Singapore Big Four law firm Drew & Napier has become the latest law firm in the city-state to establish a regional network after setting up Drew Network Asia (DNA), which also counts Malaysia’s Shearn Delamore & Co. and Indonesia’s Makarim & Taira S as members.
DNA is comprised of "blue chip firms with a high standing in their respective countries and in ASEAN." According to Drew, the alliance will help the member firms offer a full suite of services to clients within the ASEAN region. “While remaining independent, depending on the clients’ needs, we will operate as a “firm of firms” so that our clients will be seamlessly serviced in multiple jurisdictions,” the firm said in a statement.
Among Drew’s fellow Big Four firms, Rajah & Tann is at the helm of a network that spans 10 countries – nine ASEAN nations and China. Meanwhile, WongPartnership set up a law network called WPG.
Also, RHTLaw, which recently parted ways with Taylor Wessing, led the formation of the ASEAN Plus Group – a network of 11 law firms around the Asia-Pacific region - in 2014. And Aquinas Law Alliance was instrumental in setting up the ASEAN Legal Alliance (ALA).
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