LIM YEE MING
Member of Litigation Department
Areas of Practice: Intellectual Property Transactional, Information Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Patent, Trademarks, Engineering and Construction, Insurance, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Banking Litigation, Debt Recovery, Intellectual Property Litigation, Insurance Claims, Management Corporation, Professional Negligence, Tort, Mortgagee's Action.
Yee Ming's legal practice is primarily in telecommunication, technology and intellectual property laws on both the domestic and international stage, and he further engages in insurance and construction matters.
At home and abroad, his cases have involved both non-contentious and contentious matters across a wide range of transactions and cases concerning IP /IT rights registration, protection, enforcement and opposition issues.
Notably, Yee Ming has acted with Queen's Counsel and U.S computer experts in an international soundcard copyright infringement case; acted for a U.S multinational in a computer patent infringement case, acted for a Swedish multi-national in a misappropriation of proprietary confidential information case, conducted private criminal prosecutions on behalf of major motion picture studios against video pirates for copyright infringement rights; acted with Queen's Counsel in an international ICC arbitration in London concerning a dispute between a trademark and know-how licensee and its licensor; and was seconded as acting in-house counsel to large US multinational telecommunications company where he advised generally on commercial agreements, leases and employment matters and handled cases involving severance of their underground telecommunications cables by third parties.
In terms of insurance and construction, Yee Ming has handled complex construction disputes for a large G8-rated Singapore construction company and its many subsidiaries, several of which were multi-million dollar disputes on delays and defective works. This included the insurance aspects of the construction matters, both in prosecuting claims (whether by an insured or subrogated claims by insurers) and in defending claims. He has also acted in complex claims involving multiple parties, for instance, in representing the subrogated claim of the insurers of a developer in pursuing the various contractors and sub-contractors for negligence caused to valuable infrastructure.
More recently, he was involved in acting for a leading China tunnelling, infrastructure and engineering state enterprise in an arbitration against a Swedish multi-national transportation and infrastructure corporation involving disputes arising from the construction of a section of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circle Line project in Singapore, as well as representing a large European multinational telecommunications company in enforcing a multi-million dollar foreign arbitration award in Singapore. In addition, he has successfully represented in arbitration an international airline in its negligence actions against its engine repairer, involving both uninsured and insured losses, after a repaired engine suffered an uncontained engine failure in an in-flight incident.