Amarjit Kaur

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Amarjit is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team, with a focus on employment matters.

She is a commercial disputes lawyer who has acted in high-value and complex litigation and international arbitration matters.

She has represented Fortune 500 companies and ultra high-net-worth individuals in shareholder, employment, corporate insolvency, and large scale professional negligence / construction disputes. Amarjit advises clients across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. She has guided companies and executives through complex employment issues arising out of investigations, reduction in force exercises, business transfers, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and M&As. Amarjit also frequently advises employers on global mobility matters.

Amarjit has been consistently noted for her expertise in labour and employment law in the 2019 to 2021 editions of The Legal 500: Asia Pacific. She has also been listed as a recommended lawyer in Doyle’s Guide for Leading Employment and Labour Lawyers – Singapore 2020. In 2017, she was recognised by the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under.

Amarjit is a frontrunner in training and performing cultural assessments on #MeToo and diversity & inclusion issues. As the global head of Withers’ Diversity and Inclusion Branch, Amarjit leads a working group within the firm that is represented from its global offices to proactively plan for diversity and inclusion initiatives and activities. These include mentoring schemes for aspiring solicitors in the UK, supporting LGBTQ+ rights through internal and external awareness, and promoting and facilitating education on critical anti-racist and other diversity related topics. Amarjit also serves on the Project Law Help Committee under the auspices of the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services and is a board member of Club Heal, a mental health charity.

Amarjit has also been frequently interviewed by various media on current issues and matters relating to employment.

Secretary Lai Ying Chan

Admissions

Memberships

Talks

Singapore, 2004

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

Speaker and moderator, ‘Best practices in navigating workplace harassment issues in the #MeToo era’, organised by the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services

Speaker and panellist, ‘Workplace sexual harassment in the #MeToo era’ with Grace Speights

Speaker, ‘Key Amendments to the Employment Act’ hosted by TMF

Education


Languages


  • English
  • Punjabi

Dates


Joined

2018

Singapore

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