02 May 2019

Rajah & Tann Asia makes significant strides in the latest rankings by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2019)

Rajah & Tann Asia’s leading dispute resolution practice makes significant strides in the latest rankings by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2019) which saw a marked increase in the number of countries, leading lawyers and practice areas ranked.

The network saw vast improvements in the number of ranked offices from four to six this year. More practice areas have also been recognised, from nine to 28 this year, almost a 70% jump from the previous year.

There has also been an increase in ranked lawyers with 25 partners named as “Dispute Resolution Stars” and six lawyers as “Future Stars” in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019 survey of dispute resolution and litigation practices and practitioners.

The New York-based publisher is a specialist information provider that is reputedly the definitive guide on dispute resolution and litigation in the international and regional markets.

“Dispute Resolution Stars” describe partners who are recognised for their work and expertise in their respective practices while “Future Stars” are mostly younger lawyers who are emerging in the market and earning an increasing level of recognition to the point where they could foreseeably be successors to some of the more established names within the rankings. Benchmark also conducts similar surveys for the legal industries in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Benchmark identifies leading attorneys by conducting extensive interviews with dispute resolution specialists and litigators, and their clients. It also examines recent casework handled by law firms and gather professional opinions on practitioners within their jurisdictions and practice areas across the region.

The latest Benchmark rankings are as follows:

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Indonesia

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 1

Insolvency – Tier 1

Intellectual Property – Other notable firms

Labour and Employment – Tier 1

Leading Lawyers


Ahmad Maulana, Future Star (Commercial and Transactions, Labor and Employment)

Chandra Hamzah, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, International Arbitration)

Eri Hertiawan, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

Yogi Sudrajat Marsono, Future Star (Aviation, Commercial and Transactions, Construction)

 

Christopher & Lee Ong, Malaysia

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 3

Construction – Tier 4

Intellectual Property – Tier 3

Labour and Employment – Other notable firms

Shipping – Recommended

 

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law), Philippines

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 2

International Arbitration – Recommended

Labour and Employment – Tier 2

Tax – Recommended

Leading Lawyers

Anthony Mark Gutierrez, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Tax)

Ben Dominic Yap, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

 

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore

Rankings

 

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 1

Construction – Tier 2

Family and Matrimonial – Tier 2

Insolvency – Tier 1

Intellectual Property – Tier 2

International Arbitration (Domestic firms) – Tier 1

Private Client – Recommended

Shipping – Tier 1

White Collar Crime – Recommended

Leading Lawyers

Adrian Wong, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

Andre Yeap SC, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Construction, Insolvency, International Arbitration)

Chua Beng Chye, Dispute Resolution Star (Insolvency)

Danny Ong, Future Star (Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency)

Francis Xavier SC, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

Hamidul Haq, Dispute Resolution Star (White Collar Crime)

Kee Lay Lian, Dispute Resolution Star (Family and Matrimonial, Private Client)

Kelvin Poon, Dispute Resolution Star (Construction, International Arbitration)

Lau Kok Keng, Dispute Resolution Star (Intellectual Property)

Lee Eng Beng SC, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency)

Leong Kah Wah, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Shipping)

Mark Cheng, Future Star (Insolvency, International Arbitration)

Patrick Ang, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency)

Paul Tan, Future Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

Sim Kwan Kiat, Dispute Resolution Star (Insolvency)

Tan Chuan Thye SC, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, International Arbitration)

Thong Chee Kun, Dispute Resolution Star (White Collar Crime)

Toh Kian Sing SC, Dispute Resolution Star (International Arbitration, Shipping)

Vikna Rajah, Dispute Resolution Star (Private Client)

Winston Kwek, Dispute Resolution Star (Shipping)

 

R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited, Thailand

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 3

Labour and Employment – Recommended

Trade and Customs – Tier 2

Leading Lawyers

Krida Phoonwathu, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

Surasak Vajasit, Dispute Resolution Star (Government and regulatory, Insolvency, International Arbitration)

 

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, Vietnam

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions (Domestic firms) – Tier 2

Energy and Construction (Domestic firms) – Tier 2

Intellectual Property (Domestic firms) – Tier 2

Leading Lawyers

Chau Huy Quang, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, Construction)

Logan Leung, Dispute Resolution Star (Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration)

Khoa Quach Vu An, Future Star (Commercial and Transactions)

 

Rajah & Tann Asia, one of Southeast Asia’s largest legal networks, has the capability to seamlessly support multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution; the network’s lawyers are qualified to practise local law and appear in local courts in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

More information on Benchmark can be found here.

 

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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, 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 750 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.