Lesley Lim

Brief info

- 9 Years of experience
- Areas of expertise : Construction Law, Retail & E-Commerce Law, Employment Law and
Wills and Probate

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Lesley Lim (Partner)

Lesley Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Tasmania, Australia in 2009 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2011 after completing her Certificate in Legal Practice in 2010. Lesley has been working with Richard Wee since 2012 and is now a Partner at RWC.

Over and above her practice and experience in general civil litigation matters, corporate and commercial disputes, debt recovery, construction and employment matters, Lesley has a strong interest in developing the area of Sports Law in Malaysia. She believes that the ever-growing interaction between sports and the law gives rise to the need for a special and greater understanding of the sports industry and those related to it.

At her former firm of MahWengKwai & Associates, Lesley played an instrumental part to assist the Sports Law Practice group winning the ALB Sports Law Firm of the Year Award 2018 & 2019. Lesley completed the Certificate for Sports Arbitration by the AIAC in 2016. She was part of the organising committee for the first specialised Sports Law Conference in Malaysia (2013-2016) and was also a founding member of the Sports Law Association of Malaysia (SLAM).

In 2019, FIFA and Football Association of Malaysia appointed Lesley to the National Disputes Resolution Chambers (NDRC).

Lesley’s passion for Sports Law goes beyond textbooks and journals of Law. She captained the first Malaysian women’s dragon boat team at the 2018 Asian Games and also leads the KL Barbarians Dragon Boat Team.

2019 – Partner, Richard Wee Chambers
2016 – Senior Associate, MahWengKwai & Associates
2015 – Senior Associates, Richard Wee & Yip
2012 – Associates, Richard Wee & Yip
2011 – Associates, Samrith Sanjiv & Partners
2010 – Pupil-in-Chambers, Samrith Sanjiv & Partners (formerly known as Gurdial Bakan Singh)

  • Member, Sports Law Association of Malaysia (SLAM)
  • Former Member, Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)

2017 – Certificate of SportsArb (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)
2011 – Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CiARB)
2010 – Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP)
2009 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Tasmania, Australia)

  • Arbitrator at the National Dispute Resolutions Chambers (NDRC); FIFA and Football Association of Malaysia
  • Managed, organized and emceed the RWY Sports Law Conference 2013, 2014 and 2015 – overseeing the general operations of the conference including but not limited to liaising with local and foreign speakers and ensuring that all event requirements are met
  • Member of the Organising Committee for the Sports Arbitration segment for the KLRCA Arbitration Week 2015
  • Speaker on BFM Radio on Sports Law (2016) :” Image Rights “, ” Brexit and the Premier League “, ” Money in Olympics ” and ” Sam Allardyce 
  • Speaker at the Sabah Law Association (SLA) Seminar in Kota Konabalu (2016) : ” Sports Law Seminar 
  • Speaker at the Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Law Society’s LexTalk Series at the Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur campus :” The Legal Olympics “
  • Speaker at the Multimedia University (MMU) Law Faculty Arbitration Workshop 2016 in Melaka :” Dispute Resolution in Sports 
  • Speaker at the Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Career Talk 2015 in Petaling Jaya : ” Sports Law 
  • Speaker at the MECA Employers Consulting Agency Members Talk in Johor Bahru (2015) :” Effective, Legitimate, Correct Dismissal 
  • Speaker at the MECA Employers Consulting Agency Members Talk in Kuala Lumpur 2013 :” Going to the Industrial Court “

Highlights of litigation and corporate experience

  • Drafted a Naming Rights Agreement for a Malaysian Stadium
  • Represented and advised a professional football player from the Republic of Argentina with regards to the unlawful termination of a Foreign Player’s Contract by a Malaysian football club and assisted the said football player with his complaint to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) Status Committee
  • Reviewed a Representation Agreement between a Malaysian golf player and a sports management and marketing agency based in the United States which would allow the agency to manage the player’s brand globally
  • Reviewed the terms and conditions of a sports research and intelligence company’s Malaysian contracts to ensure that it is compliant with the laws of Malaysia
  • Assisted a football supporters club with the registration of its society
  • Appraised sports bodies, sports administrators and sports personalities of their legal rights and obligations and enforcement of sporting rules and regulations
  • Acted as co-counsel in trial and appellate matters – Sessions Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court
  • Assisted in resisting a claim to set aside a Judgment in Default – High Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court
  • Assisted a claim seeking for a declaration that a purported settlement was invalid, null and void vide the application of the exception to the Turquand rule – High Court and Court of Appeal
  • Assisted in defending a claim of fraudulent conspiracy in relation to the validity of lease agreements – High Court
  • Assisted in representing a company in a claim against one of its former directors for breach of fiduciary duties – High Court
  • Resisted a Fortuna and Mareva Injuction – High Court
  • Applying to Court for Grant of Probate and Letter of Administration – High Court
  • Applying to court for a Joint Petition – High Court
  • Applying to Court for an adoption order pursuant to the Adoption Act 1952 – Sessions Court
  • Disputes arising from breach of contract – Magistrates Court, Sessions Court and High Court
  • Recovery of outstanding debts and resisting claims for outstanding debts – Magistrates Court, Sessions Court and High Court
  • Execution proceedings such as companies’ winding up, bankruptcy proceedings, prohibitory order, garnishment, etc. – High Court
  • Judicial review against a decision by the Industrial Court – High Court
  • Providing legal advise to an American multinational energy corporation on civil and environmental issues.
  • Providing advise relating to labour and employment law and defending an employment dispute in relation to the down-sizing and restructuring of a company – Industrial Court
  • Claim by the Company against its former employee seeking compensation in lieu of short notice for termination of employment – Magistrates Court
  • Preparation of settlement agreements for claims and disputes
  • Assisted in defending a third party action for failure to discharge their duties as a reasonable contractor during the construction of the property – High Court and Court of Appeal
  • Assisted in defending a claim for trespass arising from the construction of an access road – High Court
  • Assisted in defending a prohibitory injunction against the utilization of a performance bond – High Court
  • Assisted in resisting an amendment application which was attempting to add an Adjudicator as a 2nd Defendant in the proceedings – High Court
  • Assisted in a claim to reserve and set aside an Ajudicator’s decision – Arbitration
  • Assisted in defending a property developer against claims by a contractor for extensions of time, loss and expense and variations from the contractor – Arbitration
  • Assisted in providing construction contract administration services and claims services to employers and contractors
  • Claims for outstanding sums due for rectification works carried out by a contractor
  • Claims for recovery of payment under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA)
  • Working closely with experts and witnesses, including geotechnical engineering consultants
  • Reviewing and providing advise/opinion on the interpretation of contracts
  • Providing contract drafting services
  • Thomas Thanapaul TS Thanapaul v MIC Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd [2013] 2 LNS 0969
  • Allan Kinsey & Anor. v Sunway Rahman Putra Sdn Bhd & Anor; Dekon Sdn Bhd (Third Party) [2015] 4 CLJ 624
  • Khoo Peng Wai v Pembinaan Terasia Sdn Bhd [2016] 1 LNS 108
  • Ravichanthiran Ganesan v Dato’ Mat Shah Safuan & Pembinaan Kota Laksamana Sdn Bhd [2016] 1 LNS 66

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