DLA forms Singapore alliance

J Koh & Co, which has 21 lawyers, specialises in cross-boarder transactions, project financing, M & A, private equity, structured dept and securities.

The move follows DLA's recent announcement that Italian law firm, De Berti, Jacchia, Perno & Associati will joining D&P in January 2001.

DLA's Singapore office will focus on shipping, marine insurance and international trade disputes. It will be headed by Mike Melwood-Smith, who is currently based in DLA's Hong Kong office.