Top 10 City quartet land Singapore licences
Four top 10 City firms have been awarded licences to practise local law in Singapore. Clifford Chance (CC), Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith and Norton Rose were among six firms awarded the licences earlier today (5 December), along with US firms Latham & Watkins and White & Case, after a process thought to have seen around 20 firms applying.The firms will have up to six months from 1 January to hire local lawyers and set up their Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP), with the licenses valid for an initial period of five years.The license means firms will be able to practice all areas of local law except domestic litigation, criminal, family and administrative law.
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