Jimmy Yim, Honorary Legal Advisor
Managing Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier
Jimmy Yim is the Managing Director of Singapore’s most celebrated dispute resolution practice.
He has 30 years of experience in civil and commercial law, criminal law and international commercial arbitration. His experience in international arbitration ranges from disputes concerning energy projects, building construction, pharmaceutical contracts, distributorship agreements and joint-venture contracts. He has acted as counsel and occasionally sat as arbitrator in numerous international and domestic arbitrations under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
He is recommended by name in leading legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Asialaw Profiles.
Samuel Seow Law Corporation, Honorary Legal Advisor
Samuel Seow Law Corporation is a full-service law corporation providing legal and advisory services in Singapore and internationally. They have been ranked annually since 2007 in the prestigious legal publication Asia-Pacific Legal 500, as a firm specialised in the fields of Intellectual Property, and Media and Entertainment law. They have also been awarded the Media & Entertainment Law Firm of the Year Award in Singapore as part of the 2011 Global Awards, 2012 Global Awards as well as 2013 Global Awards conducted by Corporate INTL Magazine.
Samuel Seow Law Corporation has also contributed their services to the Singapore performing arts scene by legal services provided to various theatre, dance and music companies as well as entities engaging in community outreach via education, public awareness, modern dance or pop music, and since their inception, they have received awards annually from the National Arts Council for their contribution to the arts in Singapore. They were awarded the status of Patron of the Arts for every year from 2008 to 2013.
RSM Chio Lim, Honorary Auditor
RSM Chio Lim LLP is a public accounting entity offering assurance and tax services. Operating under the umbrella of Stone Forest, which operates business advisory and business support services, Chio Lim Stone Forest is one of the largest accounting and business advisory group outside the Big 4 in Singapore, founded since 1985. On the international front, it is the Singapore member of RSM International.
Chio Lim Stone Forest focuses on internationally active and growing businesses, supporting every stage of a business’ development, from incorporation to public listing, regional expansion, mergers & acquisitions, to exit like divestment. They also assist businesses in financial difficulties through various insolvency procedures. They offer one-stop professionalism, convenience, and peace of mind to entrepreneurs – local and foreign – to set up and conduct business in Singapore and the region.
Freda Kwok, Honorary Social Media Advisor
Partner & Principal Consultant, QED Consulting
Freda is known for leading regional organizations to strategic usage of the digital medium for business accountability. Her experience includes advisory in the financial, FMCG and beauty & fashion industries. Her quick wit and conceptualization abilities make her highly sought to deliver against performance driven results. She co-developed QED Consulting’s social media advocacy and digital audit framework, and also initiated the first mental menu survey study by the firm, for a regional financial client. A proponent of enhancing the digital industry standards in Singapore, she has trained at leading professional training schools and institutions. These include Aventis School of Management, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Technology, and Singapore Management University.
She was also a judge at The Media Challenge 2014 (Republic Polytechnic) and the inaugural Mumpreneur awards 2014, organized by Mums@Work.