20 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2024 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM Chan & Goh Chan & Goh, a boutique law firm specialising in funds, has been serving Singapore’s asset management industry for over 24 years. The firm advises on diverse fund structures, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), hedge funds, and private equity funds and has worked on many variable capital companies (VCCs). Leading this dedicated team is managing partner Colin Chan, whose depth of knowledge and experience has guided countless clients ranging from international fund managers to boutique and start-up ventures. They provide comprehensive support, from licensing applications and fund structuring to tax and regulatory advice for both retail and high-net-worth investor funds. Maintaining strong relationships with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) regulatory team has been crucial to the firm’s success. Some of their esteemed clients include Templeton, Vanguard, Dimensional Fund Advisors, HSBC Global Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management, CGS-CIMB, CSOP Asset Management, Nikko Asset Management, Lion Global Investors, Phillip Capital Management, UOB Asset Management, Principal Asset Management and many other Singapore and regional asset managers. SINGAPORE FIRMS TO WATCH 2024 ASIA PRACTICE BLACKOAK BLACKSTONE & GOLD CHAN & GOH CHP LAW CHUA & PARTNERS COVENANT CHAMBERS DUNBAR & LIM CHAMBERS ENG AND CO. FORTRESS LAW CORPORATION HAN KUN LAW OFFICES HARNEY WESTWOOD & RIEGELS SINGAPORE HELMSMAN JOSEPH LOPEZ MERITUS LAW Colin Chan Singapore’s dynamic legal landscape is witnessing a surge in boutique firms that have distinguished themselves from the pack. These firms are challenging traditional models by offering specialised expertise, personalised service, and innovative approaches to legal challenges, making them ones to watch in the years to come. Like in previous years, ALB continues to highlight impactful boutique firms that have carved their own niches and made waves in the market. The list is in alphabetical order and some firms have been profiled. LIST BY ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS, TEXT BY IWATA MARI SINGAPORE FIRMS TO WATCH 2024 Image: Yagnik Gorasiya/