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McDermott Will & Emery is planning to open an office in Singapore, according to five people with knowledge of the matter, marking the firm’s return to Asia.

McDermott exited the region last year, shuttering its office in China in June. It also closed its office in South Korea in 2019. But now it is planning a return to the region, this time with the launch of an office in Singapore.

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Jessica Seah

Jessica Seah covers Asia for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia, as well as in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and China. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, legal tech, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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Meganne Tillay

Meganne joined Legal Week as a reporter in June 2019 upon completing a Master's in Journalism at Kingston University. She covers a number of domestic and international law firms, as well as real estate, capital markets and regulation. [email protected]

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