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Norton Rose Fulbright Establishes Formal Law Alliance With Ascendant Legal

Issued: January 31 2019

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has established a formal law alliance (FLA) with Singapore law practice Ascendant Legal. The alliance, Norton Rose Fulbright Ascendant, has been created following approval from the Singapore Ministry of Law.

The establishment of Norton Rose Fulbright Ascendant will enable the expansion of the current Singapore law practice, particularly in the areas of litigation and arbitration, financial restructuring and regulation and investigations. The Singapore practice will benefit from additional Singapore law expertise in the areas of intellectual property; data protection, privacy and cybersecurity; fraud and asset tracing; criminal litigation and white-collar criminal defence; employment disputes; shipping; real estate; and antitrust and competition.

Ascendant Legal was set up in 2016 and is led by managing director Chew Kei-Jin, who has more than 20 years’ experience of handling complex, multijurisdictional disputes and restructuring matters across a wide range of business sectors, including banking, financial institutions, energy, commodities and telecommunications.

“My team has known and worked with lawyers in Norton Rose Fulbright for a number of years, and have experienced strong business and cultural synergies with their teams. Our FLA means that we were well placed to benefit from Singapore’s position as a leading legal hub for international dispute resolution and restructuring in particular,” Chew said.


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