Our people

We are – and always have been – a people business. Each individual strives to meet the highest professional and ethical standards across all aspects of their work.

Our team is highly proficient, professional and well established. Together, we form a close partnership of regional practices, working seamlessly as one team and delivering innovative solutions for our clients.

We are not only fluent in the local languages where we operate, but we are also able to communicate effectively with our diverse language capabilities. Our language skills (in addition to English) include Chinese/Mandarin, Japanese, Vietnamese, Myanmar, Filipino, Thai, Khmer, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, etc.

We endeavor to add value to everything that we do, and are passionate about understanding our clients’ business needs.

The Kelvin Chia Partnership team numbers over 160 people across nine offices. 

Our partners

Our partners are highly experienced lawyers, with deep expertise in their chosen sectors or service areas.

All our partners lead a business division or department, and have responsibilities for leading a range of work assignments. With a proven career record running over many years, each partner is well known within the legal profession.

Kelvin Chia

FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

Kelvin is the managing partner of the firm and actively engages in both contentious as well as non-contentious work.

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Cheah Swee Gim

HEAD OF CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL / MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Swee Gim leads the Corporate and Commercial Department and is in charge of our Mergers and Acquisition Division and Managed our Regional Practice, overseeing work assignments undertaken by our Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam offices.  

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Phillip Tan

Chairman (Kinetica Pte. Ltd.)

Phillip Tan is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.Read more

Kok Swee Fong

PARTNER

Based in Singapore and specialising in property law, Swee Fong has worked in local financial institutions and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.Read more

Lim Yee Ming

PARTNER

Based in Singapore, Yee Ming’s legal practice is primarily in telecommunications, technology and intellectual property laws.

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Angeline Rajoo

PARTNER

Angeline is an Associate Director in the Insurance Litigation department whom she was called to the English Bar in 1994 and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in July 1995. Since her admission, Angeline practices in the field of general litigation; primarily dealing with the defence and recovery of insurance related claims in the field of insurance law.

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Lee Ying Ying

PARTNER / HEAD OF BANKING AND FINANCE

Based in Singapore, Ying Ying is a partner in the Corporate Department and heads the Banking and Finance Division.

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Pua Lee Siang

PARTNER

Based in Singapore, Lee Siang has been actively involved in civil and commercial litigation across various matters for over 20 years.

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Marlon Wui

PARTNER

Based in Singapore, Marlon is actively involved and assists in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions in Southeast Asia.

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Le Thi Hoa

PARTNER

Based in Hanoi, Le Thi Hoa is the country manager of our Vietnam offices and a former research officer with the Ministry of Trade in Vietnam.

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John Chung

CONSULTANT / HEAD OF ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

Based in Singapore, John practiced as an architect for 10 years before becoming a lawyer in 1991.

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Nicholas Teo

CONSULTANT

Nicholas has been practicing corporate and commercial law for the past 20 years and is currently a senior consultant.
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Yeh Siang Hui

PARTNER

Based in Singapore, Siang Hui is experienced in dispute resolution in its various forms, such as litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation.

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Pedro Jose F. Bernardo

Partner

Pedro Jose F. Bernardo is a Partner at Kelvin Chia Partnership’s regional offices and specifically leads our offices in Myanmar (Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd) and Cambodia (KCP (Cambodia) Ltd).
 

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Khin Leinmar Ban Aye

PRINCIPAL

Based in Yangon, Khin Leinmar is a Principal Legal Manager at Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd.

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Lyra Miragrace Flores Bisnar

PARTNER

Lyra is a partner at Kelvin Chia Partnership’s regional offices, and is a member of our Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia practice groups.

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Lam Fong Kiew

Senior Tax Consultant

Fong Kiew is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore with Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and an Accredited Tax Advisor with Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals Limited.Read more

Florence Tan - Nguyen

Senior Tax Consultant

Florence is a seasoned tax professional with 30 years of advisory experience with small and large corporate clients across industries.  

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Cynthia Lee

PARTNER

Based in Singapore, Cynthia practises in our Insurance Department.  She was called to the bar in 1998 and has since represented various insurance companies in civil litigation involving motor accident claims.
 

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Ignatius Chua

PARTNER

As a member of the firm‟s Corporate and Commercial Department, Ignatius has been involved in a variety of commercial matters/transactions, both in Singapore and also in parts of the Indochina region where the firm has an established practice.Read more

Narayanan Ramasamy

PARTNER

He is one of the handful of lawyers in Singapore with extensive experience acting for motor insurers in Malaysia. Portfolio of insurers that he has acted for include Kurnia / AmGen Insurance, Allianz Malaysia, Zurich Malaysia, Etiqa, Liberty and Generali. He has conducted seminars for Malaysian insurers at National Insurance Claims Society, Malaysia (NICS).


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Eugene J. Low

PARTNER

Eugene is a partner in the Commercial Litigation group. He is a high energy, pragmatic and business-minded lawyer with substantial experience in complex, high-value commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, and corporate advisory.
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Chin Wai Yip

PARTNER

Wai Yip is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department and is primarily involved in commercial and cross-border transactions, especially in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, due diligence investigations, private equity funds and corporate restructurings.


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Harry Zheng

PARTNER

Harry specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration involving high-value corporate matters including shareholder disputes, defamation, wills and estate disputes and landlord and tenant disputes.

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Jasmin Kang

PARTNER

Jasmin specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises on a wide spectrum of matters that involve, amongst other things, building and construction claims, breach of directors’ duties, minority oppression claims as well as general contractual disputes.

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Ho Jia Yi

PARTNER

Jia Yi practises in our Corporate and Commercial Department, where she handles deals of all levels of complexity and scale across various jurisdictions, including Singapore, People’s Republic of China, Myanmar and Vietnam.Read more

Jasmine Yong

PARTNER

Jasmine is a versatile disputes resolution lawyer who has an active practice in both commercial litigation and arbitration, and family law. She is adept at working with clients from diverse backgrounds and industries, ranging from financial institutions, international conglomerates to individuals holding prominent public positions.Read more