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Withers KhattarWong LLP
UOB PLAZA 1, #25-01

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Partner, Litigation and Arbitration


Ushan enjoys a broad-based international arbitration and litigation practice. Ushan regularly appears in commercial arbitrations relating to private equity investments, software contracts and commodities. He is frequently instructed to act in arbitration-related litigation before the Singapore Court and advises clients from numerous jurisdictions regarding the arbitral process and enforcement of arbitral awards in Singapore.

As a seasoned advocate, Ushan is adept at handling both trial and appellate litigation in relation to complex, high-value, cross-border commercial disputes especially in the areas of joint ventures, software contracts, private equity investments, trust, commodities, banking and securities.

Ushan’s expertise has been recognised by several publications. He has been praised by clients for being a lawyer who impresses with ‘his very quick grasp of the financial figures’ and ‘his sharp observations, insight, and succinct summaries’. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific recommends Ushan for Dispute Resolution (Local Firms) (2020 edition).

Ushan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Double Degree with Honours in Law and Business Administration (Finance) in 2010 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2011. He was placed on the Dean’s List during the course of his studies.




Chairperson, Social & Welfare Committee, Singapore Law Society

Community Legal Clinics, Singapore Law Society

Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Singapore Law Society

Young Arbitrators Forum, International Chamber of Commerce

YSIAC, Singapore International Arbitration Centre

People’s Association Youth Movement


National University of Singapore, LLB (Hons)
National University of Singapore, BBA (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

Withers KhattarWong LLP has real dispute resolution pedigree through a number of senior and established practitioners within the team. It has an especially strong record in financial institutions disputes and is a growing presence in the broader commercial litigation sphere and in white-collar crime matters. Deborah Barker SC is hugely experienced, while Ushan PremaratneChia Ho Choon and Justin Yip are also key names