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26 Jan 2022

Arbitration partner Chris Bailey relocates to Singapore

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Stephenson Harwood LLP partner Chris Bailey has relocated to the firm's Singapore office, strengthening the firm's international arbitration capabilities in the region.

Bailey is a highly ranked lawyer, with more than 20 years of private practice expertise – 15 years spent in Asia – in arbitration, mediation, litigation, and criminal and regulatory investigations. He represents clients in a wide variety of complex high-value cross-border commercial disputes which regularly include claims for in excess of a US$ billion and predominantly arise out of the energy, resource, transport, infrastructure, financial services, media and IT sectors. He has a particular expertise in oil and gas, construction and investment treaty cases.

Bailey is a Solicitor Advocate, All Higher Courts of England & Wales; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; a panel arbitrator of the JCAA, KCAB and SIAC institutions; and a member of the JIDRC Operation Subcommittee, AIPN Japan Sub-Chapter Committee and SIAC Users Council. His matters are submitted to arbitral institutions around the world including the HKIAC, ICC, ICDR-AAA, JCAA, LCIA and SIAC, and national courts including those of Australia, England & Wales, Japan, Thailand and the U.S.

"Chris is a leading disputes lawyer with experience working in the Japanese, Korean and Singaporean markets," said Rovine Chandrasekera, global head of international arbitration, Stephenson Harwood. "His relocation to Asia – at a time when we’ve seen an increased demand for advice relating to arbitration across the region and expect to see this trend continue – not only strengthens our existing arbitration and litigation offering, but also provides new opportunities for the firm to expand into other markets."

Stephenson Harwood has a recognised market-leading international arbitration practice, known for its expertise in managing complex and substantial arbitrations worldwide. In the past decade, it has handled some of the most high-profile arbitrations, as well as proceedings to enforce, or resist the enforcement of, arbitral awards in various jurisdictions, including before the English, Dubai, Hong Kong and, through its formal law alliance partner Virtus Law LLP, the Singapore courts.

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