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“.


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