Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) opened a representative office in Singapore on 12 February, the first overseas office for the law firm.
“The case for Singapore is kind of obvious,” Cyril Shroff, managing partner at CAM, told India Business Law Journal. “It’s been on our mind for a very long time because of the strategic importance of Singapore to the Indian market, and also broadly for the global legal community, because a lot of global firms are now running their India practice at least partly out of Singapore,” said Shroff.
“So, it’s become an extremely key centre for global law firm relationships, as well as for a large number of our financial sector clients, apart from corporates and others.”
CAM’s representative office will do only promotional work for now, but the law firm has applied to the Singapore Legal Services Regulatory Authority for a foreign legal practice (FLP) licence.