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Leading law firm for 20 areas in Asia Pacific in 2024 editions of Chambers Greater China and Legal 500

19 January 2024 | Applicable law: Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore | 5 minute read

We have been recognized as a leading firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 17 practice areas; and by Chambers and Partners in 3 practice areas in its Greater China Guide.

Along with these prestigious accolades, a total of 15 of our lawyers have likewise been recognized for their excellence in their respective market-leading practices. This closely follows our recognition in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2024.

We are honoured to receive these accolades, which are only possible through the thoughtful feedback provided by our clients and business partners.

We are thankful to everyone who has supported us, and we look forward to remaining as your trusted legal partner in the years to come.



Withers offer a good team with a number of recent hires and good Chinese language-speaking practitioners at the junior level. They are responsive and provide a high service level.

 We not only get the legally correct advice but what brings us the needed results.

They showed deep knowledge of our business environment and openness to investigating the situation in different regions.

She's (Sherlin Tung) extremely involved in all aspects of the arbitration community and has incredible personal skills. She's extremely dedicated to her clients as well.

Sherlin Tung is a dynamo of energy when it comes to international arbitration and does a lot to make sure it's a central part of Hong Kong life.

Sherlin Tung is a big personality in the field and brings characteristic force to her endeavours.

Sherlin Tung has a really good grasp of her client's needs and a very approachable personality, which is good in difficult situations.

She's (Sherlin Tung) smart, business and solution-oriented, well connected and a lot of fun to work with - the best service I have received for a long time.

Banking and finance

Huge experience and knowledge in bank sector.

Tiancheng Zhou is a well-experienced lawyer with better business sense than competitors.

Aviation finance

Paul Jebely knows how to explain complex deal structures and get them across the finish-line. He is always able to find a unique but workable deal structure that navigates the challenges.

Paul Jebely is able to defer, listen and understand; he likes to take guidance and expand his knowledge, and asks good questions.

Corporate and M&A 

The team comprises highly skilled professionals with extensive expertise in their respective fields. They have a deep understanding of the industry dynamics, regulations, and market trends. This expertise allows them to provide valuable insights and strategic guidance to clients, helping navigate complex challenges effectively.

The team is committed to crafting tailored legal strategies that are specifically designed to address the individual needs and goals of each client. They also have a diverse team of professionals that enable them to comprehensively address even the most complex challenges.


Amarjit Kaur is one of the main factors that makes the practice unique. In addition, the smooth collaboration between the team and other lawyers that are supporting the client is very useful.

Thinking outside the box and utmost commitment to the client is what makes the team stand out.

Good teamwork and experience.

The practice has strong capabilities in all aspects of Singapore employment law, and unlike many of the other international firms and large Singapore firms, it is happy to advise and act for individual executives and not only corporate employers.

Amarjit Kaur is very capable and experienced, marries legal expertise with commercial nous, and is very responsive and always a pleasure to deal with as well.

Family law 

Ivan Cheong is pragmatic, extremely hands-on, efficient and detail-oriented. He is very thoughtful and sensitive to the clients’ requirements, but will rein in unreasonable expectations or demands. A seasoned family lawyer who is discreet and discerning.

This team has been very approachable in more ways than one. They are quick to respond to your queries and eager to hear what you have on your mind. This makes the partnership comfortable in difficult times especially when one is undergoing very brutal and tough legal proceedings, particularly within family laws.

Ivan Cheong has been an outstanding lawyer with knowledge and good advices always. Impartial and professional, he brings his expertise to the table and informs the client on his view point. He is also a very empathetic lawyer.

The team at Withers KhattarWong LLP is truly exceptional. Their expertise and knowledge in their respective areas of law are commendable. Throughout the entire process, they took the time to thoroughly understand my situation, answer my numerous questions, and provide me with clear and concise explanations. This not only eased my concerns but also empowered me to make well-informed decisions.

Withers provide good advice throughout the course.

They have been very dedicated, super thorough and very supportive.

Jocelyn Tsao is an excellent matrimonial lawyer. She is passionate about her cause and always strives to deliver the best outcome for her clients.

Jocelyn Tsao is very knowledgeable about the field.

She (Jocelyn Tsao) is very efficient, very settlement-focused, but is also not scared to fight for her clients.

Jocelyn Tsao has a lot of experience in the area, and she will pursue points that are worthy of pursuing.

Samantha Gershon is very thorough, and has got a broad base of knowledge, which is useful.

Samantha Gershon is very sensible and very careful. She is able to work with all kinds of clients.

He (Billy Ko) was extremely responsive, brought the directions to the table and gave valuable input.

He (Billy Ko) is exceptionally hard-working and is building up a strong network of clients.

Intellectual property

The team is reliable, responsible and professional.

They are punctual, accountable and are familiar with multi-jurisdictional IP procedures and matters.

Investment funds 

Tailor-made legal advice. Very pragmatic in their approach and cost competitive.

Daniel Yong is an experienced fund and corporate lawyer, who is technically strong with the ability to navigate complexity matters.

What truly sets this team apart is their exceptional ability to think beyond conventional boundaries, to help us achieve our desired outcomes. The team is also extremely hands-on.

Daniel Yong is one of the few funds lawyers who is able to appreciate the nuances of funds in the family office space.

Daniel Yong is always patient and understanding.

Si Ning Teng is efficient and concise.

Private wealth

Stacy Choong is the most exceptional partner in the team, with an unparalleled ability to understand and navigate the complexities of the UHNW families. Fernando Gandioli is also a trusted safe pair of hands who is able to explain complex US tax rules in simple layman terms with clarity and certainty.

Stacy Choong and Hon Yong Sheng are fantastic lawyers and experts in this area who provide clear advice and get things done. They are very professional to work with and have guided us well and continue to guide us well in this matter.

Stacy Choong and her team have deep knowledge and understanding of the issues. Connie Yik Kong is a US expert which is rare in this market.

Real estate

Withers are very knowledgeable in every aspect. Their expertise and guidance helped in achieving goals.

Polly Chu is very knowledgeable and has great people skills. Her research skills are outstanding and based on what the client's needs are.

Restructuring and insolvency

Justin Yip and Lam Zhen Yu are approachable and technically sound.


The Withers team provides detailed and well-thought responses.

Yeoh Lian Chuan is a brilliant mind and has a keen ability to provide creative solutions for particularly sticky situations.

Withers is a leading firm in Singapore for private wealth and tax planning matters. We had retained Withers to help us establish a presence in Singapore and received tremendous help from them in structuring and obtaining regulatory approvals. Their advice was immensely helpful.

Leon Kwong Wing and Charles Kwek’s knowledge and expertise was extremely helpful.

The Japan tax team of Withers is my go-to team for any Japan tax advice that our Chinese clients need. They always act very quickly and provide practical advice. Also, their main working language is English, which is a big advantage.

My main contact is Eric Roose. In addition to his super technical skills, he has a very strong business sense and is an excellent communicator. He can explain complex things in a very easy to understand manner.

White-collar crime 

Practical, pragmatic and robust.

Very experienced criminal defence counsel.

Strong, practical and experienced criminal counsel.

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