Cheng Lim

General Advisor for Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy. Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Cheng specialises in helping clients navigate complex legal, commercial and regulatory landscapes in telecommunications and technology.  He is the leader of King & Wood Mallesons’ Global Cybersecurity team and was instrumental in developing KWM’s “7 Pillars of Cyber-Resilience”.  He has a particular focus on assisting clients in their investigation of, and dealings with regulators and customers in relation to, data security breach incidents.


  • "Mandatory Data Breach Notification” (LexisNexis Practical Guidance AU Cybersecurity, Dataw Protection & Privacy)
  • "Cybersecurity and the Law” Chapter in “Navigating the Digital Age – the Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers Australia” (paloalto Networks and Forbes publication)
  • "Mandatory Data Breach Notifications: what about continuous disclosure?” (Media, Technology and Communications Law Bulletin)
  • "Smart Contracts: Bridging the Gap Between Expectation and Reality” Oxford Law Blog

Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 Lawyer of the Year Information Technology Law – Melbourne
  • Band 1 TMT Lawyer Chambers 2018
  • Leading Individual (Band 1) IT and Telecoms Legal 500 2018
Areas of expertise
Cybersecurity and Data Breach Reporting
Data Protection and Privacy
Infrastructure (Rail, Bus, Electricity)
Professional Contact
King & Wood Mallesons
Level 50, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Direct: +61 3 9643 4193
Mobile: +61 419 357172