27 Sep 2023

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

Singapore, 27 September 2023 – Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) has once again reaffirmed its leadership position in the legal industry, sweeping six accolades at the asialaw awards ceremony held on September 26th. The list includes Cambodia Firm of the Year, Indonesia Firm of the Year, Singapore Firm of the Year, Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, and two Impact Deal and Case awards.

Rajah & Tann Singapore secured the coveted country award for the fourth consecutive year, and notably won its inaugural regional accolade as the Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year. In Cambodia, R&T Sok & Heng Law Office has received its first country award, while Assegaf Hamzah & Partners retains its title as Indonesia Firm of the Year for an impressive fifth consecutive year.

Two standout cases earned Impact Deal and Case awards for RTA. Lau Kok Keng, Head, Intellectual Property and Sports & Gaming, along with Tng Sheng Rong, Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore received an Impact Deal and Case award for their work representing Netease Interactive in a significant copyright infringement and passing off dispute within the online games industry. This landmark case marks the first examination and determination of various copyrights in video games, the protectability of video game concepts, and the distinction between ideas and expression in the context of video games in Singapore.

Christopher & Lee Ong also clinched an Impact Deal and Case award for advising Digi.com Berhad in the RM17.75 billion proposed merger of Digi and Celcom Axiata Berhad, forming Malaysia's largest mobile operator through the acquisition of Celcom shares from Axiata and the issuance of Digi shares. This merger elevates industry standards by harnessing the strengths of global telecom giants and local market expertise. The deal was led by Managing Partner Kuok Yew Chen and Partners Yon See Ting, Tracy Wong, Tan Yi Li, Daphne Lam and Looi Zhi Min from the Malaysia office.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore and Vice-Chairman of R&T, said: “We are deeply honoured to receive recognition from asialaw, our industry peers and clients. These awards are a testament to the significant impact we consistently deliver for our clients, showcasing the unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence throughout Rajah & Tann Asia.

"I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our valued clients, whose trust and support have been unwavering over the years. I also extend my appreciation to my colleagues for their dedication in serving our clients with the utmost commitment and diligence."


About Rajah & Tann Asia – https://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 970 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage