CMS dismisses Singapore head and reports to SRA amid ‘confidential matters’

CMS dismisses Singapore head and reports to SRA amid ‘confidential matters’

CMS’ Singapore head has been dismissed from the firm and the matter reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Legal Business has established.

Former legacy Olswang corporate partner Andrew Stott has left the firm after his dismissal in late February was recommended by senior partner Penelope Warne and managing partner Stephen Millar and unanimously approved by the firm’s 20-partner board. Continue reading “CMS dismisses Singapore head and reports to SRA amid ‘confidential matters’”

‘Most important strategic step’: DWF breaks into Asia with Singapore start-up

‘Most important strategic step’: DWF breaks into Asia with Singapore start-up

DWF takes on four-lawyer Singapore Eversheds team to set up new regional hub

DWF has broken into Asia for the first time, opening a Singapore office to expand its growing regional client offering. In June, DWF recruited a four-lawyer team formerly from Eversheds.

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‘Most important strategic step’: DWF breaks into Asia with Singapore start-up

‘Most important strategic step’: DWF breaks into Asia with Singapore start-up

DWF is set to break into Asia for the first time by opening a Singapore office, picking up a four-lawyer team which left Eversheds Sutherland in the city earlier this month, to expand on DWF’s growing regional client base.

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‘What clients need’: CC to close Bangkok and ends Jakarta association to focus on Singapore

‘What clients need’: CC to close Bangkok and ends Jakarta association to focus on Singapore

Clifford Chance (CC) has announced today (28 April) it is closing its office in Bangkok, and will dissolve its exclusive alliance in Jakarta with Linda Widyati and Partners (LWP). The firm is to focus more on its South-East Asia practice via its Singapore hub. Continue reading “‘What clients need’: CC to close Bangkok and ends Jakarta association to focus on Singapore”

News in brief – March 2017

News in brief – March 2017

FRESHFIELDS SIGNS 20-YEAR LEASE ON NEW HQ

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has signed a pre-let agreement on a 20-year lease in February to move from existing premises in Fleet Street to 100 Bishopsgate in 2021. The Magic Circle firm will reduce its London real estate by roughly a third when it takes out 255,000 sq ft of office space.

 

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Osborne Clarke continues Asia phase of international expansion with Singapore tie-up

Osborne Clarke continues Asia phase of international expansion with Singapore tie-up

Formal association with former Bird & Bird partner forms OC Queen Street

Last month saw Legal Business 100 top 25 firm Osborne Clarke (OC) continue the ‘second phase’ of its international growth by entering into a formal association with new Singaporean firm, OC Queen Street. Set up by a former partner of Bird & Bird ATMD, Chia-Ling Koh, OC Queen Street will focus on IT, data and IP, and will initially serve clients in the digital and fintech sectors. Koh will be joined later in the year by further partners and support staff.

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