Updated: Feb 6, 2020
International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has officially launched under its new name in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Partnerships of both Bryan Cave LLP and Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP overwhelmingly approved the combination on 26 February 2018 and launched under the new name in the US and London on 3rd April 2018.
The firm has now received regulatory approval to operate under this new name in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Hong Kong office operated in Hong Kong in association with Haley Ho and Partners which now comes under the one roof of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Partner, Andrew MacGeoch has been appointed Managing Partner of BCLP’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices, in addition to his role as Head of Asia Real Estate and Infrastructure and Global Co-Head of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group. Clients will have access to a wider global platform of over 1,400 lawyers in 32 offices located in 11 countries. In Hong Kong and Singapore, our lawyers will provide clients with experience across Real Estate, Energy & Infrastructure, Asset Finance, Litigation & Corporate Risk and Contentious Construction & Engineering, Corporate, and Private Wealth Asset Protection.
MacGeoch said: “We’re pleased to have formally launched in Hong Kong and Singapore under the new name. The business has been working collaboratively since the wider global launch on 3 April 2018 with some excellent referrals from East to West and vice versa. With increased knowledge and depth globally, we’re in a great position to offer clients an enhanced range of services as they seek advice on increasingly complex international matters.”
“We are sector focussed. There are a number of fast growing sectors where our global experience in these specific sectors can really benefit our clients as they seek best practice globally adapted to local situations. Examples of these sectors include private equity M&A, institutional investor real estate M&A, urban social infrastructure, renewable energy projects, hospitality & leisure, data centre development and related M&A. As we grow our Asia business our strategy will be to continue investing in these and other growing sectors, where clients need our support locally, regionally and globally. We look forward to serving our loyal clients as well as new and prospective clients in Asia.”