Berwin Leighton Paisner Singapore moves to new and larger premises – Move reflects success in first 18 months

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has moved to new premises in the heart of Singapore’s business district just 18 months after the UK law firm opened its Asian office.

The move reflects the growing success of the Singapore operation, which has attracted a host of new, blue-chip clients and high-profile work in since it opened in February 2007.

Working with the likes of Axia NetMedia Corporation, Ciments Francais S.A, Dubai Investment Group, Inter-Touch, Italcementi S.p.A, Sasol, Singapore Exchange Limited, Star Cruises, McGraw-Hill and Whittington, the Singapore team has managed transactions worth some US$3bn, with a particular focus on complex M&A and private equity transactions.

Additionally, the Singapore office has helped BLP establish strong preferred firm relationships with leading firms in the region, including in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. These relationships enable BLP to provide clients with access to the best local advice and a one-stop seamless multi-jurisdictional delivery of international legal services.

Paul Supramaniam, BLP’s Regional Head and Managing Partner (Singapore), said: “The majority of legal work in many of the high-growth South East Asian markets, as well as many of the large, cross-border transactions that are managed from Singapore, are based on English law or English law principles. In this context, clients have responded well to our offer. They get the quality of BLP English law advice and transactional skills, combined with local knowledge and on the ground expertise.”

Neville Eisenberg, BLP’s Managing Partner, added: “Our Singapore office has had a successful start and the new premises will enable us to continue to grow our Asian presence. The move is one of a number of developments that will build on our growing international reputation, which include the recent announcement that we will be opening an office in Abu Dhabi.”

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