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K&L Gates Straits Law LLC Adds International Arbitration Partner in Singapore

18 January 2023

Singapore: K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, the Singapore office of K&L Gates, welcomes Joan Lim-Casanova as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice. She joins the firm’s Singapore office from Cavenagh Law LLP, where she provided litigation representation in a Formal Law Alliance with Clifford Chance.

Lim-Casanova has extensive experience in contentious work and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and international arbitration, representing and advising Chinese, Singaporean, and multinational clients in the resolution of high-value and complex disputes in sectors including infrastructure, power generation, renewable energy, and insurance. Fluent in Mandarin and English, she spearheaded Cavenagh Law’s China practice, regularly acting for and advising Chinese private and state-owned entities to manage and avoid disputes across Asia (including Singapore, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam).

Lim-Casanova regularly collaborates with a team of lawyers from different countries and practices to assist clients to achieve resolutions which are commercially practical.

Sreenivasan Narayanan, S.C., managing partner of K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, stated: “Joan’s proven record and deep experience in commercial disputes, international arbitration, and dispute avoidance makes her a strong addition to our expanding disputes practice in Singapore, especially in the growing China-related arbitration sector. We warmly welcome her to the firm.”

Raja Bose, partner and head of the Singapore international arbitration practice, said: “Singapore is one of the pre-eminent international arbitration centers. Joan’s joining our team in Singapore demonstrates the firm’s commitment to our arbitration practice locally, regionally, and globally, and is a stellar addition to our Singapore team.”

The firm’s international arbitration practice comprises more than 100 lawyers in key arbitration venues around the world, including Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Miami, Milan, New York, Paris, Pittsburgh, São Paulo, Singapore, Seattle, Shanghai, Taipei, and Washington, D.C., among others. The group is active in domestic and international arbitrations across a wide range of sectors, from construction and engineering to insurance coverage to sports to securities, and handle arbitrations administered by all the major administrative bodies.

This press release is issued by K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, a Singapore law firm with full Singapore law and representation capacity, and to whom any Singapore law queries should be addressed.  K&L Gates Straits Law is the Singapore office of K&L Gates, a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located in five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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