Simmons Singapore hires boost funds team

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Simmons & Simmons has appointed Asia-Pacific venture capital and financial regulatory specialist Dax Lim as a partner in its Singapore asset management and investment funds practice.

Lim joins with his team of two associates from Osborne Clarke, and will focus on the Singapore market. With more than a decade of experience in counselling investment funds on structuring, formation and global investment transactions, Lim has advised venture-backed technology companies throughout their lifecycles.

Lim’s clients comprise venture capital firms, fintech unicorns and emerging growth companies. He is active in the region and regularly partners with growth-stage accelerators and incubators, providing mentorship to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.

He has also played a key role in significant cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments across a wide range of industries including e-commerce, financial technology, biotechnology and artificial intelligence.

Long Jek Aun, head of the firm’s Singapore office and Singapore investment funds practice, said: “We are very excited about our new additions to the team, making us one of the largest and most versatile funds practices in Singapore.”