Deloitte Legal announces new foreign law practice in Singapore to support growing demand from clients in Southeast Asia
New foreign law practice will provide full international legal services as part of the Deloitte Legal global network
SINGAPORE, 1 August 2018 — Deloitte Legal today announced the formation of “Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd.”, a licensed Foreign Law Practice that will provide full international legal services using Singapore as a regional hub to serve clients in Southeast Asia. Established by Deloitte Legal, “Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd.” is a part of the global Deloitte Legal network that comprises over 2000 legal professionals in more than 80 countries.
Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd.; which provides only legal services, and is independent and legally separate from other Deloitte entities in Singapore and overseas; will be led by Mr Rashed Idrees as the Managing Director. Rashed has over 23 years of cross-border legal experience in Asia and the Middle East. He has been a partner of international and regional law firms for the last 10 years, with a proven record of leading offices across numerous countries as well as practice groups on various cross-border transactions.
Rashed said: “My team and I are delighted to be part of this new and exciting opportunity and we look forward to working with other Deloitte professionals across various industry sectors and service lines in audit & assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory, to better serve clients in overcoming challenges and capitalizing on opportunities across the region.”
Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd. will serve clients across the Southeast Asia region spanning a variety of industry sectors including infrastructure, power, oil and gas, mining, financial services, chemicals, retail, wholesale and distribution, technology, telecommunications, and real estate. The foreign law practice complements Deloitte’s multi-disciplinary integrated teams with deep service capabilities to advise clients in a variety of areas including:
- Commercial Law
- Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions
- Infrastructure, projects and project finance
- International trade and structured trade and commodity finance
- Specialist jurisdictional experience across numerous developing markets
Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd. is fully owned and controlled by qualified lawyers, and structured in compliance with the Legal Profession Act and its subsidiary legislation.
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About Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd.
Deloitte Legal International Pte. Ltd. (a licensed Foreign Law Practice) is a licensed Foreign Law Practice, which is fully owned and controlled by qualified lawyers, and structured in compliance with the Legal Profession Act and its subsidiary legislation. It is a part of the network of member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, which will provide only legal services and is legally separate and independent from other Deloitte entities in Singapore and overseas. "Deloitte Legal" means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms or other affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.
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About Deloitte Southeast Asia
Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd – a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited comprising Deloitte practices operating in Brunei, Cambodia, Guam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – was established to deliver measurable value to the particular demands of increasingly intra-regional and fast growing companies and enterprises.
Comprising 340 partners and over 8,800 professionals in 25 office locations, the subsidiaries and affiliates of Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd combine their technical expertise and deep industry knowledge to deliver consistent high quality services to companies in the region.
All services are provided through the individual country practices, their subsidiaries and affiliates which are separate and independent legal entities.
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