C.L. Lim joined Hong Kong University in 2007 as Professor of Law. His latest visiting appointments have been as a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and resident scholar at WTO Headquarters. He serves on Hong Kong University’s Advisory Group on Academic Reviews, was a member of the panel tasked to review the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chairman of the review panel for the review of the Faculty of Science. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, tasked to advise the Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development.
He began teaching in the United Kingdom before leaving London’s Queen Mary & Westfield College to serve as a United Nations lawyer in Geneva. He was subsequently an international lawyer in the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers where he was involved in commercial treaty negotiations - see C.L. Lim & M. Liang (eds.), Economic Diplomacy (Inst. Pol. Studies, 2011) - before returning to academic life.
His latest talks were delivered at the invitation of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the European Commission and the WTO. Other recent talks have been given at the University of Geneva, Peking University, Harvard, the Fletcher School, Melbourne University, Tillar House in D.C., during meetings of the NY State Bar Association and the American Society of International Law, and at the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council-Asian Development Bank Conference and the Conference on European and Global Economic Governance in Brussels.
His latest books include The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Quest for a Twenty-First Century Agreement (Cambridge University Press, 2012), co-edited with Deborah K. Elms and Patrick Low; and International Economic Law after the Global Crisis (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2014), co-edited with Bryan Mercurio. His recent articles and shorter pieces include “Injuncting Foreign Sovereigns in aid of Arbitration”, (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 193; “Sovereign Counterparties to Hong Kong Contracts”, (2014) 9 Capital Markets Law Journal 157; and with J. Senduk, “You Don’t Miss Your Water ’Til Your River Runs Dry”, (2012) 18 Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance 72. He is completing a second edition of the 1,000 page multi-authored work, Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011), with Johannes Chan S.C.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2007-07-01||Entry in Who's Who in the World for contribution to legal education in Asia: Marquis'||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2009-07-01||Conferred title of Visiting Professor in the School of Law for "substantial contribution to teaching and research": King's College London||Research Achievement|
|2010-05-01||Associate Fellow: Singapore Institute of International Affairs||Research Achievement|
|2015-08-01||Lionel A. Sheridan Visiting Professor: Class of '61, National University of Singapore||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|07/2007-07/2009||Member, Research & Planning Committee||Asian Society of International Law|
|07/2007-07/2008||Executive Committee Member||Society of International Law, Singapore|
|07/2007-07/2011||Member, Governing Board||Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia, Netherlands|
|07/2009-07/2011||Steering Committee||Asian International Economic Law Network|
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