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Amanda Lees is a cross-border dispute resolution specialist based in the firm’s Singapore office.
Having been based in Singapore for 10 years, Amanda is an expert in international arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region, including in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. She also acts as international counsel in complex cross-border litigation.
Amanda is quick to grasp complex and technical contractual disputes across a range of industry sectors, including energy and resources, commodities, construction, finance, insurance, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods. Amanda takes a strategic approach to dispute resolution that keeps her clients’ commercial objectives at the fore.
Amanda represented the Republic of Indonesia as advocate in its successful defence of a US$580 million claim under the India–Indonesia BIT, which was arbitrated under the UNCITRAL Rules and administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Signifying Amanda’s expertise and reputation, she is regularly appointed as arbitrator and is on the arbitrator panels of leading arbitral institutions. She is a director of the Singapore branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has taught arbitration procedure and law to hundreds of lawyers across the Asia- Pacific region. Amanda is a regular speaker at international conferences and is recognised by The Legal 500.
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