Koh Tien Hua

Koh Tien Hua

Co-Head, Family and Matrimonial Law and Private Client Advisory
+65 6361 9895
+65 6438 3777

Tien Hua is a Partner and Co-Head of our Family and Matrimonial Law and Private Client Advisory Practice Groups. He has acted for high net worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs and wealthy families in numerous matrimonial and family law disputes and has appeared in matrimonial cases from the Singapore Family Court to the Singapore Court of Appeal.

The team was awarded “Matrimonial Law Firm of the year” at ALB’s SE Asia Law Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Tien Hua is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, membership of which is open exclusively to family lawyers with experience in international disputes relating to maintenance, division of assets and children's issues. He is also a member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and author of a book on matrimonial and family law entitled "Divorce - Untying The Knot”, a publication by Marshall Cavendish. He also wrote and contributed 3 chapters to “Law & Practice of Family Law in Singapore” by Sweet & “Maxwell, a seminal practitioner’s guide to Family Law in Singapore, of which the Editor –in-Chief is the Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts, Judicial Commissioner Valerie Thean and the General Editor is Ms Foo Siew Fong.

Tien Hua is an accredited Singapore Mediation Centre family law mediator involved in the Singapore Mediation Centre's Family Law Mediation Pilot Project and is on the panel of the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Collaborative Family Practice (“CFP”) service, which aims to resolve family disputes outside of the courtroom. He has been appointed as a Child Representative by the Family Justice Court for custody cases. Tien Hua is also a licensed solemniser and a deputy registrar of marriages.

Tien Hua is identified as a preeminent lawyer in the Doyles Guide for Family & Divorce Lawyers in Singapore from 2015- 2019. He is also named as Dispute Resolution Star in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019. The Family and Matrimonial Practice Group was also recognised as the only 1st tier law firm practicing family and matrimonial law in Singapore for 2015- 2019.

In the area of Private Client Advisory, Tien Hua is a legal adviser to an independent Asian Family Office and has advised private clients on succession planning, trust structures, administration of trusts, probate and general trusts.

Tien Hua speaks regularly as a specialist in his field. He was also recently featured on national television, Channel News Asia, where he shared his expert opinion on various matters relating to family law.

Tien Hua is an adjunct professor with Singapore Management University's School of Law, teaching family law.

Tien Hua was called to the Singapore Bar in 1994 and was a Commissioner for Oaths. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1992 and is a barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple, UK.

Recent Awards

Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer 2020
Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year 2017
Ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer 2019
Recommended Firm 2019
Finalists for IP and Construction 2019
Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2019
Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2018
First Tier Family Law 2019
Ranked In Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
Top Tier Firm 2019
Employer of Choice 2018
Employer of Choice 2018
Employer of Choice 2019
Employer of Choice 2019
Asia Pacific Leading Firm 2019