Dec 2015

Haldanes and Olswang announce non-exclusive association

Haldanes signed a non-exclusive association with Olswang Singapore, effective on 7th December 2015. The association aims to increase both firms’ ability to win clients as well as service existing clients in Hong Kong and Singapore, both in terms of regional coverage and service line capabilities.

Haldanes (in John McLellan and Michael Leow) and Olswang Asia (in Andrew Stott and Matt Pollins) operate two of the most well-regarded media practices in Asia, with highly-visible profiles on media advisory, regulatory and transactional activity.

Andrew Stott, Partner and Head of Olswang Asia’s Corporate practice, commented: “We are delighted to have entered into this association with Haldanes. The fit is perfect as neither firm has a presence in the other’s home territory and we share a joint sector focus as well as a number of clients and contacts. John and Michael are highly respected in region and I have known them personally for a few years now. I very much look forward to working even more closely with them.”

Paul Stevens, Olswang’s CEO, commented: “With Hong Kong and Singapore being the two most significant hubs for the provision of legal services in Asia, we see our association with Haldanes as a great opportunity to broaden our offering in the wider Asian market, which our clients have identified as a priority.”

Jonathan Midgley, Senior Partner at Haldanes, commented: “Almost every major international company has its Asia headquarters in either Hong Kong or Singapore. As a firm exclusively based in Hong Kong, access to legal services in Singapore is something a lot of our clients see as crucial. The benefits and synergies to be gained from this association are therefore obvious and I am very pleased that the existing client-focused friendship between us and the Olswang Asia team led by Andrew has been formalised.”

John McLellan, Partner and Head of Commercial & Media and Entertainment Group at Haldanes, commented: “I very much look forward to continue working with the Olswang Asia team as part of our new association. Our two firms share a lot in common, not least a market-leading reputation in the media sector, backed by recognition in leading legal directories and numerous awards. Andrew is a very well-respected and connected lawyer in the region and I look forward to driving the association forward with him over the next few years.”

Read more about Olswang’s expertise here.

Read more about Haldanes’ expertise here.