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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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Deborah Barker SC

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

Work Department

Litgation and Arbitration

Position

Managing Partner, Litgation and Arbitration

Career

Deborah has worked for more than three decades in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and she has extensive experience in both trial and appellate litigation.

Deborah regularly acts for banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and multinational corporations in a wide range of matters, and is instructed to act in various complex corporate and trust claims, property related matters and cross-border disputes. She also conducts both local and international arbitrations.

Many of Deborah’s cases have been reported in the Singapore Law Reports and international legal guides have named her as a leading practitioner in both dispute resolution and employment law. Her areas of practice include Arbitration; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Law; Property Law; Employment Law and Labour Relations; Banking, Finance and Securities; Estates and Trusts, Landlord and Tenant, Hire-Purchase, Leasing and Factoring; and Bankruptcy and Insolvency.

Languages

English

Member

Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre

Singapore Academy of Law Lecture

Committee of the Asean Law Association

International Bar Association

Military Court of Appeal

Sits on the Executive Board of the Ju Eng Nursing Home for Senior Citizens

Vice Commodore of the Changi Sailing Club

Referee under the Industrial Relations Act

Education

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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