Singapore law firm Virtus Law LLP and International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP have received approval from the Singapore Attorney General's Chambers to form the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance. Through this Formal Law Alliance, the firms will now be able to work more closely together to undertake work requiring both English and Singapore law expertise and provide a seamless service of high quality legal advice.
Commenting on the alliance, Martin Green, managing partner of the Singapore office of Stephenson Harwood, said: "We are very excited by this development. Virtus Law's areas of capability correspond to key areas of Stephenson Harwood's expertise in Singapore. The alliance with Virtus Law LLP will enable us to offer clients a more tightly integrated service in multi-jurisdictional matters involving English law and permitted areas of Singapore law."
Arthur Loke, senior partner in Virtus Law, added: "This alliance will allow us to pool our resources in terms of client advice, extend our legal provision and client offering to Stephenson Harwood's international clients. We look forward to working with the Stephenson Harwood partners to do so."
The Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance reflects Stephenson Harwood's continued growth and investment in Asia. Earlier this year, Stephenson Harwood also announced plans to apply for a licence to open an office in Seoul, Korea.
Stephenson Harwood has offices and associations across Asia – with offices in Greater China and Singapore, and associations with Christian Teo Purwono & Partners in Indonesia and U Tin Yu & Associates in Myanmar.