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Ashurst has announced the launch of a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with Singapore law firm ADTLaw.

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The alliance, which has received approval from the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of Singapore, will operate under the name Ashurst ADTLaw.

 

ADTLaw, formerly known as ADTvance Law, is a Singapore law firm with expertise in complex arbitration and civil litigation, corporate and M&A transactions, banking and finance, including derivatives and structured products. The firm was founded by Dawn Tan, who was previously a partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, and has worked at the Supreme Court of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

 

Managing partner of Ashurst, Paul Jenkins, said:

 

"This is an exciting development and demonstrates our commitment to continuing our growth in Singapore. Singapore is a key regional and international hub for legal services and it is of strategic importance to Ashurst. Entering into this alliance demonstrates our continuing commitment to and investment in Singapore and is an important step in broadening our existing client offering and driving forward our success in the market."

 

Ronnie King, Ashurst's managing partner in Singapore, added:

 

"Singapore continues to make significant steps in consolidating its status as one of the world's leading financial and international arbitration centres. The introduction of Formal Law Alliances is a testament to the foresight of the Singapore government in further enhancing Singapore’s strategic capabilities by giving Singapore law practices greater flexibility to develop and grow their capabilities, collaborate with foreign law practices, and enhance their competitiveness. Further developing our capability through the FLA will ensure that we continue to operate at the forefront of the market. We would like to thank the Ministry of Law, Legal Services Regulatory Authority for their guidance and we look forward to working with ADTLaw and ensuring that we capitalise on all opportunities for our clients and for our two firms."

 

Dawn Tan, ADTLaw's founding director, commented:

 

"Ashurst is a renowned law firm with an exceptionally strong offering and reputation across Asia. This alliance marks an important and significant milestone for our firm. We look forward to embarking on a new chapter of growth with Ashurst as we continue to provide exceptional service to our clients."

 

Ashurst Singapore was launched in 1996 and comprises over 40 lawyers, including 10 partners. Ashurst in Singapore acts for many of the markets leading Asian and international corporations, financial institutions and multilateral agencies as well as government and semi-government entities.

 

ADTLaw was founded in 2013 and comprises 9 lawyers, including three directors, many of whom are qualified to practise in multiple jurisdictions. ADTLaw acts for international corporations, industry-leading companies, government agencies, and high-net-worth individuals in a wide range of cross-border and Singapore-related matters.

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