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Daryl Lim

Associate
+65.6507.8107
Fax +65.6507.8111
Mr. Lim is a senior associate in our Singapore office. He is a qualified lawyer in Australia and his practice focuses in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity transactions across Asia.

Mr. Lim also has experience advising on natural gas and oil value chains, infrastructure development, and power and renewable energy projects.

He has advised clients on high profile transactions in various jurisdictions including Asia, Australia, Europe and Africa.


Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in Singapore, Mr. Lim worked in a large and reputable international law firm based in Tokyo.

Speaking Engagements

  • VC terms in South East Asia”, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Conference, February 2017
  • Speaker on Investing in Indonesia, Exiting on AIM seminar, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Conference, October 2015
Corporate M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Representing Kacific Broadband Satellites on its fund raising for its proposed satellite launch to provide low cost broadband supply in the Pacific and South East Asia.
  • Representing Fertility Associates on its proposed majority investment into Sunfert International Fertility Centre Sdn Bhd, which runs IVF clinics in Malaysia.
  • Representing Vickers Ventures as its international legal counsel on its proposed Series A Investment in Spark Systems Pte Ltd, a FX aggregator platform provider.
  • Represented Telstra Ventures on its series B funding in Compare88, which provides a finance and insurance online portal with operations in Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • Acted for Hermes GPE fund on its  co-investment alongside Aureous South-East Asia Fund II Singapore Pte Ltd into VUS, a provider of English Language Centres in Vietnam.
  • Acted for Hermes GPE fund on its co-investment alongside Crescent Point into Ningbo Zhongzhe Mushang Co., Ltd, a Chinese young men’s fashionwear company. The target has 1,700 stores across 240 cities in China selling the GXG brand of clothing.
  • Represented  Quadria  Capital  on  their  growth  capital  investment  into  PT  SoHo  Global,  a pharmaceutical distribution and manufacturing company.
  • Represented Everstone Capital in its proposed acquisition of shares in Erno Laszlo Group Limited, a cosmetics company with operations worldwide.
  • Representing Golden Gate Ventures on the negotiation of a convertible loan agreement with Inkomaro Pte Ltd, an Indonesian based e-Procurement platform provider.
  • Representing  Capital  Square  Partners  on  its  acquisition  of  a  majority  stake  in  Indecomm Corporation, a US based technology outsourcing company.
  • Acted for PMAD, a wholly owned subsidiary of IDX listed, PT Cardig Aero Services Tbk (“CAS”) in relation to Singapore Airline’s subsidiary, SATS Catering Pte Ltd’s subscription of 20% of the issued and paid up capital of PMAD.
  • Acted for DRS Capital, a shareholder of CAS in respect of a loan from SATS Catering Pte Ltd to acquire additional shares in CAS from another existing shareholder.
  • Representing Partners Group on its refinancing on a USD 115 million leverage buyout facility in connection with its acquisition of Mauritius based technology company, CSS Technology with operations in the US, Poland, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, India and Philippines.
  • Representing Golden Gate Ventures on its Series A investment into an online printing company, Printerous Network Pte Ltd with operations in Indonesia.
  • Representing Jakarta Aircraft Training Centre and PT Cardig Aero Services Tbk on its proposed joint venture with Malaysian based, Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence Sdn. Bhd in respect of the provision of A320 flight simulator training in Indonesia.
  • Representing Sequoia Capital on its proposed investment into a financial technology company, Trusting Social with operations in the United States, Singapore and Vietnam.
  • Representing Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) as its international legal counsel advising on its acquisition of a Singapore headquartered, global event organizing and management business.
  • Representing Adknowledge, Inc., a North American advertising technology company on its Asian venture with Axiata Group, an Asian telecommunications companies with controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia.
  • Represented  Quadria  Capital  on  their  growth  capital  investment  into  PT  Soho  Global,   a pharmaceutical distribution and manufacturing company.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho as its international legal counsel advising on the acquisition of a Malaysian and Brunei based distributor of an automotive parts business majority owned by a Singaporean private equity firm.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho as its international legal counsel advising on its acquisition of an equity interest in a Singapore publicly listed steel manufacturing company.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho on the acquisition of a controlling interest in a company in Germany, with one of the world’s largest recyclers of steel scrap and nonferrous metal scrap.
  • Representing AGL on the sale of its wind farm in South Australia to a company in Japan.
  • Representing Junefield, a Hong Kong listed company on investments in mining in South America.
  • Representing Hydro Tasmania, a state owned utility on its sell down and refinancing of Australia’s largest wind farms, located in northwest Tasmania.
  • Representing the founders of Boost Juice, a well known international franchise in the sale of  a majority stake in the company to a U.S. based private equity firm.
  • Representing the founders of the Lonely Planet, a well known international franchise in the sale of a majority stake in the company to a U.K based private equity firm.
  • Representing PPC, a UK based private equity company on its acquisition of a major provider of employee assistance program services in Australia.
  • Representing a Chinese state owned enterprise on its proposed acquisition of Landmark, a high profile agribusiness in Australia.
  • Representing Ellendale Resources, ASX listed mining company on its merger with another listed mining company, through the implementation of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for Spotlight Group, one of Australia’s largest retailers on its refinancing from a syndicate of banks.
  • Representing Zeehan Zinc, on its successful AIM listing.
Projects
  • Negotiating long term offtake and contracts as well as short term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sale and purchase contracts, on behalf of Toyota Tsusho, PLN, Sojitz and Japan Nippon Oil.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho in relation to a long term feedstock agreement.
  • Advising Toyota Tsusho on operational matters affecting its interest in upstream gas fields in Australia, including under joint operating agreements, tolling agreements, drilling agreements and gas sales agreements.
  • Advising  BP  on  a  diverse  range  of  issues  affecting  its  refining  and  marketing  business  in Australasia, including refineries, terminals, pipelines, logistics, wholesale and retail.
  • Advising Sojitz on its LNG marketing arrangements for an African LNG project.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho in its successful tender to construct a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertiliser plant in Kenya.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho on its proposed investment into an airport operator in Columbia.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho on a private tender to be a strategic partner to a mining company for the development of a phosphate project in Congo.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho in its competitive tender bid to supply substation and penstock equipment for a hydropower plant project in Myanmar.
  • Representing a consortium in Japan consisting of Chubu Airports and Toyota Tsusho to act as concessionaire in relation to the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a new international airport in Myanmar.
  • Representing  Toyota  Tsusho  in  its  negotiations  with  the  Iraqi  government  with  respect  to contracts for a substation plant and design build in Iraq.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho on its proposed investment in a manganese ore project.
  • Representing Toyota Tsusho on an independent power project in the Philippines.