Disputes Powerhouse RPC strengthens Team with senior hires for JLV in Singapore
International law firm RPC has hired three partners, Boey Swee Siang, Navin Joseph Lobo, and Lin Yuankai, to strengthen its disputes, regulatory compliance and investigations practice for its joint legal venture (JLV) RPC Premier Law in Singapore.
- Singapore-based Boey Swee Siang, Navin Joseph Lobo, and Lin Yuankai join from Bird & Bird ATMD to lead 8-lawyer team
- Enhances RPC's disputes offering in Singapore*
- RPC's Disputes Team now includes over 300 lawyers across four offices globally
Swee Siang joins RPC Premier Law on the 4 May 2020, Navin already joined on the 27 April and Yuankai joined on 24 February.
The set of senior hires in Singapore adds to what has been a very active 15 months for RPC's wider Commercial Disputes team, including the arrival of Finella Fogarty and Tatiana Minaeva in London, the internal promotion of Alan Williams as well as the recent hires of Paul Bagon and Sam Tate (London), Charles Allen (Hong Kong), Gerald Yee (Singapore).
Commenting on the new lateral hires in Singapore, RPC Asia Managing Partner Antony Sassi noted: "We have been working on bringing the right high-quality type of people in for some time, and therefore are very excited that this market-leading team led by Swee Siang, Navin and Yuankai are joining us. Our regional and global strategy has been to expand our client-centred commercial referrals offering and increase our cross-border litigation and arbitration work. This high calibre team will no doubt add further firepower to servicing our clients in the local Singapore market, in Asia and globally."
Adding to this, Global Head of Commercial Disputes Tom Hibbert said: "We have seen an increased client demand for multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary dispute litigation work. The new hires will meet that demand and play an important role in further building our commercial referrals offering in Singapore as well as support clients on global litigation and arbitration work. I can see our teams in London and Hong Kong itching to start introducing the team to our growing international client base."
Swee Siang said: "RPC's strong disputes reputation made it a natural home for our team. I was particularly drawn to the firm's genuine commitment to collegiality, collaboration and the highest level of client service; I can't wait to get started."
Navin added: "The team and I are thrilled to join RPC. It is a well-established firm with a stellar reputation and bench strength of excellent lawyers. Its international vision, client-centred approach, and focus on disputes make it an ideal platform to provide clients with the support and solutions they require."
Swee Siang, Navin and Yuankai will be joined by Vani Nair (Senior Associate), Selina Toh (Senior Associate), Shaun Oon (Associate), Cheng Liqi (Associate) and Yap Chun Kai (Associate).
*Local Singapore litigation will be handled by Premier Law, outside of the JLV