how proceedings are to be closed.

Post-award remedies under the arbitration rules of major arbitral institutions and those of UNCITRAL
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the limited grounds on which a party to international arbitration proceedings may apply for (or request) the correction, review and interpretation of an award to either the arbitral tribunal (or arbitrators) or the arbitral institution under the institutional arbitration rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), as well as the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). This Practice Note also discusses whether parties to such arbitration rules can challenge or appeal arbitral awards to the tribunal or the institution (where relevant), concluding that such steps are generally only available before the courts of the seat of the arbitration. This Practice Note also discusses whether parties to such arbitration rules can challenge or appeal arbitral awards before tribunals or arbitral institutions (where relevant), concluding that such steps are generally only available before the courts of the seat of the arbitration. This topic may be referred to as: applying (applications) to the tribunal to reconsider awards; addressing typographical or computational errors in awards; remedies for inadequate awards in international institutional arbitration; applying for additional awards in institutional arbitration.

SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—an overview
Practice Note

This Practice Note provides an overview of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Investment Arbitration Rules (SIAC IA Rules), which entered into force on 1 January 2017 and apply by agreement to investment arbitrations commenced on or after that date. It provides an introduction to the SIAC IA Rules, an overview of their structure, summarises the key procedural steps, and considers key features of the SIAC IA Rules.

Preliminary meeting in arbitration—agenda and submissions
Precedent

This is a Precedent preliminary meeting agenda and submissions for that meeting for use in arbitration proceedings. The Precedent sets out the key issues to be addressed at the procedural meeting and the directions sought from the arbitral tribunal.

Procedural Order for directions following preliminary meeting in arbitration
Precedent

This is a Precedent Procedural Order for directions (often referred to as ‘Procedural Order Number One’ or ‘PO No. 1’), which an arbitral tribunal may use to set out the directions for the arbitration following an initial procedural meeting (also called a directions hearing) in arbitral proceedings, whether ad hoc or institutional and whether in England and Wales under the Arbitration Act 1996 or at another arbitral seat. The Precedent includes the seat (or legal place) and language of the arbitration, directions for submissions and documentary, witness and expert evidence and a timetable for filing of skeleton arguments prior to a hearing.

Practice areas

Membership

  • The Committee (Singapore) for the CIArb Young Members Group
  • Secretary to the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration
  • Member of its Executive Committee
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Young International Arbitration Group and ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Appointed to the SIAC Users Council, the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre Steering Committee

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • LL.M, Harvard Law School

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