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Knowledge Lawyer

We are looking for a Knowledge Lawyer to join our Singapore Dispute Resolution Team!

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Permanent - Full Time or Part Time



Job Role

Dispute Resolution - Litigation

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Practice Group: Dispute Resolution 

Job title: Knowledge Lawyer

Location: Singapore 


About Withers KhattarWong LLP

Withers KhattarWong LLP is amongst the largest international law firms 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. 

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 on our integral role in helping our clients achieve success.



Our firm has a leading disputes resolution team, with over 170 lawyers across Europe, Asia Pacific, the US and the Caribbean. In addition, we are one of the few law firms in Singapore with a full-service disputes resolution practice spanning across litigation, arbitration, matrimonial and criminal law. We often act in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes of all kinds and we represent a broad range of domestic and international clients, from individuals to major brands and large corporations. Our specialist expertise includes: banking litigation, contract and company disputes, tech disputes, fraud and asset recovery, family law, contentious probate, criminal litigation and investigations, insurance, professional negligence, employment law, restructuring and insolvency.

The knowledge and expertise of Withers' lawyers is an invaluable asset to the firm and we are committed to investing in its development. Our well-established and highly regarded team of Knowledge Lawyers across Europe, Asia and the US work alongside colleagues in the Library and Knowledge Services team to ensure that our lawyers have access to the knowledge and information they need to deliver the best possible service to our clients. This will be a new role in the Knowledge Lawyer team within the global Dispute Resolution division.


What are we looking for?

We are looking to hire a part-time or full-time Knowledge Lawyer to join the Withers Singapore Dispute Resolution team. The ideal candidate will have experience with international commercial litigation and specialist dispute practices such as Family, Employment, White collar and Restructuring and Insolvency. The role will at times be demanding and fast paced so you will need to be an efficient worker who can prioritise, multi-task, and remain poised under pressure. 


Areas of focus and responsibilities

The role is focused on supporting an exceptional group of lawyers. The role will involve:

  • Planning and organising the education and training programme, including identifying topics, preparing materials, sourcing external speakers, chairing training sessions and delivering training
  • Assessing and implementing new technology solutions as may be relevant to dispute work, including active involvement in testing, implementation and promotion
  • Keeping our lawyers up to date with the key developments in the fields of commercial litigation and our specialist dispute practices by means of internal news alerts, bulletins and update sessions
  • Revising and updating of existing precedents and guidance notes and adding them into the firm’s knowledge management system 
  • Sourcing and encouraging fee-earners to contribute know-how and precedent materials, reviewing contributions and adding them to the firm’s knowhow system; generating knowhow where none already exists
  • Providing advice and guidance on specific points of law and procedure and assisting fee-earners on research on more complex topics
  • Working with risk and compliance to maintain procedures and documentation 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this job and, as such, the role may include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.


Skills and Experience

  • 8 – 10 years PQE in the fields of international commercial litigation with experience of specialist practices such as Family, Employment, White collar and Restructuring and Insolvency.
  • Preference is for an experienced Knowledge Lawyer but we are open to someone transitioning to the role for the first time from a fee earning position 
  • Singapore qualified
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent organisation skills, high work standards and detail-oriented
  • First class communication and project management skills
  • Research skills (using hard and soft source materials), including proficient use of journals, commercial alerting/reporting services
  • Keen interest in training and familiarity with digital media and online training
  • Proactive in seeking out thought-leadership ideas to improve ways of working 
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships: must demonstrate well developed interpersonal skills to build confidence, trust and respect amongst the team and the ability to work with people at all levels and in different jurisdictions
  • A team player, proactive and able to work on own initiative.


About WithersWorldwide

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for 125 years.  We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs, both at home and abroad. With offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage and services that other law firms focussed on the needs of the individual cannot.  We have represented 66% of the Top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the Forbes 400 List, 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List and 35% of Forbes Asia's Richest Families list.

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide 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 Withersworldwide 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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