Linklaters among four firms granted temporary extension to Singapore licence as performances 'fall short'

Magic circle firm joins Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Jones Day and Sidley Austin in securing two-year extension in Singapore

Linklaters, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Jones Day and Sidley Austin will be able to practise local law in Singapore until at least 2020, after authorities decided to push back a formal decision on renewing their Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences until 2020.

The Singapore Ministry of Law said on Wednesday that the group’s performances in the region had “fallen short” since licences had been handed out in 2013, prompting it to defer its decision on formally renewing them until 2020.

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