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Orrick plants Singapore flag following 2020 Hong Kong exit

  • Former Watson Farley & Williams partner to lead Singapore launch
  • Singapore has become a more important legal market in recent years, Orrick leader says

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(Reuters) – After shuttering its Hong Kong office last year, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe on Friday announced its launch in another major East Asian financial hub with a new Singapore office.

Spearheading the firm’s push into Singapore is Jon Thursby, a former Watson Farley & Williams partner who is joining Orrick as a partner in its energy & infrastructure practice.

Orrick has been eyeing the move for a while, according to Blake Winburne, the firm’s energy and infrastructure sector leader, who said it was “investigating and looking for the…

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