Jeremy Pereira

Special counsel | Singapore

Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.


Jeremy is a special counsel in the criminal litigation team.

Jeremy specialises in criminal law, with a focus on white collar / financial crime and investigations. He has been recognised by The Legal 500 as a key lawyer often engaged in internal investigations for both corporates and individuals.

He has considerable experience leading cases which involve cheating; invoice financing fraud; domestic and cross-border corruption; ship-bunkering offences; casino crime; remote gambling offences; money-laundering; confiscation of proceeds of crime, and various offences under the Securities and Futures Act. In pre-emptive instances, he has been engaged to advise on compliance with local laws or to investigate into suspected wrongdoings. On many other occasions, he defends individuals and organisations accused of committing crimes. 

He is equally competent in the defence of blue-collar offences encompassing harm caused to property and persons, substance abuse, sexual misconduct, violent crimes, and strives for the best attainable outcome in all matters. 

Jeremy is also on the Supreme Court's list of assigned lawyers for capital cases and has been involved in a number of murder and drug trials and appeals. He has also acted for clients in the Military Courts and before various Disciplinary Tribunals. He is passionate about educating others in the law and devotes part of his time to teaching criminal law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and Military Law at the Officer Cadet School at SAFTI. 

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