Press Release

Morgan Lewis Surges in Rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Guide

December 05, 2017

BEIJING, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, December 5, 2017: As it continues its exponential growth in Asia, Morgan Lewis received 19 practice rankings and 33 individual lawyer recommendations in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

With the opening of an office* in Hong Kong and lateral expansion in Beijing and Shanghai in the last year, Morgan Lewis has significantly expanded its global capital markets, corporate, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity platforms in Asia. In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 guide, the firm earned an additional seven practice rankings and more than doubled the lawyer recommendation count from last year’s guide. Four partners were also granted “Leading Lawyer” designations, the most prestigious designation awarded to individuals by the directory.

NEW PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2018

China

  • Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms
  • Real Estate and Construction: Foreign Firms
  • Regulatory/Compliance: Foreign Firms

Hong Kong

  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Corporate (including M&A)
  • Private Equity

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS

China

  • Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms

Japan

  • Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures

Singapore

  • Banking and Finance: Local Firms
  • Capital Markets: Local Firms
  • Construction: Local Firms
  • Corporate and M&A: Local Firms
  • Dispute Resolution: Local Firms
  • International Arbitration
  • Labor and Employment: Local Firms
  • Projects and Energy: Local Firms
  • Restructuring and Insolvency: Local Firms
  • Shipping: Local Firms

LEADING LAWYERS

  • Suet-Fern Lee, Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms
  • K. Lesli Ligorner, China: Labor and Employment, Foreign Firms
  • Christopher Wells, Japan: Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Wai Ming Yap, Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms

RECOMMENDED LAWYERS

  • Kelvin Aw, Singapore: Construction: Local Firms; Singapore: International Arbitration; Singapore: Projects and Energy: Local Firms; Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • June Chan, Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
  • Connie Cheung, China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms; Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A); Hong Kong: Private Equity
  • Keith Cheung, Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity; Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A)
  • Lynette Chew, Singapore: Construction: Local Firms; Singapore: Projects and Energy: Local Firms
  • Daniel Chia, Singapore: Dispute Resolution: Local Firms; Singapore: Labor and Employment: Local Firms; Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • Rosita Chu, Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
  • Mitch Dudek, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Tomoko Fuminaga, Japan: Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Eli Gao, Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
  • Maurice Hoo, China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms; Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A); Hong Kong: Private Equity
  • Justyn Jagger, Singapore: International Arbitration
  • Suet-Fern Lee, Singapore: Banking and Finance: Local Firms; Singapore: Corporate and M&A: Local Firms
  • Mathew Lewis, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Todd Liao, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms; China: Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms
  • K. Lesli Ligorner, China: Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms
  • Sin Teck Lim, Singapore: Banking and Finance: Local Firms; Singapore: Restructuring and Insolvency: Local Firms; Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • Louise Liu, Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
  • Kim Seng Lo, Singapore: Labor and Employment: Local Firms
  • Bernard Lui, Singapore: Capital Markets: Local Firms; Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • Edwin Luk, China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms; Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity; Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A)
  • Cindy Pan, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Adrian Tan, Singapore: Dispute Resolution: Local Firms
  • Wendy Tan, Singapore: International Arbitration; Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • Alex Wang, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Dora Wang, China: Labor and Employment: Foreign Firms
  • Christopher Wells, Japan: Banking and Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures
  • Billy Wong, Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity; Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A)
  • Wai Ming Yap, Singapore: Banking and Finance: Local Firms; Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • Xiaowei Ye, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Justin Yip, Singapore: Shipping: Local Firms
  • Yan Zeng, Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A)
  • Ning Zhang, China: Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms; China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms; Hong Kong: Corporate (including M&A)

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions based on a series of criteria judged predominantly by corporate counsel who identify select firms that offer some of the most cutting-edge and innovative counsel to clients.