Ms Kwa Kim Li is the Managing Partner of Lee and Lee, Advocates and Solicitors, one of Singapore’s oldest Law Firms, founded in 1955 by Singapore’s first Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Kim Li graduated in 1979 from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 1980. She has been with the Firm since her graduation. Kim Li was named as one of Singapore’s Top Property Lawyers in Asian Legal Business Legal Who’s Who Singapore 2003. She has been in practice with the Firm for over 35 years, and her practice spans various aspects of law. Although her pet area of practice is Real Estate, Kim Li also advises on Loans, Trusts, Wills, Probates, Joint Ventures and Cross Border Transactions.
Kim Li has seen the development of the Singapore real estate market cycles over 3 decades and has acted for countless developers, both public listed and private, in the acquisition of land sites in Singapore. She acts in Bank financing and sales of individual units in residential, commercial and industrial development projects.
Kim Li also holds various positions outside her legal practice, including Directorships in Singapore Statutory Board Jurong Town Corporation, Singapore listed Mapletree Commercial Trust and HSBC Bank (Singapore) Limited. In the Health Sector, she sits on the Board of National University Health System (NUHS) and is a Trustee of the Singapore Cardiac Society. She is also the Honorary Advisor to the Real Estate Developers Association (REDAS). She was formerly on the Board of Sentosa Development Corporation, the Governing Board of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Singapore Chinese Girls School before stepping down in 2017 after several years of service on those Boards.
Abroad, she sits on the Boards of London listed Laura Ashley PLC and Corus UK group of Hotels.
She was awarded the Ministry of Education “Service to Education” award and the Ministry of Health 5 years Appreciation Service Award.
Kim Li is married with 3 children.