Olswang LLP celebrated the official opening of its Asia headquarters in Singapore this week with an event which saw members of the legal and business communities come together at The Landing Point, Fullerton Bay Hotel.
The firm has also announced the addition of Partner Andrew Stott to the team who has transferred from the firm's headquarters in London. Andrew specialises in international M&A and corporate finance, joining Managing Partner Rob Bratby and partners Elle Todd and Jonathan Choo at a regional level.
"This is a major step forward for Olswang," Olswang Chief Executive, David Stewart comments. "After the recent successful openings of our Madrid, Paris and Munich offices, we are delighted to be supporting the ASEAN business community with this dynamic team who are leading practitioners in the technology, media and telecoms sectors."
David continues, "Our aim is to develop a sector based leading international legal practice. This new office opening is a key step in our strategy which this year has resulted in a 25% rise in our mid-year financial results, one of the highest in the market."
A full service law firm, Olswang Asia is primarily focused on advising on matters within the Technology, Media and Telecoms industries. Drawing on extensive global and regional experience as well as working closely with its teams in Europe and alliance partners, the Asia hub helps companies across the ASEAN, Indian and Chinese markets.
The firm has been operating in Asia since November 2011 and counts Tune Hotels, euNetworks, Tony Fernandes, Visa, Tata, Telstra, PayPal and Microsoft amongst its clients in the region.
"The Olswang team takes the time to understand our business and focus their advice and service to help us achieve our commercial objectives. Their approach to client care is always responsive, and nothing is too much trouble," said Richard Taylor, General Counsel, euNetworks.
"We have always had an international outlook and we see real opportunity in Asia for our business, as well as for our clients," said Rob Bratby, Managing Partner, Olswang Asia. "Singapore was a natural choice for us as a regional hub. Many of our existing clients have their headquarters for the region here and Singapore's dynamic international business-friendly outlook mirrors our own. We welcome Andrew to the team and look forward to continued success in this exciting part of the world."
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Olswang LLP is one of Europe's leading law firms in the areas of technology, media, telecommunications and real estate. The firm comprises of nearly 700 people including 100 partners, across seven European offices. Olswang is part of a 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms throughout the world.
Olswang Asia, based in Singapore, is a full service law firm primarily focusing on advising businesses in the technology, media and telecoms industries. We help companies across the ASEAN region work closely with the Olswang Europe team to serve clients in India and reach out to the Chinese market through alliance partners. We provide a full range of legal services including; corporate, commercial, IP and dispute resolution.
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