Sabrina Lee


Lee, Sabrina
Sabrina Lee is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. She represents clients in international commercial arbitrations conducted in venues around the world under the auspices of several arbitral institutions, including LCIA, ICC and KCAB. She has advised clients from Europe, the United States and Asia in disputes in diverse industries, including energy and natural resources, construction, financial services and intellectual property. She has also represented clients in international litigation and arbitration-related proceedings in US federal courts. A native Chinese speaker, she has handled disputes originating in Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lee was a litigation associate in the New York and London offices of a global law firm specializing in US litigation and FCPA and other international investigations.

Publications & News


September 7, 2017

The International Arbitration Review: Eighth Edition

The Law Reviews has published the eighth edition of The International Arbitration Review, with Senior Counsel James Carter serving as editor and author of the preface, as well as co-author of the United States chapter, along with Counsels Sabrina Lee and Stratos Pahis. Partner Duncan Speller is the author of the England & Wales chapter. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. These chapters were first published in The International Arbitration Review, 8th edition (August 2017).

February 7, 2017

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2016 Developments and Predictions for 2017

The past year was consequential for FCPA enforcement in numerous respects, including blockbuster penalties, new policy initiatives, and the SEC's first DPA with an individual for FCPA violations.

April 7, 2016

Arbitrating Chinese Disputes Abroad: A Changing Tide?

An article by Sabrina Lee, published by the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, examines two cases in the Beijing and Shanghai intermediate courts that suggest the tide may be turning, and Chinese courts may now be taking a more expansive approach towards determining whether a dispute is "foreign related."

February 2, 2016

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals accountable for corporate wrongdoing. This policy was laid out in the “Yates Memorandum”—announced by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates—and related changes the DOJ made to the U.S. Attorney’s Manual.

October 23, 2013

The Emergency Arbitrator Procedures Under the New HKIAC Rules

An article co-authored by Gary Born and Sabrina Lee, published in the October issue of Asian Dispute Review.

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JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2008

BA, Economics and International Relations, with honors, Stanford University, 2004

Bar Admissions

New York


Chinese (Mandarin)


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