Sharon Lin

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Sharon Lin is from KhattarWong LLP.

Sharon is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

In over 10 years of litigation practice, Sharon has been involved in many high profile matters and has successfully represented clients in the State Courts and the High Court of Singapore.

The focus of Sharon’s work is on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of insurance where she advises and acts for the major insurance companies in Singapore in various classes of insurance, such as errors and omissions, personal accident, motor, workmen’s compensation, professional indemnity, public liability and travel insurance. She has also acted as counsel in professional disciplinary proceedings by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA).

Sharon’s portfolio also includes a significant amount of general litigation work, such as breaches of directors’ and fiduciary duties, minority oppression, trademark infringement and tort of conspiracy claims.

Sharon has delivered numerous seminars on insurance issues and she is the author for the Personal Injury Chapter in the Singapore Atkin’s Court Forms.

Sharon is an accredited Mediator and is currently a member of the Personal Injury Property Damage Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

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Track record

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Memberships

Smith Jay Mitchell v Abdul Rahim and Resort World At Sentosa Pte Ltd (RWS) (Suit No. 742 of 2014): Acted for RWS and its driver in their defence against a personal injury claim by the Plaintiff, an Australian tourist. This case is notable in that the Plaintiff made an unusual claim for loss of opportunity to be a commercial pilot based on 6 hours of flying and quantified his claim for loss of future earnings at $6.7 million. After 5 days of trial, the Plaintiff caved in and eventually accepted a sum of $720,000. Link: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/australian-visitor-seeks-67-million-for-loss-of-future-earnings-after-traffic

Toh Wai Sie and another v Ranjendran s/o Selamuthu [2012] SGHC 33: Appointed as counsel in a case where the quantum of the Plaintiff’s damages was reduced by almost half of the original award given by the Registrar on appeal.

Spectramed v Lek Puay Puay & Ors and another Suit [2011] SGHC 43: Acted for a minority shareholder who successfully brought an oppression claim against the majority shareholder under section 216 of the Companies Act and the court ordered a buy-out of the minority shareholder’s shares. This case is notable in that the minority shareholder was a managing director of the company.

Singapore, 2007

Author, ‘Personal Injury, Road Traf_fic/Fatal Accidents’, chapter, Atkin’s Court Forms Singapore, LexisNexis – 2018 (re-issue)_

Co-author, ‘To mediate or not to mediate? Viewpoint from an insurer law practitioner’, Singapore Mediation Centre’s newsletter - 4 October 2016

Assisted Ms. Deborah Barker, S.C in updating the chapters in A Guide to Termination of Employment in Singapore, 2nd edition, LexisNexis, 2008

Member, Personal Injury Property Damage Committee of the Law Society of Singapore

Regent’s University London Accredited Mediator

Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Accredited Mediator

Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Education


Languages


  • English
  • Mandarin

Dates


Joined

2007

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