Peng Lim

Peng Lim

Partner Singapore, Singapore

Peng is Global Head of Aviation at Kennedys Legal Solutions. She has been advising clients on aviation matters for over 25 years.  Qualified  in  England  and  Wales  and  admitted  to  practice  at  the  Malaysian  Bar,  Peng specialises  in high-profile,  complex and multi-jurisdictional  disputes.

Peng’s career in aviation began when she was instructed on behalf of the London Market to attend and monitor the fatal accident enquiry in Dumfries, Scotland arising from the Pan Am 103 accident over Lockerbie. Since then, she has built a prominent practice acting for the airline and aerospace sectors and major insurance and reinsurance companies around the world.

Peng has worked and is working with many leading airlines including Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Garuda Indonesia Airlines, China Airlines and a number of others. Since her relocation from London to Singapore in 2005, she has been engaged as lead counsel in the majority of aircraft catastrophe losses in Asia.

Aside from handling high profile cases, Peng also advises on contractual and regulatory matters and routine claims for a number of Asian carriers. Peng has handled claims in most Asian countries. She also has experience dealing with multi-district litigation in the US and has dealt with disputes in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Peng also assists clients in arbitrations and mediations.

She regularly conducts training for her clients and participates as speaker at conferences and seminars. Peng is a contributor to the 4th edition of Margo on Aviation Insurance. She is recognised as a leading practitioner in her field in Who’s Who Legal, the Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers and Chambers Asia Pacific. Peng previously served as Vice President for International Affairs for the International Aviation Women’s Association.

Peng is noted for "a wealth of knowledge and experience in a crisis event and has a good understanding of doing business around the region." (Chambers Asia Pacific 2018).

She gets good results and is well respected

Gracechurch APAC Market Insurance Law Report 2017

Market recognition

  • Recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2019, Aviation Chapter as a leader and trailblazer in her field, who is held in the highest esteem by clients and fellow practitioners
  • A Leading Individual for 'Aviation (Singapore)'
    Peng is noted for "a wealth of knowledge and experience in a crisis event and has a good understanding of doing business around the region."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
  • "She is by far the best senior partner out there. She is absolutely superb. She knows what I want and she gives it to me. She has a very, very good at past case history and just excellent at what she does. She gets good results and is well respected"
    Gracechurch APAC Market Insurance Law Report 2017
  • A Leading Individual for 'Aviation (Singapore)'
    Peng is noted for "her experience (as) one of her great strengths".
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2017
  • A Leading Individual for 'Aviation (Singapore)'
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
  • Recognised in Who’s Who Legal, Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers and Chambers as a leading practitioner in her field.
  • Recognised as a "Thought leader for Transport" in Who's Who Legal 2018
  • Peng is noted for "a wealth of knowledge and experience in a crisis event and has a good understanding of doing business around the region."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Work highlights

  • Advising clients in relation to large-scale aviation accidents including the Indonesia AirAsia accident in the Java Sea in December 2014; the TransAsia Airways accidents in Taiwan in July 2014 and February 2015; and the Trigana accident in Papua in August 2015.
  • Representing Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and China Airlines in market-lawsuits brought by various claimants in England for injuries caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which led to a leading judgment of the House of Lords in the Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation.
  • Acting as instructing counsel in the case of McDonald v Korean Air in Ontario, Canada which tested the meaning of “accident” under the Warsaw Convention.
  • Successfully acting in the Shanghai High People’s Court and thereafter at the Chinese Supreme Court for insurers in a hull subrogation claim which resulted in a 100% recovery and a substantial windfall for insurers by way of interest.