Dutch firm De Brauw to launch in Singapore
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is waiting on regulatory approval for the launch of a new office in Singapore, which will be its fifth overseas outpost.
De Brauw has its headquarters in Amsterdam, and has international offices in Beijing, New York, Brussels and London.
The Singapore office will be headed by M&A partner Dieter Wolff, who will relocate from Amsterdam along with senior M&A associated Lennard Keijzer.
The firm’s managing partner Martijn Snoep said: "Especially given the current economic climate in Europe, our clients are extending their business activities to growth markets in Asia and we, of course, want to be there with them. Our office in Beijing, which we opened in 2010, is clearly meeting a demand. Opening an office in Singapore will further increase our ability to advise our clients in South-East Asia. Where necessary, we will do this in cooperation with renowned local firms that we have built up a close network with over the past few years and with our Amsterdam office."