Two years after initiating a closer integration with formal law alliance (FLA) partner, Prolegis LLC in Singapore, the relationship is thriving. The integration has significantly enhanced the firm’s offering, providing clients with seamless access to comprehensive Singapore law services.

“The FLA’s blend of local and international expertise and our combined breadth of expertise gives clients confidence in the Herbert Smith Freehills Prolegis brand,” said Fatim Jumabhoy, managing partner of the Singapore office.

Prolegis bolstered its expertise, beginning with the hire of Adrian Wong as Head of Projects and the secondment of Victor Chiew into its corporate and M&A practice.

In 2023, Daniel Chia was hired to establish Prolegis’ litigation practice along with directors Yanguang Ker, deputy head of litigation, and Jonathan Tang, head of restructuring and insolvency.

The teams have expanded Prolegis’ capability and complimented the firm’s services in Singapore and regionally, including its focus on energy, technology and private capital.

Prolegis managing director Daniel Chia added that, “by understanding how other jurisdictions have handled ground-breaking cases, we are helping clients navigate some of the most cutting edge and complex regulatory challenges in an ever-changing and unstable geopolitical climate.”

The expansion also exemplifies the firm’s investment and confidence in Southeast Asia as a region for legal services. In addition to the country’s strength as a capital markets, finance and corporate hub for the region, Singapore’s robust disputes infrastructure includes the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Commercial Court.

The expanding strength of the FLA recently earned Prolegis recognition as a firm to watch in 2024 by Asian Legal Business and improved Chambers and Legal 500 rankings.


Daniel Chia

+65 6812 1363

Adrian Wong

Director, Head of Projects
+65 6812 1355

Victor Chiew

Director, Corporate
+65 6868 9826

Yanguang Ker

Director, Deputy Head of Litigation
+65 6812 1366

Jonathan Tang Yuan

Director, Head of Restructuring
+65 6812 1365

Kwah Chee Hian

Head of Financial Services Regulatory
+65 6812 1352

Ralph Lim

Director, Corporate
+65 6812 1350