Mark Lim


Mark Lim has specialised in Construction law since 2001. He is also well versed in procurement law and other legal areas related to property.


Mark advises, acts and litigates for his clients. Mark has a wealth of experience in the areas of groundwork, road construction and waterway construction as well as civil and utilities construction law and litigates in diverse construction disputes (including disputes on losses due to delays, premature termination of works and completion).

As litigator, he supports his clients in proceedings before the courts, up to the appeal courts, and in arbitration (Arbitration Board for the Building Industry, Arbitration Institute for Construction and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute). Mark advises on various types of contracts, such as traditional and integrated building contracts (D&C, DB(F)M(O), turnkey), advisors’ agreements, coordination agreements and framework agreements. His clients consist of (listed) construction companies, purchasers, advisors, architects, project developers and housing corporations.

Work experience

Mark has been partner at Legaltree since September 2014. From 2010 to 2014, he was partner in construction law at BarentsKrans N.V. Before that, he was construction law lawyer at CMS Derks Star Busmann N.V. and Severijn Hulshof Advocaten.

Memberships & ancillary positions

  • Association for Construction Law lawyers (Vereniging voor Bouwrecht-Advocaten: VBR-A)
  • Construction Law Association (Vereniging voor Bouwrecht: VBR)
  • Netherlands Tendering Law Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Aanbestedingsrecht: NVvA)
  • Lecturer of the follow-up course Capita Selecta Bouwrecht at the Institute for the Legal Professions (Instituut voor Juridische Opleidingen: IvJO)
  • Annotator for the Building Law journal (BR)


Mark studied Dutch law at Utrecht University. In 2011, he successfully completed the Specialist course in Private Construction law at the Association for Construction Law Lawyers (VBR-A/IBR).