LL.B. (Hons)
National University of Singapore

Called to the Bar
Singapore, 1978
Email : kelvin.chia@kcpartnership.com
DID 1 : (65) 6332 9333
DID 2 : (65) 6408 7999
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Senior Partner


Managing Partner

Areas of Practice: Capital Markets, Initial Public Offerings, Bond Issue, Listed Companies Takeover, Listed Companies Regulatory, Listed Companies Advisory, Securities Regulatory, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Advisory, Fund and Fund Management, Venture Capital, Equity Funds, Structured Investments, Joint Ventures, Foreign Investment, Corporate Secretarial, Corporate Governance, Company Advisory, Company Regulatory, Partnerships, Charitable Organisation, Trust, Debt Restructuring, Restructuring, Reorganizations, Mergers and Amalgamations, Energy, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, Mining, Financial Services, Banking and Finance, Derivatives, Securitization, Project Financing, Ship Financing, Employment and Labor Law, Immigration Services, Redundancy, Tax, Intellectual Property Transactional, Information Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Patent, Trademarks, Engineering and Construction, Insurance, Cross Border, Regional, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, North Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Chinese Affairs, Korean Affairs, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Banking Litigation, Debt Recovery, Shipping Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Insurance Claims, Management Corporation, Negligence, Professional Negligence, Tort, Divorce, Family, Matrimonial, Probate, Estate, Leases, Tenancies, Commercial Property, Residential Property, Conveyancing, Real Estate, Central Provident Fund.

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

His practice extends to a wide range of commercial matters with particular focus on intellectual property litigation, cross-border commercial transactions and arbitration. He has litigated on trademark and design infringement, copyright protection, breach of confidentiality and misuse of trade secrets. He has also represented clients in intellectual property and trade-related disputes before the ICC in London and Hong Kong. One of the major IP matters handled by him involved disputes over a manufacturing and trade mark licensing arrangement which became the subject of arbitration in London and resulted in trademark rectification proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. 

Kelvin is sensitive to the differences presented by the varied legal environments in Asia. He has arbitrated in and managed legal actions and proceedings overseas, and worked on many challenging projects in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, North Korea and Cambodia and has specific expertise in mining investments and projects, and real estates acquisition exercises. He manages our offices in Vietnam where he has built up an extensive network with both government and non-government entities. Kelvin was also instrumental in the setting up of our offices in Pyongyang. 

He also has experience in the area of banking litigation where he has defended banks against lenders' liability and other claims arising from banking operations. He has also represented individual and institutional clients in complex banking-related disputes involving substantial monetary claims. 

Kelvin's understanding of our clients' business needs, unflagging personal attention and practical problem-solving skills has led to innovative and successful strategies for many otherwise unworkable situations. 

Kelvin is a member of the International Trademarks Association, International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. 

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