Place your bets: decision time looms in Asia
Alex Novarese on why A&O's merger talks with Allen & Gledhill marks a key moment for the development of Singapore Inc as a key strategic hub for Asia...
With every passing week the feeling from Asia is that the wheel is spinning faster and faster. Take the hugely significant news that Linklaters’ joint venture partner Allen & Gledhill is in merger talks with Allen & Overy (A&O). The local firm is widely regarded as Singapore’s leading law firm and one of the strongest practices in Asia. With a rapidly liberalising Singapore in recent years establishing itself as a key hub to Southeast Asia and an increasingly potent threat to Hong Kong, it’s obvious that Allen & Gledhill could be an enviable strategic asset to an international firm.
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