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WhiteFern LLC

Singapore Office

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Managing Partner: K Anparasan
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 4
Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil, various Chinese dialects

Firm Overview:
Led by K Anparasan, WhiteFern LLC is a dispute resolution firm with a particular focus on the insurance and reinsurance sector in Singapore. The firm is experienced in advising on a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters in this sector. The team is consistently recognised by established publications as a market leader in the insurance and reinsurance sector in Singapore.

The firm’s work spans from advising on policy coverage issues, to managing and mitigating claims by third parties in relation to liability policies, and advising insurers on the business aspects of the insurance business. The firm is also well regarded for its ability to manage high profile and media sensitive disputes and is frequently called upon to manage headline claims. Above all, WhiteFern LLC has a reputation for providing practical cost-effective solutions.

The firm also regularly acts for clients outside of the insurance and reinsurance sector. It is experienced in the sectors of aviation, construction, marine, private client, and transport.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Insurance & Reinsurance:
4 partners, 4 fee earners
■ Acting for motor insurers in a high-profile collision with the highest number of fatalities in a single traffic accident in the last decade.
Partners: K Anparasan, Grace Tan
■ Advised on a business interruption loss in excess of US$1 million arising from water damage to a microchip machine.
Partners: Grace Tan
■ Defending a claim in misrepresentation by purchasers of units at KAP Mall against the developers Oxley Sanctuary Pte Ltd and their appointed salespersons.
Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng
■ Advising various clients on admissibility of business interruption claims and events cancellation claims under various policies arising from COVID-19.
Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng, Audrey Wong
■ Advising life insurers on a claim arising out of material non-disclosure of medical conditions which were not disclosed to the underwriters.
Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng
■ Advising various insurers on various issues arising out of calls on performance bonds.
Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng, Audrey Wong
■ Represented SMRT and its insurers in a case for occupational disease arising from exposure to arsenic
Partner: Grace Tan
■ Representing and advising various real estate salepersons in disciplinary proceedings under the Estate Agents Act.
Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng
■ Advising MAR insurers in relation to claims arising out of the collapse of largest crawler crane in Indonesia.
Partners: Grace Tan
■ Advising insurers on coverage issues arising under a life insurance business reinsurance contract in respect of an auto-renewal policy.
Partners: K Anparasan, Audrey Wong
■ Advising insurers on operational issues relating to the Personal Data Protection Act.
Partners: K Anparasan, Audrey Wong
Key clients: The firm acts for almost all the insurance companies with a presence in Singapore.
Contact: K Anparasan
Email: [email protected]

Building & Construction:
2 partners, 3 fee earners
■ Advising professional indemnity insurers on a novel claim for alleged loss of value of a commercial property arising from alleged defective design.
Partner: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng
■ Representing a logistics company and its insurers in a claim against one of its sub-tenants for structural damage caused to the premises as a result of overloading.
Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng
■ Acting for contractors in adjudication applications under the building and construction industry Security of Payment Act, and applying to set aside adjudication determinations under the said Act.
Partner: Tang Jin Sheng
Key clients: China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch), CR11-CC-Gates JV, M1 Limited
Contact: Tang Jin Sheng
Email: [email protected]