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.
Our Singapore office is led by Eric Piesner who is also Managing Partner for Asia. We feature lawyers who are qualified in England and Wales, U.S., Hong Kong and Japan. Our team consistently achieves stellar performance in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket M&A league tables. Mergermarket ranked us a #1 international law firm (and #3 overall) across Southeast Asia for full year 2015 and a top 3 legal advisor for India in Q1 2015. In early 2015 Thomson Reuters named us the #1 law firm in both Singapore and Southeast Asia while Bloomberg ranked us #4 across Southeast Asia for the first half of 2015 and #7 overall for 2015. We also won the prestigious M&A Deal of the Year award for our work on the Global Logistic Properties’ US$8.1 billion acquisition of U.S. logistics real estate portfolio from the Blackstone Group and the TMT Deal of the Year award for our work on SoftBank’s US$627 million investment in India’s Snapdeal at the Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015.
MoFo has been in Asia for more than 30 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, private equity, project finance and dispute resolution.
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, real estate, fund formation and private equity matters.
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