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The Ministry of Law in Singapore renews Allen & Overy’s Qualifying Foreign Law Practice licence

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05 January 2021

Allen & Overy is delighted to have received approval from the Ministry of Law in Singapore (MinLaw) to renew our Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence for an additional five years until 31st December 2025.

A&O has a longstanding presence in Singapore spanning more than 28 years, and the firm was one of the first batch of international firms to be granted a Singapore QFLP licence in 2008. The Singapore office provides Singapore, U.S. and English law advice, and has advised on a significant number of market-leading local and cross-border banking, M&A, capital markets, energy and infrastructure, arbitration and regulatory matters. Our Singapore-based team, working with lawyers and local market specialists throughout our unrivalled APAC network, is uniquely positioned to help clients take advantage of opportunities across ASEAN, India and the rest of South Asia.

Singapore managing partner Chris Moore commented: “We are delighted that our licence has been renewed. Singapore has firmly established itself as a hub for legal expertise in the region and Singapore law continues to be an increasingly prevalent choice of law in transactions. We remain dedicated to supporting the growth and development of Singapore’s legal sector. With over 75 lawyers in our Singapore office and with key business functions hubbed out of this office, we are proud to provide clients with a powerful combination of local and international expertise and help deliver great outcomes on cross border deals and cases in the region.”