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Krystal Lee

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Krystal Lee Associate

Contact details

Krystal Lee

Krystal Lee

T: +44 20 7809 2220 Email Krystal | vCard Office: London

Krystal is an associate in Stephenson Harwood’s international arbitration team. She has experience with international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation involving complex and multi-jurisdictional construction and M&A disputes.
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Krystal has practised international arbitration in a number of jurisdictions, having worked in the London, Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore teams at Stephenson Harwood. 

She has advised and represented clients in international arbitrations under the rules of major arbitral institutions and other bodies, such as the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL, involving a variety of jurisdictions and applicable substantive laws.

Krystal has also assisted in the preparation of the Sixth Edition of Merkin and Flannery on the Arbitration Act 1996, and contributes regularly to updates on Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

She is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and French, and is proficient in Korean at an intermediate level.

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LCIA arbitration relating to a nuclear power plant

Advised and represented a consortium in a multi-hundred million US dollar arbitration relating to a nuclear power plant project in the Middle East.

LCIA arbitration relating to a superyacht

Acting for a high net-worth individual in an LCIA arbitration in relation to the failed purchase of a superyacht.

ICC arbitration, energy trading contract

Advised and represented an energy trading company in the Balkans in an ICC arbitration under Swiss law against a large Greek energy company in relation to issues of force majeure events.

UNCITRAL arbitration, share sale and purchase agreement

Acting for a Greek energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to the exercise of its rights under an indemnity clause pursuant to a share sale and purchase agreement.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, intervening in Halliburton v Chubb

Represented the CIArb as an intervener in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Halliburton v Chubb, making written representations on section 24 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and issues of impartiality and independence in arbitrators and their obligations of disclosure.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, resisting enforcement of arbitral award

Advising Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on defending the enforcement of a US$400 million plus Nigerian arbitral award in England. The ground-breaking 14-year dispute with projects company, IPCO (Nigeria) Ltd, concluded following referral to the Supreme Court. This is a leading case in England and indeed worldwide on the enforcement of New York Convention arbitration awards.

PT First Media, resisting enforcement of arbitral award

Involved with resisting the enforcement of 5 SIAC awards amounting to US$130 million at the Hong Kong Court of Appeal.

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