Pinsent Masons Boosts Singapore with KhattarWong Hires

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London-based Pinsent Masons is adding three partners in Singapore.

Corporate lawyers Perry Yuen, Kelvyn Oo and Bethia Su will join Pinsent Masons from local firm KhattarWong, where all three were partners.

Yuen, the former head of KhattarWong’s corporate and securities practice, advises clients on finance, restructuring and capital markets transactions. He also acts on commercial and wealth management matters. Prior to joining KhattarWong as a partner in 2011, Yuen had been a director at Singaporean firm Legal Solutions for two years and was also previously a partner at Shook Lin & Bok.

Oo, a capital markets specialist who also represents clients on mergers and acquisitions deals, joined KhattarWong in early 2012 from Duane Morris & Selvam, where he was a director.

Su specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. She also previously worked at Shook Lin & Bok as a partner.

Yuen, Oo and Su were the last corporate partners at KhattarWong, leaving four consultants in the practice. A firm spokespersons did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The bulk of the firm’s corporate and securities partners left in 2011 to launch RHTLaw, which formed an exclusive alliance with Anglo-German firm Taylor Wessing in 2012.

Pinsent Mason’s Singapore office will now have 20 lawyers, including nine partners. The firm employs 1,260 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide.

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