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31 December 2018 at 18:32 BST

K&L Gates celebrates the New Year with Singaporean combination

The US firm is the latest to seek out a local firm in the city-state.

Sean Pavone

Global law firm K&L Gates and Singapore law firm Straits Law Practice join forces on 1 January to create the Singapore entity of K&L Gates Straits Law LLC – following earlier approval from partners of both firms and the Legal Services Regulatory Authority. The 34 lawyer Singaporean law firm, headed by managing director N Sreenivasan SC, Straits Law, was formed in 2001 following the merger between Derrick Ravi Partnership and Raja Loo & Chandra. It merged with law firms Choo & Lim in 2006 and insurance boutique M Rama Law Corporation in 2016. The merger gives K&L Gates local capability, particularly in litigation, and is the latest between local and international law firms in the region. Philadelphia’s Morgan Lewis & Bockius combined with Stamford Law Corporation to form Morgan Lewis Stamford whilst Dentons merged with Singapore’s oldest firm, Rodyk & Davidson, to form Dentons Rodyk.

 
   
 
 
 

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