Edwin Lim has specialised in technology, media and intellectual property since 2000. His main areas of practice are technology procurement and support, outsourcing and services, intellectual property commercialisation and transfer, technology due diligence, media, advertising and marketing, and general commercial. Edwin has worked for clients in various business and industry sectors including the software, technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, government, media, healthcare, hospitality, luxury automotive and aviation sectors.
As Edwin has two Honours degrees in Law and Commerce (Management Science and Information Systems) he understands the technical, commercial and legal issues involved in a client’s project, and is comfortable talking to clients about complex technology matters.
Edwin previously worked in the Communications, Media and Technology team at Bell Gully for over six years. In 2006 he left Bell Gully to join Clyde & Co in Dubai, where he advised government, local and international clients on technology and telecommunications projects, as well as establishing and conducting businesses in the Middle East. Edwin joined Hudson Gavin Martin in April 2010.
The 2010 to 2013 editions of the Chambers legal directory list Edwin as an “Associate to watch” in its review of Corporate and Commercial law firms and lawyers in the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. The 2014 edition of Chambers legal directory lists Edwin as an “Up and Coming” individual. Edwin is praised for his “ability to really listen to clients and build an outstanding rapport”, and is described by his clients as being “very thoughtful and considered, spotting the issues and being very proactive in finding solutions”. Clients interviewed for the 2014 Legal 500 legal directory state that Edwin’s “commercial IT and IP work is excellent”.
Edwin sits on the boards of the New Zealand Software Association, New Zealand Middle East Business Council and the New Zealand Game Developers Association. He is also on the Technology Law committees of the Auckland District Law Society and New Zealand Law Society.