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Kathryn Sanger

Kathryn Sanger


Kathryn advises clients on complex international arbitration proceedings in Asia Pacific.



Based in Hong Kong, she has nearly 15 years' experience of advising clients on arbitration and litigation proceedings in Asia Pacific.

Kathryn has advised clients across a wide range of industries and locations, with particular strengths in financial services, energy and in China-related matters.

Her arbitration skills and reputation in China-related disputes are enhanced by her ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese fluently. 

Kathryn has an impressive profile in the Asian international arbitration market.

She has been a Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) since 2008 and serves on the HKIAC Executive Committee. She is the current chair of the HKIAC appointments committee, serves on its proceedings committee, and has also served on its rules committee.

Kathryn is also a member of Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Kathryn's experience includes advising:

  • a Chinese importer of manganese iron ore in a US$300 million LCIA arbitration
  • a US energy company in ICC arbitration proceedings, California seat, against its Taiwanese joint venture partner for breaches of a joint venture agreement, also involving substantive questions of competition law
  • a Chinese SOE on setting aside a SIAC arbitration award, and related Hong Kong and China enforcement proceedings
  • a US ratings company on its investment into a Chinese company and subsequent termination and settlement of the shareholders' agreement after US regulatory red flags were raised
  • a foreign investor in a series of arbitrations over successful claims arising out of Chinese infrastructure joint ventures. The final arbitration resulted in an award of over US$300 million.