Kenneth Lim

Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kenneth’s main areas of practice are competition and antitrust, litigation, and restructuring and insolvency. He regularly advises clients on a broad spectrum of adversarial and non-adversarial competition law matters, ranging from international cartels to merger control. Kenneth has advised on the first merger reviewed by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) to be successfully cleared on the basis of the failing firm defence. Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015) names Kenneth as a Recognised Practitioner in the field of Restructuring / Insolvency. He regularly advises lenders, borrowers and insolvency professionals in relation to liquidation, judicial management, receivership, schemes of arrangement, and complex cross-border restructurings. Kenneth has represented clients at all levels of trial and appellate litigation on a wide range of disputes. These include contractual claims, administrative law, banking, credit and security, employment, land law, negligence and defamation. Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill, Kenneth served as a Justices’ Law Clerk with the Supreme Court of Singapore, and as a Legal Counsel with the CCS. Kenneth graduated as one of the top law students from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree (First Class), where he was awarded a number of academic prizes and scholarships, and represented NUS at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition. He was awarded the Hauser Global Scholarship to study at the New York University School of Law where he obtained an LLM. Kenneth was placed on the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae list in 2010, and has appeared as amicus curiae on novel matters concerning Article 11 constitutional protections, criminal procedure and sentencing under the Moneylenders Act. He is a member of the Ethics Committee and the Insolvency Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. Kenneth has contributed to a number of leading publications, including Singapore Civil Procedure 2015.

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Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Competition Commission of Singapore clears a merger in the hard drive sector in a phase I review (Western Digital / SanDisk)


On 19 January 2016, the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) cleared the proposed acquisition (the “Proposed Transaction”) by Western Digital Corporation (“WDC”) of SanDisk Corporation (“SanDisk”) (collectively, “the Parties”). The Parties received the decision from CCS within the 30 working days (...)

Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Singapore Competition Commission clears a strategic alliance agreement concluded between two airlines (Tiger Airways Singapore / Cebu Air)


On 21 September 2015, the Competition Commission of Singapore (the “CCS”) announced that it had cleared a Strategic Alliance Agreement (the “SAA”) entered into between Cebu Air, Inc. (“Cebu Pacific”) and Tiger Airways Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“Tigerair Singapore”) (collectively, the “Parties”), following (...)

Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Singaporean Competition Authority takes a provisional decision to block a proposed acquisition in the radiology and imaging services sector (RadLink-Asia / Fortis Singapore)


On 16 March 2015, the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) announced that it had taken a provisional decision to block the proposed acquisition of RadLink-Asia Pte Limited (“RadLink”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare Singapore Pte. Limited (“Fortis Singapore”) by Medi-Rad (...)

Daren Shiau, Kenneth Lim The Competition Commission of Singapore clears an acquisition in the airline sector in a landmark decision (Singapore Airline / Tiger Airways)


On 28 November 2014, the CCS announced that it had cleared the notification for decision in relation to the acquisition of Tiger Airways Holdings Limited (“Tigerair”) by Singapore Airlines Limited (“SIA”) (collectively, the “Parties”) on the grounds of a failing firm defence argument. After (...)

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