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Morrison & Foerster Recognized in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

05 Dec 2019

Morrison & Foerster has once again received impressive recognitions in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 edition, including 32 practice area rankings and 41 individual recognitions across Asia-Pacific, Japan, China, Singapore and India.

Among the practice area rankings, the firm received five Band 1 recognitions, including Japan: Corporate/M&A: International; Japan: Dispute Resolution: International; Japan: Intellectual Property: International; and Japan: Real Estate; and China: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (International Firms). In Singapore, our Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption practice is one of only three firms listed in the 2020 edition for our experience in this area. The firm also entered the Singapore: Banking & Finance: International category in 2020 with a Band 4 ranking.

Noted for their “responsive, precise and constructive” approach, our lawyers continue to be recognized for their exceptional legal work in various practice areas. In the most recent guide, the firm’s Asia offices received a total of 41 individual recognitions with notable Senior Statesperson, Star Individual and Band 1 rankings, including the following:

  • Fuyuo Mitomi, Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic, Senior Statesperson
  • Ken Siegel, Japan: Corporate/M&A: International, Star Individual
  • Theodore S Seltzer, Japan: Real Estate: Registered Foreign Lawyers, Star Individual          
  • Akihiro Wani, Japan: Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation, Band 1
  • Gary Smith, Japan: Corporate/M&A: International, Band 1
  • Masahiro Shiga, Japan: Real Estate: Bengoshi, Band 1
  • Joshua Isenberg, Japan: Real Estate: Registered Foreign Lawyers, Band 1
  • Marcia Ellis, China: Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms), Band 1
  • Gordon Milner, China: TMT: Information Technology (International Firms), Band 1 (International Firms), Band 1
  • Daniel Levison, Singapore: Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International, Band 1

As one of the preeminent law firms in Asia, Morrison & Foerster provides integrated local law and U.S. advice. The Tokyo office is now the largest office in Japan of any global firm and one of the largest law firms in Japan, domestic or international. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the firm has a strong presence in China, handling major matters in the region for more than 35 years. The Singapore office, which opened in 2013, features lawyers with many years of experience in South and Southeast Asia.

To view the complete list of Morrison & Foerster’s rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, please visit the publication’s website.

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