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DAC Beachcroft expands presence in Malaysia

Forms association with Gan Partnership 

21 March 2013

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has made a formal association with Kuala Lumpur firm Gan Partnership.

The deal is expected to allow DAC Beachcroft’s Singapore office to support its own clients and those of Gan Partnership in Malaysia and Asia.

Established in January 2011, the three-partner firm has a dispute resolution and litigation practice, an intellectual property practice and a corporate and commercial practice.

Steven Dewhurst, a partner in DAC Beachcroft's Singapore office, was instrumental in securing the new association.

He said: “The country is closely connected to Singapore in geographical, political and commercial terms, so establishing a platform in Malaysia makes strategic sense for both our Asian business and the firm as a whole.”

The move follows DAC’s tie up with leading Colombian insurance firm De la Torre & Monroy in a similar arrangement last month. 

That deal was the last piece in DAC’s plans to have “an unrivalled local presence in the four most important LatAm insurance markets”. The firm now has representation in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

The Bogota-based firm, which has been operating for 20 years, had previously maintained a relationship with Davies Arnold Cooper, which merged with Beachcroft on 31 October 2011.

Commenting on the twin associations, DAC Beachcroft’s managing partner Paul Murray said they marked “another significant step toward strengthening our position as a leading international provider of legal services to clients in the insurance sector”.

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