Shashi Nathan

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Shashi is a partner specialising in criminal litigation.

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.

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 corruption, insider trading, market manipulation, tax fraud, as well as a wide spectrum of legislation dealing with corporate malfeasance.

Shashi has previously been cited in Who’s Who Legal as one of Singapore’s leading business crime lawyers.

He 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.

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 also occasionally guest lectures at the Faculties of Law of both the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University

Secretary Juliana Mohd Ezran


Shashi Nathan heads the criminal practice group at the firm and is a founding member of the association of criminal lawyers in Singapore (ACLS). His white-collar practice has seen him working on the defence or investigating cases involving the whole spectrum of business crime offences. Nathan is currently doing a great deal of work regarding the Securities and Futures Act.

Who’s Who Legal Singapore 2007 - Business Crime Defence

Nominated by in-house counsel and industry peers as one of the world’s leading White Collar Crime practitioners.

Expert Guides 2016

Track record





PP v Tjong Mark Edward (MA 167/2014/01): corruption.

PP v Pittis Stavros (DAC No. 18936/2013): criminal breach of trust.

PP v Sengmanivong Soum (DAC No. 17284/2013 & Ors): cheating under the casino control act.

Singapore, 1993

‘Common Criminal Offences, 2010’, You & The Law IV 2010

‘Ethics in the Criminal Court’, Inter Se 2010

Law Society of Singapore - Consultant of the Criminal Practice Committee

Singapore Academy of Law

ASEAN Law Association

‘Legal Harmonization/Cooperation in Criminal Matters’, Asean 2014, Bangkok

Criminal Law Conferences, 2014, Singapore

Sentencing Conference, 2014, Singapore



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