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.

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.

Subscribe today to get ALL ACCESS and 15% off!

A premium subscription gives you access to all articles and provides:

  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM’s unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week’s UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor’s Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site’s full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Subscribe Now For All Access

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651