BA/LLB(Hons) – University of Auckland, 2011

BCL – Oxford University, 2016


Rina is a Singaporean citizen who has lived and practised in both New Zealand and London. She specialises in international dispute resolution, and has experience in a wide range of industries, including in financial services, technology, energy and mining. Rina has worked in London over the last decade but has recently relocated to Singapore.


Prior to relocating to Singapore with Bankside Chambers, Rina was counsel in the international arbitration practice of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London. She has represented States, state entities and multinational corporations in international commercial and investment arbitrations, under ICC, SIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, NAI and ICSID Rules, and regularly advised on conflict of laws and cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments. Rina has also been a prosecutor and solicitor for one of New Zealand's Crown Solicitors, focusing on commercial, regulatory and criminal litigation.


Rina is qualified in England and Wales and is a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore. Rina holds a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland and completed the BCL at the University of Oxford.

Case Highlights

Defended an appeal against conviction and sentence of a failed finance company director on securities charges (Ludlow v R [2013] NZCA 83).

Represented a state-owned telecommunications company in a South-East Asian country in a joint venture dispute in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration, involving claims of over $100 million.

Advised a large Asian technology company in relation to NAI and CIETAC arbitrations involving claims of more than $2 billion and coordinated successful set aside and enforcement proceedings in various jurisdictions.

Represented European banking groups in ICSID investment arbitrations against an Eastern European state, involving claims of over $100 million.

Represented a major Latin American mining conglomerate in related ICC arbitration proceedings, seated in London, arising out of long-term sale and purchase contracts with over $1 billion in dispute.

Represented a shareholder in a multi-billion-dollar LCIA arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute in respect of an international banking and financial services group.

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