The consulting professionals at Bryan Cave International Consulting (BCIC) have earned a Band 1/top-tier ranking by two publications, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific in the 2013 editions. BCIC earned recognition for work in international trade and World Trade Organization regulations for the Asia Pacific region.
In addition, Cecil Leong, chief executive officer of BCIC, earned a Band 1/top-tier ranking as an individual.
Chambers client interviews called BCIC, “Very knowledgeable about issues on the ground in China – they are able to take up a matter at the drop of a hat.” Clients also commended Leong for his insight into local customs regulations. Highlights included investigating a missing shipment of products for a global client that had entrusted the importation procedure to a third party.
“BCIC, led by Cecil Leong, gives our international clients the reach and experience needed to do business with confidence across Asia,” Bryan Cave Chair Don Lents said. “We are proud of this recognition and know clients value our colleagues at BCIC as much as we do.”
Bryan Cave International Consulting is the consulting arm of Bryan Cave LLP in Asia. BCIC has 45 consultants in seven offices throughout Asia, including China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. BCIC’s regional headquarters is in Singapore and, through its network of associates and local advisers, provides advice to more than 24 jurisdictions in Asia.
Leong leads BCIC’s customs, export controls and government/regulatory affairs efforts in Asia. He is also the chairperson for the Singapore Committee to the ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting and a member of the United Nations ESCAP Business Advisory Council. Leong was formerly a government official with the Singapore Trade Development Board/Ministry of Trade & Industry in Singapore.
The Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 guide ranks lawyers, law firms and consultancies in 33 jurisdictions across the region in more than 30 practice areas. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Chambers’ research has been approved by the British Market Research Bureau and includes interviews with lawyers, consultants and their clients, with greater weight given to the views of clients. All interviews are confidential and unattributed.
Click here to read the Chambers profile on Bryan Cave International Consulting and Leong.