Law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has announced a formal law alliance between its Singapore office and Singapore law firm AsiaLegal. The alliance has received approval from the Singapore Attorney General’s Chambers and is effective from July 1, 2015, operating under the name HFW AsiaLegal.

The alliance enables the firm to undertake work which requires expertise in both English law and permitted areas of Singapore law. HFW has thus extended its capabilities, now encompassing dispute resolution, transactions and regulatory expertise, in line with client needs.

Commenting on the news, HFW’s senior partner Richard Crump says: “We are delighted that we have received approval to form this new alliance with AsiaLegal, whom we have known and worked with for a number of years. The business landscape in Singapore has changed significantly over recent years and this strategic development enables us to improve our service to clients.”

Mert Hifzi, managing partner of HFW’s Singapore office, adds: “These are exciting times for HFW in Singapore – over the last few years we have grown significantly and, recognising the opportunities presented by Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region, this alliance demonstrates our commitment to continuing our growth here.”