Leading Singapore firm Stamford Law Corporation has announced that it has hired Tan Chong Huat and Yap Wai Ming to its burgeoning China practice group. With the new additions, Stamford's China group now has ten lawyers.

Tan will become a director of the firm and brings with him ten years of experience of China related work.

At present he is advising a Singapore government statutory board set up a subsidiary in China and is also legal advisor to China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) on its operations and investments in China. He has also worked on various Singaporean investments in China including the Suzhou and Wuxi industrial parks, Raffles Square in Shanghai and the Ascott in Beijing.

Yap is a dual-qualified lawyer admitted in both Singapore and Malaysia, who has worked primarily in infrastructure deals over the course of a 15-year career. He will also be a director of Stamford Law Corporation.

"While Singapore remains and will remain our home and our base, many of our clients have invested overseas, particularly in China," says Lee Suet Fern, senior director of Stamford Law commenting on the new hires. "We would like to help them and their shareholders protect their investments. At the same time our China offices will allow us to reach out to Chinese entities interested to invest or list in Singapore and regionally." Stamford Law currently has offices in Beijing and Guangzhou and has plans to open new office in Shanghai.

"I am thrilled to become a part of the Stamford Law team," Tan comments. "Stamford Law has a quality team with a sterling reputation as a blue chip corporate firm. I see great synergies in our practices and I believe we can build a premier China practice."