Leading law firm for 14 areas in Asia Pacific in 2022 editions of Chambers Greater China and Legal 500

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Leading law firm for 14 areas in Asia Pacific in 2022 editions of Chambers Greater China and Legal 500

As individuals, families and businesses across Asia embark on key opportunities and growth in the new year, we remain steadfast in providing instrumental support for our clients that they have come to rely on.

Our role in supporting success has earned us the recognition as a leading firm by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 14 practice areas; and by Chambers and Partners in 2 practice areas in its Greater China Guide. Along with these prestigious accolades, a total of 17 of our lawyers have likewise been recognised for their excellence in their respective market-leading practices. This closely follows our recent incredible showing in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2022.

We are honoured to receive these accolades, which are 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.

Testimonials

Corporate/M&A

Commercial, structured and technically sound.

Dispute Resolution

Withers KhattarWong has shown us that the team is very helpful, understanding the whole situation of the dispute and advising on how to go about in solving the dispute at every stage.

Family and matrimonial

In my experience, the quality of the advice given by Withers is first class.

(The team at Withers) always seeks the best results for its clients, which includes early, comprehensive and well-prepared attempts at settlement.

(Withers has a) phenomenal team (that is) part of a wider network.

They have the resources to deal with large cases.

Intellectual Property

Efficient and rapid cooperation in the area of intellectual property. Drafting of efficient, clear and useful intellectual property agreements with the employees of the company. Good and simple advice on the risks linked to intellectual property rights on software.

We would like to point out that one of the team’s strengths and key capabilities is to give us the various solutions in detail, so as to overcome the actions issued by the Singapore Trademark Offices, and thus, our clients can always rely on such comments to seek the trademark registrations in Singapore. The team provides succinct and accurate communications with us, including timely docketing, notifying and reminding due dates.

Labour & Employment

Always available and responsive even over the weekend to deal with emergencies.

A significant strength I saw from Withers was the ability to involve global colleagues on international employment matters. As more companies expand overseas, it becomes critical to adhere to employment laws in multiple jurisdictions. In this regard, the Withers team was able to actively involve their attorneys from different countries as needed.

Private Client

Withers has a multidisciplinary team, with expertise on tax in several key jurisdictions, as well as experiences with different planning tools such as fund and trust structures. They also have team members with different language abilities.

Withers has obvious advantages in asset planning, trust and US taxation.

Private Wealth and Family law

There’s a wide range of international expertise within the firm in Singapore.

Strong technical capability and knowledge of cross border, cross-jurisdictional matters. Well placed to advise global clients across the three main regions of US / Europe / Asia. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, able to effectively use video calls to gather information and implement proposals.

The team has very senior and experienced lawyers in multiple fields and jurisdictions. You find an expert for most matters at hand. Our global Group works very closely with multiple offices of Withers and the collaboration has been excellent for many years.

Exceptional breadth and depth in the expertise in dealing with issues confronting globalised families. Culturally the team is curious and interested in the world beyond legal issues. This translates to empathy which is very helpful for private client matters. I think newsletters and events of Withers including the Singapore office are always on point and practical. Not many firms devote resources to this but the events and content allow for me to get an indication of whether a firm is in touch with the issues / have expertise in an area. Also, it is nice that the firm gives back to the community by sharing insights.

Strong interpersonal communication skills, deep understanding of clients’ unique needs and requirements. Very clear client orientated and focused execution.

Real Estate

Withers’ services have been efficient and accurate.

Withers has been really helpful in managing matters between Hong Kong and the US.

It is comforting from the client’s perspective to know that your problem will be dealt with professionally and without undue delay.

Restructuring & Insolvency

Solid in legal knowledge and good commercial sense.

White-Collar Crime

Depth and breadth of experience. Cross working of expertise across forensic teams to gain an advantage. Diverse group of people.