Wei Yang Lim is the stand out lawyer who has earned his seat at the regional high table of restructuring. He is sharp as a razor blade, full of integrity and with an unswerving work ethic that is committed to his client’s best interests.’ - Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2024

Wei-Yang Lim is a partner in the restructuring group in Kirkland's Hong Kong office. Wei-Yang represents financial sponsors, investment funds and corporations in connection with some of the most complex and high-profile restructurings and special situations investments across the Asia Pacific region. He has extensive experience in utilizing and navigating international restructuring tools for distress situations involving Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian businesses, including implementing successful restructurings involving PRC bankruptcy proceedings, Indonesian PKPUs, Indian Corporate Insolvency Resolution Processes, Singapore judicial management, schemes of arrangement in multiple jurisdictions, US Chapter 11 proceedings and UK pre-pack administrations.

Wei-Yang was named as a “Next Generation Partner” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024, recognized as “Highly Regarded” for restructuring and insolvency by IFLR1000 2023, named as a “Rising Star” by China Business Law Journal 2022 and ranked as an “Up and Coming” notable practitioner for restructuring and insolvency (China) by Chambers and Partners 2022 and 2023. Chambers Greater China recognized him as a leading lawyer and noted that he received praises for being “very responsive and very on top of the issues” and “technically up there with the best.” The guide also noted that he “has a notable practice, and continues to draw praise from market sources” as clients rely on Wei-Yang ‘to solve more complex negotiations,’ and that ‘he is creative and constructive in solution finding’.



Leading Lawyer, Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms) – China, Chambers Greater China (2024)

“Next Generation Partners”, Restructuring and Insolvency: Foreign Firms – China, Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)

“Up and Coming”, Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms) – China, Chambers Greater China (2022–2023)

“Highly Regarded”, Restructuring and Insolvency – Hong Kong, IFLR1000 (2023)

“Rising Star Partner”, Restructuring and Insolvency – Hong Kong, IFLR1000 (2022)

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) 


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 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