McDermott Receives Approval To Open From Singapore Ministry of Law
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has, following Ministry of Law approval, has established a physical presence in Singapore with an office located in the heart of Singapore’s business district.
McDermott sees Singapore as a base for further expansion in the Asia Pacific region, including China, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, and India.
The office will be focused on Commercial Transactions, Energy and Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Technology, Government Investigations/Arbitration, and Private Wealth/Tax.
“We have always been ambitious regarding Asia but it was necessary to find a more complete and diversified offering that reflects and connects with the Firm’s global strengths,” said Michael S. Poulos, McDermott Partner in Charge of Strategy. “It became clear over time that Singapore was the place to establish our hub. We already have strong links between Singapore and the US, London, and key European offices, as well as having a number of lawyers active in the region, so a team on the ground to complement our existing international offering provides a powerful boost to our growth plans” he explained.
McDermott sees growth opportunities in tax, finance, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, international arbitration, and government investigations practice areas.
Source: News Release