A year after ending its China alliance, McDermott Will & Emery is back in Asia. This time, Singapore takes the lead.

The firm just received a Foreign Law Practice license from the Singaporean government this week and recently hired former King & Spalding partner Merrick White. White and London partner Ignatius Hwang both specialize in projects work, one of the focuses of McDermott’s Singapore office, alongside governmental investigations and international arbitration, capital markets and private equity transactions, and private client and tax practices.