Remy Choo Zheng Xi

Joint Managing Director

  • Advokat & Pengacara, Mahkamah Agung Singapura
  • Pendamping, Singapore Institute of Arbiter (FSiArb)
  • LL.M., New York University (2010)
  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (2010)

Remy Choo Zheng Xi is the founder and Joint Managing Director of RCL Chambers Law Corporation. Remy has significant experience representing a wide range of clients as lead counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including Appellate Division of the High Court and Court of Appeal. Before setting up RCL Chambers Law Corporation, Remy started practice in one of the largest disputes practices in Singapore, before leaving to build a team of top-ranked litigators in his previous firm, which he co-led for 9 years.

Remy berfokus pada bidang litigasi dan arbitrase serta memiliki pengalaman khusus dalam memberikan nasihat hukum dan bertindak untuk klien dalam sengketa komersial yang kompleks, sengketa pemegang saham dan sengketa joint venture, sengketa perwalian dan harta warisan, serta pembelaan kriminal kerah putih. Remy juga dikenal karena bertindak dalam kasus-kasus yang melibatkan pokok-pokok hukum baru yang menyangkut kepentingan publik.

Pengalaman Remy sangat beragam dan berskala internasional, nasihat hukum dan perwakilannya sering diminta baik oleh entitas komersil maupun klien pribadi.

Pada tahun 2016, Remy menjadi pengacara Singapura pertama yang dianugerahi 'Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year' dari International Bar Association untuk " prestasi dalam pekerjaan serta komitmen terhadap profesionalisme dan kode etik".

Remy memberikan kuliah di dalam dan luar negeri untuk organisasi-organisasi profesional dan juga lembaga-lembaga akademis. Saat ini Remy menjadi staf pengajar di Singapore Institute of Arbiter dan mengajar advokasi persidangan untuk Komite Advokasi Masyarakat Hukum Singapura. Remy juga memberikan kuliah setiap tiga bulan sekali mengenai penyelesaian sengketa untuk individu-individu yang berada di pertengahan karir mereka di Singapore Management University.

Portfolio yang Mewakili

Remy memiliki pengalaman bertindak untuk Perusahaan, Direktur dan pemegang saham dalam semua jenis perselisihan yang berkaitan dengan perusahaan, termasuk gugatan derivatif berdasarkan undang-undang, gugatan pelanggaran hak-hak minoritas pemegang saham (baik untuk pemegang saham mayoritas maupun minoritas) dan gugatan valuasi saham independen, serta gugatan yang melibatkan tugas-tugas para direktur.

  • Bertindak mewakili anggota mayoritas perusahaan pengembangan properti milik keluarga dengan estimasi nilai sebesar S$450 juta melawan pemegang saham minoritas yang meminta keringanan atas pelanggaran hak-hak minoritas di bawah pasal 216 dari Undang Undang Perusahaan, dan masalah ini berhasil diselesaikan di tengah persidangan (2022).
  • Acted for a private limited company in the High Court to set aside a consent order made during a winding up application: reported in Kho Long Huat v Jian Rong Engineering Pte Ltd [2020] SGHC 178
  • Acted for a Cayman Island investment fund in the District Court against a brokerage firm to recover unauthorised payments made to a third party: reported in Nech Asia Fund v KGI Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2021] SGDC 68.
  • Acted for two vendors of shares in the High Court for damages arising from the purchaser’s breach of a share transfer agreement and involving shareholder fraud and breaches of trust: reported in Almega Investments Pte Ltd and another v Chiang Sing Jeong [2017] SGHC 196.
  • Acted for the directors of a private limited company in the High Court and Court of Appeal to resist a statutory derivative application by the former director under section 216A of the Companies Act who was seeking to take over the conduct of a suit commenced by the company against a shareholder: reported in Chong Chin Fook v Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd and others and another matter [2017] 1 SLR 348; Chong Chin Fook v Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd and others [2016] 2 SLR 622.
  • Bertindak sebagai penasihat hukum dalam arbitrase internasional yang diselenggarakan oleh SIAC yang melibatkan sengketa antara pemegang saham di sebuah perusahaan pengelola dana properti melawan investor dari Kuwait dengan nilai sengketa sebesar US$15 juta.
  • Bertindak sebagai penasihat hukum dalam arbitrase internasional yang diselenggarakan oleh SIAC yang melibatkan sengketa implementasi sistem teknologi antara perusahaan manufaktur Indonesia dengan Konsultan TI dari India dengan nilai sengketa lebih dari US$14 juta.
  • Bertindak sebagai penasihat hukum dalam arbitrase internasional yang diselenggarakan oleh SIAC yang melibatkan sengketa teknologi IP antara perusahaan teknologi Tiongkok yang terdaftar dan perusahaan cryptocurrency Belarusia untuk mendapatkan pelarangan perbuatan.
  • Bertindak sebagai penasihat hukum dalam arbitrase investor negara yang diselenggarakan oleh International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) antara seorang pengusaha Singapura keturunan Tionghoa dan Republik Rakyat Tiongkok atas pengambilalihan properti investasi yang bernilai sekitar US$1,5 miliar.
  • Successfully acted for an Indonesian high net worth individual in the High Court (General Division) against a claim for approximately S$14 million and premised on an oral agreement: reported in Urip Cahyadi v Henry Surya [2022] SGHC 94.
  • Successfully acted for a former television actress in the District Court against a claim brought by a security company for libel arising out of a publication in a Chinese-language daily: reported in Certis Cisco Security Pte Ltd v Ho Seng Mui [2017] SGDC 243.
  • Bertindak mewakili sebuah organisasi amal keagamaan melawan para pengawas sebuah kuil di Pengadilan Tinggi terkait pembuatan akta perwalian (dalam proses).
  • Appeared as instructed counsel before the Court of Appeal in a landmark case definitively interpreting whether or not a common intention constructive trust can arise in favour of individuals entitled to HDB shophouse property: reported in Ong Chai Soon v Ong Chai Koon and others [2022] SGCA 36.
  • Successfully acted for an execution creditor in the Court of Appeal to obtain priority to the sale proceeds arising from a mortgagee sale of immovable property of the judgment debtor. Specifically, the Court of Appeal had the occasion to review and clarify the law and the enforcement procedure that is applicable to the seizure and sale of registered land: reported in Singapore Air Charter Pte Ltd v Peter Low & Choo LLC and another [2020] 2 SLR 1399; Peter Low & Choo LLC v Singapore Air Charter Pte Ltd and another [2019] SGHC 89; Peter Low LLC v Higgins, Danial Patrick [2017] SGHCR 18.
  • Acted for a star freight trader of Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd in a claim involving constructive dismissal and the tort of unlawful means conspiracy, inducing breach of contract and malicious falsehood at the General Division and the Appellate Division of the High Court: reported in Dong Wei v Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd and another [2022] SGHC(A) 8; Dong Wei v Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd and another [2021] SGHC 123.
  • Berhasil mewakili dua mantan direktur senior dari sebuah perusahaan ekuitas swasta yang berbasis di India dalam sebuah gugatan di Pengadilan Tinggi yang melibatkan enam individu dan entitas. Perkara ini melibatkan permohonan pelarangan perbuatan, tuduhan pelanggaran konfidensialitas, upaya untuk menunda proses demi kepentingan arbitrase dan pekerja asing terhadap pihak-pihak yang berada di luar yurisdiksi; dan masalah ini diselesaikan secara memuaskan yang menguntungkan klien dalam waktu 3 bulan (2020).
  • Berhasil mewakili lima orang karyawan yang menjadi tergugat di Pengadilan Tinggi untuk menolak gugatan yang diajukan oleh sebuah perusahaan asuransi yang terdaftar di bursa efek yang berupaya menegakkan kewajiban konfidensialitas para pekerjanya (2019).
  • Acted for the Chief Financial and Chief Revenue Officers of a company in the High Court against a claimant investor claiming recovery of monies from an insolvent company: reported in Oh Bernard v Six Capital Investments Ltd (in liquidation) and others [2020] SGHC 42.
  • Berhasil mewakili seorang karyawan perusahaan teknologi pertahanan di Pengadilan Tinggi untuk menolak tuntutan atas pelanggaran kewajiban karyawan dan pemberlakuan klausul anti-persaingan usaha dan kerahasiaan yang diajukan oleh mantan pemberi kerja. Berhasil mendapatkan putusan untuk memulihkan gaji yang belum dibayar dan penggantian biaya: dilaporkan dalam HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon [2019] 5 SLR 245.
  • Successfully acted for two senior directors against their former employer in the High Court, notably resulting in the first Singapore decision that considers the availability and ambit of “springboard” injunctions to prevent misuse of confidential information: reported in Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pte Ltd v Howden Insurance Brokers (S) Pte Ltd and others [2015] 5 SLR 258.
  • Successfully defended a private limited company and its director in a landmark case before a specially constituted five-member Court of Appeal concerning a prosecution under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act: reported in Kong Hoo (Pte) Ltd and another v Public Prosecutor [2019] 1 SLR 1131; Public Prosecutor v Kong Hoo (Pte) Ltd and another appeal [2017] 4 SLR 1291; Public Prosecutor v Kong Hoo (Pte) Ltd and another appeal [2017] 4 SLR 421; Public Prosecutor v Wong Wee Keong and another appeal [2016] 3 SLR 965; Public Prosecutor v Wong Wee Keong and another [2015] SGDC 300.
  • Defended an individual in the District Court and High Court who was charged with failing to disclose his HIV status to his sexual partner, which thereby contravened section 23(1) of the Infectious Diseases Act. The case is notable for considering the scope of an HIV-positive individual’s disclosure obligation under the law and for setting out the sentencing framework for non-disclosure offences brought under section 23: reported in GCP v Public Prosecutor [2019] 5 SLR 626; Public Prosecutor v GCP [2018] SGDC 220.
  • Memberikan nasihat hukum dan mewakili pengusaha aluminium asal Vietnam dalam pengujian yudisial dan putusan sela terhadap Pemerintah sebagai akibat dari perintah deportasi yang dibuat berdasarkan Undang-Undang Imigrasi (2018).
  • Memberikan nasihat hukum dan mewakili seorang tersangka kunci dalam kasus 1MDB untuk mendapatkan hasil yang memuaskan (2018).
  • Membela seseorang di Pengadilan Negeri yang didakwa melakukan kecurangan dan pelanggaran terhadap Undang-Undang Penyalahgunaan Komputer dalam kasus bunkering kapal (2018).
  • Defended the former principal of a secondary school in the District Court and High Court in a prosecution for criminal breach of trust by a servant, which is notable for setting out the sentencing framework for offences brought under sections 406 and 408 of the Penal Code: reported in Tan Kim Hock Anthony v Public Prosecutor and another appeal [2014] 2 SLR 795; Public Prosecutor v Tan Kim Hock Anthony [2013] SGDC 114.
  • Defended a law professor in the District Court in a prosecution under section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act: reported in Public Prosecutor v Tey Tsun Hang [2013] SGDC 164; Public Prosecutor v Tey Tsun Hang [2013] SGDC 165; Public Prosecutor v Tey Tsun Hang [2013] SGDC 166.
  • Acted for an individual in the High Court and Court of Appeal to challenge the constitutionality of section 377A of the Penal Code under Article 12 of the Constitution. The five-member apex court gave the client a partial victory by recognising the doctrine of substantive legitimate expectation for the first time in Singapore law and by holding that section 377A is wholly unenforceable as it now stands by reason of the policy statements made in Parliament in 2007 and by the Attorney-General in 2018: reported in Tan Seng Kee v Attorney-General and other appeals [2022] SGCA 16; Ong Ming Johnson v Attorney-General and other matters [2020] SGHC 63.
  • Acted for a practising solicitor of more than 25 years’ standing to seek administrative review in the High Court for declarations on the recording and use of various statements made by the solicitor to the police. Also acted for the solicitor in question in disciplinary proceedings commenced under section 85(3) of the Legal Profession Act: reported in Shanmugam Manohar v Attorney-General and another [2021] 3 SLR 600; Law Society of Singapore v Shanmugam Manohar [2020] SGDT 9.
  • Defended an individual in the first ever prosecution brought under section 3(1) of the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act before the High Court and a five-member Court of Appeal, and challenged the constitutionality of the provision under Article 14 of the Constitution: reported in Wham Kwok Han Jolovan v Attorney-General and other appeals [2020] 1 SLR 804; Attorney-General v Wham Kwok Han Jolovan and another matter [2020] 3 SLR 482; Attorney-General v Wham Kwok Han Jolovan and another matter [2020] 3 SLR 446.
  • Acted for the chief editor of an independent online news website in a criminal motion before the High Court (General Division) to seek disclosure of statements made by the accused during police investigation. This case is notable for clarifying the ambit of the prosecution’s obligation to disclose unused material to the defence: reported in Xu Yuanchen v Public Prosecutor and another matter [2021] 4 SLR 719.
  • Acted for a medical doctor in the Court of Appeal involving an application brought by the Ministry of Defence for an order under section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act. In a rare split decision, the apex court held that the Government is not a “person” within the meaning of the provision and is in any event unable to show that the making of such an order would be just and equitable: reported in Ting Choon Meng v Attorney-General and other appeals [2017] 1 SLR 373; Attorney-General v Ting Choon Meng and other appeals [2016] 1 SLR 1248; Attorney-General v Lee Kwai Hou Howard and others [2015] SGDC 114.
  • Acted for an individual blogger in the High Court and Court of Appeal in resisting an application by the Government against the blogger for contempt of court: reported in Au Wai Pang v Attorney-General [2016] 1 SLR 992; Attorney-General v Au Wai Pang [2015] 2 SLR 352; Attorney-General v Au Wai Pang [2015] SGHC 16; Au Wai Pang v Attorney-General and another matter [2014] 3 SLR 357.
  • Penasihat eksternal untuk perusahaan manajemen fasilitas terpadu terbesar di Singapura.
  • Penasihat eksternal untuk salah satu kantor berita keuangan internasional terbesar.
  • Penasihat hukum eksternal untuk perusahaan media teknologi berbahasa Inggris terbesar yang berfokus di Asia.
  • Penasihat hukum eksternal untuk kantor cabang Singapura dari perusahaan pialang asuransi besar yang berbasis di London.
  • Penasihat hukum eksternal untuk Dewan Kota yang dikuasai oposisi di Singapura.