Ushan Premaratne

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Ushan Premaratne is from KhattarWong 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 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.

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Track record




[2018] SGHC 157: Sinolanka Hotels & Spa (Private) Limited v. Interna Contract SpA: Acting in the High Court for an Italian luxury furnishing company in respect of an application made by a Sri Lankan government linked company to set aside an ICC arbitration award

[2017] SGHC 327: Ong Han Ling and another v American International Assurance Company Ltd and others: Acting in the Court of Appeal on behalf of two high net worth individuals in claims for vicarious liability and negligence against an established insurance company

[2017] SGHC 21: TMT Co Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc: Acted in the High Court and the Court of Appeal on behalf of a company in a claim in excess of USD 400 million for breach of duty, fraud and conspiracy

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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