Jaya J

Associate, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Jaya is an associate in the criminal litigation team.

Jaya is an associate in the criminal litigation team. She graduated from NUS with a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in 2017, and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2018.

Jaya’s practice covers a broad spectrum of criminal litigation and criminal advisory work. She has dealt with a variety of white and blue collar offences which include corruption, criminal breach of trust, fraud, insider trading, sexual offences, and drug offences.

Since joining the team, Jaya has had the opportunity of honing her advocacy skills in the criminal Courts. Given the wide and varied spectrum of work that her team receives, she has stepped up to the challenge of picking up key skills needed to solve her clients’ problems. She plays a crucial role in working with her team on its larger and complex white collar matters, and has also been introduced to investigations work.

Aside from her experience in criminal litigation, Jaya also has considerable experience in commercial and family disputes. She has advised clients on shareholder disputes, employment issues, probate matters, divorces, annulment proceedings, applications for Protection Orders under the Protection from Harassment Act, bankruptcy proceedings and defamation claims.

Jaya relishes the challenge of working in a high profile practice where she has to deal with the ever-changing demands of the law and managing her clients.

An interesting fact about Jaya is that she is a skilled Bharatanatyam dancer. It is a dance form she has been involved with since the age of 5. Jaya brings the same level of dedication and precision to her practice of criminal law, which has held her in good stead to deal with the many challenges of litigation.

Track record

Admissions

Memberships

Acting for individuals charged under the unprecedented COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.

Acting for a large multinational commodities trading company and its founder in ongoing investigations with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Acting for prominent individuals and corporations investigated and charged for offences of corruption by the Corrupt Practices and Investigation Bureau in Singapore.

Singapore, 2018

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

Education


Languages


  • English
  • Tamil

Dates


Joined

2019

Singapore

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