Ushan Premaratne

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

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

Ushan is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

He enjoys a broad-based international arbitration and litigation practice. Ushan regularly appears in commercial arbitrations, before the ICC and the SIAC, in cases concerning subjects such as private equity investments, software contracts and commodities.

Ushan also has wide experience in both trial and appellate litigation in Singapore. He is frequently instructed as counsel in relation to corporate and commercial disputes especially in the areas of banking, property, financial and investment-related claims.

Ushan’s expertise has been recognised by several publications. He has been praised by clients in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 publication for being a lawyer who impresses with ‘his very quick grasp of the financial figures’ and ‘his sharp observations, insight, and succinct summaries’ .

Ushan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Double Degree with Honours in Law and Business Administration (Finance) in 2010 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2011. He was placed on the Dean’s List during the course of his studies.

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Track record




[2019] SGHCR 03: United Overseas Bank Ltd v Homely Bath Services & Trading Pte Ltd and another - Successfully acted in the High Court on behalf of United Overseas Bank in relation to a dispute involving a mortgagee’s right to take possession of a commercial property subject to a tenancy

[2018] SGHC 190: Naughty G Pte Ltd v Fortune Marketing Pte Ltd- Acted in the High Court on behalf of the plaintiff, an energy drink supplier in disputes relating to trademarks and distributorship agreements and successfully obtained judgment against the defendant for all of the plaintiff’s claims

[2018] SGHC 221: Anil Singh Gurm v J S Yeh & Co and another- Acting in the High Court and the Court of Appeal against an established conveyancing law firm in a claim for professional negligence

Advocate & Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore, 2011

Contributor to a chapter of ‘Civil Litigation in Singapore’, Singapore: Sweet & Maxwell - 2016

‘Creditor Control Rights, Loan Enforcement and Bankruptcy Regimes’, Professor Lan Luh Luh, Professor Yew Kee Ho and Ushan Premaratne, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies - 2010

Author, ‘What to do if you are a victim of online harassment’, 2017, The New Paper

Chairperson, Social & Welfare Committee, Singapore Law Society

Member, Community Legal Clinics, Singapore Law Society

Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators



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