Jones Day has added two new partners to its Singapore office.
Michael Pollen and Kevin Murphy were both formerly partners in the Singapore office of K&L Gates, which Murphy was recruited to open in 2009.
Pollen focuses on dispute resolution in the infrastructure, shipping, and energy sectors. He joined K&L Gates in 2010 from the Singapore office of DLA Piper. Murphy specializes in mergers and acquisitions and project finance transactions. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was also previously a partner in DLA Piper’s Singapore office. He joined that firm in 2005 from White & Case.
According to the firm’s website, the new additions will give Jones Day Singapore a total of 21 lawyers, including ten partners.
The Singapore Ministry of Law announced Monday that a new batch of Qualifying Foreign Law Practice licenses will be opened for application on July 1, and the cut-off date for applications will be on August 31. Both Jones Day and K&L Gates have said that they will apply to become QFLPs, as reported by The Asian Lawyer in May.