Roshan Singh Chopra

Associate

Biography

Roshan Singh Chopra is an Associate in Selvam LLC’s dispute resolution practice and handles a wide range of commercial and criminal matters. Roshan has acted in matters before all tiers of Singapore Courts. He also acted in one of the first 3 cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court. Roshan’s litigation experience covers a spectrum of practice areas including shareholder disputes, carriage of goods, defamation, international arbitration and insolvency. Roshan also regularly acts in criminal matters defending persons charged with various offences.

Roshan graduated from Murdoch University with an LLB (Hons) in 2013 and from the Australian National University with a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2015. Roshan was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2016.

Admissions

  • Singapore

Education

  • Australian National University, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
  • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Laws (Honours 2nd Class, Division A)

Experience

  • Selvam LLC
    - Associate, 2016-present

  • Selvam LLC
    - Trainee, 2014-2016

Publication

Representative Matters

  • Acted for a subsidiary of a Singapore listed company in the business of providing marine logistics and support services to the offshore oil and gas industry. The client was involved in a dispute with a US based company which related to the construction of 3 liquefied natural gas plants on Curtis Island, Australia. This matter was one of the first three cases to be brought before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). In deciding a preliminary issue, the Court provided guidance as to when a dispute would be deemed as an “offshore case” under the Rules of Court: see Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] 4 SLR 75.
  • Acted for a Singapore listed company against a bank for defamation arising from the publication of analyst reports by the bank. The matter involved allegations that these analyst reports were published in order to depress the price of the shares of the listed company so that a profit could be made from the fall in the share price: see Ezion Holdings Ltd v Credit Suisse AG [2018] 3 SLR 365;
  • Acted for company which was sued by Singapore listed company for approximately $4 million for breaching a convertible loan agreement. The matter involved allegations that the conversion was not carried out in accordance with the agreement, including allegations that shareholders’ approval was required under SGX Listing Rules: see Si2i Limited v Globalroam Ltd [2017] SGHC 181
  • Acted for cargo owners in claiming against insurers for wrongfully denying claim under marine cargo insurance policy for cargo lost as a result of piracy during a voyage from Singapore to Timor Leste.
  • Acted for a sole proprietorship being sued for payment of specialized machines used to stamp metal. The matter involved allegations that the machines were not of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose under the Sale of Goods Act (Cap 393):see Yeo Lay Muay trading as Proficient Service v Teo Chuan Chin trading as Teo Tiang Huat Electric & Hardware Company [2016] SGDC 270
  • Acted and advised clients prosecuted for a wide range of criminal offences including under the Penal Code (Cap 224) for offences such as; outrage of modesty, criminal force on a public servant, criminal intimidation, voluntary causing hurt, rioting. Roshan has also defended persons charged with various offences under the Road Traffic Act (Cap 267), the Protection from Harassment Act (Cap 256A) and the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cap 91A).
  • Acted for a Singapore company involved in a dispute relating to claims under fifteen separate construction condominium projects amounting to approximately $3 million relating to defective works.
  • Acted for a Singapore company in an international arbitration commenced under the SIAC by an Indonesian company under a contract for the sale and purchase of coal. The matter involved allegations of force majure owing to flooding of the coal mine from which the coal was to be procured from. The client successfully defended the entire claim brought against it.
  • Acted for a company in a claim for specific performance of a contract for the sale and purchase of an Indonesian domain name which involved considerations of whether ‘cybersquatting’ is against Singapore public policy.
  • Acted and advised in a number of matters relation to bankruptcy and other enforcement proceedings. Roshan has also advised on non-contentious matters relating to compliance with the Moneylenders Act (Cap 188) as well as various matters relating to drafting loan and security documents.


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To the extent that the representative matters listed on this website above fall outside the context of “permitted areas of legal practice” within the meaning of Section 36A of the Legal Profession Act (Chap. 161), they have been conducted by the above named lawyer in his/her capacity as an Advocate & Solicitor of Selvam LLC, a Singapore law practice of the Joint Law Venture.