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London-headquartered law firm Charles Russell Speechlys is set to join an array of international law firms opening in Singapore after announcing plans for an office there in the first half of next year, subject to regulatory approval.

The Singapore office will be the firm’s second in Asia after Hong Kong, which opened in 2017. That office has steadily grown with hires from Ogier, Stephenson Harwood and Boase Cohen & Collins.

“Singapore has a well-established investment model that is attractive and stable for investors from across the Asia Pacific,” said Simon Ridpath, managing partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, in a statement. “We have established a strong presence in Hong Kong over the last five years, and our success there has accelerated our desire to open in Singapore. We already act for a number of clients and intermediaries based in Singapore and by establishing an office there, we will be able to offer support to those clients from within the jurisdiction.”

 With this office, Charles Russell Speechlys will become the latest international law firm to establish a presence in Singapore, joining the likes of Baker Botts, Pérez-Llorca, Three CrownsGoodwin Procter and Greenberg Traurig.

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