Managing Partner: K Anparasan
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 4
Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil, various Chinese dialects
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
■ Represented NUS and its insurers in a S$55 million recovery claim arising out of a catastrophic fire caused by a gas leak in a specialised Solar Energy Research Institute. Partners: K Anparasan, Audrey Wong
■ Represented PUB and its insurers in a multi-million-dollar personal injury claim by a chartered accountant who fell into a manhole and claiming damages for schizophrenia allegedly resulting from the incident Partners: K Anparasan, Grace Tan
■ Advised and coordinated market investigations into a claim under various policies in respect of the alleged death of an insured while travelling in Pakistan for potential insurance fraud Partners: K Anparasan, Audrey Wong
■ Advised on a business interruption loss in excess of US$1 million arising from water damage to a microchip machine Partners: Grace Tan
■ Advising QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd for a call on a performance guarantee with a disputed expiry date Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng
■ 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 under various policies arising from COVID-19 Partners: K Anparasan, Tang Jin Sheng, Audrey Wong
■ Represented a global rubber producer in a complex arbitration arising out of a fire at a waste disposal plant Partners: K Anparasan, Audrey Wong
■ Represented SMRT and its insurers in a case for occupational disease arising from exposure to arsenic Partner: Grace Tan
■ Defended a claim for loss of dependency following the demise of a sales director at WeWork Singapore as a result of a road traffic accident Partners: K Anparasan, Grace Tan
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 a main contractor on a termination of its sub-contractor in relation to a railway project Partner: Tang Jin Sheng
■ Advising a telecommunications company on a defects claim by a MCST 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]