The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Singapore firm WongPartnership has poached the country's inland revenue chief legal officer Leung Yew Kwong for its tax practice.
Yew Kwong is set to join the firm after 30 years at the Singapore Inland Revenue Authority. During his time at the organisation, Yew Kwong held a number of positions, including chief legal officer, chief assessor and chief valuer.
WongPartnership managing partner Alvin Yeo said Yew Kwong's experience would enhance the firm's tax, capital markets and corporate departments.
He said: "The uniqueness of our practice lies in tax practitioners having legal expertise coupled with other qualifications, such as in accounting and valuation, and whose experience covers transactional, advisory and contentious tax matters."
Yew Kwong has been involved in several high-profile tax cases, appearing before the Income Tax Board of Review, the Valuation Review Board, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. His appointment is the latest in a line of lateral hires for the firm, which last year raided Lee & Lee for real estate partner Tan Choo Leng and banking and finance partner Susan Wong.