Associate | Singapore
Secretary Muneerah Banu Mashuthoo
Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.
Adeline is an associate in the firm's litigation and arbitration practice.
Adeline has a broad commercial practice. She has acted at all levels of the Singapore courts in matters involving complex and/or multi-party commercial litigation. Her practice spans various areas, such as banking and finance, shareholders' disputes, contractual disputes, fraud, trusts, unjust enrichment, and jurisdictional matters (conflict of laws). She has also advised on, and represented, individuals and companies in criminal matters arising from commercial transactions and in disciplinary proceedings. Apart from accepting direct instructions from clients, she also acts as instructed counsel.
She is an active volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and was appointed, in 2019, as a Junior Assisting Counsel under the Legal Assistance for Capital Offences panel of lawyers. In 2020, she was appointed a member of the Law Society of Singapore's Criminal Practice Committee.
Adeline graduated with a First Class degree in Law from the University of Nottingham, and was awarded the Punch Coomaraswarmy Prize by the university. Adeline also regularly represented the university in advocacy competitions. Prior to reading law, she obtained an honours degree in Accountancy and practiced as an auditor in a Big 4 accounting firm.
Her research interests are in trusts and equity, particularly in the area of the common intention constructive trust.