The law firm Akin Gump has opened a new operating base at what is arguably the most prestigious office space location in Singapore, namely the Marina Bay Financial Centre.
The expansive complex of mixed-used buildings was completed after a sizeable and high profile redevelopment effort that completed in late 2012.
Akin Gump has taken office space at Tower 2 and joins the likes of Barclays, American Express, BHP Billiton and Nomura Securities in doing so. Towers 1 and 3 have the banking groups Standard Chartered and DBS as their respective anchor tenants and primary occupiers.
Having first started working in Singapore in mid-2012, Akin Gump has not settled its staff long before switching to its new offices. The firm makes no secret of its ambition to work as closely and effectively as possible with finance-related businesses based in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
“As clients continue to expand their operations and investments into Asian emerging markets, in particular China, India and Southeast Asia, it is increasingly important that we have a robust presence on the ground in that region,” said international managing partner Rick L Burdick.
“The development of the firm’s office in Singapore – an important hub for investing across Asia – is a great fit with our overall strategy of expanding into markets in a way that responds to our client’s needs.”
In addition to its new offices at the Marina Bay complex in Singapore, Akin Gump has offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as in the US, Europe and various parts of the Middle East.