US firm Vedder Price has opened its second international office, launching in Singapore this month.
The firm, which specialises in global transportation finance, has five offices in the US and one in London.
It will relocate partner Ji Woon Kim from New York and solicitor Lev Gantly from London to head up the new office.
A statement from the firm said the new base “satisfies client demand for a physical presence in Asia” and gives the firm “a foothold for future expansion in the epicentre of this expanding market”.
The office will not practise Singaporean law under local rules regarding international law firms, instead practising both US and English law.