Mr. Bose is a partner in the Singapore office of K&L Gates and leads the firm’s Commercial Disputes and International Arbitration practice in Asia. He has more than 20 years experience in international dispute resolution and has worked in both London and Singapore. He is qualified both as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore as well as admitted as a Solicitor of England & Wales.
He is also a qualified arbitrator and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the UK as well as of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Mr. Bose is on the panel of arbitrators of a number of arbitration institutions including the SIAC, KLRCA, ICA and HKIAC. He is also a Board Member and Director of the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Singapore Branch.
Mr. Bose has experience conducting international arbitrations with seats in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, India, Dubai, Malaysia, London, Paris, Geneva and New York under a variety of trade association and international arbitration centre rules including UNCITRAL, LCIA, LMAA, GAFTA, CIETAC, BANI, HKIAC, KLRCA, SIAC, ICC, AAA, VIAC and ICSID.
Whilst his practice focuses on international commercial dispute resolution with an emphasis on international arbitration, he also has considerable experience supervising, coordinating and managing complex court-based litigation in a wide number of countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region including South Asia, Indo-China and South-East Asia.
In addition to his experience in cross-border multi-jurisdictional disputes in infrastructure, construction, shipping, marine insurance, oil & gas, international sale of goods, trade finance and mortgage enforcement, Mr. Bose has also been involved in a number of high profile investor/state disputes and investment treaty arbitrations including defending the Governments of India and Bangladesh as well as pursuing actions on behalf of foreign investors against the Governments of Thailand, Egypt and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Bose also spends a considerable amount of his time providing strategic and structuring advice to clients involved in difficult and complex problems in Asia which do not necessarily involve formal legal proceedings.
Selected CasesActed as lead counsel in a variety of international arbitrations between 1993 and 2012. These were in various seats (Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Vietnam being the most common) and subject to a variety of rules including UNCITRAL, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, ICC, SIAC, SCMA, GAFTA, VIAC, PIAC, BANI, DIS and other trade association rules. A selected (but not exhaustive) summary list of those cases is set out below.
Maritime, Commodity and International Sale Disputes
Investment Treaty Disputes
2009/2010 Cases (Sitting as Arbitrator)