02 March 2021

KWM expands Southeast Asia presence with disputes partner appointment

Asia’s top tier international law firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is continuing its expansion in Southeast Asia with the appointment of leading cross-border Dispute Resolution partner Amanda Lees to its Singapore office. Amanda is the latest partner to join KWM Southeast Asia practice following the appointments of John Shum, Jake Robson and Nick Davies over the past 18 months.

亚洲顶级国际律师事务所金杜律师事务所继续扩大在东南亚的业务实力,其新加坡办公室任命了领先的跨境争议解决合伙人Amanda Lees。Amanda是过去18个月继John Shum、Jake Robson和Nick Davies之后最新加入金杜东南亚团队的合伙人。

Amanda has close to a decade of experience working in the region, most recently with Simmons & Simmons JWS Pte Ltd and, prior to that, with Ashurst.

Amanda在该地区拥有近十年的工作经验,在加入金杜前,Amanda曾先后在Ashurst及Simmons & Simmons JWS Pte Ltd工作。

Leveraging Singapore’s position as an economic hub for APAC, Amanda has built up a successful cross-border practice over the years. Amanda is an expert in international arbitration – both as counsel and arbitrator – and has strong experience in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Australia. She also specialises in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, other complex cross-border litigation and is currently a director of the Singapore branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

多年来,凭借新加坡作为亚太地区经济枢纽的独特优势,Amanda已经建立了成功的跨境业务。Amanda是国际仲裁方面的专家,曾担任顾问和仲裁员,在马来西亚、印度尼西亚、越南、缅甸、印度、中国、中国香港特别行政区、新加坡和澳大利亚拥有丰富的执业经验。她还擅长商业和投资条约仲裁及其他复杂跨境诉讼,目前担任英国特许仲裁员协会(CIArb)新加坡分会的董事。

Amanda is held in high regard by her industry peers and clients, who come from a range of sectors, including energy and resources, commodities, construction, finance, insurance, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods.

Amanda受到来自能源和资源、商品、建筑、金融、保险、电信、技术、制造业和消费品等多个行业领域的同行和客户的高度评价。

Commenting on Amanda’s appointment, KWM Global Chairman, Wang Junfeng said:

对于Amanda的加盟,金杜全球主席王俊峰表示:

“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Lees into the KWM global partnership and to the Singapore office. Bringing with her extensive expertise in international arbitration and cross-border disputes, Amanda’s appointment reflects the firm’s focus on providing a truly global offering and helping clients navigate complex issues across a multitude of jurisdictions.”

“我们非常高兴Amanda Lees加入金杜全球合伙人团队并成为新加坡办公室的一员。Amanda在国际仲裁和跨境争议方面拥有丰富的经验,她的加盟体现了事务所专注于提供真正的全球服务,并帮助客户处理跨司法管辖区的复杂问题。”

Global Chief Executive, Sue Kench added:

金杜全球首席执行官阚思思补充道:

“Amanda will play a key role in further developing the firm’s Southeast Asia presence, in particular our dispute resolution and international arbitration practice focused on trade and investment disputes in and out of China, Australia, South and Southeast Asia. Amanda’s appointment is the latest chapter in KWM’s global growth strategy and supports our goal of supporting clients across the region and beyond.”

Amanda将在进一步发展事务所东南亚业务方面发挥重要作用,尤其是对中国、澳大利亚、南亚和东南亚地区境内外贸易和投资争议方面的争议解决和国际仲裁业务。Amanda的加入是金杜全球增长战略的最新篇章,有助于我们实现向该地区及其他地区的客户提供支持的目标。”

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