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Hans Lim A Po

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Lim A Po Law Firm

Paramaribo, Suriname
    Local Time: Friday 05:56

Practice Expertise

  • Anti-Bribery
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Anti-Illicit Trade
  • Agency and Distributorship

Areas of Practice

  • Anti-Bribery
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Anti-Illicit Trade
  • Agency and Distributorship
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Corporate and business
  • Criminal Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Privatizations
  • Project Finance
  • Securities
  • Trademarks
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Aviation Group - Member
  • Mining Group - Member
  • Trade and Investment Group - Member

Profile

Hans Lim A Po, Jr. is a partner and shareholder with Lim A Po Law Firm - Advocatenkantoor Lim A Po. He joined the firm in 1991 and has been a partner since 1997.

Hans acts as local counsel to a substantial part of the international mining and oil and gas companies active in Suriname. He advises on a wide range of local issues, including: exploration and exploitation rights, on- and offshore oil and gas concessions, and third party rights.

In addition, Hans advised the mining industry in major projects, including: the capital and maintenance dredging of the waterway of the Suriname river, the production of the Bakhuis bauxite mine in the Western part of Suriname, as well the sale of BHP Billiton Suriname's shares to Alcoa. And he advised on the joint venture in regard to the offshore Block 58 of Suriname.

Hans is also involved in banking and commercial in cross-border settings, and advised in the Euro 28,000,000 refinancing of the Suriname Bridges Project, and in the US.$. 24,000,000 refinancing of the Kersten Group.

He further advised on a bonds issue for the financing of a benchmark eco-tourism resort in Suriname, and the joint-venture of Argos Cementos and Vensur.

Hans has substantial expertise and experience in litigating before the Caribbean Court of Justice in Original Jurisdiction:

In 2012, Hans defended Suriname in a high profiled case against claims for breach of the external common market established by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, in proceedings brought by a person before the Caribbean Court of Justice http://www.worldcourts.com/ccj/eng/decisions/2012.02.23_Hummingbird_Rice_Mills_Ltd_v_Suriname.htm

In 2014, Hans filed a claim in a case for breach of the internal common market established by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas http://www.worldcourts.com/ccj/eng/decisions/2014.05.08_Beverages_v_Guyana.htm

In 2017, Hans filed for restitution for breach of the internal common market established by the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas
http://www.worldcourts.com/ccj/eng/decisions/2017.05.09_SM_Jaleel_v_Cooperative_Republic_of_Guyana.htm

In Chambers Global 2021, Hans Lim A Po is ranked in the First Band, and is said to provide "an exceptionally deft hand in work throughout the oil and gas sphere, in addition to assisting with property seizure matters and inbound investment transactions. He is considered to be "a leading lawyer" in the market and is highly respected."





Bar Admissions
Hans has been a member of the Bar in Suriname since 1992.

Education
Hans is a graduate of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (Civil Law 1990), and of New York University School of Law in New York, USA, (Comparative Jurisprudence 1991). In 2015, Hans graduated 'with merit' and First in his Class from FHR School of Law (Master Program in International and Comparative Law).

Areas of Practice

  • Anti-Bribery
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Anti-Illicit Trade
  • Agency and Distributorship
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Corporate and business
  • Criminal Law
  • Foreign Investment
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Privatizations
  • Project Finance
  • Securities
  • Trademarks

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Hans is recognized in The International Who's Who 2011 edition of Mining Lawyers and of Banking Lawyers.
He contributed Suriname Chapters of the 2010-edition of Getting the Deal Through-Mining, and Getting the Deal Through-Anti-Corruption Regulation.
Hans is an editor for the Suriname Law Journal, the legal periodical published by the Suriname Lawyer's Association.

Articles

Comments on SHANIQUE MYRIE vs. THE STATE OF BARBADOS [2013] CCJ 3 (OJ), published in Suriname Legal Journal 2014 No. 1
Comments on RUDISA BEVERAGES & JUICES N.V. and CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS INC. vs. the CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA [2014] CCJ 1 (OJ), published in Suriname Legal Journal 2014 No. 2
Comments on MAURICE TOMLINSON vs. THE STATE OF BELIZE, consolidated with MAURICE TOMLINSON vs. THE STATE OF TRINIDAD 7 TOBAGO [2016] CCJ 1 (OJ), published in Suriname Legal Journal 2016 No. 2

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