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Singapore

Singapore is a global centre for Asian inbound and outbound trade and investment, acting as a major hub for international arbitration and home to the APAC Head Offices of many international companies. With almost a decade in the region, we have invested heavily in relationships, using our Singapore base as a seat to help our clients across every key Asian jurisdiction.

CMS in Singapore is a full service office that services the Asia Pacific region.  We act across all stages of our clients’ projects and investment lifecycle providing legal expertise in transactional, commercial, regulatory & disputes advice. We have particular experience in the key areas of Infrastructure, Construction & Energy, Funds & Indirect Real Assets and Telecommunications, Technology and Media.

CMS has over 28 lawyers based at CMS Singapore and they are qualified across the UK, Singapore, the US, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.  Many also have native bilingual proficiency in many languages, including Bahasa Malay, Tamil, Korean, French, Japanese and Mandarin.

With effect from 1 September 2017, CMS is pleased to announce a formal law alliance (FLA) between its Singapore office and Singapore law practice Holborn Law LLC. The FLA, which has received approval from the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of Singapore, will operate under the name CMS Holborn Asia.

If you would like more information about our services, please come and visit us, reach out via our online contact form or give us a call.

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Directions

From the Airport

Distance from the airport is approx 20KM and a taxi would be the best mode of transport. You can also take the MRT and alight at Expo and change to the Downtown Line (Blue Line) towards Bukit Panjang to alight at Downtown Station, use Exit D.

By car

From the airport, follow road signs pointing towards City. Continue on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) then onto the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and take the Sheares Avenue exit (Exit 1A). Head straight down, turn right on Central Boulevard Road then left on Straits View. Continue straight and Marina One East Tower will be on the left.

By train

You can take the MRT, using the Downtown Line (Blue Line) towards Bukit Panjang to alight at Downtown Station, use Exit D. You can also take the North South Line (Red Line) towards Marina South Pier to alight at Marina Bay station, use Exit B.

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Location

CMS Holborn Asia
7 Straits View
Marina One East Tower
#19-01
Singapore 018936
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