Shanghai-headquartered AllBright Law Offices has opened an office in Singapore, the firm’s fourth overseas outpost after Hong Kong, London, and Seattle.

The firm said that the office would be headed by Shanghai-based partners John Liu and Amy Ye, who are expected to travel to Singapore in due course, but did not provide any other details.

In a press release, AllBright stated that the new office would give the firm access to both the city-state as well as the broader Southeast Asian region. “With the changing of the geopolitical landscape, Singapore becomes more and more important in the going-out journeys of Chinese companies, with an increasing number of Chinese companies choosing to invest in the city-state or setting up here in order to further expand into the Southeast Asia markets,” it said.

Despite Singapore’s geographical and cultural proximity to China, very few PRC law firms have opened offices in the city-state. Apart from the Sino-Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons, these include Beijing’s Jingsh Law Firm and the Shanghai-headquartered Landing Law Offices.

 

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