Mayer Brown officially launched its joint law venture (JLV) with Singapore law firm PK Wong & Nair on January 1, 2023, becoming the first JLV established in Singapore since November 2016.
To be known as Mayer Brown PK Wong & Nair, the JLV received formal approval from the Singapore Legal Services Regulatory Authority last year. The JLV currently has over 30 lawyers, including 17 partners, with plans to double headcount over the next two years.
The JLV will provide clients with an integrated service, offering seamless advice on international and Singapore law. PK Wong & Nair will provide all Singapore court litigation and related advice.
Mayer Brown opened its Singapore office in 2011, growing to over 25 lawyers, including 13 partners, since then. Regularly ranked as a leading international firm in Singapore by the main legal directories, the office advises clients on a broad range of cross-border transactions, projects and disputes across Southeast Asia.
Tracing its roots back to 1986, PK Wong & Nair is a highly regarded full-service Singapore law firm with over 20 lawyers, including eight directors. The firm has a strong track record of advising on cross-border transactions for multinational corporations, acting as Singapore counsel in multi-jurisdictional disputes, and also in high-value, complex international restructuring and insolvency matters.