Patrick Tan TEP is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Law Corporation. He is a private client lawyer specializing in advising and serving the personal legal needs of UHNW and HNW clients in Singapore and internationally. His areas of practice includes trust and wealth management, legacy and succession planning, inheritance disagreements, premium real estate, and family law.
Patrick is an Advocate & Solicitor, Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as a Senior Mediator and an accredited Associate Mediator with the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Mediation Centre respectively. Patrick is also a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), which is the highest level of membership with STEP and a registered Foreign Legal Counsel of the People’s Republic of China.
Patrick obtained his LL.B. (Hons) at the Nottingham University, where he received top honours, clinching several academic awards in land law, company law and partnership law for being the top candidate in these subjects. He also obtained the postgraduate Diploma in Singapore Law (Merit) from the National University of Singapore.
In 2005, Patrick was nominated for the Spirit of Enterprise Award in Singapore for founding M/s Patrick Tan & Associates (now known as Fortis Law). In 2007, Patrick steered the firm into becoming the first law firm in Singapore to be accredited with the PrimeLaw Practice Management Excellence Standard awarded by the Law Society of Singapore. It is also the first law firm to be awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award 4 times in a row from 2010 to 2013 by the Law Society of Singapore.
In 2017, Patrick was awarded the Skillsfuture Study Award (Legal Sector) and successfully completed the SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme conducted by INSEAD. In 2018, Patrick was appointed as an Independent Director of Singapore public listed company Eneco Energy Ltd.
In 2023, Patrick was awarded both the Certificate for Family Advisors Foundation – Planning for the Future and Certificate for Family Advisors Foundation – Understanding the World of Family Office from the Wealth Management Institute of Singapore.
Patrick speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, running, swimming, cycling and travelling.
Some of Patrick’s notable arbitration and litigation cases include:
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