07 Dec 2017

Rajah & Tann Asia’s achievements in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 rankings

7 December 2017 – The newly released Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 rankings saw Rajah & Tann Asia recognised for the highest number of law firm and lawyer rankings in the region; over 50 practices and 90 lawyers have been ranked. Clients have commended Rajah & Tann Asia for “(leveraging) the strength of its network of Asian offices to handle complex cross-order mandates”. Our lawyers have also been praised for their “breadth of knowledge and commercial nous”, and have been described as “very entrepreneurial and extremely knowledgeable”.

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Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018 Edition)

 

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, 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.

29 Nov 2017

Rajah & Tann Asia’s stellar showing in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 rankings

29 November 2017 – Rajah & Tann Asia has showcased a stellar performance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 rankings, with the highest number of law firm rankings and recognised lawyers amongst non-international firms.

With improved rankings in 18 practice areas across Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Rajah & Tann Asia also has 32 lawyers ranked in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018's guide to outstanding lawyers in the region. Clients have praised Rajah & Tann Asia for housing a “highly knowledgeable team of professionals” and our lawyers for possessing “deep technical expertise with acute commercial acumen”.

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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, 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.

10 Nov 2017

Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Rebecca Chew and Tan Shijie clinch Euromoney women awards

SINGAPORE, 10 November 2017 – Two partners from Rajah & Tann Singapore have been recognised at the Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017, a prestigious event that celebrates the advancement of women in the legal profession throughout the region.

Deputy Managing Partner Rebecca Chew won the Best in Dispute Resolution Award, beating seven other lawyers, while partner Tan Shijie vied with six others to clinch the Best in Real Estate Award. Rajah & Tann Singapore is the only local firm with two of its female partners receiving individual awards that celebrate their achievements in their areas of practice.

Receiving her award at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong last night, Ms Chew said: “Shijie and I are honoured with this recognition from Euromoney. These awards highlight an important and significant part women play in the legal profession. In Singapore, it is encouraging to see more women holding key positions in law firms as well as holding key appointments both in the private and public sectors. I hope that women will continue to use our own brand of leadership and skills to enhance the development of legal professionals.”

Ms Chew is the first woman to assume the position of deputy managing partner of the firm.  She has practised litigation in the firm for over two decades and has acted as lead counsel in several notable landmark cases, including the first decision of the Singapore High Court to recognise and enforce a Chinese Intermediate Court decision in Singapore. This decision had a far-reaching impact in the Chinese Courts that recognise the principle of reciprocity. Relying on this Singapore landmark decision, a Chinese Intermediate Court agreed to recognise and enforce a Singapore High Court judgment in China. Ms Chew is effectively bi-lingual and is well-known as a skilful advocate with the ability to manage complex cases.  

Ms Tan, a partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Corporate Real Estate practice, has experience in real estate acquisitions and divestments, real estate financing, and en bloc purchase of strata titled developments. She recently advised a subsidiary of Hind Group in the sale of Naumi Liora Hotel comprising10 conservation shophouses along Keong Saik Road, as well as represented Chua Chuan Leong Investments Holdings in the sale of conservation shophouses at the Boat Quay Conservation Area. She has been recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of 40 outstanding legal professionals in the region under the age of 40 in October 2017 and by the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a leading full-service law firm in Singapore and one of the largest in 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, 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.

 

03 Nov 2017

Corporate Lawyer Kristine Evangelista Joins Rajah & Tann Asia’s Philippine Office

SINGAPORE, 3 November 2017 – Rajah & Tann Asia today announced the appointment of corporate lawyer Kristine Evangelista as a partner in Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law), an integrated law firm in the Philippines that is a member of Rajah & Tann Asia, one of Southeast Asia’s largest network.

Prior to joining Rajah & Tann, Ms Evangelista was the General Counsel of a publicly-held company in the Philippines. She has close to 20 years of experience in the legal sector, covering various areas of law including securities regulation, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, e-commerce, data protection, consumer protection laws and environmental law compliance.

In her most recent in-house counsel role, her work included advising the Board of Directors and management on corporate governance and disclosure compliance, spearheading the development and implementation of the company’s compliance framework, reviewing contracts and leading the group’s major transactions, as well as developing its contracting policies and procedures.

She has also advised both local and foreign investors and negotiated the acquisitions of private and publicly held companies.

Ms Evangelista was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2000 and began her career as a practicing attorney at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan.

Commenting on her appointment, she said: “Rajah & Tann Asia is the leading legal network in Southeast Asia that can provide seamless, high quality counsel to clients on a wide range of practice areas. I am delighted to be part of a team of exceptional lawyers.”

Rajah & Tann Asia is one of the largest full-service legal networks in Southeast Asia, with market leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate & commercial, amongst others. It is also one of the region’s most highly regarded legal practices, with many of its lawyers consistently ranked as among the best in their areas of practice.

C&G Law is one of the fastest growing law firms in the Philippines. It was founded in 2007 and now has more than 35 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, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity 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.