Links among just four firms to win Singapore licences after 23 apply
Linklaters, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Jones Day and Sidley Austin have been awarded Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences in Singapore as the Asian city state takes further steps to liberalise its legal market. The four international firms were among a list of 23 which applied for QFLPs in the period between 1 July to 31 August last year, with other hopefuls including UK outfits Berwin Leighton Paisner, DLA Piper, Ashurst, Olswang, Watson Farley & Williams and Stephenson Harwood, alongside American counterparts K&L Gates and Shearman & Sterling.
Linklaters, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Jones Day and Sidley Austin have emerged as the successful bidders for the second round of Singapore’s Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences, seeing off competition from a raft of UK and international rivals.
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