About us

Ascendant Legal is a boutique law firm with a focus on dispute resolution.  The firm’s capabilities range from pre-agreement deal structuring to formulating strategies in complex, high-stakes, multi-jurisdictional disputes. It also has specialist capabilities in other areas such as financial industry regulation, cybersecurity, anti-trust, technology and intellectual property.  Ascendant Legal has significant contacts and know-how across the South East Asian markets, particularly in relation to Singapore and Indonesia.

'The team is led by “hugely respected litigator” Chew Kei-Jin who has more than 22 years of experience.' (Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016)

Our culture

We are a tightly knit firm that values personal relationships. Our lawyers work together as a team in a friendly and supportive environment.

Each member of the firm has an understanding of the other’s strengths and expertise, which allows us to maximise the quality of services provided to our clients by sharing and leveraging off each other’s expertise.

Our lawyers enjoy working together to provide clients with the highest standards of legal representation.

Our formal alliance with Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

We are delighted to be in a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP. The FLA, known as Norton Rose Fulbright Ascendant, was entered into in December 2018. Together we can provide our clients with complete coverage for their Singapore and international law needs. Our alliance underscores our shared commitment to furthering Singapore’s position as a leading legal hub for international dispute resolution and restructuring work.

About Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Recognized for its industry focus, Norton Rose Fulbright is strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through its global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with its knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Norton Rose Fulbright operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity, aiming to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of its offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.