Tan Spring

Partner, Withers KhattarWong*

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

Spring is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

She is experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration, international arbitration, adjudication, mediation, involving commercial, corporate, insurance and indemnity, employment, probate disputes, with a special focus on construction matters.

Spring undertakes a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the building and construction industry. She regularly represents clients in disputes resolution and litigation involving construction contracts, as well as advising clients on employment issues. Her portfolio of non-contentious work includes providing opinions and reviewing of contracts such as pre/post tender and project administration in relation to construction related documents, as well as employment contracts. Her clients include developers, investors, insurers, main/sub-contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, management corporations of strata titles, subsidiary proprietors, and owners.

In addition, Spring has a keen interest in Sports Law. She has successfully completed the Certificate Programme in Sports Arbitration organised by the Asian International Arbitration Centre, and has assisted with the appeals panel in one of the world sports federation in arbitration and preparing the final award. Spring is also a Legal Member of the Safe Sport Disciplinary Panel that was established by the Safe Sport Commission to hear, resolve and adjudicate safe sport reports and violations for member organisations under the Safe Sport Programme of national sports agency Sport Singapore.

Spring is also an accredited Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI).

Secretary Wendy Chia


We use Spring and her team to guide us on projects of all sizes, and particularly to identify in advance where problems could arise. Their advice is always commercial and considers the eventualities so that we understand the risk profile of each project.  

Rick Canale - Unifor

Our first choice law firm! Practical and sound advice from Spring, who is a top-notch and experienced construction lawyer. The firm’s knowledge in this area has been evident in their advice to us throughout the project, from contract negotiations, dealing with project issues until project completion, with all forms of dispute resolution.

David Yang - YAK

Track record





ICC Arbitration relating to disputes between shareholders of BVI companies involved in hydro-power plant projects in the Philippines.

Arbitration under UNCITRAL rules relating to disputes between shareholders of Philippine company involved in hydro-power plant projects in the Philippines.

Arbitration under SIA Rules relating to disputes arising from the redevelopment of a recreational club in Singapore.

Singapore, 2000

‘The Law of Credit and Security’ updated Chapter 11, Singapore Law Commentaries of Singapore Commercial Laws

Singapore Academy of Law

Law Society of Singapore

Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Speaker, International Bar Association 7th Biennial Conference on Construction Projects from Conception to Completion

Speaker, Asian International Arbitration Centre, International Sports Conference 2019

Speaker, Hill International and CIOB Masterclass on Delay, Disruption, Disputes and the Latest Developments in Construction Contracts



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