25 January 2013

International law firm Akin Gump relocates its Singapore office

- Robert M. Griffin Jr. leads the Singapore office
- Akin Gump opened its Hong Kong office in February 2012 

Singapore - 24 January 2013 - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced that its Singapore office has relocated to Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 2. The firm’s Singapore office has, since August 2012, been providing legal counsel across a wide range of business practices including investment funds, energy, M&A and project finance to U.S. and international clients with operations in Singapore. Robert M. Griffin Jr., a partner in Akin Gump’s investment funds practice, leads the Singapore office. 

Akin Gump international managing partner Rick L. Burdick comments: “As clients continue to expand their operations and investments into Asian emerging markets, in particular China, India and Southeast Asia, it is increasingly important that we have a robust presence on the ground in that region. The development of the firm’s office in Singapore—an important hub for investing across Asia—is a great fit with our overall strategy of expanding into markets in a way that responds to our client’s needs.” 

The relocation of the office in Singapore follows the February 2012 opening of Akin Gump’s office in Hong Kong and the arrival in September 2012 of a new head of Akin Gump’s Beijing office. 

The Singapore office will continue to work closely with the firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices and complement their strengths in areas such as M&A, capital markets, private equity/investment funds and trade. 

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Source: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP