Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Singapore, has appointed Andrew Martin as managing principal of the joint law venture, taking over the management role from Andy Leck. Andrew Martin is also the head of the office's Corporate and Securities practice.
"I am excited for this opportunity to lead the Firm at a time where Asia, including Southeast Asia, is such a pivotal player in the global economy. Singapore has been actively positioning itself as an international legal hub, putting in sound infrastructure to meet the expected increased demand for legal services, as well as leading in thought leadership to develop jurisprudence in Asia," said Andrew. "Our Firm has had a presence in Singapore since 1981 and we have grown and changed as the local legal market has opened up over the years. Our Singapore bench strength combined with our deep regional footprint and our long experience in Asia has been our advantage in this market. I look forward to helping us build on our current platform in the next phase of the Singapore and ASEAN journey."
Andrew is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500. His practice covers the wider ASEAN region giving him a sound understanding of operating in Southeast Asia. Andrew has a particular focus on cross-border M&A and joint ventures, including post-acquisition integration and restructuring. He advises extensively on compliance and governance matters especially anti-bribery issues where he supports clients on their internal investigation and compliance programs. He also advises both multinational companies and private equity houses from Asia, the US and Europe. Andrew's broad experience has been gathered from working in several jurisdictions, including England, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.
He received his qualifications from the University of Durham (First Class Honours in Law) and the College of Law, Guildford, England. He is admitted to practise in Singapore, England & Wales, Hong Kong, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.