23 Feb 2017

(MEDIA RELEASE) Rajah & Tann's Vikna Rajah wins Private Client Lawyer of the Year

SINGAPORE, 23 February 2017 – Rajah & Tann Singapore’s partner Vikna Rajah has won the Private Client Lawyer of the Year at The Asia Legal Awards 2017 held in Hong Kong yesterday.

The Asia Legal Awards is organised by New York-based ALM, which is the publisher of The Asian Lawyer, The American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel. The Awards honour the best work in the region across various practice areas and disciplines that involved lawyers and parties in Asia.

Accepting the awards at the Four Seasons Hotel, partner Vikna Rajah said: “At Rajah & Tann, we strive to do the best for our clients and achieve new heights with them. This award is recognition of their support. I would like to extend my gratitude to the team for their passion and diligence which has allowed us to deliver the level of performance our clients expect from us.”

Mr Rajah, the only nominee from Singapore, beat four other leading international lawyers, including from China and India, to clinch the award. His practice includes advising ultra-high net worth families on succession planning and private wealth management. He also represents clients on complex income tax, GST, stamp duty, property tax and tax treaty issues, specializing in contentious civil disputes with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, tax structuring, and criminal tax litigation.

Rajah & Tann also won the Finance Deal of the Year for Restructuring & Insolvency - Pacific Andes $1.5B liquidation. The firm was nominated for six other awards including Asian Law Firm Leader of the Year, Competition Lawyer of the Year, and M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity & Venture Capital.

Rajah & Tann is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia, with market leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate & commercial, tax & trust amongst others. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, it is a member of one of the largest legal networks in ASEAN with around 650 fee earners.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.