16 Nov 2020

Rajah & Tann Singapore voted Singapore’s leading firm by Who’s Who Legal, Patrick Ang voted Lawyer of the year

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been voted Singapore’s leading firm by Who’s Who Legal, and Managing Partner Patrick Ang named Lawyer of the Year for restructuring and insolvency.

Who’s Who Legal publishes one of the world’s leading directories of legal practitioners and non-lawyer consulting experts. Its 2020 Awards is part of an annual tradition dating to 2005 which commends individuals and firms across each of its featured 35 practice areas and industries. The awards for exceptional performance are given out after in-depth assessment, research and findings. The national awards are for leading firms in over 70 major jurisdictions around the world.

Commenting on the awards, Mr Ang said: “Rajah & Tann and I are honoured to receive these awards, and I am particularly humbled by the recognition from such an esteemed publication. We owe our success and achievements to our client for their unstinting support through the years and the opportunities they have given to us to serve them.

“The awards belong to our entire team of very professional lawyers whose hard work and dedication have enabled us to deliver consistently high standards of service.”

Mr Ang took over the helm at Rajah & Tann Singapore last year and has won accolades from other prestigious publications such as Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. In 2018, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, making him the first Singaporean and the fourth lawyer from Asia to be admitted to the august institution for leading bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners globally.

The latest awards capped a year of high achievements for the firm. In August this year, Rajah & Tann also bagged the biggest prize - Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year - at the third annual Asialaw Awards, while Rajah & Tann Asia amassed eight awards and Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, a member of Rajah & Tann Asia’s network, won the award for Indonesia Firm of the Year.

The firm was also named Singapore Firm of the Year and Commercial & Transactions Firm of the Year at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020. Earlier in the year, Rajah & Tann Asia landed the Financial Times’ Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2020 award for its RTA DNA project, a massive undertaking to align baseline IT standards and support across its regional network.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia, with market leading practices in M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, capital markets, competition law, corporate and commercial, among others. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, it is a member of one of the largest legal networks in ASEAN with over 800 fee earners.

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

16 Nov 2020

Rajah & Tann Singapore named top law firm in 8 categories in Straits Times survey

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been ranked the best law firm in Singapore for eight of the 15 categories of law at the inaugural Straits Times Best Law Firms 2021.

The online survey was jointly conducted by the Straits Times and international research agency Statista, with the aim of identifying Singapore’s best law firms.

Rajah & Tann Singapore was rated the best out of 20 top law firms in a number of key practice areas, namely banking and finance law, commercial law, conveyancing, insolvency and restructuring, employment law, maritime law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate law.

It also ranked among the best in six other legal fields: civil dispute resolution, inheritance and succession, intellectual property law, negligence and liability, charities and pro bono, and criminal law.

Over 4,000 respondents comprising lawyers, clients and colleagues took part in the survey, with the results based on more than 10,000 recommendations.

Commenting on the awards, Patrick Ang, Managing Director at Rajah & Tann Singapore, said: “We are honoured to be the top-ranked Singapore law firm in eight key practice areas, and to be ranked in 14 categories, the best result of any firm in the Straits Times Best Law Firms 2021.

“We would like to thank our clients and friends who have taken the time to participate in this survey and made us the leading firm in Singapore. We are grateful for their support which motivates us to continuously improve our services.”

Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia, with market leading practices in M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, capital markets, competition law, corporate and commercial, among others. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, it is a member of one of the largest legal networks in ASEAN with over 800 fee earners.

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

16 Oct 2020

Rajah & Tann Asia Wins Six Awards at ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2020, including second consecutive win for “SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year”

At the 16th edition of the Asia Legal Business’ (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards held on 15 October 2020, Rajah & Tann Singapore bagged a total of 5 firm awards, namely:

  • SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year
  • Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

This is the second consecutive year that the firm has won the SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year award.

Our Malaysia office, Christopher & Lee Ong, won the Project Finance Deal of the Year for its work in Project Rapid – the development of a petrochemical and refinery project in Malaysia.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore said: “We are glad to receive this recognition which affirms the toil and dedication put in daily by our lawyers to serve our clients. We would like to thank our clients for the continued trust and support for the partners, lawyers and staff of the firm. Without whom, this award and the work we do, would be meaningless. Thank you very much!”

The ALB SE Asia Law Award is the pre-eminent legal award in South East Asia which pays tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams across the region.

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Click here to view the awards acceptance speech by Patrick Ang.

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

01 Oct 2020

Rajah & Tann Asia maintains a stellar performance at the annual Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020

Rajah & Tann Asia’s leading dispute resolution practice maintains a stellar performance at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.

Rajah & Tann Singapore was named Singapore Firm of the Year and Commercial &Transactions Firm of the Year while Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers was recognised as Vietnam Firm of the Year. Our Malaysia office, Christopher & Lee Ong bagged the Malaysia Shipping Firm of the Year award.

The network has also been awarded three Matters of the Year awards for its work in

  • B2C2 v Quoine, Singapore’s first legal dispute involving cryptocurrency bitcoins, which raised novel issues as to the nature of the virtual currency;
  • Lee Chen Seong Jeremy v Official Assignee, a ground-breaking case in Singapore where the Court applied the doctrine of abandonment to an intangible asset; and
  • Lee Lily & Anor v Novartis Corporation (Malaysia), sacked employee entitled to full back wages after unfair dismissal and reinstatement.

In addition, Partners Eri Hertiawan, Adrian Wong and Chau Huy Quang have been named as Runner ups for Lawyer of the Year in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam respectively.

We are delighted with the recognition garnered which affirms the hard work and dedication put in to serve our clients. We would also like to thank our clients for their continued trust and support for our partners and lawyers.

The Benchmark Asia-Pacific awards recognises excellence in disputes and litigation practice throughout the Asia-Pacific market across a wide range of dispute resolution practice areas.

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