Partner, Dispute Resolution Division

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Lim Koon Huan graduated from the University of Melbourne with the degrees in Commerce and LLB (Hons). She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1995 and commenced her legal practice with Skrine.

She has experience in a wide range of civil litigation and arbitration work in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. She co-heads the Competition Practice Group and leads the Trade Remedies Practice Group.

She also advises and acts for various local and foreign banks and financial institutions, securities firms, oil & gas multinationals, construction and property development companies in relation procedures, requirements and compliance of Malaysian laws including trade remedies, competition and anti-corruption practices. She is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Trade and Customs 2016.

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Areas of Practice

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Competition, Contracts, Corporate & Commercial Disputes, Directors & Officers Liability, Trade & Customs, Land Acquisition, Partnerships, Real Estate Disputes.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne
  • LLB (Hons) Melbourne


  • Acted for foreign exporter in anti-dumping petition of newsprints imported into Malaysia.
  • Acted both for Japanese exporters and the local association of the foreign manufacturing firms in Malaysia recent Safeguards hearing on hot rolled steel imports.
  • Acted as advisor for foreign importer/distributor of local building materials subject to EU anti-dumping duties.
  • Acted as advisor and coordinator for US door-skin manufacturer with production facility in Malaysia in a bonded wood/fibre board anti-dumping petition filed in India.
  • Counsel in an appeal in the Court of Appeal and in the Federal Court leave hearing concerning a committal order granted by High Court for the breach of a High Court order for the purchase of our client’s shares in an Section 181 oppression petition.
  • Malaysian legal adviser in a foreign accountancy professional body for its disciplinary proceedings and inquiry process on the Malaysian division.
  • Counsel in a High Court trial for non-payment of fees for engineering works under sub contract.
  • Counsel in a Section 176 Petition and an application for a Restraining Order on behalf of a public listed company for its restructuring scheme.
  • Counsel in an arbitration on the alleged breach of a non-competition clause in a shareholder agreement.
  • Counsel in an arbitration on losses and damages arising from a logistics support agreement/ unpaid logistics management fees. The Award for RM113 million was made on behalf of the client. Follow up recovery efforts include filing claims against the holding company of the judgment debtor under the principle of “lifting of corporate veil” to attach liability.
  • Counsel in the Court of Appeal on various land acquisition claims for increased compensation, claims for injurious affection and severance.
  • Counsel in the Court of Appeal against the Penang High Court’s decision on a partnership/ family dispute.
  • Counsel in a shareholder dispute/ breach of directors’ fiduciary duties where the client sought and obtained an Anton Pillar Order and a Mareva Injunction.
  • Counsel for liquidator appointed to manage estate of deceased, to defend claims made by beneficiaries of estate of allegations of negligence, neglect and conspiracy.
  • Counsel in dispute involving financing of purchase and construction of naval patrol vessels, including settlement negotiations thereto
  • Counsel for developer in case involving right of highway concessionaire company’s right to barricade or restrict approved road access onto highway, including dealing with issues of compensation for traffic leakages, residents’ rights of access and highway authorities’ jurisdiction.
  • Counsel in an international arbitration involving dispute of fees in catering supplies to oilfields, including dealing with competing joint ventures’ claims/rights.
  • Counsel for landowner in defending claims made by occupants of land alleging right to stay on the land purportedly under the Land (Group Settlement) Act 1960 on urban resettlement schemes.
  • Counsel for foreign public university presently in dispute with its former local corroborative partner regarding scope and effect of corroborative agreement, provisions of courses locally and enrolment & recruitment of students.
  • Advising various multinational/overseas companies on anti-corruption compliance practices/investigations in Malaysia; due diligence review/compliance review on FCPA/foreign anti-bribery legislations.


  • Skrine 50th Anniversary Conference – Talk on Trade Remedies.
  • Skrine Conference 2007 – Talk: Dispute Resolution.
  • Malaysian Land Law Conference – Talk on provision and nature of Land Acquisition Act.
  • Legal Insights 3/2007 – S.340 Indefeasibility: Au Meng Nam’s case.
  • Legal Insights 3/2011 – “Steel”ing the Limelight – Malaysia’s First Safeguards case
  • Malaysian Chapter in Getting the Deal Through, Trade & Customs 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Malaysian Chapter in Getting the Deal Through, Private Antitrust Litigation 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • World Bank, Doing Business 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 – Survey on Malaysia law/ position on:
    • Enforcing Contracts
    • Protecting Investors
    • Transparency
  • Herbert Smith Guides/Herbert Smith Freehills – Malaysian Chapter on:
    • Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
    • Guide to Anti-Corruption Regulation in Asia (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
    • Guide to Privilege in Asia (inaugural edition 2010, 2011, 2013)
    • Gifts and entertainment – a guide to anti-bribery regulation in Asia (2011)
    • Guide to Private Wealth in Asia (2012/2013)
  • World Bank Corporate Governance Study – Chapter on Malaysia.
  • 2008-2009: Member of the Focus Group on “Enforcing Contract” working with Pemudah on the proposed establishment of the New Commercial Courts of Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2012: Member of the Focus Group on “Enforcement of Judgement” working with Pemudah to streamline efficiency of enforcement proceedings in the Malaysian court system.
  • Authored the following articles and chapters:
    • Chapter on Malaysian Issues to Lex Mundi “Corporate Governance” Project.
    • Chapter on Malaysia for Lex Mundi Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group Paper on Securities Transactions.
    • Articles on Malaysian Issues for PLC/ Lex Mundi Doing Business series, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 Series.
  • Delivered the following presentations:
    • Contract” for New Diplomatic & Foreign Affairs Officers, National Institute Of Public Administration (“Intan”), 2003
    • “Minority Shareholders’ Interest” together with Herbert Smith for Sime Darby Group, Malaysia, August 2004
    • “Managing Variation and Modification in the Contract” for Lexis Nexis, 2006
    • Conducted briefing and overall Malaysian Trade Remedy law application to Cambodian Government Trade Delegation in Trade Remedy Laws Implementation, June 2012
    • Various other seminars and talks to clients on Malaysian law & legal issues of interests



IFLR 1000 2019 Rankings


IFLR 1000 2019 has ranked Skrine as a Tier 1 firm in four practice areas. In addition, eight of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings


Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Skrine as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in seven industry and practice areas. In addition, 10 of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.


Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018


We are pleased to announce that our firm is recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. Some of our partners were also listed in the rankings.



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