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Rebecca is a dual-qualified English Barrister (called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2024) and Advocate & Solicitor (called to the Bar of Malaysia in 1997). She is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Rebecca is a full-time international commercial arbitrator in areas of oil, commodities, maritime, international business, IT, and a wide range of commercial disputes. She is a Scholar of the coveted Royal Charter 40th Anniversary Scholarship for Ph.D. (Doctorate) Law Research, by the University of Buckingham. She teaches FINTECH, Banking, and Company law to the undergraduate course of LL.B and postgraduate course of LL.M at the University of Buckingham on a part-time basis.

Besides having previously worked as an Advocate & Solicitor in Malaysia, she has held senior legal leadership roles in major global corporations in Asia including MNCs listed publicly in the USA, UK, HK, Malaysia, and Singapore. She led the functionalities of Legal, Compliance, and Sanctions in all her years as Counsel in corporations.

Based in London now, she understands Asia very well. Rebecca is multi-lingual and speaks numerous Asian languages (including Mandarin and Malay) besides fluent English. Rebecca is also a Certified Sanctions Specialist, certified and often sought and consulted by the industries on highly complex sanctions matters relating to sanctions authorities of the UK, USA, EU, UN, and Singapore.

International arbitration

Rebecca accepts party and institutional appointments in both ad hoc and institutionally administered arbitrations She is part of the panel of arbitration institutions such as SIAC (Reserved Panel), AIAC, AIADR, and the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group which receives prospective appointment of arbitrators from the ICC Court. She sits on the panel of arbitrators under the ICC National Committee in Singapore.

Rebecca is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (“SIArb”), the MIArb and AIADR. Rebecca sat in the Council of the SIArb for four consecutive years (2018-2022) and she is now a serving member of ICC Taskforce on “ADR & Arbitration” and “ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR”. She has since received an appointment from the Benchmark Chambers International, the Base of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China as a legal Expert.

She is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and a Member of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. She is a member of Arbitral Women and the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC). Rebecca is listed as an arbitrator on the LCIA Database of Arbitrators. At the same time, she is also listed as an arbitrator in the Maxwell Chambers Directory of Singapore.

Appointments

Appointed by the Chair (Honourable Supreme Court Judge of Singapore), Promotion of Singapore Law Committee, Singapore Academy of Law

  • Committee Member (2016-2023)
  • Head of International Trade Sub-committee (2021-2023)

Achievement Highlight: Set up, produced, and launched an industry project called Project SGCOMTRADE, a set of industry business contract templates for coal in the Asia Pacific region STANDARD FORM COAL CONTRACTS (SFCC) www.singaporelawwatch.sg

Appointed by the Chair (Honourable Supreme Court Judge of Singapore), Commercial Precedent Committee, Singapore Academy of Law

  • Committee Member (2017-2022)
  • Editor Board Member (2022 till present)

Education

  • Ongoing – PhD Doctorate Research on Arbitration and FINTECH, University of Buckingham
  • LL.M. (specialised in International Business Law) (Merit) from the University of London (Queen Mary University of London & University College London).
  • PG Dip in Law (specialised in International Business law) (Merit) from the University of London (Queen Mary University of London & University College London).
  • PG Cert in Law (specialised in Computer & Communications Law) (Merit) from the University of London (Queen Mary University of London & University College London).
  • LL.B., University of South Wales, Wales, UK

Awards

Awarded the “Global Excellence Awards – 2024 Winner” under “Most Dynamic Environmental Business Transformation Consultants 2024 – Singapore” by AI Acquisition International.
Six Pump Court – Rebecca Andersen (2024 Winner: Global Excellence Awards) – Acquisition International | The voice of modern business – est. 2010 (acquisition-international.com)

Won the “2023 ADR Publication – ‘The Winners Edition” under “WINNER IN THE CATEGORY OF – ARBITRATION – SINGAPORE ADR Award”. which aims to celebrate the outstanding work done by professionals at an international level. Lawyer Monthly – ADR Awards 2023 (lawyer-monthly.com)

Latest news

6th September 2021

Rebecca Andersen consulted by Straits Times (ST)

Rebecca Andersen consulted by Straits Times (ST), the newspaper of record for Singapore, on cyber security and technology. Legal sector and regulators to discuss...

Events

2nd May 2023

Energy Disputes: Top Tips for Asia and beyond

Rebecca speaking in an energy event co-hosted by LAWASIA and Peter & Kim, “Energy Disputes: Top Tips for Asia and beyond.”

9th March 2021

English Law in International Commodities Trading

Rebecca speaking on the Common Legal Issues under English Law in International Commodities Trading (Oil & Gas).

3rd December 2020

Annual Debate of SIArb

Rebecca, in the panel of Judges which comprised of distinguished arbitrators, for the Annual Debate of SIArb.

9th September 2020

English law on Incoterms Webinar

Rebecca chaired and spoke with leading English commodity lawyer on the application of English law on Incoterms.

7th July 2020

Commercial Drafting Considerations in a Post-COVID World

Rebecca spoke on substantive law behind Contract Drafting, “Commercial Drafting Considerations in a Post-COVID World.”

27th August 2019

New online falsehood law enacted in Singapore Seminar

Rebecca speaking with Singapore’s policymaker on the new online falsehood law enacted in Singapore.