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Withers KhattarWong LLP

80 RAFFLES PLACE, UOB PLAZA 1, #25-01, SINGAPORE 048624, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6535 6844
Fax:
Fax +65 6534 4892
Email:
Web:
www.witherskhattarwong.com
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Chia Ho Choon

Tel:
Work +65 6535 6844
Email:
Web:
www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/singapore-dup
Withers LLP

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration

Position

Partner, Litigation and Arbitration

Career

Having more than three decades of experience in civil and commercial litigation, Ho Choon has acted for and advised developers, main contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, insurers, management corporations, subsidiary proprietors and suppliers in disputes involving construction contracts. His areas of practice include professional negligence, employment law, collective sales, landlord and tenant disputes, insolvency, contracts, torts and other areas of corporate and commercial law. He also heads KhattarWong’s construction and engineering team.

Ho Choon has been involved in trials in the High Court, appeals before the Court of Appeal, arbitrations, mediations and adjudications. Many of his cases have been reported in the Singapore Law Reports.

He has taught at international arbitration courses in Cambodia under a programme funded by the World Bank, at the Fellowship Assessment Courses conducted by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

Languages

English

Member

Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Vice president

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators

Automobile Association of Singapore

Law Society of Singapore

Education

National University of Singapore, LL.B (Hons)


Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

Withers KhattarWong LLP's Singapore office is heavily focused on dispute resolution and provides 'an excellent service'. The firm has an extensive track record handling cases involving financial institutions and has experienced a notable uptick in international commercial litigation and white-collar crime cases; it acted for the claimants in a groundbreaking case in which an insurance company was found to be vicariously liable for its agent’s acts. Key figures include Deborah Barker SC, who is 'very thorough and strong', 'can focus on the important matters', 'takes an assertive stance' and 'can make quick assessment of the situation'; Ushan Premaratne, who impresses with 'his very quick grasp of the financial figures', 'his sharp observations and insight, and succinct summaries'; and the 'very knowledgeable and professional' Chia Ho Choon. Insurance and reinsurance specialist K Anparasan joined WhiteFern LLC, while Justin Yip has arrived from Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC to boost the firm’s expertise in insolvency cases.

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