In 1982 Thümmel, Schütze & Partner became the first German law firm to receive a foreign law firm licence in Singapore, which prepared the ground for the launch of its own office in 1984. Since 15th November 2005 all advice given by the firm in Singapore has been rendered by Thümmel, Schütze & Partners LLP, which is registered as an independent entity. Lawyers in the Singapore office focus on important business and legal issues related to German and South East Asian company law, international trade law, international banking law, labour law in Germany and South East Asia as well as representation in court and arbitration proceedings in all matters relating to South East Asia, or Germany and the European Union. Legal advice to clients is frequently related to the following areas:
- incorporation of subsidiaries, registration of branches and representative offices;
- contracts (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate agreements, distributorship and agency agreements, employment, technology transfer and licence agreements, general conditions);
- intellectual property (registration of patents and marks, unfair competition, computer and media);
- immigration (application for work and general residential permits);
- representation in and counselling on litigation and arbitration before state courts and arbitral tribunals.
Success in business in Asia is mainly based on mutual trust and confidence and, therefore, long established personal relationships. Over the last 25 years Thümmel, Schütze & Partner has worked to build relationships with government bodies, authorities, economic organisations and renowned local law firms in all commercial centres in Asia. In 1999 the service company TSP Corporate Services Pte Ltd was established. It renders supplementary services in the area of corporate secretarial matters and acts as trustee, particularly in cases requiring direct participation of a local partner.
Professionals based at our Singapore office
More information on the professionals based at our Singapore office is available at “Our Professionals“.