K Anparasan

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. K Anparasan is from KhattarWong LLP.

Anpa is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

He joined Withersworldwide in 2015, following the Formal Law Alliance (FLA) between Withers and Singapore law firm KhattarWong LLP. He is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department. Anpar advises clients on a wide spectrum of matters relating to contracts, tort law, public liability insurance, Contractors’ All Risks Insurance, professional indemnity insurance, directors and officers’ insurance, fidelity insurance, reinsurance, workmen’s compensation, performance bonds and commercial law.

Anpar has more than two decades of experience in the legal field and many of his trials were reported in Singapore Law Reports and discussed in Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases. He has conducted numerous High Court trials and has argued many appeals before the Court of Appeal.

He fully supports the Pro Bono initiative as he is actively involved with the Legal Aid Bureau and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. He is consistently cited in the Asia Pacific Legal 500.

Secretary Yi Ping Celine Loh

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We have dealt with Anpa and his team in Singapore for a number of years and their advice and service delivery has always been first class.

Charlie Neo, Manager - EQ Insurance
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We have always valued the excellent level of service that the firm has provided. The efficient way they handle a number of our more complex insurance claims is indeed commendable.

Alex Salikin - First Insurance

Track record

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Talks

Acting on BNJ v SMRT Trains Ltd and another [2014] 2 SLR 7 (suing by her lawful father and litigation representative, B) – a High Court case in relation to duty of care owed by a mass rapid transport operator and regulator to a commuter. The Plaintiff’s claim was dismissed by the High Court Judge. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision below. Anpar successfully defended SMRT Trains Ltd and the Land Transport Authority.

BNM (administratrix of the estate of B, deceased) on her own behalf and on behalf of others v National University of Singapore and others and another appeal [2014] 4 SLR 931 – a High Court case in relation to the duty of care owed by the owner of the swimming pool to a swimmer who had a heart condition and drowned. The Court also dealt with the issue of independent contractors and whether the duty could be delegated to them. There was also an issue of causation. Anpar successfully defended the National University of Singapore, the owners of the swimming pool at the High Court and at the Court of Appeal.

Acting on Bass Anne Hendricks v Shangri-la Hotel Ltd [2012] 1 SLR 365 – a High Court case in relation to the alleged loss of a very expensive diamond ring owned by an American tourist, which was alleged to be directly attributable to neglect of hotel and/or its staff. One of the issues was the statutory exclusion under the Innkeepers Act. Anpar successfully defended Shangri-la Hotel against the Plaintiff’s claim.

Singapore, 1993

‘Professional Liability in Singapore & Malaysia - Lawyers’, CCH Asia

‘General insurance in Singapore Precedents of Pleadings’, __ Thomson Sweet & Maxwell Asia, contributor

‘Are consumers’ rights really protected by the Lemon Laws?’, The Business Times - 16 May 2012

Disciplinary Tribunal convened by Chief Justice

Inquiry Panel

International Bar Association

Insurance Law Association Singapore

Singapore Law Society

Singapore Academy of Law

Anpar is a part time tutor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

‘Managing the Clash of Legal Cultures in International Arbitrations’, International Bar Association (IBA), Young Lawyers’ Conference on Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, Singapore - 19 June 2014

‘Navigating the Minefield of Third Party Risks of the MCST’, General Insurance Association (GIA) MCST Seminar, Singapore - 6 March 2014

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2001
Partner

2015

Singapore

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