Carla Barker

Consultant, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Carla is a consultant in the banking and finance team.

Her areas of expertise include banking and finance, securities, conveyancing and property law and landlord and tenant law. Carla covers all types of real estate transactions, including residential, commercial and industrial property. She has acted for individuals in the sale/purchase/mortgaging of single properties, as well as for individuals who are majority owners in pursuit of collective sales, taking them through the statutory process from signing of a Collective Sale Agreement, through the Tender process, the application for court approval, up to completion.

She has more than 30 years of experience as an advocate and solicitor. In 2007, she became co-head of KhattarWong’s property team and took over its en bloc portfolio. She also practiced in the area of ship financing for several years.

Carla acts for public and private companies in sales/purchases (and leaseback) of commercial buildings, of industrial leasehold interests, and for those engaged in the business of developing multi-unit estates (including condominiums) in their sales ‘off-plan’ till issue of strata title. She has acted for major landowners in the leasing of commercial property and for local statutory boards and authorities and trust companies, both in their short-term and long-term leases of property, including anchor tenant leases. Recently, Carla acted for overseas interests setting up ‘foreign schools’ under the scheme set up by the Economic Development Board, and for foreign schools looking for expansion of existing premises. Carla and her team have acted for the Authority in the extensive developments ongoing at Changi International Airport.

Secretary Lynn Ker

Track record





Completed the en bloc purchases for Guocoland of Sophia Court and Leedon Heights.

Completed the purchase of 450 and 452 Alexandra Road for a United Engineers company, and leaseback to Hewlett-Packard companies in Singapore.

Acted for Bukit Batok Development Private Limited in the sale of landed housing at Pavilion Park.

Singapore, 1975

SME Guide - Business Law’ ‘Commercial Tenancies’, SPRING Singapore - 2007, chapter contributor

Eurasian Association - 1st Vice President

Singapore Cheshire Home

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Chairman

‘Anchor Tenant Leases: Avoiding Potential Disputes and Strategies for resolution’; and ‘Evaluating and Managing the Risks associated with Sub-tenancy Agreements’, Legal Fundamentals of Tenancy Agreements and Leases - 2014



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