By Robert Sawhney, Managing Director, SRC Associates
Foreign law firms continue to open offices in Asia in a manner that follows the old adage of law firm expansion: follow clients or do what the competition is doing.
Olswang is set to open an office in Singapore this year as it focuses on ‘international integration’. Withers intends to add a Singapore office to the one it opened it Hong Kong only a few years ago. Mayer Brown JSM, the merged entity of US firm Mayer Brown and Hong Kong stalwart Johnson Stokes & Master, is also slated to open a Singapore office by the end of 2011. Berwin Leighton...