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Leading law firm for 12 areas in Singapore, Japan and Indonesia in Chambers Asia Pacific 2024

14 December 2023 | Applicable law: Indonesia, Japan, Singapore

As individuals, families and businesses across Asia explore diverse opportunities for growth and innovation, we remain steadfast in providing the crucial support that our clients have come to rely on.

In doing so, we have been recognised as a leading firm by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific legal directory guides in 12 practice areas across the Asia-Pacific (ex-China) region. Along with this prestigious accolade, 14 of our lawyers have likewise been recognised for their excellence in their respective market-leading practices.

We are honoured to receive this accolade, which builds upon our rankings last year. This is only possible through the thoughtful feedback provided by our clients and business partners.

We are thankful to everyone who has supported us, and we look forward to remaining as your trusted legal partner in the years to come.



  • 'Paul Jebely knows how to explain complex deal structures and get them across the finish-line. He is always able to find a unique but workable deal structure that navigates the challenges.'
  • 'Paul Jebely is able to defer, listen and understand; he likes to take guidance and expand his knowledge, and asks good questions.'

Banking and finance

  • 'Withers are able to show their expertise and professionalism in handling the matter. They demonstrate good understanding of the banking industry and are able to provide valuable insights and relevant advice.'

Corporate / M&A

Corporate and finance

  • 'Withers has really good knowledge of Singapore and Indonesia.'

Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption

  • 'Withers have experienced and seasoned partners. They are very responsive and communicative.'
  • 'It's an excellent firm with a great reputation.'


  • 'Withers is technically sound and commercial. It is a quality firm in the space, with worldwide resources to tap into, and technical expertise from multiple practices.'
  • 'The team is experienced and very prompt in terms of response. It has good teamwork.'
  • 'Amarjit Kaur is excellent, detail-oriented and realistic, and really knows what she's doing.'
  • 'Amarjit Kaur is very personal and understands clients' predicaments well. She is sensitive to various cultural nuances.'

Intellectual Property

  • 'When it comes to communication, I am very satisfied with the prompt and accurate delivery of content. I think the team has a great ability to convey expertise.'

Investment Funds

  • 'Withers' team is highly technical and conversant in various funds-related and regulatory matters yet they are able to elaborate on technically complex issues in a client-friendly way.'
  • 'Withers take the time to listen and understand the client's case and look at all possible solutions, even if they may not be on the client's radar. The credibility they carry due to their experience and qualifications really helps assure clients they are getting quality.'
  • 'The Singapore team is technically very strong and leverages the firm's global expertise to suggest pragmatic solutions in some areas which are still new in Singapore.'
  • 'They are mindful of our business and listen to our needs and concerns as a true partner.'
  • 'Yoshiyuki Omori is the go-to person for regulatory matters facing the FSA. He has strong experience interacting with the authorities.'
  • 'Koji Yamamoto has impressed me with his consistent delivery of client service that is both accurate and practical. He genuinely cares about his clients and is a pleasure to work and be with as a result.'
  • 'Koji Yamamoto is an excellent legal counsel with experience and a very customer-oriented approach. Also, his teamwork spirit is awesome.'
  • 'Daniel Yong is easy to work with, understands the client's needs and is effective in providing practical guidance on the matters at hand, with a commercial approach.'
  • 'Daniel Yong is absolutely alert and up-to-date with the latest regulations.'

Real Estate

  • 'Withers offers experienced lawyers able to leverage decades of legal experience in Japan with the largest global investors. They are always available and ready to resolve any legal issue we encounter, with the ability to work around the clock.'
  • 'Whether it is structuring matters or deals that have complex related agreements, Withers has been very good at helping us navigate and understand the issues.'
  • 'Toshihiko Tsuchiya is an industry veteran with skills and commercial awareness.'
  • 'Naoki Ueyama has had a long career and can handle complex projects.'
  • 'Naoki Ueyama is very familiar with foreign transactions and knows a lot of scenarios. He utilises his related experiences and is very easy to work with, especially when we need to deal with foreign clients.'
  • 'Gerald Fujii is a very experienced legal counsel.'


  • 'Withers has relevant industry connections to solve clients' issues and provide very practical advice that one can act upon.'
  • 'Withers are highly professional, fast and responsive.'
  • 'Justin Yip is very experienced in insolvency and gives quick and practical advice that is business-relevant.'

Startups & Emerging Companies

  • 'The team have an excellent understanding of the startup landscape and needs. They display a deep knowledge of the legal intricacies and common challenges faced by startups during the negotiation process.'
  • 'They have a very agile and out-of-the-box approach and are very business-oriented.'
  • 'Joel Shen's ability to think from a commercial perspective and strike the right balance with legal strength is simply astounding.'


  • 'The pricing is very reasonable and they are quite efficient; I've never had any issue with them.'
  • 'They have a large bench of cross-border tax professionals. The team are able to come up with quick and creative solutions.'
  • 'Their advice is very sharp and tailored to the client's position.'
  • 'Eric Roose is a very experienced US-qualified tax lawyer, with a lot of experience in Japan and Asia. He's a true international tax lawyer who is extremely strong in technical stuff, has a strong sense of business and the best communication skills.'
  • 'Yeoh Lian Chuan's depth of technical knowledge on Singapore tax and his prior regulatory experience has been very helpful.'
  • 'Yeoh Lian Chuan is very, very knowledgeable about the law. He is a thinking lawyer, who considers not only the tax angle but other parts of the law, which is very helpful for the client.'

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