Friday, September 14, 2012
Leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announces the opening of an office in Singapore.
The opening in Singapore responds to client demand for Freshfields' assistance in Asia's high growth markets and in ASEAN in particular. The office will be focused on corporate, arbitration and finance work.
Recent award winning deals centred on Singapore and South East Asia have included Freshfields' roles on:
The office will be led by partners Stephen Revell and Gavin MacLaren. Stephen, who heads the firm's global capital markets practice, will relocate from Hong Kong. Gavin MacLaren, who leads the firm's Asia energy and natural resources practice, recently joined Freshfields from a leading Australian firm where he led their South East Asian practice from Singapore for many years. Lucy Reed, global head of the firm's international arbitration group, will spearhead the development of the firm's arbitration practice in Singapore.
Robert Ashworth, Freshfields Asia Managing Partner, said, ‘Singapore is one of the world's leading financial centres and an emerging regional arbitration centre. We have ambitious plans for the office and by being on the ground, Freshfields will meet the need for integrated legal advice on complex cross-border deals and disputes.’
Will Lawes, Freshfields Senior Partner, added, ‘We are delighted to be opening in Singapore with such a strong team, targeting sectors and countries which are very active. Our presence in Singapore, along with our other Asian offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will ensure that we can support our clients throughout Asia.’
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