Shashi Nathan

Shashi Nathan: Attorney with Withers Khattarwong
  • Partner at Withers Khattarwong (417 Attorneys)
  • 80 Raffles Place, Suite 25-01 UOB Plaza 1, Singapore, Singapore 048624
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Shashi is a partner specialising in criminal litigation.

He is a leading practitioner in the Singapore Criminal Bar where he often conducts high profile cases in both the trial and appellate courts; his cases involve offences of murder, drug trafficking, and kidnapping. Shashi is listed as a lead counsel under the Supreme Court’s list of Assigned Counsel for Capital Cases and he has defended numerous clients charged for capital offences.

His white collar work includes advising and defending institutions as well as individual clients on Singapore’s regulatory and compliance framework. Shashi is, in particular, familiar with the Securities and Futures Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act. He regularly advises clients on areas including corruption, insider trading, market manipulation, tax fraud, as well as a wide spectrum of legislation dealing with corporate malfeasance.

Shashi has previously been cited in Who’s Who Legal as one of Singapore’s leading business crime lawyers.

He has been consistently nominated by in-house counsel and industry peers as one of the world’s leading White Collar Crime practitioners in the Expert Guides since 2016.

Shashi is actively involved with the work of the Singapore Academy of Law, where he is regularly invited as a panelist and speaker for legal conferences. He also occasionally guest lectures at the Faculties of Law of both the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University


‘Legal Harmonization/Cooperation in Criminal Matters’, Asean 2014, Bangkok

Criminal Law Conferences, 2014, Singapore

Sentencing Conference, 2014, Singapore




Track record

PP v Tjong Mark Edward (MA 167/2014/01): corruption.

PP v Pittis Stavros ( DAC No. 18936/2013): criminal breach of trust.

PP v Sengmanivong Soum ( DAC No. 17284/2013 & Ors): cheating under the casino control act.

Re Lord Goldsmith Peter Henry PC QC [2013] 4 SLR 921: Legal Profession Act - admission of ad hoc advocate.

PP v Franco Giuseppe [2011] SGDC 184: Insider Trading and Market Manipulation, Securities and Futures Act.


‘Common Criminal Offences, 2010’, You & The Law IV 2010

‘Ethics in the Criminal Court’, Inter Se 2010

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Trustees, executors and fiduciaries
  • Leaders and senior executives
  • Talent and creatives
  • Asia Pacific
  • Sport
  • Owners and entrepreneurs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+65 6238 3077  Phone
+65 6438 6591  Fax
University Attended:
Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law
Law School Attended:
University of London, LL.B., Hons
Year of First Admission:
1993, Singapore


Law Society of Singapore - Chairman of the Criminal Practice Committee

Singapore Academy of Law

ASEAN Law Association

Singapore Institute of Directors

The Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences

Criminal Legal Aid Scheme

International Bar Association


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