Lim Chong Boon

Head of Family Law & Dispute Resolution

Lim Chong Boon is Head of Family Law and General Litigation at PKWA Law, one of the most established family law practices in Singapore. Chong Boon is recognised as one of Singapore's leading family and divorce lawyers by leading legal publications such as Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific and Doyles Guide to Leading Singapore Family and Divorce Lawyers.

Languages: English & Chinese
Lim Chong Boon

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Lim Chong Boon is the Head of Family Law and Dispute Resolution at PKWA Law. Under his leadership, the Family Law Practice Group has been consistently recognised as one of Singapore’s top practices.

 

Accolades

Publications such as The Straits Times, Asian Legal Business, Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific and Dolyes Guide have consistently named PKWA Law among the best family law firms in Singapore.

Chong Boon has been ranked as a leading family and divorce lawyer by Doyles Guide from 2016 to 2023 .

He is recognised as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific from 2019 to 2024.

 

Co-Author

Chong Boon is the co-author of “Divorce Done Right: A Guide to Family Law in Singapore” published in 2021.

 

Practice Areas

Chong Boon has a legal practice across different areas of law:

  • Family and divorce law
  • Probate
  • Commercial litigation
  • Company law
  • Construction litigation
  • Corporate debt recovery
  • Directors and shareholders’ disputes
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property
  • Immigration matters
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Property disputes

Litigation Cases

  • Handling protracted and highly complex litigation in the Singapore High Court involving one of the largest corporate bond defaults in emerging markets history, valued at US$300 million.
  • Advising a leading global operator of water services on employment matters and general corporate advice for its Asia Pacific office.
  • Representing a government statutory board in obtaining urgent interlocutory injunctions against occupiers for causing nuisance and breach of contract.
  • Advocating for Jurong Town Corporation in property disputes and securing possession of property from errant tenants.
  • Successfully defending all 8 defendants in the High Court and Court of Appeal against a US$27 million multi-cause of action claim for breach of contract, breach of agency, and conspiracy to defraud.
  • Representing Propnex, one of Singapore’s largest property agency companies, in a legal action against former employees and agents for staff poaching and breach of contract.
  • Defending former students in a defamation suit brought by a trainer.
  • Acting for a US-listed MNC in litigation over the construction of a wafer fab plant in Singapore.
  • Handling credit card and housing loan recovery cases for DBS Bank.

Family Law

  • Advocating for a prominent and affluent Singapore businessman in divorce proceedings and related issues.
  • Assisting a prominent senior Singapore lawyer in a highly contentious divorce matter, division of assets, and child custody disputes.
  • Representing the CEO of a listed company in divorce proceedings and ancillary matters.
  • Securing half of an ex-husband’s lottery win for a wife.
  • Crafting pre-nuptial agreements for high net-worth clients.

Appointments and Memberships

  • Served on the Council of the Law Society of Singapore for two terms from 1993 to 1996.
  • Appointed by the Chief Justice to the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore from 2013 to 2025.
  • Served in the Civil Practice Committee at the Law Society of Singapore.
  • Formerly chaired the Sports Committee at the Law Society of Singapore.
  • Commissioner for Oaths.
  • Designated as an Assigned lawyer with the Legal Aid Bureau, Ministry of Law.
  • Past tutor in the Practice Law Course of the Board of Legal Education, teaching Family Law, Civil Procedure, Insolvency, and Bankruptcy.
  • Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR).
  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore.
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law.

Media

Chong Boon has been interviewed by the media for his views on family law, including:

Publications

 

I approached PKWA Law for a family matter and had my claim settled in a short period of time. Mr Lim and his team of lawyers and support staff were very helpful. All my queries were answered quickly and promptly.

Sebastian Tan

I could not have asked for a better lawyer than Mr Lim and PKWA Law representing me in my divorce. He and his staff takes the time to explain the details of the process and my entitlement in a way I understand easily. The fees are very clear and reasonable.

Andrew

Mr Lim and his team were very professional and helped me a lot during probate. Fees are very reasonable and agreed. Once again, I thank them for their excellent service.

Shirley Seah

Mr Lim and team have been great in helping me. His team especially Jessica and Corinne are very polite and very efficient in updating my case. Thank you to PKWA Law.

Catherine Tan

Mr Lim is responsive and knowledgeable when I had a consultation on probate with him. The fees are fixed and clear. Thank you so much.

Justin

Dear Mr Lim, I truly appreciate your help. My experience with you and your team was the best of all the consults I had with the law firms. The divorce process was smooth, quick and efficient. You came highly referred by a close friend, and I am glad I picked your law firm. Thanks to Jessica too.

Tien

I chanced upon PKWA Law after I had dried my tears. They know their stuff well. We met about 4 times. Mr Lim and ms Dorothy took the time to listen and assured me it could be done. We started everything all other again. Within 3 months I got what was deemed impossible! Knowing that with the order I can now proceed to the next step comforts us tremendously. Thank you, your team made a difference in our lives.

Ning

I approached PKWA Law for a family matter and had my claim settled in a short period of time. Mr Lim and his team of lawyers and support staff were very helpful. All my queries were answered quickly and promptly.

Sebastian Tan

I could not have asked for a better lawyer than Mr Lim and PKWA Law representing me in my divorce. He and his staff takes the time to explain the details of the process and my entitlement in a way I understand easily. The fees are very clear and reasonable.

Andrew

Mr Lim and his team were very professional and helped me a lot during probate. Fees are very reasonable and agreed. Once again, I thank them for their excellent service.

Shirley Seah

Mr Lim and team have been great in helping me. His team especially Jessica and Corinne are very polite and very efficient in updating my case. Thank you to PKWA Law.

Catherine Tan

Mr Lim is responsive and knowledgeable when I had a consultation on probate with him. The fees are fixed and clear. Thank you so much.

Justin

Dear Mr Lim, I truly appreciate your help. My experience with you and your team was the best of all the consults I had with the law firms. The divorce process was smooth, quick and efficient. You came highly referred by a close friend, and I am glad I picked your law firm. Thanks to Jessica too.

Tien

I chanced upon PKWA Law after I had dried my tears. They know their stuff well. We met about 4 times. Mr Lim and ms Dorothy took the time to listen and assured me it could be done. We started everything all other again. Within 3 months I got what was deemed impossible! Knowing that with the order I can now proceed to the next step comforts us tremendously. Thank you, your team made a difference in our lives.

Ning


                    

                    
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Legal articles by Lim Chong Boon

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Divorce by Mutual Agreement in Singapore From July 1, married couples can cite divorce by mutual agreement...

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Divorce is a legal process that terminates a marriage between two individuals. It is a formal declaration...

Setting up a Trust in Singapore

Trusts in Singapore are governed by the Trustees Act (Cap 337), and a lot of the basic tenets come from...

Creating a Will in Singapore

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