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Latham & Watkins was named Asian Legal Business’ International Deal Firm of the Year at the 2015 South East Asia Law Awards, which recognize the excellence and outstanding achievements of leading law firms in the region. For the second year in a row, Latham received this award in acknowledgment of the firm’s unparalleled expertise in providing clients with cutting-edge advice on some of the region’s most high-profile transactions across practices.

Singapore

Latham & Watkins advises clients on US, English and Singapore law matters, offering integrated legal expertise on Asia’s most complex transactions from the firm's Singapore office.

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Providing Integrated Legal Counsel Across Asia 

For more than 20 years, clients have sought counsel from Latham’s Singapore lawyers on complex corporate, finance and regulatory matters. The lawyers in our Singapore office have developed a breadth of experience across a multitude of industries including financial services, oil and gas, power, mining and metals, communications, internet and digital media, information technology, hospitality, gaming and leisure and entertainment, sports and media. Lauded as the “Most Innovative Firm in Asia-Pacific” by the Financial Times, Latham takes pride in providing innovative advice to corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and other significant players.

With extensive experience in South and Southeast Asia, Latham’s lawyers in Singapore represent Asian, US, European and Middle Eastern companies conducting business across the region, and act for Asian companies in their direct investment activities and capital markets transactions globally.

Key Practice Strengths

Latham’s key practice areas in Singapore include:

Awards & Rankings

Latham is recognized as one of the leading international law firms in Singapore and was named “International Deal Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business and “Singapore Projects and Project Financing Firm of the Year” by Asian-MENA Counsel in 2015.

Partners Rajiv Gupta and Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi were named Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year and Project Finance Lawyer of the Year respectively by The American Lawyer at its Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015.

In the 2016 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, Latham in Singapore received Band 1 rankings (the highest commendation) for Capital Markets, with the guide noting the firm is “absolutely right on top,” and for Projects & Infrastructure, stating the firm is “consistently endorsed for market-leading capabilities in power and oil & gas mandates with impressive experience on a significant number of high-profile projects throughout the region.”

Latham was highly recommended for work across a number of other practices in Singapore, including Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Banking & Finance, and Technology, Media and Telecoms. Singapore-based lawyers have also been ranked in the top tier of lawyers Asia-wide and in a number of regional markets including Indonesia, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Singapore office has a strong commitment to serving the community and has been at the forefront of building and promoting a pro bono culture in Singapore. The office has taken on a leadership position on the Joint International Pro Bono Committee, which was established to match interested Singapore and international law practices with cross-border pro bono opportunities involving economic and social development in emerging markets. The membership of the committee is made up of representatives from most of the international and local law firms in Singapore and is an important forum for the development of pro bono initiatives in Singapore.

Latham's support for the Law Society of Singapore’s pro bono initiatives was honored with the “Friend of the Law Society” award. The firm has continued its involvement in the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme prison interview program and has also recently been providing corporate governance advice to Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), which aims to be Asia’s first social stock exchange and Princeton-in-Asia (PiA), a non-profit organization that places recent college graduates in year-long service-orientated fellowship jobs in seventeen different countries throughout Asia.

Latham lawyers in Singapore completed pro bono work with key partner organizations TrustLaw and Pro Bono Services Office of the Law Society of Singapore in areas such as anti-human trafficking and human rights, nonprofits and NGOs, intellectual property and licensing, corporate and regulatory, and social entrepreneurship.

According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s third annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, Latham ranks fourth in the provision of pro bono services in Singapore. The 2016 index was “compiled with data collected from over 130 law firms—both large and small—and representing 64,500 lawyers in 75 countries, [and it] provides a snapshot of the resources mobilised by the industry in support of social causes, while also monitoring the growth of the sector globally.”

 

 
 
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