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Charles Russell Speechlys further expands into Southeast Asia by opening an office in Singapore today. International partner Jeffrey Lee in the Firm’s Hong Kong office will lead the Singapore office.

Hailing from Singapore, Jeff moved to Hong Kong in March 2019 after spending several years practising in London. He advises on complex international structuring for international clients, including their establishment for estate and succession planning, asset protection and personal tax mitigation.  Jeff also specialises in tax planning, advising non-UK domiciled persons moving to the UK.

Simon Green, the Firm’s Head of Asia, will be supporting Jeff. Simon’s main areas of expertise are large-scale mixed-use development and redevelopment projects, commercial and residential property investment, real estate management, as well as real estate finance (both Islamic and conventional). Simon also has a significant hotel and hospitality practice.

Together, they will continue to grow their respective teams, the majority of whom are based in Hong Kong.  As the Firm establishes its presence in the Singaporean market, it will add further fee earners and service lines to the offering.  The Firm’s Singapore office is located at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Suite 8, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2, 10 Marine Boulevard, Singapore 018983.

“Internationally, Singapore continues to rapidly climb the rankings as a hub for global business, and there is so much going on in the country for businesses across all sectors,” Lee said.

“We have a number of long-standing friends and contacts in the region; indeed, many of our existing clients have had a presence in Singapore for years, so it is tremendously exciting to now be establishing a physical presence there, so we continue to ensure we can provide all our clients – old and new – with the best possible service,” Lee added.

Charles Russell Speechlys Managing Partner Simon Ridpath stated:

“Understanding how global wealth affects families and people is at the heart of what we do as an international law firm. Singapore is one of the leading private banking and wealth management centres globally. Given our areas of specialism in private client, dispute resolution and transactional services, its strong capital market and international arbitration offerings make Singapore a natural move for us.”

Tags: Charles Russell Speechlys, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Office, Singapore
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