FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Singapore, 31 January 2024
We have great pleasure to announce and welcome the addition of Justice Lee Seiu Kin, as a full-time arbitrator Resident of The Arbitration Chambers.
The Residents of The Arbitration Chambers are pleased to announce that as from 1 February 2024 they will be joined in their number by Justice LEE Seiu Kin, who will practice with them as a full-time professional arbitrator.
Justice Lee holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide (1976), a Masters of Engineering (Construction Engineering) from the National University of Singapore (1982), an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD at Fontainebleau, France (1983), an LL.B (Hons) from NUS (1986), and an LL.M (Hons) from Cambridge University (1987). He obtained his registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) in 1983.
After working as an engineer in the Public Works Department for 6 years, he crossed over to the legal arena when he joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1987 as DPP and State Counsel. He served as a Judicial Commissioner from 1997 to 2002 and was appointed Solicitor-General in 2002. He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court in 2006. He continues to conduct hearings in the High Court on a part-time basis as a Senior Judge after his recent retirement. During his 18 years in the Supreme Court, he had dealt with a wide range of commercial cases, with particular focus on disputes arising from building & construction, intellectual property, and information technology.
Justice Lee led the digitalisation project of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, transforming it from a paper to an IT-based organisation. He was involved in conceptualising LawNet, Singapore’s first legal research portal and now the go-to resource for Singapore and regional laws. At the Judiciary, he chaired the committee that developed the Electronic Litigation System. Justice Lee also chaired the LawNet Management Committee (later renamed Legal Technology Cluster Committee) of the Singapore Academy of Law from 2003 to 2019.
With his engineering background and his special interest in IT, Justice Lee is especially suited to serve on panels when parties are confronted with complex engineering or technology disputes interwoven with challenging legal issues.