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 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 placed on the Dean’s List during the course of his studies. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2011.

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Track record




[2017] SGHC 21: TMT Co Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc: Acting 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

[2015] SGHC 21: TMT Asia Limited v BHP Billiton Marketing AG (Singapore Branch) and another: Acting in the High Court on behalf of a shipping company in disputes relating to market manipulation, freight forward agreements and involving violations under the Securities and Futures Act

[2014] SGCA 53: Lim Meng Suang and another v Attorney-General: Acting in an appeal involving constitutional issues of public importance, namely, whether Section 377A of the Penal Code infringes the constitutional rights to equality, life and liberty

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

Community Legal clinics, Singapore Law Society

Singapore Academy of Law



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