Singapore Law Firms Nair & Co and PK Wong & Associates announce Merger
 
Jan 06, 2020
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SINGAPORE, Jan. 6, 2020 - Boutique dispute resolution & insolvency law firm, Nair & Co LLC, has merged with mid-sized law firm, PK Wong & Associates LLC, to form a full-serviced law firm, PK Wong & Nair LLC.

With the merger, the firm will have a combined total of 23 lawyers.

The firm will be led jointly by Co-Managing Directors, Suresh Nair and Mark Wong.

Founded in 2017 by Managing Director, Suresh Nair, Nair & Co LLC had in a short span of time attained accolades and recognition for its work in Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency and Employment-related matters.

PK Wong & Associates LLC, with its strengths in Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Employment and Data Protection law and Disputes/ Insolvency, was previously a member of the EY Global Network from 2014 to 2018 and became fully independent again on 1 July 2018.

"The addition of the disputes team from Nair & Co LLC will complement PK Wong & Associates LLC's existing disputes capabilities and also provide Nair & Co LLC's clients with one stop corporate and commercial capability," said Mark Wong, the firm's Co-Managing Director.

Suresh Nair said that the unique combined strengths of the two firms will provide the market with strong expertise across all disciplines without many of the conflict issues that are normally associated with full-service law firms.

All directors of the merged entity PK Wong & Nair LLC have extensive experience in assisting clients in both domestic and multi-jurisdictional international transactions and disputes.

PK Wong & Nair LLC is a member of First Law International (FLI), an elite global legal network of independent law firms worldwide specialising in providing clients with standardised legal solutions for cross-border legal support, allowing the firm to tap onto the extensive network in more than 100 jurisdictions, with correspondent law firms in Asia-Pacific, the UK and the US.

Background

About Nair & Co LLC

Founded in 2017, Nair & Co LLC is a boutique Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency and Corporate/Commercial law firm with roots in one of Singapore's largest law firms, Allen & Gledhill LLP, and Straits Law Practice LLC.

Nair & Co's Managing Director, Suresh Nair, has been cited in numerous publications as a leader in his fields. Asialaw Profiles 2016 said that, "Nair's approach and professionalism have been singled out for praise by clients. 'He is one of the leading banking litigation lawyers in Singapore' notes a client, while another client points to the 'excellent results' achieved by Nair'." In Chambers 2016, Suresh is listed as "a litigation partner with notable experience in the employment space. Interviewees appreciate his 'very strong knowledge and guidance on employment matters and very good people skills'." He is listed in Benchmark Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019 as a "Local Disputes Star" and is referred to as "among the best insolvency practitioners in Singapore. An exceptional advocate, he is razor sharp and precise and provides timely and practical advice in the most personable way possible." In IFLR 2019, Suresh is referred to as being "an incredible lawyer", "impeccable" and "an absolutely outstanding advocate and highly experienced lawyer. A joy to interact with".

Their diverse client base ranged from multinational companies and banks to international law firms, to shareholders dealing with boardroom disputes, all the way to an animal welfare group. Their lawyers have acted as counsel in landmark cases in areas as diverse as private banking, cross border schemes of arrangement, clawback claims in liquidations, and in construction and torts.

About PK Wong & Associates LLC

PK Wong and Associates LLC (the LLC) was formed as a limited liability law corporation in 2004 by Mr. Wong Peng Koon (PK Wong) and Mr. Mark Wong. The directors of the LLC have worked on a wide range of cross-border and international transactions, including mergers and acquisition for multinational corporations, advising on restructuring and insolvency matters, schemes of arrangement and dispute resolution. Therefore, the directors have widespread experience in assisting clients in both domestic as well as international transactions involving multi-jurisdictional laws. A large volume of work is carried out for international clientele involving transactions in Singapore as well as in Asia-Pacific, Australasia and other parts of the world. This has enabled the LLC to form an extensive network and establish strong ties with correspondent law firms in Asia-Pacific, the UK and the US.

Source: PK Wong & Nair LLC

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