LIM Francis

Brief Profile

Francis is a Partner in the Corporate department.

Francis graduated from Kings College, University of London in 1997 and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law with Merit from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He was ranked in the top 10 percentile at the Singapore Practice Law Course conducted by the Board of Legal Education and was called to the Singapore bar in 1999.

Francis joined Lee & Lee in 2001 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2007.

Francis practises in the area of corporate and commercial law including goods and/or equipment distributorships, agencies, sale and purchase, leasing, imports and exports and service agreements. Francis also assists foreign corporations with the establishment of business entities in Singapore and advises on the sale and purchase of shares and assets, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters and derivatives transactions.

Francis also practices in the area of personal data privacy compliance and has conducted various talks and seminars and assisted various clients on compliance issues under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.

Transaction Details

  • Conducting various private and public talks and seminars on the Personal Data Protection Act including a talk for the Singapore Human Resource Institute and an Asian Legal Business Masterclass.
  • Advising and acting for numerous clients in respect of general corporate and commercial matters including employment matters, the sale and purchase of assets or shares, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements.
  • Reviewing, drafting and commenting on employment agreements, handbooks, policies and other related employment documentation for numerous employers.
  • Advising on various anti-competition / non-solicitation clauses and/or disputes between employers, prospective employers and employees.
  • Advising numerous employers in relation to employment termination and/or retrenchment exercises.
  • Advising and assisting numerous clients with transfer of employees and employment passes upon a business sale or business restructure.
  • Advising various clients on import and export licensing and regulatory issues.
  • Drafting distributorship agreements and advising on distributorships arrangements for various clients.
  • Drafting standard sale and/or purchase templates for goods and/or equipment for various clients.
  • Drafting lease agreements and advising on equipment leasing transactions.
  • Drafting of logistic services agreements.
  • Advising and acting for numerous corporations and financial institutions in negotiating, drafting and preparing documents in formats prescribed by the International Swap Derivatives Association, Inc.
  • Advising and acting for numerous company groups in relation to the restructure / amalgamation of their Singapore incorporated subsidiaries, including preparing the documentation and carrying out the filings to effect such amalgamation.