Jones Day lawyers have been advising clients in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. The Jones Day Singapore Office comprises more than 35 lawyers who have lived and worked in the region for many years and who understand the unique cultures and ways of doing business in the different South and Southeast Asian nations. Opened in 2001, the office acts as an ideal base for lawyers providing multijurisdictional advice in Singapore and the fast-growing economies of the wider region including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition to English, our multilingual lawyers are fluent in a wide variety of languages, including Indonesian, Cantonese, Gujarati, Hindi, Malay, and Mandarin.
Our lawyers are familiar with multiple legal jurisdictions, including the United States, England & Wales, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. In 2013, Jones Day was one of only four foreign international law firms awarded a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence to practice Singapore law in permitted areas (primarily commercial and corporate). This licence enables Jones Day to offer both the local and international legal knowledge increasingly required by complex cross-border transactions. Licence winners were noted for having "extensive global networks and deep expertise in key practice areas that will support the growth of the Singapore economy."
Our lawyers work as part of a fully integrated global team with lawyers from Jones Day's 43 offices around the world. They handle complex and innovative cross-border transactions and have experience in international corporate and commercial work, M&A, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, fund formation, banking and finance, debt and equity capital markets, energy (oil & gas), projects and infrastructure, international dispute resolution, and arbitration.
Jones Day actively supports its local community. In September 2012, the Jones Day Foundation made a donation of US$500,000 to the Singapore Management University (SMU) to fund a Professorship of Commercial Law for a term of seven years. As SMU’s largest gift from a law firm, this exemplifies Jones Day’s commitment to Singapore, and the further development of its commercial laws.