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Andrea Utasy Clark

Associate
+65.6507.8119
Fax +65.6507.8111

Andrea Clark is an associate in the firm's Singapore office and focuses her practice on International Arbitration and Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes.

She has advised clients across a broad range of industry sectors in a number of complex and technical international commercial disputes including in relation to shipping, shipbuilding, construction, mining, oil and gas, aviation, commodities, manufacturing and distribution, investment funds and intellectual property.

Ms. Clark has represented clients in international arbitration proceedings under international arbitration centre and trade association rules including SIAC, ICC, SCMA and FOSFA as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings. She has also represented clients in connection with litigation proceedings in Bangladesh, India, New York, Pakistan and Singapore.

Achievements

  • Recipient, Excellence in Advocacy Award, Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2014, National University of Singapore, Centre for International Law, November 2014

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the K&L Gates Global Associates Liaison Committee
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (member)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel speaker, International Arbitration in Asia Pacific – Pitfalls and Solutions, Association of Corporate Counsel (Singapore Chapter) and K&L Gates LLP, January 2014
  • Panel speaker, What the New SIAC Rules Mean for Legal Practice in Singapore, Singapore Management University, School of Law, October 2016
  • Acting for Cayman Islands investment fund concerning a USD100m claim against fund managers for breach of an investment management agreement.
  • Advising Indonesian seller of bulk commodities in arbitration under SIAC Rules, emergency arbitrator procedure, against Chinese buyer for breach of sale and purchase contracts. 
  • Acting for Vietnamese shipyard in eight concurrent arbitrations in Singapore under SIAC Rules, expedited procedure, involving the purchase of deck cranes.
  • Acting for Vietnamese shipyard in ad-hoc arbitration in London regarding engineering and construction of an offshore vessel.
  • Advising e-commerce company on claims for copyright and trademark infringement and breach of contract.
  • Advising clients concerning arrests of vessels in Tunisia, India and China relating to outstanding debts.
  • Advising global supplier regarding expanding business to Indonesia and Thailand.
  • Assisting in preparing for arbitration hearing of EUR100m dispute of over 140 claims regarding the refurbishment and upgrade of a semi-submersible offshore drilling unit.
  • Advising Hong Kong manufacturing company in connection with valuation and repurchase of shareholding in Dutch, Singapore and U.S. companies by Austrian company and potential arbitration under SIAC Rules.
  • Acting for Hong Kong manufacturing company in arbitration in Singapore under SIAC Rules, including emergency arbitrator procedure, against sales representatives based in the Netherlands, Singapore and U.S. concerning claims exceeding USD100 million in relation to breach of a supply agreement.
  • Acting for Hong Kong manufacturing company in arbitration in Singapore under ICC Rules against German licensor and Swiss inventor, concerning the breach of a patent license agreement.
  • Advising U.S. and U.K. manufacturing affiliates in connection with litigation proceedings in India against an Indian distributor concerning claims for breach of contract.
  • Acting for Thai hotel operator and manager in arbitration in Singapore under SIAC Rules, expedited procedure, against Thai property owner and developer concerning breach of hotel management agreement.
  • Advising Singapore affiliate of U.S. based manufacturer of agricultural equipment in connection with arbitration in Geneva under the ICC Rules, litigation proceedings in Illinois and litigation proceedings in Pakistan against Pakistan dealer concerning breach of dealer and licensing agreements.
  • Acting for Indonesian mining company in two arbitrations in Singapore under SIAC Rules, involving emergency arbitrator procedure, concerning disputes arising under mining supply contracts and performance bond.
  • Acting for Philippine construction company in two arbitrations in Singapore and Hong Kong under ICC Rules against Philippine subcontractor concerning disputes arising under subcontract for mechanical work.
  • Acting for PRC manufacturing company and BVI holding company in arbitration in Hong Kong under ICC Rules against German bank concerning breach of loan agreements under German and BVI law.
  • Acting for Thai airline in arbitration in Singapore under SIAC Rules, emergency arbitrator procedure, against German aircraft maintenance service provider concerning claims in excess of USD11m in relation to breach of technical support agreement and sub-agreements under German law.
  • Advising Singapore aircraft maintenance service provider concerning rights against aircraft owner for breach of contract and limitation of liability.
  • Advising Singapore bulk commodities trader in arbitration in London under FOSFA Rules against Bangladesh buyers concerning claims for breach of contract and litigation in Bangladesh against Bangladesh buyers concerning claims for breach of contract and enforcement of arbitral award.
  • Advising group of companies in connection with internal investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption.
  • Acting for Italian agent for rubber and latex in arbitration in Singapore under SIAC Rules against Singapore principal concerning claims in excess of EUR8m in relation to breach and termination of an agency agreement and an indemnity under Italian law.
  • Advising Indian manufacturer in arbitration in Singapore under SIAC Rules against PRC oil supplier concerning claims arising under supply agreement, financing agreement and storage agreement under PRC law.
  • Advising Indian supplier in dispute with Singapore company concerning purchase and supply of fluid system components in connection with oil and natural gas development project. 
  • Advising Singapore electronic components supplier in connection with investigation in Singapore concerning competition law issues.
  • Advising Indian software provider in connection with various commercial issues arising under licensing agreement and annual technical support agreement.