Z.J. Jennifer Lim is a litigation associate whose practice focuses on international dispute resolution and arbitration. In 2019 she was recognized as a Future Leader in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (2020), an edition focused on a selection of outstanding attorneys aged 45 or under.
Ms. Lim joined Debevoise in the New York Office in 2013 and transferred to the firm's Hong Kong office in June 2016. From 2012 to 2013, she clerked for Judge Hisashi Owada and Judge Leonid Skotnikov at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Ms. Lim received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar, recipient of the David Berger Memorial Prize, and a senior editor of the American Review of International Arbitration. She received an LL.B. with First Class Honors from University College London in 2012. While in law school, Ms. Lim participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and remains the only person in the history of the competition to receive the Stephen M. Schwebel Award for Best Oralist in the Championship Round for two years in a row.
Ms. Lim is a co-author of the Hong Kong chapter in the GAR publication, The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards - First Edition (June, 2019) and the chapter on “Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific,” as part of The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review (2019 and 2020 editions). She is also a co-author of “Iura Novit Curia in Hong Kong Arbitration Law” in the book “Iura Novit Curia in International Arbitration,” edited by Franco Ferrari and Giuditta Cordero-Moss and published by Juris (March, 2018) and Model Extradition Treaty published by the International Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (March, 2017). Other articles include “GAR Know-How – Enforcement: Hong Kong Chapter,” Global Arbitration Review Know-How Series (April, 2018); “A new kind of risk? Recent approaches to country risk in the valuation of damages,” Arbitration News (February, 2016) and “Perenco v. Ecuador Deters 2nd-Guessing Arbitration Tribunal,” Law360 (May, 2015).
Ms. Lim is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is a member of the ICC Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration” and a member of the HK45 Committee for the 2018-2020 term. From 2014 to 2016, she was a member of the International Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She also served on the Program Committee for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.
林律师于2013年加入德普纽约分所，并于2016年6月调至德普香港分所。她曾于2012至2013年间在荷兰海牙国际法院担任Hisashi Owada法官及Leonid Skotnikov法官的书记员。林律师于哥伦比亚法学院取得法学博士学位，在校时荣获James Kent奖学金和David Berger纪念奖，并担任《美国国际仲裁评论》（American Review of International Arbitration）的高级编辑。她于2012年以一级荣誉成绩毕业于伦敦大学学院，取得法学学士学位。在校期间，林律师参加了Philip C. Jessup国际法模拟法庭竞赛，是开赛以来唯一连续两年进入总决赛并获得Stephen M. Schwebel最佳辩手奖的参赛者。
林律师与人共同撰写了“亚太地区的投资条约仲裁”，《亚太仲裁评论2019》（2018年6月）；《国际仲裁中的“法官知法”原则》一书的“香港仲裁法中的‘法官知法’原则”章节，由Franco Ferrari和Giuditta Cordero-Moss编辑、Juris出版社出版（2018年3月）。她还是《Model Extradition Treaty》一文的共同作者，由纽约市律师协会国际法委员会发表（2017年3月）。近期她所发表的文章还包括“GAR知多少——仲裁裁决的执行：香港篇”，《GAR知多少系列》（2018年4月）；“一种新的风险？近期对损害赔偿评估过程中国家风险的处理”，《仲裁新闻》（2016年2月）；以及“Perenco对Ecuador一案的裁决使提请仲裁庭复议愈发困难”，《法律360》（2015年5月）。