LIM Wei Lee is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes and International Arbitration Practices.

Her main areas of practice involve litigation and arbitration across a wide range of matters including commercial, corporate, and banking disputes, fraud, cross-border trade and investment disputes, insolvency, and judicial review. In addition to an active court practice as counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal, Wei Lee has acted as counsel in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules, including the SIAC, UNCITRAL, KLRCA, and ICC rules.

Wei Lee has been involved in significant litigation matters and is very active in regional arbitrations, and in arbitration-related court proceedings.

Wei Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore. She also holds a European Masters in Law and Economics, graduating summa cum laude. She is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Matters of significance in which Wei Lee has been involved in include the following:

  • Acting for Takashimaya Singapore Ltd., which operates the iconic Takashimaya Department Store in Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district, in its rental review dispute.
  • Acting for a BVI fund in the arbitration of a dispute over a joint venture for the development and operation of various tollway projects in the Philippines and involving claims in excess of USD600 million.
  • Acting for the Astro media group in an international arbitration concerning a proposed joint venture for satellite pay TV services in Indonesia, the enforcement of the awards for US$250 million from that arbitration have given rise to novel and complex issues in various jurisdictions.
  • Acting for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health Holdings in the Committee of Inquiry proceedings arising from the largest cyber-attack in Singapore.
  • Acting for global financial brokerage business in an investigation and related action arising from a potential fraud of over $300 million in commodities financing.
  • Acting for Credit Suisse A.G. in the defence of a claim for approximately $30 million by a former private banking client, arising out of losses sustained in investments and trades undertaken by the client in his account.

Related Practices

  • Banking & Financial Disputes
  • International Arbitraiton

Wei Lee is recognised as a leading practitioner in the area of Commercial Arbitration in the Expert Guides – Guide to the World's Leading Experts.

In the Legal 500 2019, Wei Lee was recognised as a litigator who "offers excellent client service and is extremely persuasive and thoughtful in giving counsel".