Amarjit Kaur

Partner | Singapore

Secretary Aisah Mashoor

Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.


Amarjit is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team, with a focus on employment, strategic global mobility and crisis management.

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

Amarjit advises clients across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. She has guided companies, founders and senior professionals through complex employment issues arising out of investigations, reduction in force exercises, business transfers, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and M&As.

From complying with employment laws to managing cross-cultural communication and adaptation, Amarjit is a trusted business adviser for companies and professionals seeking to succeed in the global marketplace.

Amarjit is also a respected authority on strategic global mobility and frequently advises employers and senior professionals on effective strategies for international expansion and relocation. With extensive experience in immigration law and a deep understanding of cultural, practical and legal considerations, she is well-equipped to help navigate the complexities of operating in different countries, including Singapore's One Pass and Tech Pass programmes. She has a thorough understanding of these programmes and her team is experienced in the application process.

Amarjit's deep experience in crisis management has seen her represent Fortune 500 companies and ultra high-net-worth individuals in shareholder, employment, corporate insolvency, and large-scale professional negligence or liability disputes. She has a track record of effectively navigating major and complex reputational threatening crises, including handling high-profile media cases. What sets Amarjit apart is her ability to instill confidence in her clients when the stakes are high.

Amarjit has been recognised as a Litigation Star in the Benchmark Asia Pacific Guides since 2021. She has also been consistently noted for her expertise in labour and employment law in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific Guide and Chambers Asia Pacific Guide. She has been listed as a recommended lawyer in Doyle's Guide for Leading Employment and Labour Lawyers in Singapore since 2020; and as a notable lawyer in the Asialaw Guides. 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 global working group 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 key issues. Amarjit also serves as a board member of Club Heal, a mental health charity.

A thought leader and recognised authority in the employment space, Amarjit has a deep understanding of the latest trends and developments in the industry. She is regularly sought out by the media for her expert insights and commentary on both employment matters and current issues. Forward thinking and innovative, she is constantly pushing boundaries in her field and is regularly featured in leading media platforms including BBC, The Straits Times, Business Times and ChannelNewsAsia.