Rodyk & Davidson LLP is one of Singapore's largest law firm, with over 150 lawyers and offices in Singapore and Shanghai. Founded in 1861 by Robert Carr Woods, the firm enjoys the distinction of being Singapore's first and oldest law practice and will celebrate its 150th year as one of Singapore's largest full service law firms in 2011. The firm was the first foreign law office to be granted a license for Shanghai and established its Shanghai office in 1996. The practice is strong in corporate, finance, intellectual property & technology, litigation & arbitration, and real estate with specialist practices in competition and maritime. The firm is the sole Singapore member of the World Law Group and the Pacific Rim Advisory Council, both global legal networks.