Alliott Global Alliance expands presence into four Asian markets

15 December 2020 Consultancy.asia 3 min. read

Alliott Global Alliance, an international alliance of professional services firms specialised in law and accounting, has bolstered its footprint in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of new member firms in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the alliance welcomed Old Bailey Chambers, one of Dhaka’s more established law firms to its ranks. The firm has a team of 20 professional and administrative staff including experienced lawyers, and is led by Managing Partner ABM Hamidul Mishbal. 

Alliott Global Alliance also added K.M Alam & Co to its network, a 65-strong accountancy firm. Managing Partner Kazi Monowar said: “Being associated with a global alliance of this standing in the market will enhance the reputation of our firm and drive our growth strategy. Our affiliation will support our goal of becoming a top 10 accounting firm in Bangladesh within two years.”

Alliott Global Alliance expands presence into four Asian markets

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, H.Y Leung & Co has been admitted into the alliance. Founded in 2014, the local firm has 80 staff, including 24 fee earners, and provides a wide spectrum of legal services to individuals and corporate clients including civil litigation and dispute resolution, commercial and corporate, property and conveyancing, intellectual property, probate and trusts, matrimonial and family, criminal defense, notary, regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Singapore

In Singapore, top 50 law firm Advocatus has been welcomed. Founded in 2009 by Managing Partner Christopher Anand Daniel, Advocatus specialises in civil and commercial litigation, corporate and commercial transactions, international arbitration, employment, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency, and white-collar crime. The team comprises five partners and fifteen professional and support staff. 

“We look forward to providing legal solutions for member firms’ clients who have operations in Singapore, and to giving ongoing support to our fellow accounting members in Singapore and to the group during its ongoing growth in the ASEAN region,” said Daniel. 

Thailand

In Thailand, Alliott Global Alliance has agreed partnerships with two subsidiaries of GPS: GPS Accounting and GPS Legal. The two arms providing full-service accounting, tax, and legal advisory services to resident and overseas individuals, local and regional SMEs, and global multinationals based in the country.

GPS Accounting is led by Managing Partner Steve Harrop, while GPS Legal is led by Managing Partner Lawrence Chaney. 

“We are extremely honoured and delighted to have our two firms appointed as the Thailand law and accounting members for Alliott Global Alliance. A modern practice group with traditional values, we look forward to this exciting next step in providing access to high calibre legal counsel and accountancy services,” said Harrop and Chaney. 

Global growth

Founded in 1979, London-headquartered Alliott Global Alliance is on a growth trajectory – in the past two years the network expanded its membership by 52 firms globally. The alliance has the ambition to be active in 100 countries by 2025 “to bring truly global scale and cross border opportunities to member firms and their clients,” said Alliott Chief Operations Officer Giles Brake.