Cleveland-headquartered international firm Squire Sanders has opened an office in Singapore, comprising of partner Ignatius Hwang and three other lawyers.
Hwang (pictured), who was hired away from Bryan Cave recently, will head an office that is expected to represent multinational corporations, governments and banks on infrastructure projects including public-private partnership projects, cross border transactions, international arbitration, financing arrangements and corporate restructurings in Singapore, Asia and the Middle East. The team has a focus on energy, infrastructure and resources.
The Singapore office comes as Squire Sanders has been ramping up its Asia-Pacific strategy. In February, the firm added five lawyers to its office in Hong Kong, and is looking to open in Korea.
“Singapore is a major commercial center in Asia and has one of the most dynamic economies in the region,” James J. Maiwurm, Squire Sanders’ CEO, said in a statement. “Singapore provides a gateway to other rapidly growing economies such as Indonesia and India. It is a natural addition to our offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Perth in Australia, building upon our strategy to become one of the leading legal service providers in the Asia-Pacific region.” ALB
Ranajit Dam is Southeast Asia Editor at ALB. Follow him on Twitter: @RanajitDam_ALB.
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