We are delighted to announce the appointment of long term team member Chris Wilson as a partner of the firm from 1 April 2019.
Chris runs our Singapore office where he specialises in venture capital and tech m&a transactions. He was Simmonds Stewart’s first full time legal hire in 2007, and he’s been involved in all of our significant business initiatives since then, including the setup of our Auckland office, the launch of our free online legal templates, and the opening of our Singapore branch. We’ve enjoyed watching him develop as a lawyer over the years, and we are very proud to be able to promote him to the role of partner in our firm.
Simmonds Stewart has been advising tech clients in Southeast Asia since Lee Bagshaw joined us four years ago, and Chris opened the firm’s Singapore office in early 2017. The firm’s Southeast Asian practice has grown rapidly since then, and now represents over 100 Southeast Asian tech clients and a bunch of VC’s. We also advise Kiwi companies using Singapore as a base.
Chris’ appointment as a partner will help the firm’s growth in Singapore and across the region. He is already a well-known and highly regarded venture capital lawyer in Singapore. We’re confident his star will shine brightly in the coming years as a leading VC and tech m&a lawyer in both Southeast Asia and New Zealand.
by victoria stewart, 4 March 2019