We are delighted to announce that Karen Chow and Rina See are joining Bankside Chambers and will be based permanently in Singapore. Karen Chow and Rina See are international dispute-resolution specialists, bringing with them a wealth of legal expertise and knowledge of the Asian-Pacific region to Bankside Singapore.
Karen Chow is Malaysian-Chinese and has strong ties to New Zealand. Prior to working as a litigator, Karen worked in finance for 10 years, including stints in Australia, Singapore and Europe.
Admitted as a lawyer in New Zealand and Australia (New South Wales), Karen holds a current practising certificate in New Zealand as a barrister sole and has acted as junior counsel on commercial matters in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and in mediations, adjudications and in local and international arbitrations.
Karen speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Bahasa and Hokkien, and comprehends Cantonese. She is based in Singapore and is available to serve clients in the Asia-Pacific region, Korea and China.
Rina See is a Singaporean citizen who has lived in New Zealand and London for over 20 years. Rina holds a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland and completed the BCL at the University of Oxford. She is dual-qualified in New Zealand and England and Wales and has over 10 years of experience in practice.
As part of a leading international arbitration practice in London, Rina has represented States, state entities and multinational corporations in high-stakes international commercial and investment arbitrations, in common law and civil law jurisdictions, under a wide variety of arbitral rules and governing laws.
Rina’s practice covers a wide range of industries, including in the financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. She regularly advises on issues of conflict of laws and on cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments.
Rina will be relocating to Singapore as soon as she has completed a number of pre-existing case commitments in London over the next few months.