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Bedell Cristin achieves key ranking for its Singapore office for the first time

26 January 2023

Bedell Cristin’s Singapore office and three of its lawyers working in the Asian market have been ranked for the first time in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (Legal 500 APAC).

The Legal 500 APAC guide provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplace of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. Rankings reflect the results of analysis of law firm submissions and interviews undertaken by their team of experienced researchers.

The firm has been ranked in Tier Two and Singapore based Partners, Joanne Verbiesen and Kristian Wilson have been listed as ‘leading individuals’, while Philip Kendall, an Associate in the Jersey office, has been included in the ‘rising star’ category.

Kristian, who is BVI qualified, was described as a ‘trusted advisor…….commercial in approach and available when additional advice or information is needed even at short notice,’ while the team was highlighted as having ‘deep knowledge and expertise in BVI, Cayman and Jersey law in particular in the law of trusts.’

Clients in the rankings described Joanne, who is a BVI and Cayman qualified lawyer, as ‘quickly identifying and solving cross border issues'

The team provided ‘a thorough and comprehensive knowledge and consistently added value in terms of advice…able to cover various aspects of BVI law including deal/M&A related as well as governance, structuring and joint ventures.

Specialising in the provision of BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law, Bedell Cristin first established an office in Singapore in 2012. It strengthened its presence with further hires and a move to new offices in 2021. Locally, the firm supports the Singapore legal industry with offshore legal advice that spans a wide range of banking, corporate finance, dispute resolution, funds, insolvency, private client, regulatory, and restructuring work in the Asian region

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