Our Team

Our People, YOUR ASSURANCE
Our Expertise, YOUR CONFIDENCE

Randhawa Ravinderpal Singh

Director


Ravinder was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Cardiff, UK. Ravinder has had 20 years of legal practice.

His main area of practice is Criminal Litigation. He has experience handling complex criminal litigation matters in both the State and the High Courts. He advices both corporate clients and individuals on criminal and Ministry of Manpower matters. His work ranges from advice during police investigations, representations to the Attorney General’s Chambers, preparing mitigations, handling extradition applications, conducting trials and appeals.

Ravinder is often engaged by clients as soon as investigations begin. Investigations by agencies such as the Corrupt Practises Investigation Bureau and Commercial Affairs Department often involve very complex and lengthy questioning and it is important that suspects and accused persons are made aware of their legal rights during the investigation process. It is also important that statements recorded are accurate.

Ravinder also defends clients facing regulatory offences involving Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), Energy Market Authority (EMA) as well as military Court Martials.

Ravinder has been named on several high profile cases in Singapore, either as defence counsel or has had his opinion sought on cases. Ravinder is well known for his expertise and has been engaged as an instructor with Singapore Institute of Legal Education for Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations since 2011.

Outside of practice, Ravinder actively contributes to the community and sits on the boards of various organisations including The New Charis Mission, CHANGE Community Services Ltd and HUG Community Service Ltd. He also serves on the MINDEF Pro Bono Legal Assistance Panel and with Legal Assistance for Capital Offences.

Selected Cases:
Wong Yuh Lan v Public Prosecutor and other matters [2012] 4 SLR 845; [2012] SGHC 161: Extradition Treaty between Singapore and US.
Public Prosecutor v Koh Seah Wee and another [2012] 1 SLR 292 [2011] SGHC 240: Public Servant Cheating s 420.
Public Prosecutor v Muhammad Firman bin Jumali Chew [2016] SGHC 241: Rape and sexual assault by penetration trial; accused personating a police officer.

Rina Kalpanath Singh

Managing Director

Rina was admitted as an advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, UK.

Rina has more than 22 years of legal experience. She took over as managing partner of the firm of Kalpanath & Company in 1999. She has built the firm up steadily over the years and is currently the Managing Director of Kalco Law LLC.

Her areas of practice include Family Law, Conveyancing, Probate and a wide variety of both contentious and non-contentious work.

She is well versed in her course of work and in her area of speciality namely family and custody disputes. She has experience handling cases from the Family Justice Courts to the Appellate Court level for both local and expatriate clientele. Apart from being an Accredited Associated Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Practice Committee (2015 and 2016), a Child Representative appointed by the Family Justice Courts and is an accredited Collaborative Family Practitioner. Rina also facilitates Real Estate Practice Sessions for the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

As a result of the hard work of Rina and her conveyancing team, Kalco Law LLC is now on the conveyancing panel for most local banks as well as the CPF Board.

Selected Cases:
SGS v LKK [2007] SGHC 100: Division of assets after a long marriage
AEL v AEM [2009] SGDC 413: Division of assets after a short marriage
VK v PP [2011] SGDC 139: Division of assets after a long marriage
ASX v ASY [2011] SGDC 240: Custody care and control of child
BMZ v BNA [2013] SGDC 431: Custody care and control of child, maintenance and division of assets
ABT v ABU [2014] SGHC 25: Expatriate divorce; division of assets and maintenance decided by the High Court
TAT v TAU [2015] SGFC 19: Custody, care and control, access, relocation
TQH v TQI [2016] [2016] SGHCF 11: Division of assets after a long marriage

Claire Nazar

Director

Claire Nazar graduated from the University of Leicester, U.K. (LLB. Hons) in 1995 and was called to the English Bar as a Barrister in England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1998. She was called to the Singapore Bar in 2000.

Claire’s legal experience spans from trial and appellate work in commercial law to in-house legal counsel experience as General Counsel in a public-listed company in Singapore and as Legal Counsel in the Legal and Credit Risk Documentation departments in an offshore bank in Singapore.

Claire’s primary practice is in corporate governance and corporate advisory work experience, which include the following:
• Corporate and commercial, both domestic and cross-border transactions, general corporate and regulatory matters, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, employment;
• Start-up businesses/companies/joint ventures, negotiating and drafting commercial arrangements and documentation, agency and distribution;
• Investment-related agreements including investors rights agreements, subscription agreements, vesting agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, directorship agreements, business sale agreements, partnership agreements, confidentiality agreements, exclusive dealing agreements;
• General: tenancy agreements, hire purchase agreements, franchising, leasing, distributorships, licensing agreements, registration of trademarks and intellectual property rights, settlement agreements;
• Charities & NGOs;
• Commercial litigation include insolvency, debt recovery, breach of directors’ duties, breach of contract issues, breach of tenancy issues and issues related to the above.

On the community front, Claire regularly conducts public education talks on probate, mental capacity, corporate/business law as well as family life education with various government bodies. Claire was awarded the “Friend of MSF” Award in 2015 by Minister Tan Chuan Jin for her social contributions.

Owen Walave Durage Xhuanelado

Director

Owen is a Director at Kalco Law LLC and a Barrister-at-Law from the Inner Temple, London. His areas of practice include litigation, drafting, probate and estate administration amongst other areas of legal work. He works among the less privileged from time to time, the physically challenged and is an avid sports fan.

Boaz Nazar

Director

Boaz was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 1994. He is a graduate of the University of London. Boaz joined the firm of Kalpanath & Company in January 2005 and became a partner in April 2005. Boaz is also a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. Since 2014, Boaz has also served as a mentor for students undergoing Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations (Singapore Institute of Legal Education).

Boaz’s practice spans a wide range of civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters. His practice areas encompass negligence, defamation, and insolvency law, employment law, tenancy and land law disputes, contentious probate. Outside of his disputes practice, Boaz also advises on charities governance.

Tan Siew Kim

Consultant

Kim is a senior family lawyer and joined Kalco Law LLC as a Consultant since 2015 after over 20 years in practice.

She has a wide range of litigation experience and is a familiar face in the Family Justice Courts, the Subordinate Courts and the High Court of Singapore. She specialises in all aspects of contentious family matters including Appeals in the Court of Appeal. She has been involved in many aspects of civil/commercial litigation and has advised local companies, banks, MNCs and various statutory boards and liaised with counsel from other jurisdictions for both corporate and family matters.

Kim is a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths as well as an accredited Collaborative Family Practitioner.

Selected Cases
TQ v TR and another appeal [2009] 2 SLR(R) 961: validity of prenuptial agreement made in foreign jurisdiction
Smith Brian Walker v Foo Moo Chye Julie [2009] SGHC 247: division of matrimonial assets in foreign jurisdiction
BHN v BHO [2013] SGHC 91: division of matrimonial assets for long marriage
Sim Kim Heng Andrew v Wee Siew Gee [2014] 1 SLR 1276: division of matrimonial assets after living apart for long period
TDK v TDL [2014] SGDC 88/TDN v TDM [2014] SGDC 143: PPO application, family violence, verbal and physical abuse

James Ow Yong

Senior Associate

James graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Singapore Management University and is an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore.

James specialises in Criminal Law. Matters he has dealt with range from State Courts to High Court as well as appellate levels. James has worked extensively with drug, property-related, white collar, sexual, hurt and traffic offences, including drink driving, inconsiderate driving, and driving while under disqualification. He provides valuable advice from early on during police investigations to the preferring of charges, makes representations to the Attorney General’s Chambers and prepares pleas in mitigation. He has conducted and assisted in a number of criminal trials. He takes a holistic approach towards criminal practice and has a soft spot for at-risk youth.

James also acts for clients facing regulatory offences involving Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), Energy Market Authority (EMA) as well as military Court Martials (SAF CMC). He also serves on the MINDEF Pro Bono Legal Assistance Panel.

His other areas of practice also include Civil and Commercial Disputes as well as Building and Construction Law. James has had international exposure as well, having completed internships with law firms and not-for-profit organisations in foreign jurisdictions.

James advises churches and not-for-profit organisations on issues of legal compliance including Personal Data Protection and Intellectual Property. He heads the Children’s Ministry in Church of Singapore comprising about 100 volunteers and sits on the committee of the Music Ministry. He serves as the Honorary Secretary of Tung Ling Student Care Centre and a board member of HUG Community Service Limited.

James enjoys jazz and long drives.

Qualifications / Admissions:
o LL.B (Hons), Singapore Management University
o Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
o M.A. Ministry, TCA College

Memberships
o Member, Law Society of Singapore
o Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Selected Cases:
Public Prosecutor v Koh Wen Jie Boaz [2016] 1 SLR 334: Magistrate’s Appeal for suitable sentence in respect of youthful offender
Public Prosecutor v Chua Leong Aik (unreported): High Court sentencing for an accessory to murder (Public Prosecutor v Chia Kee Chen and another appeal [2018] 2 SLR 249
Public Prosecutor v Muhammad Firman bin Jumali Chew [2016] SGHC 241: Rape and sexual assault by penetration trial; accused personating a police officer
Public Prosecutor v Goh Bing Kun [2017] SGDC 134: Arguments for probation in respect of credit card fraud (appealed against)
Public Prosecutor v Katty Soh Qiu Xia [2018] SGDC 50: Mitigation for repeat drug trafficking offence

Mary Magdeline Pereira

Consultant

Ms Mary Magdeline Pereira has been a Consultant in Kalco Law LLC since April 2013.

She belongs to the Pioneer Generation and believes that learning is a two-way ongoing process, and so as she shares she has much to learn too, from the Firm's young and vibrant group of lawyers.

Mary was a teacher from 1960 till 1985. Mary embarked on a second career, graduating with LLB (Hons) University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in June 1996. She was tutored by Senior Lecturer John Mickleburgh. She was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn as a Barrister-at-Law (England & Wales) on 12th October 2000.

During her tenure in London Mary had two sponsors (1) Michael R. King, 24 OLD Buildings, Lincoln's Inn WC2A 3VJ and (2) the late Robert Wright QC of the Erskine Chambers, a specialist Company Law Chambers.

On 10 April 2002, she was called to the Bar in the Supreme Court of Singapore as an Advocate and Solicitor.

She received the LifeLong Learner's Award by the Ministry of Manpower on 21 November 2003.

Mary obtained a degree in Basic Counselling from UniSIM Singapore in 2011. She is as an Accredited Associate Mediator and serves in the State Courts.

Mary is well-versed in several areas of law and was actively handling matrimonial cases, accident claims, probate and administration, bankruptcy and various other civil and commercial law matters and she admits that every case is unique and must be studied on its own facts.

Mary is a member of the Catholic Lawyer's Guild, and is committed to do Pro Bono work on parish level.

``All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.`` … Abraham Lincoln

Andrea Lim

Associate

Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) from Singapore Management University. Her academic credentials include multiple Dean’s List positions, as well as finalist and semi-finalist prizes in international moot court competitions.

Andrea began her career with one of the big four local law firms before joining Kalco Law. She has experience with various civil and matrimonial matters. In the area of family law, Andrea regularly handles contested matrimonial matters with complex issues on child custody, maintenance, and asset division. She has acted as lead counsel in numerous cases including appeal hearings in the High Court of Singapore, applying her skill to give attention to detail in helping the Court reach the right conclusion. Andrea also advises and assists clients on applications involving the Mental Capacity Act, estate and probate applications, and applications for Lasting Power of Attorney and drafting of wills.

Her civil litigation and dispute resolution practice encompasses tort and contractual claims. She has advised and represented clients in proceedings involving personal injury matters, company and contractual disputes, where she has facilitated fair and sound settlement and judgment outcomes.

Clients have expressed their immense appreciation for Andrea’s skill and dedication in handling their cases and ability to give candid and astute advice. She is passionate about obtaining a fair and just result for each of her clients.

When not practising law, Andrea gives her time to serving the community through her involvement with children and youth. She is also affiliated with Care Corner Singapore, serving on the legal panel of the non-profit organisation.

Qualifications / Admissions:
LL.B (Hons), Singapore Management University
Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

11 Daniel Lee
[Associate]
Daniel graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2013 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 2014.

Daniel started practice as a trainee and then an associate in the Corporate Real Estate department of WongPartnership LLP, where he acted primarily for corporate clients in the drafting of property-related documents, preparation of due diligence reports and handling of conveyancing matters.
In 2016, he joined Kalco Law LLC to explore other areas of practice which he is passionate in. The matters he deals with span a wide variety of both contentious and non-contentious work and includes Family Law, General Corporate work, Conveyancing, Civil Litigation, Criminal law and Probate.

Outside of practice, Daniel sits on his church’s board and advises his church on legal matters including regulatory and conveyancing matters. He is also an avid pianist.

Qualifications / Admissions:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Memberships
• Member, Law Society of Singapore
• Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Daniel Lee

Associate

Daniel graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2013 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore in 2014.

Daniel started practice as a trainee and then an associate in the Corporate Real Estate department of WongPartnership LLP, where he acted primarily for corporate clients in the drafting of property-related documents, preparation of due diligence reports and handling of conveyancing matters.
In 2016, he joined Kalco Law LLC to explore other areas of practice which he is passionate in. The matters he deals with span a wide variety of both contentious and non-contentious work and includes Family Law, General Corporate work, Conveyancing, Civil Litigation, Criminal law and Probate.

Outside of practice, Daniel sits on his church’s board and advises his church on legal matters including regulatory and conveyancing matters. He is also an avid pianist.

Qualifications / Admissions:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Memberships
• Member, Law Society of Singapore
• Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Steffi Huang

Associate

Steffi graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class (Upper Division) Honours) and was awarded the Peter English Memorial Prize.

Steffi is experienced in all aspects of matrimonial and family law and has represented clients in a range of matrimonial and family law related disputes, in both the Family Justice Courts of Singapore and the High Court of Singapore. In this context, Steffi is regularly involved in divorce (simplified and normal), matrimonial asset division, child custody disputes, maintenance applications, variation of ancillary matters orders, and mediations.

In addition to family related disputes, Steffi’s dispute resolution experience extends to disputes involving work injury compensations matters (both in common law and under the Work Injury Compensation Act), motor accident claims, contractual disputes, and company law issues, in both the State Courts of Singapore and the High Court of Singapore.

Her other areas of practice include managing landlord and tenant agreements and disputes, advising on employment issues, drafting of shareholder agreements, conveyancing, applying for appointment of deputies under the Mental Capacity Act, extracting Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration, applications for Lasting Power of Attorney and drafting wills.

Steffi is also an active volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). She has submitted and presented mitigation pleas to obtain fairer sentencing with a view to rehabilitate the individual.

Qualifications / Admissions:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Memberships
• Member, Law Society of Singapore
• Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Selected Cases:
UAR v UAS [2017] SGFC 34: Custody, care and control, access of child, division of assets, maintenance of wife, maintenance of child
TYQ v TYR [2017] SGFC 29: Custody, care and control, access of child prior to divorce

Danny Chua

Associate

Danny graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore and is an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore. Beginning his legal career here at Kalco Law LLC, Danny assisted with a wide variety of matters ranging from criminal trials to matrimonial disputes. Danny firmly believes that being a lawyer is about serving others by striving for justice and reforming lives.

As a Criminal lawyer, he has handled an array of white and blue collar matters including hurt offences, theft, and traffic offences. He has also assisted with matters ranging from the State Courts to High Court levels, and has also acted as lead counsel both in a Magistrate's Appeal and District Court Trial cases. Danny’s role as Officer Commanding in his National Service unit has also served him well in approaching military offences. He has personally handled Court Martial cases involving the illegal possession of live ammunition.

Outside of the courtroom, Danny sits on his church’s board, and serves the community primarily through his involvement in the lives of young people.

SELECTED CASES
- Public Prosecutor v Muhammad Nurashik Bin Mohd Nasir [2017] SGDC 261
- Public Prosecutor v Roxell Ho - [2018] SGDC 20

Qualifications / Admissions:
o LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
o Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Memberships
o Member, Law Society of Singapore
o Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Trent Ng

Associate

Trent graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class (Upper Division) Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master in Public Policy (Valedictorian) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2015, and is a practicing Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Trent started his legal practice advising and representing corporations, investment funds, distressed companies, and insolvency practitioners in a boutique corporate insolvency, restructuring and dispute resolution law firm. Trent joined Kalco Law LLC in end-2017 and presently handles a wide range of legal work spanning civil and corporate litigation, family and criminal matters, personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency, and general corporate drafting and advisory. He is also fluent in French and has previously represented French-speaking clients.

Outside legal practice, Trent serves on the board of directors of Care Corner Senior Services (a social services charity) and spends his weekends fellowshipping in and serving in the Children and Music Ministry of his church. He also enjoys reading current affairs, cooking, and travelling.

Selected Cases:
• Public Prosecutor v Nikolic Predrag [2018] SGDC 187

Qualifications:
• LL.B. (Hons.), National University of Singapore
• MPP, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
• Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Memberships:
• Member, Law Society of Singapore
• Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Shannon Chua

Associate

Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore and is an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore. During her time in school, Shannon has participated in multiple moot competitions and ranked as a finalist.

Shannon commenced her legal practice in one of the largest matrimonial and family practice in Singapore. She is experienced in different areas of family and matrimonial law such as contested divorce proceedings, disputes over child custody, maintenance, division of matrimonial assets and family violence in the Family Justice Court. Shannon also has experience in complex cross-jurisdictional family issues such as forum non conveniens, res judicata and comity, and international child abduction.

In addition, Shannon is an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. Shannon's mediation skills and her passion for children's welfare equips her to handle her clients' needs with professionalism and compassion.

Support Team

We have a team of dedicated support staff assisting the lawyers, including an  experienced team of conveyancing clerks. Heading our support team is our Office Manager, Nazima assisted by Xiao Yun who has been with us for more than 15 years.

 

Our senior conveyancing clerk Cindy has had more than 20 years of experience and is well versed in her course of work. She is kept abreast of the latest rules and laws relating to conveyancing matters and is comfortable dealing with a wide range of complex cases. She is assisted by a conveyancing team of 9 staff.