DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW HEAD

Our experienced and dedicated team of family lawyers is led by:

LIM CHONG BOON

Head of PKWA Family Law

Tel: +65 6854-5336

Email: chongboon@pkwalaw.com

Website: http://www.pkwalaw.com/divorce-lawyer-lim-chong-boon.html

  • Head, Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Head, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation
  • Ranked by Doyle’s Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers as a Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer
  • Recognised by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019 as a Dispute Resolution Star.

Lim Chong Boon is Head of Family Law at PKWA Law, one of the most established family law practices in Singapore.

Chong Boon has now accumulated over 25 years’ experience in litigation and in the courts of Singapore. His fields of specializations include family and divorce law, probate, property disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, commercial litigation, corporate law, corporate debt recovery, construction litigation, directors and shareholders’ disputes, intellectual property, employment law, insolvency and immigration matters. Chong Boon has been a key player in several high profile cases involving very substantial claims.

He is Head of PKWA Law’s Family Law, one of Singapore’s most established and largest family law practice. His team of family lawyers are recognized by legal publications as leading matrimonial lawyers in Singapore:

  • PKWA Law named a “Leading Singapore Family Law Firm” in 2015, 20162017, 2018 and 2019 by renowned legal publication Doyles Guide to Singapore Family Law Firms.
  • PKWA shortlisted for “Matrimonial & Family Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business at the prestigious ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Awarded “Best Family Law Firm” by Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards.
  • Awarded “Family Law Firm of the Year” by Global Law Experts 2017.
  • Awarded “Family Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2016” by Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award.
  • Lim Chong Boon is ranked as a “Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer in Singapore” by Doyles Guide to Singapore Family Lawyers 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Dorothy Tan named as one of “Asia’s Top Young Lawyers” by Asian Legal Business.
  • Dorothy Tan shortlisted for “Woman Lawyer of the Year” in ALB SE Asia Law Awards, 2018.
  • Low Jin Liang, Dorothy Tan listed as Singapore’s “Most Influential Lawyers Under 40” by Singapore Business Review.
  • Lim Chong Boon named as a recommended “Family and Civil lawyer” by Global Law Experts 2015.

Global Law Experts recommended Chong Boon as a lawyer who “is valued by clients in civil and family law matters for his knowledge and experience in the law” and for being “practical and street wise.”

He is also highly regarded as a leading matrimonial and family lawyer. As quoted in Global Law Experts, Chong Boon is not just “a good listener”, but is also able to “cut through the issues quickly”. He is recognized “to favour mediation over litigation in divorce matters, but will litigate aggressively in court.”

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Family Law Cases

  • Successfully represented the mother in a bitter custody battle over her 2 children. The High Court awarded our client care and control and ordered the father to hand over the children within 7 days or face contempt action. The case took 3 years and involved over 2,000 pages of court documents.
  • represented a prominent and wealthy Singapore businessman in his divorce proceedings and ancillary issues.
  • acted for a prominent senior Singapore lawyer in a highly contentious divorce matter, division of assets and custody of the children.
  • represented the CEO of a listed company in his divorce proceedings and ancillaries.
  • acted for a wife to recover half of the ex-husband’s lottery win.
  • represents high net worth clients in pre-nuptial agreements.

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Commercial & Civil Cases 

  • acting in a protracted and highly complex litigation in the Singapore High Court of one of the largest corporate bond defaults in emerging markets history. The claim was worth US$300 million and involved legal experts from the US and Indonesia, and decisions involving the Supreme Court of the State of New York and the Supreme Court of Indonesia.
  • advising the leading global operator of water services in employment matters and general corporate advice for its Asia Pacific office.
  • acting for a government statutory board to obtain urgent interlocutory injunctions against occupiers for causing nuisance and breach of contract.
  • acting for a government statutory board in property disputes and to obtain possession of property from errant tenants.
  • acting for all 8 defendants in the High Court and Court of Appeal to successfully defend a US$27 million multi cause of action claim for breach of contract, breach of agency and conspiracy to defraud.
  • acting for one of the largest property agency companies in Singapore in an action against some of its former employees and agents for poaching its staff and for breach of contract.
  • defending former students in a defamation suit brought by a  trainer.
  • acting for a US listed MNC in litigation over the construction of a wafer fab plant in Singapore.
  • acting for one of the Big Three local banks in the recovery of credit card and housing loans.
  • acting for the Nominee in the successful seeking of bankruptcy protection under the Bankruptcy Act for two directors of a Singapore listed company. This allowed the directors to resolve and restructure their personal liabilities of about $51 million arising out of corporate guarantees they had executed in connection with the debts of the company.
  • advising a hotel operator in a claim against the landlord.
  • acting in the Singapore High Court in litigation with an international construction and engineering company over the construction of a plant. The case was one of the first in Singapore to involve electronic discovery of documents stored in servers.

Reported cases include Fornet Enterprise Co Ltd vs Howell Universal Pte Ltd & others [ 2006] 2 SLR 349; [2006] SGHC 33 and OCM Opportunities Fund II, LP and others vs PT Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper Corporation [2008] SGHC 73.

A Commissioner for Oaths, Chong Boon has also formerly served the Council of the Singapore Law Society for two terms. He has also served and chaired a number of committees within the Law Society.

Appointments

  • Appointed by the Chief Justice to the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore for two year terms, 2013 to 2015, 2015 to 2017, 2017 to 2019
  • Elected as Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore, 1993 to 1996
  • Former committee member of Civil Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Former Chairman of Sports Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Appointed as Assigned lawyer with the Legal Aid Bureau, Ministry of Law
  • Former Tutor, Practice Law Course of the Board of Legal Education – Family Law, Civil Procedure, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR)

Memberships

  • Law Society of Singapore Member
  • Singapore Academy of Law Member
  • Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR)

Publications

Chong Boon is also a contributor / author for Lexis Practical Guidance – Family Law Module.

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