About Vincent LimMore than 30 years of Legal Experience
Vincent T S Lim
B.Ec, LL.B, LL.M (Sydney University), Grad. Dip. App. Fin. (FINSIA) F Fin MAICD
Vincent Lim is a strategic thinker and adept at structuring transactions and problem solving. As a client, you will benefit from his skills, knowledge and experience.
Vincent was admitted as a legal practitioner/lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in June 1989. He is also registered to practise in the federal courts of Australia including the High Court of Australia.
He is a graduate of the University of Sydney in Economics and Law, and his Master of Laws studies included Corporate Finance, Securities Law, and Competition Law. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments, from the Securities Institute of Australia (now the Financial Services Institute of Australasia), and is a Fellow of FINSIA.
Legal Practice and Corporate Advisory Experience
Vincent has worked in some of Sydney’s leading law firms in the areas of Corporate and Commercial law, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, and Litigation/Dispute Resolution.
His wealth of knowledge and experience in economics, accounting, finance and corporate law has also seen him contribute significantly as a highly trusted adviser and corporate consultant to a number of private Sydney companies engaged in business and company acquisitions in Australia and in Asia.
In 2004, Vincent established his own legal practice in Sydney, specialising in corporate and commercial law, and dispute resolution. Notably, Vincent was the adviser to the bidder on one of the few on-market corporate takeover bids in Australia.
Vincent’s current focus is on providing legal and strategic advice to corporations and individuals in corporate, business and property transactions and where necessary, the resolution of commercial disputes (negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation).
Austrade Award and Industry Positions
In 1995, Vincent Lim was awarded the prestigious Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) Asia-Pacific Fellowship pursuant to which he studied Mandarin and worked for a year in a law firm in Shenzhen City, next to Hong Kong and located within one of the first Special Economic Zones in China.
Between 1998 and 2004, Vincent was the Secretary of the Business Law Section of LAWASIA and the Chairman of its Corporate Insolvency standing committee.
Vincent has been a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) since 2005. Prior to that he was a senior associate of the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA) from 2002 – 2005. He has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) since 2004.
Vincent is also currently the President of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce and he has been on its Executive Committee since 2017.
Vincent currently acts as mentor to a number of University students sharing with them his knowledge and experience, not just in law but also life in general. He is passionate about bringing out the best in our young people and has set out to personally guide them into achieving their highest personal and professional goals and life objectives.
Some significant Court cases and matters
Legal Work-Specific Matters (selected examples)
1. Successfully acted for the plaintiff in the Supreme Court of NSW in Masters in Building Training Pty Ltd v State of NSW (refer to the 3 judgments below):
2. Instructing solicitor acting for plaintiff, Industrial Equity Limited, in a claim relating to collusive tendering and price fixing-Industrial Equity Limited v Girvan (NSW) Pty Ltd, Concrete Constructions Pty Ltd, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd, Multiplex Pty Ltd, Masters Builders Association and Australian Federation of Construction Contractors (Federal Court of Australia-Foster J, case settled)-Counsel briefed J Spender QC and D J Hammerschlag (as his Honour then was).
3. Instructing solicitor acting for proprietor in relation to the validity of a liquidated damages clause in a building contract for the construction of a commercial tower in Sydney. Abgarus Pty Ltd v Multiplex Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of NSW, Cole J)-Counsel briefed J West QC. Case is cited in Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts (UK).
4. Instructing solicitor acting for Brierley Investments Ltd in Brierley Investments Ltd and ASIC (Takeovers Panel). Allegations of breach of takeovers provisions. Counsel briefed T F Bathurst QC and TGR Parker (as their Honours then were).
5. Instructing solicitor acting for Plaintiff in Li v Bank of China (Supreme Court of NSW, case settled). Counsel briefed R V Gyles QC and R Angyal (as they then were). Opposing Counsel were T E F Hughes QC, B Rayment QC and T Hughes, Jr.
6. Instructing solicitor at the NSW Crime Commission. Counsel briefed D J Fagan SC (as his Honour then was).
7. Appeared as instructing solicitor at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for witness examination pursuant to s. 19 of Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act in relation to an insider trading investigation. Counsel briefed M Izzo (as he then was).
8. Solicitor assisting in Yeung v Radio 2UE and Alan Jones (Supreme Court of NSW, case settled). Counsel briefed to advise were R S McColl QC and J S Wheelhouse (as they then were).
9. Acted for two respondents in Clean Energy Regulator v Mt Solar Pty Ltd, Federal Court of Australia, Foster J; proceedings brought by regulator pursuant to Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (Cth).
10. Advising the Commonwealth of Australia in relation to the provisions of a railway joint venture agreement with the States of NSW and Victoria.
11. Advising Glencore International AG in relation to certain matters arising from agreements between Glencore and Cobar Mines Pty Ltd following the appointment of a voluntary administrator to Cobar Mines.
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