George Lim SC
Chairman, Singapore International Mediation Centre
George Lim was called to the Bar in Singapore in 1981, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010. He was President of the Law Society of Singapore between 1998-1999. In January 2017, George was appointed Chairman of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.
George is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). He is the Dispute Resolution Counsellor of the National Electricity Market of Singapore, and manages the dispute management process of the electricity market.
George served as the first chairman of the Asian Mediation Association (2009–2010). In 2013, he co-chaired a working group, appointed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the Ministry of Law, to make recommendations on developing Singapore into a centre for international commercial mediation.
George is the co-editor of Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide. In 2020, he was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation as being among 429 of the world’s leading commercial mediators and was named a global thought leader in mediation. According to Who’s Who: “George Lim, SC is a leading light in the Singaporean ADR scene, and has mediated over 500 disputes, including several complex, cross-border commercial matters”.
George was Singapore’s mediation consultant to UNCITRAL Working Group II, which led to the adoption of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. In October 2019, he was appointed to the Roster of Panel Chairs of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Dispute Settlement.