( dpa ) - A US law firm has opened an office in Singapore focusing on South-East and South Asian markets, a news report said on Monday.
The city-state office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, the firm's fifth in Asia, is starting off with a focus on the finance, merger and acquisition, private equity, restructuring and distressed investment and capital markets.
"We are in the process of recruiting more lawyers," the Business Times quoted Howard Chao, chairman of O'Melveny's Asia practice, as saying. He expects the Singapore office to have up to 15 lawyers by the end of the year.
Given the growth rates in the South-East and South Asia markets, "We expect the office will grow quickly," he added.
Apart from its offices in Asia, O'Melveny has nine more in other cities, including London and New York.