Sharon Lin

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Sharon is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

Sharon is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

In more than a decade of litigation practice, Sharon has been involved in many high profile matters and has successfully represented clients in the State Courts and the High Court of Singapore.

The focus of Sharon’s work is on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of insurance where she advises and acts for the major insurance companies in Singapore in various classes of insurance, with a special focus on professional indemnity insurance. She acts as defence counsel for various Real Estate professionals in disciplinary proceedings by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) before the Disciplinary Committee and Appeals Board. She is also appointed by Singapore Medical Council (SMC) in professional disciplinary matters against doctors.

Sharon’s portfolio also includes a significant amount of commercial litigation and arbitration cases, such as mining disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, minority oppression, trademark infringement and tort of conspiracy claims. Sharon has delivered numerous seminars/ webinars and she has contributed to several chapters in the Singapore Atkin’s Court Forms (Personal Injury, Third Party proceedings, Discovery, Payment into and out of Court and Discontinuance).

Sharon is an accredited Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), an accredited Mediation Advocate with International Mediation Institute (IMI) and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).

Sharon is recognised as a leading individual in Singapore in the 2020 (inaugural), 2021 and 2022 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Professional Negligence.

Sharon is also recognised as a key lawyer in the Dispute Resolution team at Withers Khattarwong LLP by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and 2022 Guides and is a known figure “in the insurance sector, specializing in professional indemnity”.

Secretary Dorothy Koh


Sharon Lin and team are recommended for their adept and practical approach in handling our complex cross-border mining matter involving parties from multiple jurisdictions. Their abilities to communicate effectively in both English and Chinese (Mandarin) for our dispute with a bilingual slant and Chinese counterparts are also valuable skills in our engagement.

Mineral rights owner

Sharon is a key lawyer in the Dispute Resolution team at Withers Khattarwong LLP and “acts for some of the major insurance companies in Singapore”.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Guide

Sharon Lin possesses “deep expertise in professional insurance matters” which she draws upon to “clearly and persuasively articulate her insights and assist parties in making useful strategic decisions”.

Who's Who Legal 2022 – Professional Negligence

Sharon Lin has “expansive legal knowledge, readiness to listen and think out of the box, as well as a strong client and purpose orientation”.

Who's Who Legal 2021 – Professional Negligence

Sharon Lin “is the go-to lawyer for real estate professional disputes and is a commercially minded dispute resolution lawyer” who “offers strategic and practical legal advice”.

Who's Who Legal 2020 - Professional Negligence

Sharon is a highly intelligent lawyer with a big heart – one who can be trusted to prioritize her clients’ interests and be uncompromising in offering rigorous and holistic analysis of each matter. She embodies the new generation of Asian lawyers: highly competent, multi-talented, and friendly.

Aloysius Goh, CEO and Founder of Sage Mediation

We regularly appoint Sharon and her team for professional indemnity matters. Sharon is a dedicated lawyer who provides timely and reliable advice, no matter how tight the deadline. We will definitely recommend her services.

Alfred Chia, CEO of SingCapital Pte Ltd

Sharon is our go to lawyer for Singapore legal matter for over ten years. Not only that Sharon is competent in handling litigations and insurance cases with savvy experience, she is also resourceful and prompt to respond (even on the weekend and catch US time zone so I don’t need to wait for another day for an answer!) Sharon is a terrific lawyer and her team highly contributes to her success.

General Counsel, Worldwide Logistics Company

Sharon is a responsive and commercially minded dispute resolution lawyer. She offers strategic and practical legal advice that protects the reputation of our business and directors. We are happy to have her as our working partner.

Ismail Gafoor, CEO, and Alan Lim, Director, Co-founders of PropNex Realty Pte Ltd a subsidiary of PropNex Limited, SGX Mainboard listed company

Sharon is a key lawyer in the “multi-disciplinary sizeable team” at Withers Khattarwong LLP and is a known figure “in the insurance sector, specializing in professional indemnity”.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Guide

Track record




Representing and advising Singapore Medical Council in professional disciplinary matters against doctors.

Representing and advising real estate professionals in disciplinary proceedings and civil matters.

Represented a prominent hotel in a workplace injury claim by its former employee.

Singapore, 2007

Author, ‘Personal Injury, Road Traffic/Fatal Accidents’, chapter, Atkin’s Court Forms Singapore, LexisNexis – 2018 (re-issue)

Co-author, ‘To mediate or not to mediate? Viewpoint from an insurer law practitioner’, Singapore Mediation Centre’s newsletter - 4 October 2016

Member, Professional Indemnity Committee of the Law Society of Singapore

Associate Mediator, the Law Society of Singapore Mediation Scheme

Regent’s University London Accredited Mediator

Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Accredited Mediator

International Mediation Institute (IMI) Accredited Mediation Advocate

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators



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