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With offices across the globe our lawyers are working at the cutting edge of legal practice. We are leaders in a wide range of practice areas and are always looking for talented and ambitious lawyers to work with us. 
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Practice areas

Banking

Banking

With over 1,000 lawyers worldwide, we have one of the largest and most international teams of banking and finance lawyers of any global law firm. Few practices can match our top tier position across the full range of financial products.

With such a deep team and global reach, international and industry-leading ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions are our hallmark. We have been instrumental in nearly all the major developments in the modern financial markets.

Our market-leading Singapore-based practice, with expertise in finance across all Southeast Asian jurisdictions, with a particular focus on leverage finance, acquisition finance, private equity driven finance, property/real estate finance, share-backed finance and general corporate financings. We are recognised as the market leader in the financial sector (by independent publications) globally.  We offer English and U.S. law capability. We have domestic law capability in Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand and knowledge of laws and regulations in the People's Republic of China. 

Corporate

Corporate

Our global corporate practice brings together more than 700 lawyers worldwide with a client base that includes many of the world's leading corporations. Besides general corporate advice, we have specialist disciplines in intellectual property, insurance, environmental, public/administrative and antitrust law. We also advise on commercial contracts across different sectors and jurisdictions.

Our Corporate division involves a diverse range of transactional and advisory work for domestic and international corporate clients and investment banks. We have one of the world’s pre-eminent Corporate/M&A practices covering the full range of M&A work, including public takeovers, complex multi-jurisdictional deals, joint ventures, disposals and corporate restructurings. We were recently awarded M&A Team of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2016.

The quality of our Singapore-based regional M&A practice, which also advises on Singapore law (A&O being one of only a handful of foreign firms permitted to practice Singapore law), is validated by our band #1 ranking by Chambers & Partners year upon year. We specialise in highly complex cross-border transactions. From structured acquisitions and financings, and some of the largest cross-border buy-outs seen in the market, to the provision of venture capital to start-up businesses – we’ve done it all. We are constantly praised for a level of service that very few law firms can match.  

International Capital Markets

International Capital Markets

Our Debt Capital Markets team is a market leader in Asia Pacific. Representing underwriters, issuers and trustees, we have experience in international bond issues, regulatory capital offerings and debt issuance programmes. Our transactions are usually multi-jurisdictional. Here, our ability to offer a seamless service across our global network of offices stands us in good stead.

Our Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team consistently ranks as one of the leading practices in Asia Pacific. We advise issuers and underwriters on the full range of ECM services, including IPOs, domestic listings, dual listings, rights issues, private placings, block trades, accelerated book builds, equity-linked bonds, exchangeable bonds, convertible bonds and depositary receipts.

Litigation

Litigation

We have one of the foremost international arbitration practices in the world. Our APAC arbitration team advises businesses and governments on numerous high-value international and domestic arbitrations and treaty claims in Asia, in the African and American continents and across Europe.

We operate under all the major arbitral bodies, including HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICSID.   These arbitrations have been subject to many systems of law and have been conducted under the auspices of a diverse range of ad hoc and institutional rules.

Singapore is a key hub in our integrated Asia-Pacific arbitration practice with teams based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Over the last decade, the number, complexity and value of international arbitration proceedings has grown dramatically. Unlike many other firms, we regularly act for both investors and states, which gives us a unique insight into the strategies and tactics adopted by both sides in these complex cases.  

We manage arbitrations around the globe and coordinate proceedings brought in numerous jurisdictions. We provide advice and assistance in relation to arbitrations involving any culture, language or legal system. 

Employee stories

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Jason Humphreys

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Learning and development

The A&O Business School will provide you with the commercial and personal skills that you need to navigate through an ever-changing business landscape, while helping you build the skills you need for your career - whether that is at A&O or elsewhere.

The Business School offers a variety of excellent courses relevant to your career stage, with an emphasis on practical skills and business insight, to complement advanced legal knowledge. It offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from partners and gain valuable insights from the world of business. From cutting edge content to world-class coaches, our partners design the courses and act as faculty members to share their experience and expertise.

The A&O Leadership Centre equips our Partners with the business skills to inspire others, encourage innovation and develop deeper and more strategic relationships with our clients. It offers a combination of programmes, master classes, personal coaching, mentoring and access to relevant experience and opportunities, so you can tailor your personal development, needs and aspirations.

Working environment

Situated on the city's shoreline and a stone's throw away from the heart of the central business district, the Singapore office commands spectacular views of Marina Bay and the new downtown area.

The Singapore office enjoys convenient dining and five-star hotel accommodation options on its doorstep while being well-connected to major transport links and public transport systems. Go shopping on Orchard Road, take a stroll around Gardens by the Bay or head to one of the many hawker centers for a number of local culinary delights.

We also recognise that there is life beyond work and we host a number of social events, from our annual A&O quiz night, Chinese New Year celebrations, office Christmas party and sporting events such as our famed Dragon Boat races.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

The Singapore office will make the statutory employer's contribution to the Central Provident Fund Board for employees who are Singapore citizens and permanent residents. This contribution is in addition to the individual's gross compensation.

The Singapore office provides the following:

  • Medical and dental insurance , including permanent health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Maternity transition coaching and keep in touch (KIT) days

We also have several initiatives to help our employees strike the necessary work/life balance:

  • Working from home
  • Part-time working/reduced or fixed working hours

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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