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Karen Millls is recognised as one of the leading arbitrators in Asia, according to every publication and survey published. She sits as arbitrator in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US and is also on the panel of arbitrators of institutions in the Philippines, Beijing, Korea and New Zealand and the online Domain Name Dispute Panel of ADNDRC, Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul. As arbitrator Ms. Mills has sat in cases involving oil, gas, mining, power, insurance, finance, and various matters of general investment and trade. As counsel she often represents the Indonesian Government in investor-state disputes, including successfully winning a multi-billion dollar mining dispute, and currently acting as lead counsel in two high profile investor-state cases. She also represents a number of state-owned companies. She also acts for many multinational and local companies in structuring transactions in all sectors.
Ms. Mills founded and Co-Chairs the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Indonesia Chapter, is a founding member and sits on the board of Arbitralwomen International, and advises various other institutions and publications on dispute resolution matters. She also teaches arbitration and ADR both in Indonesia and throughout the region, and has published almost 130 papers in professional journals and textbooks.
Areas of Specialisation:
International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Financing; Oil, Gas, Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure; Insurance; Restructuring, Hospitality, and other international transactional and dispute resolution practice. Familiarity with both Civil Law (30 years practice in Indonesia) and Common Law (education and practice in the U.S.)