Chelva has practised at Tan Rajah & Cheah since being called to the Singapore Bar in 1972 and has helmed its litigation practice for the last 20 years. He joined Littleton as an International Arbitrator and Associate Tenant in 2017.
Chelva practises litigation and arbitration, particularly in substantial commercial disputes, property-related matters and insolvency.
He is a well-respected arbitrator and has worked on more than 80 domestic and/or international arbitrations.
- Appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Singapore from July 1995 to June 1997.
- Appointed Senior Counsel in Singapore on 10th January 1998.
- Appointed as Judge of the Qatar Financial Centre Civil and Commercial Court on 7th May 2012.