Clients rely on Wei Yang ‘to solve more complex negotiations,’ and that ‘he is creative and constructive in solution finding.’ - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

Wei-Yang Lim is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. Wei-Yang specializes in acting for corporations, management teams and investors on restructurings and new financing transactions across the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on advising institutions that invest in distressed, stressed or special situation credits.

Prior to joining the Firm, he has also practiced debt finance and restructuring law in the London and Hong Kong offices of another international law firm.



“Rising Star Partner”, Restructuring and Insolvency – Hong Kong, IFLR 1000 (2023)

Wei-Yang was mentioned in August 2022 issue of Turnarounds & Workouts in which Kirkland was recognized as one of the top Asia-Pacific Restructuring Practices of U.S. Law Firms

“Rising Stars”, China Business Law Journal (2022) 

“Up and Coming”, Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022, Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 2013, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Malay
  • Mandarin


  • College of LawLegal Practice Course2011
  • University of CambridgeM.A., LawHons.2010