Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

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Alvin LIM is a partner in the specialist and private client disputes practice.

Alvin has a breadth of experience in healthcare and medical law. Alvin has acted for the Singapore Medical Council in disciplinary proceedings against a prominent oncologist relating to cutting-edge cancer treatment and the viability of the surgical resection of a tumour, and against a general surgeon for carrying out treatment that was not generally accepted by the profession and outside the context of a clinical trial. He has acted in proceedings against a medical practitioner for sending derogatory emails attacking the authority and integrity of the medical regulatory body. These cases involved complex and novel medical issues, and constitutional issues in relation to a medical practitioner’s freedom of speech.

He has also acted for a global pharmaceutical giant, in claims for infringement of intellectual property rights and breach of contract in Singapore proceedings, as part of multi-jurisdictional litigation in the involving the use of the ‘Merck’ name.

In addition to the healthcare sphere, Alvin has an active practice in civil and commercial litigation. He has acted in a wide range of disputes relating to cross-border investments, shareholding and directorships, company law, and financial instruments involving loan facilities, bonds, options and forex trading. Alvin also advises on regulatory matters, including data protection law. He has advised on investigations by the Personal Data Protection Commission of a data breach and the forensic analysis of the company’s IT infrastructure.

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