Amanda Lees

King & Wood Mallesons

Having been based in Singapore for 10 years and with more than 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution in the region, Amanda is an expert in international arbitration in the Asia Pacific region, including in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. She also acts as international counsel in complex cross border litigation.


Amanda acts as counsel in large complex disputes across a range of industries, including energy and resources, commodities, construction, finance, insurance, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods. 

Amanda also has experience in investor state dispute settlement. She represented the Republic of Indonesia as advocate in its successful defence of a US$580 million claim under the India-Indonesia BIT, which was arbitrated under the UNCITRAL Rules and administered by the PCA.

Amanda sits as an arbitrator regularly and has had 19 appointments as arbitrator by SIAC, ICC and LCIA, including as emergency arbitrator, expedited arbitrator and presiding arbitrator.  Her appointments have involved parties from 17 different jurisdictions represented by a wide range of counsel. Amanda is listed on multiple institutional panels.

Amanda is a Fellow and Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Singapore, Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and Regional Leader of the South East Chapter of ASA (the Swiss Arbitration Association).  As part of the CIARB Faculty, Amanda has taught international arbitration to hundreds of lawyers and other professionals throughout Asia. 

She is a regular speaker at international conferences, has published widely on international arbitration and is recognised by both Legal 500 and Best Lawyers for international arbitration.