Senior Associate (White Collar Defence & Criminal Litigation)


Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Dispute Resolution - Criminal Litigation

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About Withers KhattarWong LLP

Withers KhattarWong LLP is amongst the largest international law firm in Singapore. We are a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents in 18 offices.

Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. As our client, you will receive quality advice on diverse legal and tax issues through the services of one law firm with a single communication.

Internationally, we have made a reputation for ourselves as the leading law firm for private capital; our clients include public and private companies founded by successful families, MNCs, financial institutions, international brands, family offices and HNWIs, charities and not-for-profit organisations, amongst others. We pride ourselves for our role in helping our clients achieve success.

The role

An opportunity now exists to join the leading White Collar Defence and Criminal Litigation team in Singapore working with Shashi Nathan. We are seeking a charismatic and ambitious associate with the ability to develop clients. The role will focus on all aspects of Criminal Litigation work, with focus in 1st Tier White Collar, General Crime and Investigations work.

We are looking for someone with strong academic credentials, experience in criminal litigation, preferably in 1st Tier White Collar and General Crime work. The role requires a well-rounded individual, team player with a passion for advocacy.

Key skills and experience

  • 4 - 6 PQE is desirable
  • Admitted to practice in Singapore
  • White Collar Defence experience is highly preferable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Analytical, organised and able to exercise initiative
  • Familiarity with technology e.g., excel, word, PowerPoint
  • Excellent research skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration

For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives.

We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.

Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future.

To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones.

We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first.

Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withers KhattarWong LLP endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withers KhattarWong LLP operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withers KhattarWong LLP to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

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