Harry Elias Partnership and Eversheds Sutherland officially part ways on 30 June 2020

Harry Elias Partnership and Eversheds Sutherland officially part ways on 30 June 2020
12 Jun 2020

The 2017 merger between Harry Elias Partnership and Eversheds Sutherland will end on 30 June 2020.  This was announced today. 

In 2017, Harry Elias Partnership, one of Singapore’s best known law firms, and global firm Eversheds Sutherland, announced a merger. The firm, which was renamed Eversheds Harry Elias LLP, commenced operations on 1 June 2017. On 1 July 2020, the firm will revert to its original name, Harry Elias Partnership LLP.

Philip Fong, Managing Partner of the firm commented:

“When we first negotiated the merger, we had included a review mechanism at the three-year mark. On this review, the management of the firm has decided that this merger is not the best option for us going forward. 

Nevertheless, we look forward to continued cooperation with Eversheds Sutherland, albeit in a different form, for ongoing and future local and regional projects. We remain very committed to a regional outlook and global strategy.

Come 1 July 2020, our firm’s name will revert to Harry Elias Partnership. I am confident that Harry Elias Partnership will continue to play an important role in the development of Singapore as the leading legal hub in the region and beyond.  All our clients can expect uninterrupted, consistent and dedicated service offerings from all our lawyers and staff.”

Stephen Kitts, Eversheds Sutherland Managing Partner, Asia, added:

“We have been in discussion with the senior team at legacy Harry Elias Partnership over the past few months with regards to our future strategy in Singapore.  Whilst there have been many positive milestones over the past three years, both firms feel the time has come to tread a different path.  We part as friends and on very good terms, and hope to continue our close relationship in the future. 

Eversheds Sutherland remains committed to Southeast Asia and its many clients in the region.”

About Harry Elias Partnership

Harry Elias Partnership was founded in 1988 by Mr Harry Elias, Senior Counsel, who is widely recognised as one of Singapore’s foremost litigation lawyers. The firm has an established reputation as one of the leading full-service firms in Singapore. It has a rich history and has played a significant role in the development of Singapore as a legal centre, through membership in various government committees and regulatory bodies. Its clients include local, regional and global organisations and government agencies. In 2012, the firm established an associated firm, HEP Law Office in Brunei Darussalam, a growing centre for trade and finance in the region. The firm also has a close relationship with an established associated law firm in Kuala Lumpur, LAW Partnership.

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno at rickysoetikno@eversheds-harryelias.com