21 Sep 2022

Rajah & Tann Asia continues to be top ranked in Southeast Asia in asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023

Member firms of the Rajah & Tann Asia network continue to shine in the latest rankings published by asialaw Profiles andLeading Lawyers. Collectively, the network garnered 103 practice rankings and a total of 66 lawyers have been identified as leading lawyers across Southeast Asia.

This year, the network saw a further improvement in its rankings with five categories advancing to the top tier. There are also 8 newly recognised lawyers who have been identified as leading individuals, namely Sri Sarguna Raj from Christopher & Lee Ong; Nuttaphol Arammuang from R&T Asia (Thailand); and Anne Yeo, Hamidul Haq, Lee Weilin, Lim Wee Hann, Philip Yeo and V Bala from Rajah & Tann Singapore.

According to a client, “Rajah & Tann provides very practical advice and is always available for us to ask questions, no matter what time. They show their experience when they can provide us with workarounds whenever parties reach a deadlock”. Our lawyers received plaudits for being “professional, (with) in-depth knowledge and (are) responsive”.

The asialaw 2023 edition provides law firm recommendations and editorial analysis of key practice areas and industry sectors based on work evidence, client feedback and peer feedback.

Click here to view the full rankings: https://www.rajahtannasia.com/accolades/2023-accolades/asialaw-profiles

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms 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 over 800 fee earners, all working together towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

16 Sep 2022

Rajah & Tann Asia recognised as Asia’s top firms in M&A work by Asian Legal Business

Member firms of the Rajah & Tann Asia network continue to be featured as Asia’s leading firms in M&A work in the latest ALB M&A Rankings 2022 report published by Asian Legal Business.

Published annually, ALB’s research draws information from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A work in Asia.

More information on Rajah & Tann Asia’s regional M&A capabilities can be found here.

For more information on the report, please click here.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms 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 over 800 fee earners, all working together towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

30 May 2022

Rajah & Tann wins 5 top Benchmark Litigation awards including Singapore Firm of the Year, Asia-Pacific Insolvency Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has bagged five top wins at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2022 including Singapore Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year, Asia-Pacific Insolvency Firm of the Year, and three Impact Case awards.

The annual awards recognise excellence in litigation and disputes practices across the region, and were announced on 26 May 2022 by the leading New York-based magazine on the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, part of the Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) network, won Indonesia Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year as well as two Impact Case awards, while R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited came in third in the Thailand Firm of the Year category.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at R&T and Vice-Chairman of RTA, said: “We are truly humbled to be recognised by Benchmark Litigation as top firms in multiple jurisdictions. These awards are a testament to our dedication to excellence in all that we do for our clients.

"I am also grateful to my colleagues for their hard work, as well as to our clients who have entrusted to us some of the most high-profile dispute cases in Asia. We will continue to bring the firm’s best talents and technology to bear in serving them.”

One of the three Impact Case awards was for R&T’s role in advising Hin Leong Trading and its judicial managers following the Asian oil trading giant’s collapse in 2020, which was one of the world’s largest involving an oil trader.

The other Impact Case awards were for representing Mr Mustaq Ahmad, founder of Mustafa Centre, in one of the largest minority oppression cases to be brought before the Singapore Court; and for the landmark Prudential Assurance Company case involving the mass poaching of over 240 insurance agents. The court’s ruling in favor of Prudential served as a reminder to financial institutions to review and ensure that their agency agreements and employment contracts make provisions for general duty of good faith and fidelity, as well as for clauses for non-solicitation obligations.

AHP’s Impact Case awards were for their work on flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s proposed restructuring and China State Construction and its Sino-Indonesian affiliate's contract dispute with engineering and building construction company Mahkota Sentosa Utama.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – https://www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms 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. The network’s geographical reach also includes Singapore-based regional desks focusing on Brunei, Japan and South Asia. With over 800 fee earners, all working together towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

27 May 2022

Rajah & Tann Singapore named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year for the third time, clinches ESG and Sustainability Law Firm of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year awards at Asian Legal Business Awards 2022

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has won three top awards at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2022. The firm clinched the coveted SE Asia Law Firm of the Year award for the third time and has also bagged the inaugural award for ESG and Sustainability Law Firm of the Year.

Veteran lawyer Rebecca Chew, who is Co-Head of the China-Related Investment Dispute Resolution practice, head of the Medical Law practice at R&T, and the Chairperson of the firm’s philanthropic arm, R&T Foundation, was named Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm).

Organised annually by ALB, the subsidiary firm of Thomson Reuters, the prestigious awards recognise the exceptional performance of private practitioners and in-house counsels in Southeast Asia.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, part of the Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) network, also won two Deal of the Year (Premium) Awards, one for Indonesia’s triple tranche sukuk offering, and another for the merger of two Indonesian unicorns, the multi-service platform Gojek and e-commerce company Tokopedia.

Lee Eng Beng, SC, RTA’s Chairperson, said: “We are thrilled to receive these awards, as they are a testament to the quality, professionalism and commitment of our teams across all the RTA network firms.

“Rajah & Tann Asia constantly strives to be the premier legal service provider of choice in Southeast Asia and provide seamless access to the best legal advice and representation in our markets. We are honoured that these awards recognise our achievements in this regard.”

R&T is one of the largest full-service law firms in Southeast Asia, with market-leading corporate and dispute resolution practices. It is a member of Rajah & Tann Asia, one of the largest legal networks in Southeast Asia with over 800 fee earners. It is among the region’s most highly regarded law firms with international legal journals and surveys consistently rating the firm and many of its lawyers as among the best in their practice areas.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – https://www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms 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. The network’s geographical reach also includes Singapore-based regional desks focusing on Brunei, Japan and South Asia. With over 800 fee earners, all working together towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.