27 Aug 2020

Rajah & Tann wins Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann Asia amassed a total of eight awards at the third annual Asialaw Awards. Rajah & Tann Singapore was named Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year, the biggest prize at the event which recognises the leading law firms in the region.

The firm also took home trophies for Banking and Finance Firm of the Year, Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, Insurance Firm of the Year, Singapore Firm of the Year, as well as two Impact Deals and Cases awards.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, a member of Rajah & Tann Asia’s network, won the award for Indonesia Firm of the Year.

The awards were announced on Tuesday (25 August) at the first-ever virtual awards ceremony by Asialaw, a Hong Kong-based provider of research and rankings in the legal industry. A majority of the awards were conferred based on deals and cases which broke new legal ground, defined new legal or regulatory framework, established new ways of collaborating across borders, and used innovative ways to overcome complex obstacles. The awards recognised Asia Pacific’s leading law firms in 10 practice areas, seven industries and 25 jurisdictions over the past 12 to 18 months.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore, said: “Rajah & Tann is deeply honoured and grateful to receive the awards, in particular, the recognition as Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year.

“It affirms the dedication and high standards of my partners and colleagues in delivering favourable outcomes. We remain firmly committed to providing a full suite of premier services to our clients, whose support has been integral to Rajah & Tann’s success through the years. We would like to thank our clients for the continued trust and support that they have placed in us, without which all of our achievements would be meaningless.”

Rajah & Tann Singapore clinched the award for Singapore Firm of the Year for acting on behalf of RHB Bank in a $300 million deal with Royal Group – one of the world’s largest Islamic bilateral hotel financing transaction – for five-star hotel SO Sofitel Singapore. The firm also clinched one of its two Impact Deal and Case trophies for this transaction, with the other for helping Facebook acquire its $1.4 billion first-in-Asia data centre in Singapore.

Rajah & Tann Singapore received the Insurance Firm of the Year award for completing Singapore’s first insurance-linked securities transaction, a catastrophe bond issued by the first special purpose reinsurance vehicle licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

The firm also clinched the Banking and Finance Firm of the Year accolade and won the Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year award for acting in Singapore’s first legal dispute involving cryptocurrency bitcoins, which raised novel issues as to the nature of the virtual currency.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia, with market leading practices in M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, capital markets, competition law, corporate and commercial, among others. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, it is a member of one of the largest legal networks in ASEAN with over 800 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 over 800 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.