Hannah LEE is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

Hannah’s main area of practice is in litigation and arbitration, with a focus on high value and complex commercial and corporate disputes.

Hannah has acted for clients of various profiles, including States, multi-national corporations and high net-worth individuals, in court proceedings and in domestic and international arbitrations. Matters handled cover a broad spectrum relating to director and corporate misconduct and minority oppression, as well as investment treaty, energy and construction, employment, and general contractual disputes.

Hannah graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Matters of significance in which Hannah has been involved in include advising/acting for the following:

  • The founder of Mustafa Centre, an iconic retail and tourist landmark in Singapore, against various family members in multiple high-profile minority oppression proceedings before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • A State against a multinational automobile manufacturer to challenge a jurisdictional award made pursuant to an investment treaty arbitration relating to a USD 65 billion investment, before the Singapore International Commercial Court.
  • An SGX Mainboard listed company against a private equity firm and a global insurance company in a claim for breach of warranties given pursuant to an SGD 160 million M&A transaction, in an SIAC international arbitration.
  • Various disputes in the energy and construction space, including for a leading environmental services provider to bring claims relating to the supply of defective equipment for a SGD 130 million incineration plant, in an ICC international arbitration; and for a leading environmental engineering contractor to bring claims relating to demolition and construction works for an electrical substation and pump house at the Singapore Changi Airport, in an SIAC domestic arbitration and before the Singapore Court of Appeal.
  • A high net-worth individual in a dispute involving the use of common property, which raised novel issues of law as to the interpretation of “common property” under s 2(1)(a) of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004, before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • A broad range of legal issues, including in relation to the termination of several agreements between a leading telecommunications company and an international IT service management company valued in excess of SGD 350 million; and employment disputes between a leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia and its former employee.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes