Singapore is one of Asia's most vibrant financial centers – a business-friendly environment and a magnet for global brands doing business across Asia, including many of our most valued clients.
MoFo has been in Asia for more than 25 years, and we now have the sixth most lawyers of all U.S. firms in the region, according to a recent survey by The Asian Lawyer. Over that time, we have built up substantial capabilities and a unique regional presence that deliver tremendous value to our clients.
Our Asia practice includes the largest and most dynamic international office of any firm in Japan, a major, well-established presence in Hong Kong, a significant footprint in the PRC with offices in Shanghai and Beijing, and our newest office in Singapore, where we focus on a number of key areas: mergers and acquisitions, real estate, compliance, data privacy, TMT, tax, private equity, project finance and dispute resolution. The Singapore office, led by our Asia managing partner, Eric Piesner, signals our commitment to deliver results throughout Southeast Asia and South Asia.
MoFo is known for its uniquely collaborative culture, which includes our lawyers' willingness to spend significant time – even entire careers – in offices outside their home jurisdictions. We find this is a significant benefit for our clients in Asia, as we bring to bear global resources to skillfully tackle local problems.
Our Singapore clients – and our global clients doing business in the Southeast Asia and South Asia regions – benefit from our interdisciplinary and cross-border approach across matters ranging from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to M&A to convertible debt issuances to real estate private equity funds to high-tech joint ventures to dispute resolution. We have unmatched depth of experience in facilitating Asian regional, inbound and outbound transactions, with a particular focus on corporate, tax, real estate, fund formation and private equity matters.
Our Singapore office includes lawyers that are U.S. and UK qualified. They are recognized as among the best lawyers in Asia by Chambers Asia, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors. Most recently, Asian-MENA Counsel named MoFo Singapore Firm of the Year for Taxation for its 2013 In-House Community Firms of the Year awards.