03 Oct 2022

Rajah & Tann Asia wins five asialaw awards including Firm of the Year in Singapore and Indonesia

Rajah & Tann Asia (R&T) clinched the Singapore Firm of the Year, Indonesia Firm of the Year and three Impact Deal and Case awards at an asialaw virtual ceremony held on 28 September that recognises leading law firms in the region.

Rajah & Tann Singapore won the country award for the third consecutive year while Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP), a member firm of R&T network, won Indonesia Firm of the Year for the fourth year running as well as one Impact Deal and Case award for their work on Indonesian e-commerce start-up Bukalapak’s IPO. It was the biggest IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange and the first time a homegrown start-up unicorn was listed.

The other Impact Deal and Case awards were for R&T’s work acting for Cuscaden Peak in its acquisition of Singapore Press Holdings, marking the first takeover for an SGX-ST listed company by way of competing schemes of arrangement; and for the  law firm’s  role in advising Hin Leong Trading and its judicial managers following the company’s collapse in 2020, which was one of the world’s largest involving an oil trader. Fraud and accounting irregularities were discovered after the Asian oil trading giant was placed under judicial management and subsequent liquidation.

The asialaw awards capped a list of other accolades during the year. Among others, at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia Pacific 2022 held in May, R&T was ranked as the region’s 11th most innovative law firm, up 10 spots from the year before. R&T was also named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year and ESG & Sustainability Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2022. R&T also bagged Singapore Firm of the Year, Indonesia Firm of the Year, and Asia-Pacific Insolvency Firm of the Year awards at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2022.

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.