We are advisors, advocates, and arbitrators specialising in international arbitration.
Dunbar & Lim Chambers is helmed by experienced practitioners, Simon Dunbar and Kevin Lim.
Combined, they have been involved in more than 100 international arbitrations. They have spent 25 years in top-tier global law firms exclusively practising international arbitration.
Simon and Kevin have particular expertise in joint venture, energy, technology, telecommunications, hospitality, real estate, infrastructure, and investor-state disputes.
They count among their clients some of the world’s largest multinationals, governments, and high-net worth individuals.
Simon and Kevin are individually ranked in the major directories. Simon is recognized as “a brilliant lawyer” who “goes the extra mile for clients” and “shows a mastery of international arbitration procedures”. Kevin is described as “a trailblazer” with “excellent cross-examination skills”, whose knowledge of arbitration is “second to none”, and who “cannot be recommended highly enough” for high-value disputes.
We offer boutique firm independence and flexibility, with dedicated partner attention throughout a case, and at all times, world-class service and an unwavering commitment to quality.
A team of recognised and widely respected individuals
Simon and Kevin bring to the firm “a team of recognised and widely respected individuals” that has been ranked as one of the leading international arbitration practices in Singapore.
Collectively, Simon and Kevin have been recognised as “top-notch partners” who “are very practical”, “always provide timely, focused and expert advice”, and “take a strategic interest in resolving the client’s concerns”.
In addition, they are each ranked individually in the major directories.
Joint Managing Director
Simon Dunbar is a founder and Joint Managing Director of the firm. He is an experienced international dispute resolution lawyer, who specialises in international arbitration and acts as both advocate and arbitrator.
Based in Singapore for more than 17 years, Simon has been involved in more than 50 international arbitrations, including some of Asia’s most complex and high-value disputes. A graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Michigan, Simon is admitted to practice in Singapore, England & Wales and New York, and has experience of both common law and civil law systems. In addition to his work as counsel, Simon regularly sits as arbitrator, and has served as sole or presiding arbitrator in ICC, SIAC and ad hoc arbitrations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is listed as an arbitrator with, among others, SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB and AIAC.
Joint Managing Director
Kevin Lim is a founder and Joint Managing Director of the firm. He is an experienced advocate and arbitrator who specialises in international arbitration. A graduate of the National University of Singapore, he is dual-qualified in Singapore and England & Wales.
In more than 12 years of practice, he has been involved in over 50 international arbitrations, including some of Asia’s most complex and high-value disputes. In addition to his work as counsel, Kevin regularly sits as arbitrator, and has rendered multiple awards over the last 8 years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is listed as an arbitrator with the SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, AIAC, and THAC. He previously served as State Counsel to the Singapore Government on international law matters, including investor-state disputes, and has represented Singapore in investment treaty negotiations.
Kenneth Tan graduated summa cum laude from Singapore Management University.
He is dual-qualified in Singapore and England & Wales, and previously practised at several large international firms.
In nearly a decade of practice, focused exclusively on international arbitration, Kenneth has advised and represented state-owned entities, multinational corporations and business families in numerous disputes, with a focus on the energy, commodities, infrastructure and fast-moving consumer goods sectors.
Feng Chong We
Chong We graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a Singapore-qualified lawyer.
Chong We trained at one of the largest law firms in Singapore and specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation.
He has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore courts.
Chong We is fluent in both English and Mandarin.