Associate | Singapore
Secretary Muneerah Banu Mashuthoo
Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.
Acted for a professional in the financial services industry in a S$17 million contractual dispute. Successfully led an interlocutory application for amendment to pleadings. This decision was later upheld by a High Court judge sitting in chambers, and by the court of appeal.
China contractual dispute
Acting, as instructed junior counsel, for a businessman in a contractual dispute arising out of a multi-billion dollar government project in China. Successfully obtained, as lead counsel, a discovery order for the production of documents claimed to be confidential; and successfully defended, as lead counsel, an application for striking out and an application to have the proceedings declared forum non conveniens. Successfully overturned, as assisting counsel, summary judgment obtained by the opposing party.
Acted for shareholders of a company in the business of foreign workers' dormitories with S$7 million annual turnover in multiple lawsuits arising out of the business of the company. Successfully defended, as lead counsel, a striking out application. The striking out application involved novel issues of law such as whether a counterclaim could contain claims contingent on the outcome of the claims in the main suit.
Multinational record label
Advised, as instructed counsel, a multinational record label on their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies in Singapore
Successfully obtained an acquittal for a foreign worker accused of molest.
Successfully obtained an acquittal for a client accused of possessing offensive weapons.
International cosmetics and lifestyle brand
Acting for an international cosmetics and lifestyle brand in landlord and tenancy disputes.
Large technology company
Advised a large local technology company on disputes relating to non-competition and other restrictive covenants with its ex-employees.