When Singapore-based Stamford Law Corporation joined forces with Morgan Lewis in the spring of 2015, the deal was a game changer for our two law firms—and for the clients we collectively serve.
The combined Morgan Lewis Stamford created the first—and thus far the only—fully integrated law firm in Singapore, enabling our lawyers to practice across all legal service areas in the island nation. From our base in Singapore, we advise clients on their local, regional, and global matters, including those related to mergers and acquisitions, financial markets, energy, international arbitration, and litigation. Our combination allows us to undertake work that remains out of reach even to Singapore-licensed international firms. Acknowledging the pioneering nature of our combination, the Financial Times recently recognized Singapore Office Managing Partner Suet-Fern Lee as a finalist in its Innovative Lawyer of the Year awards for her role in helping to set up Morgan Lewis Stamford as a business transaction, litigation, and arbitration powerhouse that has transformed Singapore’s legal marketplace. The publication also honored Morgan Lewis Firm Chair Jami McKeon with its Special Achievement Award recognizing her innovative approach to the firm’s strategic growth.
We bring the same spirit of innovation to our partnerships with clients. As more multinational corporations establish their base of operations in Singapore, our lawyers work to deploy their experience, talents, and cross-firm relationships to support clients in their increasingly sophisticated business and legal needs within Singapore and across Asia, including through collaboration with lawyers in our Tokyo and Beijing offices.
Our Singapore office celebrated the Morgan Lewis Stamford combination at a December 1, 2015 event at the Asian Civilisations Museum along the banks of the Singapore River. Jami and Fern hosted the event, which was attended by more than 200 guests, including key business leaders from major banks and corporations, many of them clients, and representatives from international government bodies and several embassies.