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Cambridge law firm Taylor Vinters has formed a second alliance with a Singapore law firm, in order to handle commercial and corporate transactions.
The move comes shortly after the firm’s London office launch, on 1 June. The firm will work side-by-side with technology specialists Keystone Law Corporation to help its UK and US clients expand into Asia.
Taylor Vinters’ CEO Matt Meyer said: “Like most of our strategic decisions, growing the business in Singapore is client led. Our Cambridge, London and Singapore axis reflects the commercial opportunities that our clients are experiencing, particularly in sectors like technology.
“We are collaborating in this venture with a leading Singaporean technology law firm, Keystone Law Corporation, which gives us regional credibility and a most importantly an entrepreneurial partner that thinks like us”.
Bryan Tan, director at Keystone Law Corporation, said: “We have leveraged on Singapore’s strength as a hub for operations in Asia and its sub-region South-East Asia, working for clients from across the region. Our next step is to extend this offering beyond Asia and Taylor Vinters bring us that ability with their experience and excellent network in Europe and North America. ”
Through The Law Firm Network, Taylor Vinters also has an existing Singapore relationship with Engelin Teh Practice, which handles the firm’s litigation and arbitration issues in the country. According to Meyer, Taylor Vinters also hopes to get a foreign law practice licence and launch its own office in Singapore within the next 12 months.
Taylor Vinters is not the only firm to show an interest in Singapore. On 6 June, Pinsent Masons announced it had entered into a joint venture with local firm Mpillay.
As well as the technology sector, Taylor Vinters also focuses on property, education, horse racing and equine, and food and agriculture.