25 May 2023

Rajah & Tann clinches Southeast Asia Law Firm of the Year award and wins Singapore Law Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann (R&T) has been named the Southeast Asia Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business (ALB) for the second consecutive year, reaffirming the firm’s leadership in the region's legal landscape.

R&T also bagged the Singapore Law Firm of the Year Award at the awards ceremony held at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. In addition, Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) secured a total of five awards including RTA member firm Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, which clinched the award for Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) in recognition of their exemplary work on the Republic of Indonesia's US$3.25 billion global sukuk offering. Completed in May 2022, the deal is the biggest offering of global sukuk by the Indonesian government to date.

Steve Tan, Deputy Head of R&T’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice and Co-Founder of Rajah & Tann Technologies (RTTech), was named Data Privacy and Protection Lawyer of the Year. Together with his team at RTTech, Mr Tan offers market-leading legal, technical, and forensic solutions to ensure clients are well-prepared to thrive in the data and digital economy.

Sandy Foo, Head of R&T’s M&A practice, clinched the Woman Lawyer of the Year award for 2023, joining the ranks of ex-Deputy Managing Partner Rebecca Chew, who won the award in 2022. This consecutive recognition underscores R&T's exceptional talent pool and the firm’s commitment to empowering outstanding women leaders within the legal industry.

These prestigious awards recognise R&T's exceptional performance, market leadership, and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional client-centric legal solutions.

Managing Partner Patrick Ang remarked, "We are very honoured to be recognised as being the leading law firm not just in Singapore but in the region. Receiving the coveted Southeast Asia Law Firm of the Year award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and keeping pace with the technological advancements shaping the economy and our profession. I am immensely proud of our team's achievements across various practice areas, showcasing our dedication to delivering exceptional value and driving innovation in the legal industry. I would also like to thank my colleagues in Singapore and across our RTA network firms for their invaluable contributions to our network’s success. "

The ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards, now in its 19th year, serve as a benchmark of excellence within the legal industry. The awards recognise the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house legal teams in Southeast Asia. The winners are determined by a panel of independent judges comprising senior legal industry leaders.


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, providing legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 970 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.