Linklaters appoints new Singapore chief

Kevin Wong has taken over from Andrew Roberts as managing partner of Linklaters’ Singapore office and co-chairman of the Linklaters Allen & Gledhill joint law venture.

Roberts is returning to London after four years in charge in Singapore.

Wong, a Singaporean, has been with Linklaters for more than 13 years. His experience includes four years in London, four years in Hong Kong and, more recently, four years in China establishing Linklaters’ Shanghai office.

Since transferring to Singapore last year, Wong has focused on building his capital markets and structured finance practice. He has advised on numerous high profile transactions in Singapore in the last 12 months, including the IPOs of SingPost and MobileOne.