Shashi Nathan

Partner | Singapore

Operating as Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore.


Shashi is the joint managing partner of Withers KhattarWong and a partner heading the criminal litigation practice.

He is a leading practitioner in the Singapore Criminal Bar where he often conducts high profile cases in both the trial and appellate courts. His cases involve offences of murder, drug trafficking, and kidnapping. Shashi is listed as a lead counsel under the Supreme Court's list of Assigned Counsel for Capital Cases and he has defended numerous clients charged for capital offences. He is one of the most sought after Defence lawyers in Singapore.

His white collar work includes advising and defending institutions as well as individual clients on Singapore's regulatory and compliance framework. Shashi is, in particular, familiar with the Securities and Futures Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act. He regularly advises clients on areas including fraud, corruption, insider trading, market manipulation, tax fraud, as well as a wide spectrum of legislation dealing with corporate malfeasance.

Shashi has been cited in Who's Who Legal as both a top tier 'Global Leader' and 'National Leader' in Business Crime Defense globally and in Singapore since 2020. He has also been listed in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Guide as a 'Litigation Star' and in the Doyle's Guide as a 'Preeminent' Criminal Defense Lawyer since 2020.

Shashi has been consistently nominated by in-house counsel and industry peers as one of the world's leading White Collar Crime practitioners in the Expert Guides since 2016. He is also ranked in the 2022 Doyle's Guide as one of the leading White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyers.

Shashi is actively involved with the work of the Singapore Academy of Law, where he is regularly invited as a panelist and speaker for legal conferences. He is the Past Chair of the Criminal Justice Chapter of the Professional Affairs Committee. Shashi is also the immediate past chair of the Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society. He also occasionally guest lectures at the Faculties of Law of both the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University.

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