Appellate Advocacy

A Track Record of Success at Appeal Stage

If you lost at trial or are dissatisfied with some aspect of the decision made by the trial court, your first step should be to consider the right counsel for an appeal. This is Shobna Chandran’s chosen area of expertise and where she really comes into her own.

Appellate advocacy typically involves the most sophisticated legal analysis and requires the very best legal talent to persuade appellate courts to overturn lower court decisions or expand or change existing law.

Shobna is that exceptional talent.

Her niche is in appellate matters before the Singapore Court of Appeal as well as the Appellate Division. These appellate matters span across civil and commercial, equity and trust, banking and finance, arbitration, insolvency and even criminal appeals.

Shobna is often instructed by other law firms to argue their matters on appeal. She also co-counsels with law firms, delivering her hallmark excellence even when instructed at the eleventh hour. Starting her career as a Justice Law Clerk and having thereafter worked with at least 3 Senior Counsel over her career, Shobna excels and thrives in this area of practice.

“An extraordinary talent. A first-rate legal mind who is exceptionally hard-working. A lawyer with enormous care for her clients; Shobna is who you must have your corner for any serious litigation.”

Recent representative appellate cases

  • CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc v Singapore Airlines Limited, [2023] SGCA(I) 5
  • CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc v Singapore Airlines, [2022] SGCA(I) 3
  • Ng Lim Lee (as administratrix and trustee of the estate of Lee Ker Min, deceased) v Lee Gin Hong (as executor and trustee of the estate of Ng Ang Chun, deceased) and another, [2022] SGCA 47
  • AnAn Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd v VTB Bank (Public Joint Stock Company), [2021] SGCA 112
  • Law Society of Singapore v Hanam, Andrew John, [2023] SGHC 132 o AnAn Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd v VTB Bank (Public Joint Stock Co), [2020] SGCA 33
  • Anan Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd v VTB Bank (Public Joint Stock Co), [2019] SGCA 41
  • Phua Seng Hua and others v Kwee Seng Chio Peter and another, [2022] SGHC(A) 11
  • Roszaidi bin Osman v Public Prosecutor, [2022] SGCA 75
  • Moad Fadzir bin Mustaffa v Public Prosecutor and other appeals, [2019] SGCA 73