Baker McKenzie and its member firm took home three awards at the WealthBriefingAsia Awards held in Singapore on 1 June 2017.
Baker McKenzie's Singapore member firm, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, was named "Best Legal Team" in Southeast Asia, with the judges lauding the team's ability in "deploying a true multi-jurisdiction cross-border power house of skills." The team in Singapore has won this accolade for the past four years since 2013 at the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards.
The Firm was also named "Wealth Planning Team" in Greater China, and was acknowledged by the judges for "its ability to serve clients globally with widespread tax and wealth management skills".
In addition, the Firm's "consistently high quality cross-border legal advise" led to its win in the "Estate Planning" category.
Commenting on the awards, John Walker, head of Baker & McKenzie's Asia Pacific Tax Practice, said, "The wealth management industry in Hong Kong and Singapore is growing rapidly and we are honoured to be recognised as a leading firm in this dynamic landscape."
The awards will encourage us to continue strengthening our wealth management offering so that we can provide the best support for our clients.
The Firm's Wealth Management Group regularly advises high net worth individuals and families, trust companies, private banks and other financial institutions, on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues. The teams in Singapore and Hong Kong have been consistently ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific as top-tier private client practices.
The WealthBriefingAsia Awards recognizes the excellence and outstanding achievements of wealth management professional firms and technology providers across Asia.
For a complete list of winners of the WealthBriefingAsia Awards, please click here.