Squire Patton Boggs Recognized in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

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    In the newly released 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Squire Patton Boggs has been recommended in 18 practice areas. There were 47 lawyers achieving recognition for their expertise, two of whom were named in the elite Leading Lawyers list, a further four noted as leading individuals, with one lawyer named as a Next Generation Partner.

    In the 2022 guide, Legal 500 highlighted the firm’s progress in Singapore, noting the success of the its Commodities & Shipping Group as “a go-to advisor in the shipping market globally and in Singapore specifically.” The highly regarded International Dispute Resolution Practice in Singapore was recognised for its strength in gas price review and shipping and commodities sector disputes as well as investment treaty arbitration, and the Financial Services group “is making a name for itself in the areas of shipping and commodities finance.”

    In Australia, clients praised the firm for being “highly responsive to client needs” and “pragmatic, quick and efficient,” with lawyers who are “clever, highly motivated, hard working and easy to get along with” and who “remain client and outcome focused at all times.”

    The Tokyo Banking & Finance team were commended as one of the leading firms in Japan specialising in aircraft finance, with a “strong legal team with proficient expertise and experience,” while the Litigation team was recognised for its “excellent advice for not only legal issues but also business negotiation.”

    The “responsive, knowledgeable and professional” Private Client team in Hong Kong was highlighted for its ability to “cover the spectrum of private wealth issues” and for its “high level and down-to-earth advice.”

    Recommended Practices

    Australia

    Construction
    Corporate and M&A
    Dispute resolution – arbitration
    Dispute resolution – litigation
    Energy (transactions and regulatory)
    IT and telecoms
    Labour and employment
    Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)
    Real estate

    Hong Kong

    Private client (tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate)

    Japan

    Banking and finance: International firms and joint ventures
    Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures
    Dispute resolution: International firms and joint ventures

    Singapore

    Shipping: foreign firms
    International arbitration
    Banking and finance: foreign firms: Firms to watch
    Labour and Employment: foreign firms
    Projects: foreign firms

    Elite Leading Lawyers

    Ken Kurosu – Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures: Hall of Fame, Japan
    Barry Stimpson – Shipping: foreign firms: Hall of Fame Singapore

    Leading Individuals

    James Tsang – Private Client (tax, trusts, wealth management and contentious probate), Hong Kong
    Rika Beppu – Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures, Gaiben, Japan
    Hazel Brewer – Transport: Shipping, Australia
    Kate Sherrard – Shipping: foreign firms, Singapore

    Next Generation Partners

    Mörk Murdock – Corporate and M&A: International firms and joint ventures: Gaiben, Japan

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