On May 5 2020 we announced the opening of a new branch office in Singapore. This opening follows the conclusion of our international strategy review focusing on how we meet our clients’ needs internationally.
Our Singapore office will initially focus on delivering legal services to high net worth families across South East Asia. The service areas will include international tax and succession planning, and advising clients and their businesses on private capital investments, restructuring and debt financing transactions. As a licensed Foreign Law Practice in Singapore, the office will not be undertaking Singapore law related work save in those areas permitted by its licence, such as international commercial arbitration.
Culturally and operationally, the Singapore office will be an extension of Mishcon de Reya’s London office. We are welcoming an established and talented team on board from Withers KhattarWong LLP in Singapore, led by Tahirah Ara, who will take up the role of Managing Partner, Singapore and Head of Asia. She is joined by Partner Simon Michaels, a leading international wealth planning practitioner in Singapore and Special Counsel Lawrence Altman, a US qualified finance lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in Asia, both in Singapore and Thailand, along with several associates and administrative staff.