Ushan Premaratne

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore


Secretary Swee Hong Chua

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

 

Track record

Contract performance dispute

Acting in the High Court in relation to stay of proceedings in Singapore in favour of Pakistan for claims relating to performance of steel / metal contracts where the sums in dispute exceed USD 14 million

Fraud claim against public listed company

Acting as lead counsel in the High Court in relation to claims for fraud against a public listed company that occurred during arbitration proceedings where the sums in dispute exceed S$ 20 million

Lasting power of attorney

[2022] SGFC 60: WEW v WEX - Acting in the Family Justice Courts and the High Court in relation to a challenge of a Lasting Power of Attorney and a deputy application where the assets in question are in excess of S$ 50 million

Minority oppression and breach of fiduciary duties

Acting as instructed counsel in the High Court in relation to claims for minority oppression and breach of fiduciary duties where the sums in dispute exceed S$ 9 million

Negligence and misrepresentation

Acting as lead counsel in the High Court in relation to claims amounting to S$ 20 million for negligence and misrepresentation arising from an expert report prepared by a reputable human resource consulting firm for arbitration proceedings

Trade financing fraud

Acting as lead counsel in the High Court in 4 related court proceedings on behalf of a Singapore group of companies against, inter alia, a financing company involving trade financing fraud

Trust / probate matters

Acting as instructed counsel in the High Court in relation to contentious trust / probate matter where assets of the estate are in excess of S$ 25 million and include the right to enforce and recover payment of an ICC arbitration award in the Bahamas

Claims of misrepresentation and conspiracy

Represented a shareholder of an international logistics company in claims of misrepresentation and conspiracy against its former parent company which is a public listed company in Malaysia and other subsidiaries in Singapore and Malaysia.

Talks

  • Speaker, "Diversification of risk: Arbitration meets 3rd party funding", 2022

  • Speaker, "Coping with COVID-19: Resilience and Managing Mental Health", 2020, Skrine