Tania Chin

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Tania is a partner in the criminal litigation team.

Tania is a Partner in the Criminal Litigation team. She was called to the Bar in 2009 and her areas of expertise include both blue and white collar criminal cases and Investigations. Tania’s white collar practice includes advising clients on Singapore’s regulatory and compliance framework. She also regularly advises clients on areas including insider trading, market manipulation, tax fraud, and corruption offences. Notably, she recently argued as Lead Counsel in a Magistrate’s Appeal in the High Court, a matter relating to investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau, where she successfully convinced the Courts to set aside the term of imprisonment and to impose only a fine.

Tania is also listed as a Lead Counsel under the Supreme Court’s list of Assigned Counsel for Capital Cases and she has defended numerous clients charged for capital offences such as murder and drug trafficking. Tania’s experience at conducting and leading these High Court trials has put her in good stead to deal with the many complexities of evidence and procedure in all criminal matters.

Tania was instrumental in setting up and running the Investigations arm of the firm’s practice. She has been involved in several in-house investigations for corporate and individual clients in relation to fraud, cheating, criminal breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duties, and other misconduct including alleged sexual misconduct by employees.

Tania is also a member of the Criminal Justice Chapter of the Professional Affairs Committee, Singapore Academy of Law, which advances the training and standards of the Criminal Bar of Singapore. She has been actively involved in advocacy workshops which help to maintain the high standards of the Criminal Bar.

Most recently, Tania was recognised as one of ‘Singapore’s 21 most influential lawyers under 40’ in 2020 by the Singapore Business Review. She has also been recognised for her expertise in white collar crime in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500: Asia Pacific. Tania was the only Singaporean lawyer to be ranked and recognised as a ‘Future Star’ in the practice area of White Collar Crime by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020, the only publication in the market focused exclusively on litigation work.

Secretary Juliana Mohd Ezran

Track record




Investigations & Regulatory Compliance:

Advising white collar clients on possible breaches and offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Security and Futures Acts, Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes Act, Penal Code and various other legislations.

Acting for the founder of a multi-national company where investigations by the Monetary Authority of Singapore are ongoing.

Singapore, 2009

‘Manipulating the Stock Market’, Euromoney’s Expert Guides - 2016

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

‘Ethics in the Criminal Court’, Inter Se 2010 - 2009

Law Society of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law

The Legal Assistant’s Scheme for Capital Offences Assisting Counsel’s List)

Criminal Legal Aid Scheme



  • English






80 Raffles Place,

#25-01 UOB Plaza 1,


View Office