Singapore.
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Nixon Peabody has entered Singapore by launching an association with local boutique firm Angeline Suparto Law Corp.

The seven-lawyer Angeline Suparto focuses on cross-border transactions related to the Indonesian market. The firm operates in association with Jakarta-based Dau & Tuah. Founder Angeline Suparto started the firm in 2001.

Nixon Peabody’s own presence in Singapore will be through a representative office at Angeline Suparto’s office. It is licensed only to engage in liaison or promotional work and not to provide legal services or conduct business activities in Singapore.

David Cheng, the firm’s Hong Kong-based head of Asia, said the opening of an office in Singapore is a response to an increase in cross-border activities from clients based in Singapore and neighboring countries. Nixon Peabody is considering opening a servicing office in Singapore sometime down the road, according to Cheng.

Last year, the Boston-based firm combined with its Hong Kong associate firm Cheng Wong Lam & Partners and renamed the Hong Kong office Nixon Peabody CWL. The firm opened its first Asian office in Shanghai in 2008 and in Hong Kong two years later. Together, it has about 50 lawyers in those two offices.

Email: azhang@alm.com.

Nixon Peabody has entered Singapore by launching an association with local boutique firm Angeline Suparto Law Corp.

The seven-lawyer Angeline Suparto focuses on cross-border transactions related to the Indonesian market. The firm operates in association with Jakarta-based Dau & Tuah. Founder Angeline Suparto started the firm in 2001.

Nixon Peabody ‘s own presence in Singapore will be through a representative office at Angeline Suparto’s office. It is licensed only to engage in liaison or promotional work and not to provide legal services or conduct business activities in Singapore.

David Cheng, the firm’s Hong Kong-based head of Asia, said the opening of an office in Singapore is a response to an increase in cross-border activities from clients based in Singapore and neighboring countries. Nixon Peabody is considering opening a servicing office in Singapore sometime down the road, according to Cheng.

Last year, the Boston-based firm combined with its Hong Kong associate firm Cheng Wong Lam & Partners and renamed the Hong Kong office Nixon Peabody CWL. The firm opened its first Asian office in Shanghai in 2008 and in Hong Kong two years later. Together, it has about 50 lawyers in those two offices.

Email: azhang@alm.com.