Koh Tien Hua

Koh Tien Hua

Partner
Co-Head, Family and Matrimonial Law and Private Client Advisory
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+65 6361 9895
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+65 6438 3777
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KohTienHua@eversheds-harryelias.com

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 and 2018.

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 for 2015, 2016 and 2017. 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, 2016 and 2017.

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

ALB M&A Ranking
Notable firm for Capital Markets 2018
ALB Notable firm for M&A 2017
Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year 2017
Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 for Dispute resolution - Arbitration
Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution 2016
ALB Employer of Choice 2017 in Singapore