A good lawyer wins his cases, but a better lawyer wins his clients' trust with demonstrable skill and unyielding commitment to their vocation.

Lim Yun Heng

Associate Director
Disputes Resolution Practice Group

Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

LLB (Hons), National University Of Singapore, Class of 2012

Lim Yun Heng’s main practice area is in civil and commercial litigation. He is proficient in Mandarin, and has acted for clients from Hong Kong and China in relation to debt recovery, landlord-tenant dispute resolution, MCST dispute resolution, and contentious probate.

Specialisation

  • Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • MCST Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Legacy Planning
  • Criminal Defence
  • Divorce

A good lawyer wins his cases, but a better lawyer wins his clients' trust with demonstrable skill and unyielding commitment to their vocation.

Language Proficiency

English, Mandarin, Conversational Korean

Lim Yun Heng is an Associate Director with Yuen Law’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

With experience as lead counsel at all levels of court, he has meticulously refined his legal acumen in dispute resolution and litigation, enabling him to excel in high-stakes environments and effectively navigate complex case scenarios. He finds particular purpose in conducting trials, recognising that the process is the crucible where cases are made or broken.

Yun Heng’s zeal for dispute resolution is vital to striking commercial solutions in situations where resolutions may not be readily apparent. Known for his sharp wit and dogged preparation, he leaves no stone unturned in his relentless pursuit of favourable outcomes for all his clients.

Yun Heng was previously a partner in a prominent Singapore law firm where he cultivated his passion for dispute resolution, with a primary focus on civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His legal expertise also extends to criminal defence, divorce cases, landlord-tenant matters, and contentious probate matters.

Beyond the courtroom, Yun Heng dons the mantle of a trusted legal advisor, providing expert guidance on a spectrum of matters, from legacy planning to trusts and residential and commercial leases. He brings a personal touch when he engages with clients, taking the time to understand their needs and concerns with patience and understanding.

This holistic approach underscores Yun Heng’s versatility and commitment to delivering client-focused legal solutions. He adeptly leverages technology such as automated workflows and transcription to enhance accuracy and efficiency when servicing clients.

From time to time, Yun Heng volunteers with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) to provide criminal legal assistance to the poor and needy who are unable to afford a lawyer when facing charges in a Singapore court for non-capital offences.

His fluency in Mandarin and conversational Korean serves him well with clients who prefer communicating in their native tongue, which gives them assurance that their legal issues are well understood.

Yun Heng nurtures a passion for languages and indulges in travel photography, particularly in the rustic countryside. Currently, he is on a personal mission to explore all the main islands of Japan while immersing himself in the study of both the Japanese and Korean languages.

  • Acted for 2nd defendant and engaged in 16 days of trial in the High Court involving complex and high-value claims made by a Singapore listco against an Indian Listco and a Singaporean professional on claims that the defendants had conspired and made misrepresentations that caused the group to enter into a share purchase agreement and a business advisory agreement with counterparties under the defendants’ control, and that the defendants never intended for the counterparties to comply with these agreements. We successfully knocked out close to 90% of the claim value, and successfully deprived the successful plaintiffs of 30% of the costs awarded to them, on the basis of costs due to unnecessary claims or issues (O. 59, r. 6A) – of the old rules. Personally conducted multiple days of cross-examination on the Listcos’ executives. Raffles Education Corp Ltd and others v Shantanu Prakash and another [2023] SGHC 89
  • https://www.straitstimes.com/business/raffles-education-units-awarded-29m-in-damages-against-defendants-in-india-educomp-case

  • Represented the Law Society in Iskandar’s appeal against the decision of Justice Valerie Thean. This case is significant as the Court of Appeal overturned its earlier decision of Law Society of Singapore v Top Ten Entertainment Pte Ltd [2011] 2 SLR 1279 and found that Iskandar had the right to appeal to the Court of Appeal. Iskandar bin Rahmat v Law Society of Singapore [2021] 1 SLR 874
  • https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/kovan-double-murder-ex-police-officer-death-row-loses-apex-court-appeal-lawyers-face-disciplinary

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/ex-cop-convicted-of-kovan-murders-can-appeal-to-apex-court-in-bid-for-probe

  • Represented two investors who were seeking a refund of their investment and repayment of expenses advanced for the Defendant – who was an inventor of camera lenses. While a large bulk of the investor’s claims appeared time barred, we sought to argue that certain conduct and documents evidenced an admission of debts owing to the investors – which would mean an extension to the limitation period. These were ultimately not accepted by the trial Judge. Overall, the result was still a victory for the investors as they succeeded in obtaining an award for the loans extended to the Defendant. Loh Chiang Tien and another v Saman Dharmatilleke [2020] SGHC 45
  • Successfully defended a technological startup founder both at trial and on appeal to the Appellate Division of the High Court against claims of minority oppression brought by the startup’s investors. Ang Xing Yao Lionel and another v Lew Mun Hung Joseph and others [2022] SGHC 277
Volunteer lawyer with the Singapore Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS)

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