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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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Ushan Premaratne

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

Ushan enjoys a broad-based international arbitration and litigation practice. Ushan regularly appears in commercial arbitrations, before the ICC and the SIAC, in cases concerning subjects such as private equity investments, software contracts and commodities.

He also has wide experience in both trial and appellate litigation in Singapore. He is frequently instructed as counsel in relation to corporate and commercial disputes especially in the areas of banking, property, financial and investment-related claims.

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.

Languages

English
Sinhalese

Member

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

Education

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