Effective 1 January 2021 this year, Francisco Ed. Lim who retired as Senior Partner, assumed the role of Senior Legal Counsel in the Firm.

Mr. Lim has contributed to the Firm’s growth in different practice areas, such as Capital Markets and Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Corporate Rehabilitation. It is no surprise that different publications have recognized Mr. Lim as a leading figure in these fields.

He is also highly regarded in litigation and has represented clients in contentious commercial disputes. Other than contributing his time and expertise to the passage of key legislation, such as the Real Estate Investment Trust Act, Personal Equity Retirement Account Act, Philippine Competition Act, Financial Rehabilitation Act and Insolvency Act, he also actively participates in various working committees of the Supreme Court which propose revisions to different rules.

From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Lim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Stock Exchange. He has also served as President of the Management Association of the Philippines and Shareholders Association of the Philippines. Currently, he is the President of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.