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Morgan Lewis Recognized in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

January 13, 2021

BEIJING, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, January 13, 2021: Morgan Lewis has been ranked in the newly released 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide across 18 practice areas, including a new practice ranking in the Japan section of the directory.

In addition, the firm received 37 lawyer recognitions in this year’s edition of the guide. Partner Lesli Ligorner was named to the publication’s Hall of Fame, which is designated for individuals who have been named Leading Individuals multiple years in a row. Four partners were named Leading Individuals—the most prestigious designation awarded to individuals—and one partner was named a Next Generation Partner. One associate was also newly named a Rising Star.

New Practice Ranking for 2021

Japan

  • Intellectual Property: International Firms and Joint Ventures

Tier 1 Practice Rankings

China*

  • Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms

Additional Practice Rankings

China

  • Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Private Equity: Foreign Firms
  • Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms

Hong Kong

  • Capital Markets (Equity)
  • Corporate (Including M&A)
  • Private Equity

Japan

  • Corporate and M&A: International Firms and Joint Ventures

Singapore

  • Banking and Finance: Local Firms
  • Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Local Firms
  • Corporate and M&A: Local Firms
  • Dispute Resolution: Local Firms
  • International Arbitration
  • Investment Funds: Local Firms
  • Labor and Employment: Local Firms
  • Shipping: Local Firms
  • Restructuring and Insolvency: Local Firms

Hall of Fame

  • Lesli Ligorner: Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms, China

Leading Individuals

  • Guan Feng Chen: Banking and Finance: Local Firms, Singapore
  • Bernard Lui: Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Local Firms, Singapore
  • Wai Ming Yap: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms, Singapore
  • Suet-Fern Lee: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms, Singapore

Next Generation Partners

  • Joel Seow: Investment Funds: Local Firms, Singapore

Rising Stars

  • Chrystle Kuek: Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Local Firms, Singapore
*Our Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong. Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.