We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Multicoloured windows in Singapore

    We were the first international law firm to practice in Singapore and have been working here and across Southeast Asia since 1980. Our long-standing presence in the region has enabled us to develop a deep knowledge of the political, legal, business and regulatory contexts which, in turn, means we can better support you on transactions and cases in the region. 

    We act on high profile business critical transactions and cases in Singapore and throughout the region, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines. Our Singapore practice focusses on all types of corporate, arbitration and finance work, across all sectors, including energy and natural resources, TMT, consumer, real estate and pharmaceutical sectors. 

    An evolving market 

    Clients choose Freshfields “when it matters most”. Singapore has rapidly become one of the busiest markets and financial hubs in Southeast Asia; it is one of the leading private wealth centres and many global corporates are regionally headquartered here. It has developed worldwide recognition as a leading centre for arbitration that is rapidly growing. The recent creation of the Singapore International Commercial Court is another example both of Singapore’s innovative approach and its determination to be the legal leading hub for Asia. We help our clients with the demands of this region, and to seek out the opportunities that exist in abundance. 

    Working where our clients need us 

    Although we run transactions and cases for our clients out of Singapore, we are wherever our clients need us to be. We have made it a priority to develop strong relationships with leading local law firms, financial institutions, intermediaries and government agencies across Southeast Asia, so that we can offer you the very best legal advice based on deep local market knowledge. Through our close relationships with local law firms across the whole of Southeast Asia we can provide you with one team that drives a transaction forward covering both international and local legal advice. 

    Our lawyers in the region come from diverse background, speak a variety of languages and are qualified in numerous jurisdictions. These include Singapore, England and Wales, Hong Kong, New York and Australia.


  • Freshfields in Singapore and Southeast Asia

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