Katie Chung

Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5434
Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5434
Katie Chung

Katie Chung

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Biography

Katie Chung is an international disputes and arbitration lawyer based in Singapore. Katie is recognized as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' and  'Rising Star' by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019 and 2020, respectively). She has been described as an "intimidating opponent" who "cuts to the chase", "knows her stuff" and is "really impressive". Katie is named by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's most influential lawyers under 40. She is recommended by Who's Who Legal as a 'Future Leader' in international arbitration.

With more than a decade of experience in international arbitration, Katie has advised and represented both private and state-owned clients in international arbitration conducted under all major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. These disputes usually feature an Asian element, and involve a wide range of applicable laws and multi-jurisdictional parallel court proceedings.

Katie has extensive contentious experience in commodities, oil and gas, renewable energy and the power sector, and regularly advises on technology related disputes. Katie has also practised in Hong Kong and was seconded to an international oil major in Hong Kong. Katie acts as lead counsel in international arbitrations, and is on the reserve panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Panel of International Arbitrators of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) and the Panel of Arbitrators of the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC). Katie regularly sits as an arbitrator, having accepted appointments in institutional arbitrations seated in Singapore or Hong Kong under the ICC, SIAC and HKIAC Rules.

Katie is a member of the executive committee of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and its publication sub-committee. She is also assistant editor of the Singapore Law Blog, and publishes and speaks regularly on international arbitration. From 2018 to 2020, Katie was a 'buddy' in a Young ICCA Mentoring Group for aspiring international arbitration practitioners.

From 2015 to 2016, Katie was an elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Singapore for a two-year term, during which she was part of the Young Lawyers Task Force that studied and proposed ways to improve the professional training and lives of younger lawyers.

Prior to joining the firm in June 2010, Katie worked for several years in a leading boutique litigation and arbitration firm. Katie read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

She is bilingual in English and Mandarin and has a working knowledge of Cantonese.


Professional experience

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  • Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore, practising under section 36E of the Legal Profession Act)
  • Solicitor, Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
  • Future Leader in International Arbitration – Who's Who Legal 2021.
  • Rising Star, International Arbitration, Singapore – The Legal 500, 2020.
  • Next Generation Lawyer, International Arbitration, Singapore – The Legal 500, 2019.
  • Tier 2, International Arbitration practice, Singapore – The Legal 500, 2019, 2020. 
  • Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers under 40, Singapore Business Review, 2018.
  • Confidentiality in International Arbitration, Kluwer Arbitration Practical Module – March 2020.
  • "The Singapore High Court Grapples with Whether Minority Oppression Claims May or May Not Be Arbitrable" – Singapore Law Blog, 2 January 2015.
  • "Singapore High Court opines on lacuna in the law on permanent anti-suit injunction in aid of foreign seated arbitration" – Singapore Law Blog, 21 October 2014.
  • "Mauritius: Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Limited and Anor [2014] SCJ 100", a casenote on the Mauritian Supreme Court judgment published in HK45 / HKIAC Newsletter, 3rd Edition, April – June 2014.
  • "Deficient Pleadings not Fatal to Arbitral Award", LCIA YIAG e-newsletter, Summer 2012 edition.
  • "Setting Aside of International Arbitral Awards in the Singapore Courts – Is it still a Near-Herculean Task?" - LCIA YIAG e-newsletter, December 2010.
  • "The 2007 Amendments to the New Zealand Arbitration Act 1996 – A Commonwealth Perspective" - New Zealand Law Journal, [2010] NZLJ 153-156.
  • "Defining the Indefinable – Practical Problems of Confidentiality in Arbitration" - Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 26, Issue 5 (2009), pp. 609-645 (October 2009).
  • "Protecting Confidentiality in Arbitration – the Way Forward" - ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, Confidentiality in International Arbitration - 2009 Special Supplement, pp. 39 – 55.
  • "Claims against Arbitrators for Breach of Ethical Duties", in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation, The Fordham Papers 2007, published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Arthur W. Rovine (ed), at pp. 225 – 246.
  • Facilitator at SIAC China Academy 2020, Arbitrator Training, 21 August 2020.
  • Speaker at AIAC  Webinar, Roundtable on Managing Expert Witnesses: Hot-Tubbing Included!, 18 June 2020.
  • Speaker at MCIA International Investment Arbitration Conference, Delhi, India, 18 January 2020.
  • Speaker at Mumbai National Law University Annual International Conference on Practice & Procedure in International Arbitration, Mumbai, India, 6 December 2019.
  • Speaker at 8th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory & Competition Law Global Summit, South Korea, on "Use of Expert Witnesses in Arbitration & Mediation", 25 October 2019.
  • Moderator at 8th Annual International Arbitration, Regulatory & Competition Law Global Summit, South Korea, on "Can Arbitrations be Done Quickly and Fairly: Understanding Expedited Procedure, Emergency Arbitration & Mediation as your Best Dispute Fix", 25 October 2019.
  • Debater at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators Debate, 2018.
  • Speaker at 10th AIJA Annual Arbitration Conference on "Taking Stock of Third Party Funding in International Arbitration", Singapore, 26 October 2018.
  • Speaker at Asian Law Students' Association (ALSA) Symposium on International Arbitration and arbitrator at the ALSA International Moot Court Competition, Yangon, Myanmar, 25 August 2018.
  • Speaker at ICC YAF – AFIA Symposium on "Top Tips for your 1st Arbitrator Appointment", Singapore, 10 May 2018.
  • Speaker at Young ICCA workshop, "Careers in Arbitration: An International Perspective", Queenstown, New Zealand, 19 April 2018.
  • Speaker at ICC YAF – HK45 – AFIA Symposium, Hong Kong, 28 March 2017.
  • Speaker at AFIA – PIArb Mock Arbitration as part of the National Convention of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, 24 March 2017.
  • Speaker at AFIA – PIArb Symposium on "Emerging Issues in International Arbitration", Manila, Philippines, 23 March 2017.
  • Speaker at Third Annual ICC MENA Conference, "Confidentiality in Arbitration: Myth or Reality?", Dubai, UAE, 14 April 2015.
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Cantonese