Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Daniel Lim is a partner in Kirkland’s IP litigation team in London. Mr Lim’s practice is focused on life sciences patent litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, diagnostics and the emerging fields of precision medicine and cell and genetherapy.
In addition to UK-based litigation, Mr Lim assists his clients with the strategic coordination and alignment of complex patent strategy to address loss-of-exclusivity events at a pan-European and global level. With dual qualifications in law and biochemistry, and experience litigating in both Australia and Europe, Mr Lim is readily able to grasp highly technical material and the international dimensions of multi-jurisdictional disputes which are often central to the development of strategy for blockbuster litigation on behalf of the most sophisticated clients.
A strong believer in the power of scientific innovation in healthcare and medicine to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life, and the role of intellectual property in incentivising and protecting such innovation, Mr Lim often represents leading life sciences companies for whom such innovation is core to their business.
Mr Lim has developed a particular interest and experience in the rising gene editing technology CRISPR, and is recognised as a thought leader and regular writer, speaker and commentator on the topic. Mr Lim’s previous case experience covers a broad range of technical fields within life sciences, including oncology, immunology, neurology, molecular diagnostics, formulation science, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology and biostatistics.
Mr Lim has been recognised as a Rising Star in IP by Managing Intellectual Property (2017 and 2018), Rising Star in Life Sciences by Expert Guides (2019) and Rising Star in the Life Sciences and UK categories at LMG’s Europe Rising Stars Awards 2019. He is also listed in WIPR Leaders 2020. Mr Lim has spent time on secondment in-house to a leading global pharmaceutical company, and spent a year as associate to Justice Yates of the Federal Court of Australia. Prior to joining Kirkland, Mr Lim was a lawyer at Australian top-tier firm Clayton Utz, and senior associate at magic circle firm Allen & Overy.