U.S. Law Firm Opens Rep-Office in Singapore

David Cheng, Nixon Peabody

David Cheng, Nixon Peabody

American law firm Nixon Peabody has opened a representative office in Singapore. The new city-state set up will be the firm’s third office in Asia joining offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Why are so many U.S. firms pushing into the region?

Nixon Peabody is leasing space and associating with local Singaporean firm Angeline Suparto Law Corporation (ASLC), which provides a comprehensive range of legal services in Singapore. The firm, which has eight lawyers and legal professionals in the office, was founded in 2001 by Angeline Suparto, who previously worked for international firms in both Hong Kong and Singapore.

From Asia to America

Since launching in Shanghai in 2008, Nixon Peabody has seen a steady expansion of its Asia Pacific practice. In 2015, after being formally associated with a local Hong Kong firm for several years, the two firms combined in Hong Kong to create Nixon Peabody CWL.

Nixon Peabody’s Asia-Pacific practice works with U.S. clients expanding into the region and also collaborates with lawyers in the U.S. representing the increasing number of investors and businesses from Asia doing business in the U.S.

Increase of Activity

«We are seeing an increase of activity from clients based in Singapore and surrounding countries looking to expand internationally, this addition aligns nicely with our current practices in Hong Kong and mainland China,» said David Cheng, Chair and Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody’s China & Asia Pacific practice.

 

 

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