Natalie Lim Yen Kuan

Partner, Intellectual Property Division

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Natalie Lim graduated from King’s College London with a LLB (Hons) degree in 2009. She was admitted as a Barrister-At-Law (Middle Temple) in October 2010 and was admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 2011.

She has been with the firm since her pupillage and joined SKRINE’s Intellectual Property Division after her admission to the Malaysian Bar.

Her area of expertise includes general advisory work relating to technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), intellectual property rights and data protection laws. She advises traditional and new media companies on complex and novel issues in the TMT industries, and her experience also includes advising on and drafting of contracts in relation to intellectual property (e.g. assignment, licensing, franchising and distributorships), media and information technology (e.g. outsourcing, licensing, development, systems integration and end user licence agreements). She also advises on e-commerce and online gaming issues.


Further Details

Areas of Practice

Data Protection, Gaming, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Intellectual Property Division.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister at Law, Middle Temple, London
  • LLB (Hons) King’s College London


Data Protection

  • Advised various multinational and local companies on data protection issues and in particular, compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) and banking laws, drafting the necessary documents such as consent and notice forms and assisting with registration.
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements between various companies and third parties such as back-office IT/data processors, subsidiaries and related companies for compliance with the PDPA.
  • Assisting various clients on the development of their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/internal working procedures.
  • Advising on specific governmental regulations in relation to privacy and data protection across various heavily regulated industries including telecommunications, healthcare, food, insurance and banking industries.

Telecommunications, Media and Technology

  • Advising on various issues relating to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, its ancillary regulations and guidelines, including the regulation of communications and multimedia services, licensing requirements, content regulation, interception of telecommunications, technical regulations, consumer protection issues, spectrum assignment, universal service provision and digital signature.
  • Assisted clients in their application for a licence / registration from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
  • Assisted a party involved in the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) project for the implementation of digital terrestrial television services in Malaysia, an initiative of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
  • Advised clients who operate in rapidly changing and converging telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) industries on various aspects of doing business in Malaysia.

Information Technology

  • Advised on and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts used in the IT industry (e.g. outsourcing, licensing, development, systems integration, distribution, service levels and end user licence agreements).
  • Conducted legal IT due diligence on companies in various industries including manufacturing, insurance, electronic payment and provision of credit and charge cards and media content.

Media and Entertainment

  • Advised on issues related to media and entertainment.
  • Drafting various media and entertainment-related agreements.

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  • Advised on online gambling in relation to legal and regulatory issues in Malaysia governing online gaming.
  • Advised on trade marks, copyright, patents and industrial designs.
  • Advised on various commercial IP matters such as distributorship and licensing.
  • Conducted legal IP due diligence on companies in various industries including manufacturing, insurance, electronic payment and provision of credit and charge cards and media content in connection with acquisitions and disposals.
  • Advised various companies on issues relating to intellectual property in respect of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and drafted the legal documentation for acquisition and licensing of intellectual property assets.


TMT, E- Commerce

  • Co-Authored “Fintech Wave – Malaysia Onboard?” published by Computer Law & Security Review (2017).
  • Co-authored “Changing Landscape of Telecommunication Services in Malaysia” published by Euromoney’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Expert Guides (2015).
  • Authored “New Laws on Electronic Trade Transactions: Consumer Protection (Electronic Trade Transactions) Regulations 2012 published by Computer Law & Security Review (2013).

Data Protection

  • Authored an update published in DataGuidance as part of 'Privacy This Week' (2016).
  • Authored “Updates on the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010” published by Computer Law & Security Review (2014).
  • Authored “Personal Data Protection Act 2010 FAQ” published by Computer Law & Security Review (2013).
  • Co-authored “Intellectual Property and Competition Law”, Legal Insights, September 2012.


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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