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Morrison & Foerster Recognized in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

16 Dec 2021

Morrison & Foerster has earned 29 practice area rankings and 33 individual recognitions across the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Singapore, and India, in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 edition. Chambers will release its coverage of the Greater China region on January 12, 2022.

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

  • Asia-Pacific Region, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)
  • Japan, Corporate/M&A: International
  • Japan, Dispute Resolution: International
  • Japan, Intellectual Property: International
  • Japan, Real Estate
  • Singapore, Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International

The firm achieved remarkable success in the 2022 edition and gained five new practice rankings this year, including recognition in the Asia-Pacific region for Capital Markets: Debt, Energy & Natural Resources: International and Projects & Infrastructure, and in Singapore for Investment Funds: International and Projects & Infrastructure: International.

The firm also moved into Band 1 in Chambers’ Asia-Pacific region: Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) section, reflecting the strength of the firm’s technology practice in the region.

In the 2022 guide, the firm’s offices in Tokyo and Singapore received a total of 33 individual recognitions with notable Senior Statesperson, Star Individual, and Band 1 rankings, including the following:

  • Fuyuo Mitomi, Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic, Senior Statesperson
  • Kenneth 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 Seltzer, Japan: Real Estate: Registered Foreign Lawyers, 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 and U.S. law 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 and has recently been named by Legal 500, another leading legal directory, as Law Firm of the Year, 2020 and 2021.

To view the complete list of Morrison & Foerster’s rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, please visit the publication’s website.



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