Shen Kiat Tan
TAN Shen Kiat is an Associate within the Firm’s Private Client Practice Group, dealing in Wills, Trusts, Deputyship and Probate. He is concurrently the Legal Advisor to FortisWills and FortisCare, subsidiaries of Fortis Life Group dealing with private wealth management, advance care and estate planning issues. He obtained LL.B (Hons) 2nd Upper Honours from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and was awarded the top-scorer in his year for the final year thesis project on the Arab Spring. Shen Kiat also has a first degree in Political Science and a Minor in Religious Studies from the National University of Singapore.
Shen Kiat assists his clients to plan for the present and future generations through the design and creation of trusts and other anticipatory decision-making instruments, such as but not limited to Wills (a form of testamentary trust) and Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) under the Mental Capacity Act (in his opinion, the best piece of legislation to be passed for the community in recent years). He is currently the leading Certificate Issuer for LPAs in Singapore under the legal practitioner category in a list compiled by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Occasionally, his work involves house-calls or hospital visits where sensitivity and empathy are often required. Through the sharing of lives, Shen Kiat and his clients help each other to number their days – a biblical pre-requisite to develop a heart of wisdom.
Many of his clients have substantial property interests and other valuable artefacts, and Shen Kiat advises them on cross-border jurisdictional issues in the course of preservation and enhancement of family wealth. He deals with immigration issues arising from cross-border relocation, including setting up guardianship protection for young children in the unfortunate event involving their parents.
Shen Kiat also acts for clients in contentious disputes relating to the administration of assets, and gives public and private talks on estate planning to let people understand how to protect their family wealth and minimise the potential for disputes.
Two principles guide his approach to life:
(1) Act Justly, Love Mercy and Walk Humbly with God.
(2) Look upon the world as my neighbour.
Shen Kiat is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Tan Shen Kiat, Associate
DID: +65 6532 3848
Mobile: +65 8688 4783