Aliant opens second Asian office in Singapore

Aliant opens office in Singapore

Singapore’s Lighthouse Law has joined an international outfit Aliant Law as its second Asian office after China to establish Aliant Lighthouse Law, led by managing partner Adrian Wee.

Jacob Stein, chairman of Aliant in Los Angeles, said having operations on the ground in Singapore and across Southeast Asia would enable the firm to deliver deep local legal insight and experience, supported by a global team of colleagues.

“Since our founding in 2015, we’ve grown to provide services around the world to clients ranging from startups to global giants,” said Stein. “The addition of operations in Singapore meets the needs of many of our clients who have legal needs here.”

Wee, a trial and disputes lawyer who founded Lighthouse Law in December last year, will head the new firm’s disputes, investigations and white-collar practice.

He acted in several cases involving investment fraud, trade finance fraud and market manipulation. Wee also advised clients in relation to international sanctions and the seizure of funds pursuant to criminal proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.

Aliant Lighthouse Law provides cross-border dispute resolution, investigation, and white-collar and corporate services to clients in Singapore and across Southeast Asia. The office is Aliant’s 20th and will operate in partnership with other offices in the UK, the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.