Pathmanaban Selvadurai


Commercial & Corporate | Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

T: +65 6539 1637


LLB, University College, London; Barrister, Middle Temple, UK


English and Tamil

P Selvadurai joined Tan Rajah & Cheah as a Consultant in January 2008, coming from Rodyk & Davidson where he was a Partner and later a Consultant for more than 40 years.

Selvadurai’s practice has been in the commercial and common law fields, with particular emphasis in Admiralty, shipping and insurance. He was also involved in building and engineering construction matters. He also acted for the Collector of Land Revenue in land acquisition matters.

Professional Experience 

  • Selvadurai is a Claims Panel Advisor under the Law Society of Singapore Compulsory Professional Indemnity Scheme since 1994

  • He has acted as both Counsel and Arbitrator in shipping matters

  • From 1994 to 1995, he was the President of the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and has been a member of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council. He was also a Council Member and the Singapore Representative of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific

  • He is currently the President of the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society as well as the President of the Singapore Eye Foundation

  • He was a Member of Parliament of Singapore from 1967 to 1984

  • He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore National Eye Centre (“SNEC”) from 1995 to 2000

  • He has served as Legal Assessor in Disciplinary Inquiries of the Singapore Medical Council and the Singapore Dental Council

  • He has co-authored Butterworth’s Volume 4 of the Annotated Statutes of Singapore

Appointments / Memberships 

  • Board of Trustees, SNEC Health Endowment Fund

  • International Relations Committee of the Law Society of Singapore

  • Steering Committee of the Arts School, Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts