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Rina See

Rina See is a member of the firm’s international arbitration practice and focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has represented clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions, including in Europe and Asia, under various arbitral rules (including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules), governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws. Her practice covers a wide range of industries, including in the financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. Ms. See regularly advises on issues of conflict of laws and on cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. See was a prosecutor and solicitor for one of New Zealand's Crown Solicitors, focusing on commercial, regulatory and criminal litigation on behalf of various government departments, including in high profile litigation against parties involved in finance company collapses.  She also served as an advisor at the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority on secondment.

Experience

  • Representing major European banks in ICSID investment arbitrations against an Eastern European State.
  • Representing a major international pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration, seated in London, arising out of a licensing agreement and involving claims of more than $1 billion.
  • Advising a large Asian technology company in connection with related NAI and CIETAC arbitrations arising under technology licensing and investment agreements, involving claims of more than $2 billion.
  • Represented a major international manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration, seated in Paris, relating to alleged defects in the supply of machinery, with a potential amount in dispute exceeding €1 billion.
  • Represented a South East Asian telecommunications company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration, seated in South East Asia, relating to a joint venture dispute involving more than $100 million.
  • Represented a European hospitality company in a LCIA arbitration, seated in London, relating to a joint venture dispute concerning hotel management.
  • Represented a Middle Eastern regional government in a LCIA arbitration, seated in London, relating to a dispute concerning the development of a gas field.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • BCL, University of Oxford, 2016

      with distinction
    • LLB (Honours), University of Auckland, 2010

      Editor, Auckland University Law Review
  • Admissions

    • England and Wales, Solicitor

    • New Zealand

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Dame Judith Potter DNZM CBE, High Court of Auckland, 2011 - 2012

    • The Hon. Paul Heath, High Court of Auckland, 2011 - 2012

    • The Hon. Pamela Andrews CNZM, High Court of Auckland, 2010 - 2011

    • The Hon. Edwin Wylie, High Court of Auckland, 2010 - 2011

Credentials