26 Oct 2018

Rajah & Tann Singapore recognised at the fourth annual GIR Awards 2018

Rajah & Tann Singapore has received the “Boutique or Regional Practice of the Year” award at the fourth annual Global Investigations Review (GIR) Awards 2018, which took place in Washington, DC, on 25 October 2018. The firm beat four other nominees from Brazil and France in the category to clinch the coveted prize, putting the Asian law firm on the world stage.  

In its coverage on the 2018 winners, GIR stated that Rajah & Tann guided ship-builder Keppel Offshore & Marine to a foreign bribery settlement with authorities in Singapore as part of a global resolution that also included Brazil and the US. The US$422 million settlement was unique, as it involved not only the regulators and authorities in three jurisdictions - Brazil, Singapore and the US (in most cases, such settlements would only involve one or two jurisdictions) - it was the first time that the Singapore authorities have entered into such a settlement deal and led to the Singapore Parliament changing the relevant legislation to better facilitate such settlements in the future. The Keppel settlement was also nominated in the category of “Most Important Development of the Year”.

For the third consecutive year, Rajah & Tann was recognised as one of top 100 firms from around the world that are able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.

Our Fraud, Asset Recovery, Investigations & Crisis Management (“FICM”) team includes former prosecution lawyers and legal advisers to the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force. With the wealth of experience gathered by our partners in dealing with complexcross-border government-led and internal investigationsacross a multitude of industries ranging from banking and finance, shipping, building and construction and natural resources, we are dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service.

For more information about our Fraud, Asset Recovery and Investigations Practice, please click here.

For more information about the GIR Awards 2018, please click here.

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, Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 700 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.