Cathryn is a bilingual (English and Mandarin), dual-qualified (Singapore and Australia (Vic)) lawyer in Ashurst ADTLaw’s Dispute Resolution team in Singapore. She has a broad commercial disputes practice with experience in international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, and mediation. She has handled high-value commercial disputes under SIAC, ICC and HKIAC rules in the financial as well as energy and construction sectors. An accredited HKIAC Tribunal Secretary, Cathryn has assisted tribunals in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in her previous role as an Associate for one of the leading arbitrators, Michael Hwang S.C. In addition to her experience in international arbitration, Cathryn also worked with a panel of judges at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts on issues relating to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Cathryn regularly assists clients in managing cross-border litigation, including before the Australian, Brunei and Indonesian courts. She advises and acts for global financial institutions in several prominent contentious insolvency and restructuring matters in the Singapore courts. Cathryn is also an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
She has co-authored a book chapter and several case reports on landmark arbitration decisions which are published in Kluwer Institute for Transnational Arbitration Case Reports. Cathryn sits on the Women in Practice Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and the SIArb Continuing Professional Development Committee.