11 Oct '11, 2am

Number of foreign lawyers in Singapore to increase, with more overseas firms set to open Singapore offices

By K. C. Vijayan, Law Correspondent Forming a part of the booming foreign lawyer population are Rajah & Tann lawyers (sitting, from left) Shamila Nathan, 27, Linda Hu, 27, Sasha Ruan Wener, 25, Carmen Chow, 28, Hazel Galimba Guiling, 40, (standing, from left) Yap Yeong Hui, 30, Lim Yee Weng, 29, William Hold, 33, Terence Liew Teck Meng, 29, Daniel Lubis, 36, Chia Lee Fong, 31, and Jerry Loo, 28. More than 1,100 are registered with the Attorney-General's Chambers, and the figure does not include those working as in-house counsel or others who commute here regularly to do arbitration work. -- ST PHOTOS: NURIA LING One in five lawyers in Singapore comes from abroad - and the number of foreigners practising here is set to rise. More than 1,100 are already registered with the Attorney-General's Chambers, nearly double the 579 a decade ago. And with more overseas firms set to op...

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