Jeremy Pereira

Senior associate, Withers KhattarWong*

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

Jeremy is a senior associate in the criminal litigation team.

His practice covers a broad spectrum of criminal litigation, investigations and regulatory compliance. He has dealt with a variety of white and blue collar offences which include market manipulation & insider trading, corruption, criminal breach of trust, fraud, murder, drug offences, and sexual offences. He has also advised on contractual disputes, personal injury claims, employment, wills, personal protection orders, bankruptcy proceedings and defamation claims.

Jeremy is on the Supreme Court’s list of assigned lawyers for capital cases and has been involved in both murder and drug trials and appeals. Jeremy has also extensive trial experience in the State Courts where he has led teams in a wide spectrum of criminal cases. He has also appeared in the Military Courts as well as before various disciplinary tribunals.

In the last few years Jeremy has also been more involved in undertaking internal investigations for both corporates and individuals. His own experience in the criminal defence sphere has sharpened his investigative nous, leading to swift and successful resolutions in most cases.

In his spare time, Jeremy takes on cases pro bono for needy and deserving individuals. He is passionate about music, and is a trained pianist, violinist and cellist. He also serves as a Captain with his reservist unit in the Singapore Armed Forces.

Track record




Investigations & Regulatory Compliance

Advising white collar clients on possible breaches and offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Security and Futures Acts, Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes Act, Penal Code and various other legislations.

Acted for the fund managers of a hedge fund which transacted approximately S$500 million worth of investments between their hedge funds, BSI bank and 1MDB.

Singapore Bar, 2014

Manipulating the Stock Market (Published 18 March 2016 on Euromoney’s Expert Guides)

Anti-Money Laundering in Singapore (2016 Withers Khattarwong LLP publication)

How white is your Persil (The Business Times, 6 Dec 2016)

Member, Singapore Law Society

Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Appointed Assisting Counsel under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO)

Volunteer for Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (2014 to present)



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