Kate Lan 蓝慧姗
Kate is counsel in Carey Olsen's litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Singapore. Her main area of practice includes commercial and shareholders’ disputes, trust and estate disputes, and insolvency and restructuring matters. She is qualified to practise in Singapore, England & Wales, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands.
Kate has extensive experience advising clients across a broad spectrum of cross-border litigation and international arbitration matters. She has been appointed as arbitrator by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and is a member of SIAC’s Reserve Panel of Arbitrators. She is also the first offshore lawyer to be invited to serve on the APAC regional committee of the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Council.
Kate has most recently been recognised by the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as "the powerhouse of the Carey Olsen Singapore dispute resolution team". She has also been named in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Offshore Client Choice List in 2023 as a result of participating in this award for the first time, with clients describing her as "sharp", "commercially savvy" and "highly responsive, with rock solid dependability and always ready to go the extra mile".
In addition to her work as a disputes practitioner, Kate is part of the core team who is involved in putting together a textbook on "Commercial Litigation and Enforcement" which is published by The Global Legal Post. She is also a contributing author to two editions of Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide (edited by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon), and the first reference guide to investment protection in the ASEAN region – Investment Protection in Southeast Asia: A Country-by-Country Guide on Arbitration Laws and Bilateral Investment Treaties.
Kate is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and conversant in basic Bahasa Indonesia and Japanese. She is also an active member of INSOL, IWIRC, YSIAC and Arbitral Women.
Kate started her practice in the litigation department of one of the largest law firms in Southeast Asia, where she advised clients on a broad spectrum of company, commercial and insolvency disputes. She subsequently practised in UK-based international firms where she expanded her portfolio to act for clients in international arbitration, investor-State dispute settlement and public international law matters.
Throughout her career, Kate has acted for and advised States, State entities, financial institutions, funds, private multinational companies as well as high-net-worth individuals on a broad spectrum of litigation, arbitration and insolvency disputes. She has also assisted multinational corporations in investigations relating to the UK Bribery Act and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
蓝律师在就广泛的诉讼和仲裁事务为客户提供咨询方面拥有丰富经验。她被新加坡国际仲裁中心（SIAC）任命为仲裁员，并且是SIAC候补仲裁委员会的成员。她还是首位受邀担任新加坡国际仲裁中心 (YSIAC) 青年委员会亚太地区委员会成员的离岸律师。
蓝律师最近获得了《亚太法律 500 强》（Legal 500 Asia-Pacific）的认可，被评为“凯瑞奥信新加坡争议解决团队的中流砥柱”。她还入选了《亚洲法律杂志》(Asian Legal Business，简称 ALB）的“客户首选离岸律师榜单”(Offshore Client Choice List)，这是她第一次参选并入选。客户称赞她“敏锐”、“具备商业见识”、“积极响应、可靠如山，随时准备为客户付出更多努力”。
除了作为纠纷从业人员外，蓝律师还是负责编写The Global Legal Post出版的“商业诉讼与执行”教材的核心团队成员。她也是《新加坡仲裁实用指南》（该指南由新加坡首席大法官Sundaresh Menon编辑）以及东盟地区第一份投资保护参考指南《东南亚投资保护：仲裁法律和双边投资条约国别指南》的撰稿人。