Mishcon de Reya opens private advisory business MDR Mayfair in Singapore
Mishcon de Reya, a British law firm which employs over 900 people, has announced that it has set up a wholly owned subsidiary of its private advisory business in Singapore.
MDR Mayfair – previously called Mayfair Private – will be led by Simon Michaels, a leading international wealth planning practitioner in Singapore, according to a Mishcon de Reya press release.
Like its counterparts in London and Dubai, MDR Mayfair will offer private advisory services to high net worth families in the region. The business has been renamed to bring it into line with the other MDR Group companies MDR Cyber, MDR Brand Management and MDR Discover.
MDR Mayfair Singapore will offer private advisory services to high net worth families based in South East Asia. The business creates bespoke solutions for its clients – advising families on a number of issues including succession planning, family governance, international structuring and asset protection. It brings together a broad range of highly qualified advisors who bring their professional disciplines to the seamless management of its clients' affairs. It does not offer investment advice or investment management services.
The international expansion of MDR Mayfair into Singapore has been driven by client demand and follows the successful launches in London in 2014 and Dubai in 2017.
MDR Mayfair Singapore's team is led by Simon Michaels. Michaels was previously a partner at Withers Worldwide and is a dual qualified English barrister and solicitor who has been based in Singapore for over ten years. Michaels advises on all issues of family governance, succession and estate planning, often with a particular focus on effective and complex cross-border structuring.
Kevin Gold, Executive Chair, Mishcon de Reya said: “It is an exciting time for our business, and we are delighted to have Simon on board as we launch our Singapore subsidiary. His long and impressive experience advising families in South East Asia will be invaluable as we look to further develop our business in the region.”