ATMD Bird & Bird LLP strengthens Dispute Resolution in Singapore

21 August 2009

ATMD Bird & Bird announces today the appointment of a new dispute resolution partner Boey Swee Siang. He joins ATMD Bird & Bird LLP in Singapore from another commercial law firm, one of the largest in Singapore and Asia Pacific. Boey is the second partner to join the dispute resolution group in the last 18 months, signalling the growing strength of the team. The dispute resolution group has doubled in size since early 2008.

With more than 13 years experience in dispute resolution practice, Boey’s work encompasses a wide area of corporate and commercial litigation, including handling cases ranging from cross-border insolvency to defamation and medical negligence. He has been intimately involved in several prominent litigation cases in the High Court in recent years, including the largest representative action in Singapore’s legal history and high-profile cases in which he represented well-known publishers, international banks, and listed companies.

International law firm Bird & Bird and Alban Tay Mahtani & de Silva LLP (ATMD), one of Singapore’s leading law firms, entered into a global association agreement with effect from 1 January 2009. The Singapore office is known as ATMD Bird & Bird LLP.

Commenting on Boey’s appointment, David Kerr, Bird & Bird’s CEO, said: "We welcome Boey to the Dispute Resolution team in Singapore. His expertise across various areas of litigation will be a strong addition to the wider firm as we look to develop the contentious side of our business, following the global association with ATMD and the recent merger in London with Lane & Partners."

Alban Kang, Managing Partner of ATMD Bird & Bird, added: "Boey brings with him first class experience across dispute resolution and arbitration. He has handled cases from cross-border insolvency to defamation and medical negligence, including the largest representative action in Singapore to date. Boey’s existing client relationships will be a great addition to our practice and his appointment further boosts our capabilities to deliver an industry focused international service to our clients."

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Notes to Editors

ATMD Bird & Bird LLP is a Singapore law practice registered as a limited liability partnership in Singapore. The Firm is associated with Bird & Bird, an international legal practice. It is solely a Singapore law practice and is not an affiliate, branch or subsidiary of Bird & Bird or Bird & Bird LLP.

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