UK firm Withers boosts Singapore practice with BLP hire

December 9, 2012 UK-based private client law firm Withers has boosted its Singapore practice with the hire of partner Simon Michaels from Berwin Leighton Paisner. The hire brings the number of partners in the Singapore office to three.
 
Michaels specialises in tax and wealth planning, and plans to advise Singapore’s growing number of ultra high net worth families and trust companies.
 
“We are hugely encouraged by how quickly we are expanding in Asia, and are thrilled to be welcoming Simon to the growing Withers team,” said Jay Krause, Withers’ Head of Wealth Planning Asia.

“Singapore is one of the world centres for private wealth management and someone of Simon’s calibre will accelerate our growth, enhancing our ability to provide quality advice to ultra high net worth individuals and their businesses in Southeast Asia.”

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