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Morrison & Foerster Recognized in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

15 Dec 2020

Morrison & Foerster has earned 32 practice area rankings and 41 individual recognitions across Asia-Pacific, Japan, China, Singapore and India in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 edition.

The firm received six Band 1 practice area recognitions, including the following:

  • Japan: Corporate/M&A: International
  • Japan: Dispute Resolution: International
  • Japan: Intellectual Property: International
  • Japan: Real Estate
  • China: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) (International Firms)
  • Singapore: Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International.

The firm also entered the Asia Pacific Banking & Finance category at Band 4 and Singapore: Startups & Emerging Companies category at Band 2.

In the 2021 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
  • Akihiro Wani, Japan: Banking & Finance: Domestic Firms: Financial Services Regulation, Band 1
  • Gary Smith, Japan: Corporate/M&A: International, Band 1
  • Max Olson, Japan: Intellectual Property: International, Band 1
  • Masahiro Shiga, Japan: Real Estate: Bengoshi, Band 1
  • Joshua Isenberg, Japan: Real Estate: Registered Foreign Lawyers, Band 1
  • Theodore S Seltzer, 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
  • 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 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, please visit the publication’s website.



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