Watson Farley & Williams has capped off an impressive year of financial growth with international expansion, securing a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singaporean firm Wong Tan & Molly Lim (WTL).
The tie-up, which will be known as WFW & WTL, will allow WFW integrated marketing, billing, client and legal services thanks to the FLA. The FLA structure was introduced by the Singapore government to allow greater flexibility between local firms and their international colleagues. Continue reading “‘Established where we need it’: Singapore tie-up sees Watson Farley & Williams round off standout year “
After losing three partners in Singapore last year, Ashurst has launched a formal alliance with local law firm ADTLaw following approval from regulators.
Last month Ashurst said it will now operate under the name Ashurst ADTLaw, advising on arbitration and civil litigation, corporate, and banking and finance, including derivatives and structured products.
Continue reading “A new venture: Ashurst replenishes Singapore offering with alliance”
Ashurst has launched a formal alliance with law firm ADTLaw following approval from the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of Singapore. Continue reading “Ashurst launches formal alliance with Singapore firm ADTLaw”
Ince & Co‘s Singapore venture, Ince Law Alliance, has hired three more lawyers and has appointed a new managing director to its Singapore team as it rebuilds its Asia offering. Continue reading “Ince & Co replenishes Singapore hub with senior appointments”
International firms target local mergers in regional hub
Asia’s burgeoning economic growth coupled with new initiatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) community has seen further interest in Singapore’s legal market spike as Global 100 firms explore new ventures in the city-state.
Continue reading “Eversheds and Gowling WLG target Singapore with high hopes for booming ASEAN economic region”
English lawyers have long had an edge over their US and continental colleagues. English law was established early as the law of trade, business and increasingly projects – a throwback to the days of the Empire. This was a major driver of growth for UK-based firms in recent decades, but it is well known that New York law has become a rival to English law, especially in banking and finance, as corporates tap into the deep US debt markets.
However, more recently, we are seeing another trend that threatens the dominance of English law in Asia and further afield. Singapore law is increasingly becoming the go-to choice of governing law for Asia-Pacific cross-border deals and a strong choice for global deals.
Continue reading “Singapore swing – a credible threat to the dominance of English law”
Ince & Co’s departures continue in Singapore with energy head Martin David being the latest to leave the firm, joining Baker & McKenzie as a partner in its Singapore energy practice.
Continue reading “Ince & Co Singapore exits continue as energy head departs for Bakers”
As part of its quest to seek a local tie-up Reed Smith has secured the double hire of Ince & Co‘s Singapore managing partner and the head of its local alliance firm, putting Ince’s own Singapore law alliance at risk.
Continue reading “Ince & Co hits choppy water in Singapore as Reed Smith appoints leadership duo”
As the firm looks to grow its revenues in Asia-Pacific, Clifford Chance (CC) has expanded its Academy training programme with the launch of a new base in Singapore to service the region.
Continue reading “Clifford Chance looks to strengthen local ties as it opens Academy in Singapore”
Within months of announcing a combination with one of China’s biggest law firms, Dacheng, Dentons is closing down its Singapore practice as it plans to rely on its new partner’s presence in the country.
Continue reading “Relying on new friends: Dentons to close Singapore office ahead of Dacheng combination”