Chenthil Kumarasingam

Partner, Withers KhattarWong*

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

Chenthil is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

Chenthil handles complex commercial disputes across a wide range of industries, including the banking, financial services, mining and aviation sectors. He acts in matters related to investment and joint venture disputes, company and shareholder disputes, contract claims, clubs and societies, defamation, employment, and professional disciplinary matters. He has a particular focus in the technology, banking and financial services industries.

He acts as counsel in white collar criminal matters and professional conduct matters, advising on matters relating to breaches of professional duties, corruption, criminal breach of trust, customs breaches, fraud, gaming, insider trading, market misconduct, regulatory compliance and money-laundering. He has also coordinated investigations and advised on internal disciplinary proceedings.

Chenthil has appeared as lead counsel in both the Singapore Court of Appeal and High Court, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. Where necessary, he has coordinated multidisciplinary teams involving accountants, forensic experts, private investigators, overseas lawyers and public relations consultants. In each case, the objective is to allow the client to smoothly resolve the legal issue at hand and get back to his core business. Apart from his commercial law practice, Chenthil is an accredited Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and volunteers with the Law Society of Singapore’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO).Outside practice, Chenthil serves on the Advocacy and Criminal Practice Committees of the Law Society of Singapore. He is a senior Advocacy trainer with the Law Society, and has trained advocates both locally and overseas.

Secretary Muneerah Banu Mashuthoo

Track record

Admissions

Memberships

Acted for an Indonesian shipping conglomerate in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, in respect of claims exceeding US$200m.

Acted for an international conglomerate in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, resisting an attempt to set aside an international arbitration award involving claims of over RM100m.

Acted for high net worth clients from China in bringing claims against a Swiss bank in Singapore for breach of contract and unauthorized transactions.

Singapore, 2001

Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising)

Law Society of Singapore – Member

Singapore Academy of Law – Member

Singapore Mediation Centre – Associate Mediator

Law Society of Singapore, Criminal Practice Committee – Vice Chairman

Law Society of Singapore, Advocacy Committee - Member

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2020