Cathryn is a dual-qualified international disputes lawyer in our International Arbitration and China Practices. Her main practice areas are international arbitration, litigation, insolvency and restructuring, and mediation.
Cathryn is a bilingual (English and Mandarin), dual-qualified (Singapore and Australia (Vic)) dispute resolution specialist. Cathryn has a broad commercial disputes practice with experience in international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, and mediation. She also works closely with our China Practice to advise clients on cross-border China-related disputes.
Prior to joining the Firm, Cathryn practised in the Dispute Resolution team of a leading UK international law firm in Singapore. She handled high-value commercial disputes under the SIAC, ICC and HKIAC rules in the financial as well as energy and construction sectors.
An accredited HKIAC Tribunal Secretary, Cathryn has assisted arbitral tribunals in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in her previous role as an Associate for a leading arbitrator, Dr Michael Hwang SC. In addition to her experience in international arbitration, Cathryn also worked with a panel of judges at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts on issues relating to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.
Cathryn regularly assisted clients in managing cross-border litigation, including before the Australian, Brunei and Indonesian courts. She has advised and acted for global financial institutions in several prominent contentious insolvency and restructuring matters in the Singapore courts.
Cathryn is an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
She has co-authored a book chapter and several case reports on landmark arbitration decisions which are published in Kluwer Institute for Transnational Arbitration Case Reports. Cathryn currently sits as co-Vice Chairperson on the Women in Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore. She is a committee member of the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre and was also recently appointed as the inaugural chairperson of the Young Practitioners Network for the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).
Cathryn 是PDLegal LLC争议解决部门的合伙人，具有澳大利亚（维多利亚州）和新加坡律师执业资格。Cathryn 能讲流利的英语和普通话。 她也与我所的中国事务部密切合作，为客户提供跨国争议法律意见。在加入 PDLegal LLC 之前，Cathryn 在新加坡一家领先的英国国际律师事务所的争议解决团队中执业。 Cathryn在商事争议领域的执业经验广泛，对于国际仲裁、破产与重组和调解事宜经验丰富。
作为香港国际仲裁中心的正式仲裁庭秘书，Cathryn 之前在知名仲裁律师事务所 Dr Michael Hwang SC.担任律师期间，曾协助仲裁庭处理多起机构仲裁和特别仲裁。Cathryn不仅具备国际仲裁经验，还就仲裁裁决的认可与执行事宜与迪拜国际金融中心法院的法官有合作经验。Cathryn屡屡协助客户管理在澳大利亚、文莱和印度尼西亚等地的法院进行的跨境诉讼案件。她还代表国际金融机构处理在新加坡法院进行的多起重大破产与重组诉讼。
她曾与他人共同撰写某书籍中的章节，并且共同发表过关于标志性仲裁裁定的案例分析，发表于《Kluwer 跨国仲裁院案例报告》。 Cathryn 目前是新加坡律师协会女性律师委员会的联合副主席。她同时是北海亚洲国际仲裁中⼼的委员会成员，也近期被委任为新加坡仲裁员委员会（SIArb）青年从业者协会（Young Practitioners Network）的首任会长。
In an AU$1 billion dispute concerning the financing of numerous coal projects and related debt-to-equity swap on the borrower’s default (SIAC arbitration with associated litigation in NSW, Australia and anti-suit injunction proceedings in Singapore).
In a successful US$ 125 million SIAC arbitration proceedings (Singapore-seated) arising from the termination of a Consortium Agreement for the construction of a geothermal power plant in Indonesia.
On various EOT and additional cost claims arising out of the construction of a 72 megawatt wind power plant in Indonesia (potential ICC arbitration in Singapore).
代表某可再生能源公司就在印度尼西亚建造72 MW 风电厂引起的各种 EOT 和额外费用索赔提供法律服务（可能依据国际商会仲裁规则在新加坡仲裁）。
On various disputes arising out of the construction of four utility-scale solar photovoltaic plants in Indonesia (potential ICC arbitration in Singapore).
In relation to Singapore-seated, SIAC arbitration concerning defects on a housing development project in Brunei.
In relation to multi-million dollar claims arising from the construction of a subsea oil pipeline located offshore Indonesia.
In relation to Chinese import restrictions on Australian coal, including issues of force majeure, repudiation, frustration, contractual termination and re-sale.
In relation to setting aside proceedings on a Singapore-seated, ICC arbitral award relating to defect and delay issues in the construction of a polycrystalline silicon plant in Southeast Asia.
Appointed as tribunal secretary for an SIAC arbitration (Singapore-seated) involving a back-to-back commodities dispute between Singapore and Middle Eastern companies.
Appointed as tribunal secretary for an ICC arbitration involving a USD 60 million dispute on a land purchase agreement between a Korean bank and a Cambodian company. The arbitration involved issues of jurisdiction and Cambodian subrogation law. (Seat: Singapore; Governing law: Cambodian law).
Appointed as tribunal secretary for an ICC arbitration involving a USD 60 million dispute regarding patent infringement. (Seat: London; Governing law: Indian law).
Appointed as tribunal secretary for an SIAC arbitration involving a USD 24 million dispute in an agency agreement between a Hong Kong company and a PRC company. (Seat: Singapore; Governing Law: English law).
Assistant to the tribunal for a HKIAC arbitration which involved issues of liability in connection with the establishment of a joint venture in the automotive industry. The arbitration was later conjoined with another arbitration. (Seat: Hong Kong (UNCITRAL Rules); Governing law: PRC law).
Assistant to the tribunal for a HKIAC arbitration concerning a share purchase agreement between a Hong Kong public listed company and a private equity firm. The arbitration involved allegations of fraud, deceit and misrepresentation. (Seat: Hong Kong; Governing law: Hong Kong law).
Assistant to the tribunal for an SIAC arbitration involving contractual disputes between a Chinese company, Singapore company and a Middle Eastern company. (Seat: Singapore; Governing law: CISG/ Singapore law).
Assistant to the tribunal in an expedited SIAC arbitration which involved a contractual interpretation of a shareholders’ agreement (Seat: Singapore; Governing law: Singapore law).
Assistant to the tribunal in an SIAC arbitration concerning breaches of terms and warranties in a sale and purchase agreement (Seat: Singapore; Governing law: Singapore; completed).
Assistant to the tribunal in an ICC arbitration concerning a violation of an agreement to pay post-contractual commissions under a terminated agency agreement between a German company and a Malaysian company. (Seat: Kuala Lumpur; Governing law: English law).
Assistant to the tribunal for an SIAC arbitration (Singapore-seated) involving a multi-million dollar dispute arising from a contract for the sale and purchase of urea.
Assisted Dr Michael Hwang S.C. in his position as the Chief Justice of the DIFC Courts in case management and preparation for appellate hearings.
协助DIFC法院首席法官Michael Hwang S.C.博士完成案件管理和上诉案件的审理准备工作。
Assisted Dr Michael Hwang S.C. in his position as a judge on the panel of the Judicial Tribunal of the Dubai Courts and the DIFC Courts in matters concerning jurisdiction.
协助Michael Hwang S.C.博士作为迪拜法院和DIFC法院的裁判庭法官处理管辖权相关事宜。
Assisted the DIFC Court of Appeal in a landmark decision involving the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment.
Assisted the DIFC Court of Appeal in jurisdictional proceedings which required an examination of UAE civil law.
Assisted the DIFC Court of Appeal in appeal proceedings which involved a tripartite investment agreement. The proceedings involved an examination of Murabaha Agreements and recurring profit charges.
Assisted the DIFC Court of Appeal in proceedings between a UK bank and an investment firm. The appeal involved an examination of the principle of set-off in common law and UAE civil law.
Assisted the DIFC Court of Appeal in a matter which involved a Middle Eastern private equity firm’s proprietary claim over the assets of a private individual. The Court of Appeal dealt with issues such as fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
In an ad hoc arbitration for a favourable settlement in relation to long-running claims of misrepresentation.
Assistant to a HKIAC challenge panel which decided on issues concerning an arbitrator’s disclosure, as well as his/her independence and impartiality.
Assistant to Dr Michael Hwang SC in his role as an ICC rapporteur. The task of the rapporteur is to check draft ICC awards in other ICC arbitrations to ensure that all issues have been dealt with in the tribunal’s findings.
协助Michael Hwang SC博士处理其国际商会检查员工作。检查员的任务是检查其他国际商会仲裁程序中的国际商会裁决初稿，以确保仲裁庭对全部问题进行了处理。