05 May 2017 at 09:36 BST

Ashurst announces formal alliance in Singapore

Ashurst has entered into a formal law alliance (FLA) in Singapore with ADTLaw, formerly ADTvance Law following approval from the city-state's Legal Services Regulatory Authority.

Sean Pavone

The deal brings the Ashurst headcount to over 40 in the city. ADT Law was founded by Dawn Tan in 2013 who was previously a partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.  The alliance will be known as Ashurst ADTLaw. The nine-lawyer team advises on disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance deals. Mr Tan had also previously been a deputy trade director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Other directors are former Allen & Overy associated Lifen Tang whp specialises in financing transactions and Ashurst project finance partner Patrick Phua, who has joined as an associate director.

'Renowned firm'

 ‘Ashurst is a renowned law firm with an exceptionally strong offering and reputation across Asia,’ Mr Tan said. ‘This alliance marks an important and significant milestone for our firm. We look forward to embarking on a new chapter of growth with Ashurst.’

'Continuing commitment'

Similarly, Paul Jenkins, Ashurt’s Managing Partner, said:  ‘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…Singapore is a key regional and international hub for legal services and it is of strategic importance to Ashurst.’


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