16 Sep 2021

Rajah & Tann Singapore clinches two National Firm of the Year awards at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2021

Rajah & Tann Singapore won two National Firm awards at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2021, held virtually on 15 September 2021.

Named “Best Firm for Mentorship” and “Best Firm for Work-Life Balance”, Rajah & Tann Singapore is consistently lauded for its strong mentorship programme and work-life harmony strategies in the industry. Head of the firm’s Competition & Antitrust and Trade Practice, Kala Anandarajah, also received the highly coveted Outstanding Achievement award.

Thriving on a people-centric philosophy, Rajah & Tann Singapore capitalises on human capital development and workplace-friendly initiatives in order to develop its people, priming its business for success in turn. The firm prides itself in maintaining a strong reputation for being a work-life friendly organisation where employees are encouraged and empowered to be their best within the workplace and in their personal lives. 

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at Rajah & Tann, said: “We are truly honoured and humbled by this exemplary recognition, and will continue to advocate for diversity and inclusion, as well as the advancement of women in the legal profession. 

“Human capital has always been Rajah & Tann’s main pillar of strength and success, and these awards are testament to our commitment in promoting equality and diversity in our policies, practices and procedures.”

The Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards honours women in the forefront of legal work in business law, and celebrates firms that have developed strong innovative practices, initiatives and programmes to support and encourage women and diversity within the industry.  

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtann.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.

09 Sep 2021

Rajah & Tann Asia recognised as Asia’s top firms in M&A work by Asian Legal Business

Member firms of the Rajah & Tann Asia network continue to be featured as Asia’s leading firms in M&A work in the latest ALB M&A Rankings 2021 report published by Asian Legal Business.

Published annually, ALB’s research draws information from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A work in Asia.

More information on Rajah & Tann Asia’s regional M&A capabilities can be found here.

For more information on the report, please click here.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtann.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.

26 Aug 2021

Rajah & Tann recognised as a Regional & Specialist Law Firm by India Business Law Journal

Rajah & Tann Singapore is honoured to be featured once again as a Regional & Specialist Law Firm for India-related work in 2021 by India Business Law Journal.

In their special report titled “Mapping global expertise”, a source quoted by the publication commended that Rajah & Tann “has provided us with prompt services and advisory during the course of our arbitration matter”.

A strong endorsement of the Firm’s South Asia and India expertise, this recognition comes at a significant time when the deal flow between South Asia, and in particular, India and the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to grow.

Kelvin Poon, Head of the Rajah & Tann’s South Asia Desk, said: “This recognition affirms the dedication, contributions and hard work of our talented team. We would also like to thank our clients and friends for the continued trust and support that they have placed in us, without which all of our achievements would be meaningless.

“We look forward to assisting our clients to capitalise on these growth opportunities as well as advising clients on their dispute resolution needs.”

Now in its 15th year, this special report draws on an analysis of law firms that have recorded deals and dispute matters with an Indian element in the past 12 months. The results were based on rigorous research, vast editorial experience and extensive consultation with corporate counsel and Indian law firms.

More information on Rajah & Tann’s South Asia Desk can be found here.

For more information on the report, please click here.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtann.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.

20 Aug 2021

Rajah & Tann appoints Dr Clarisse Girot as advisor to growing data privacy practice in Southeast Asia

Rajah & Tann (R&T), Singapore’s leading law firm, has appointed Dr Clarisse Girot, a global data protection expert, as advisor to its technology, media and telecommunications team amid strong growth in its data privacy practice in Southeast Asia.

The appointment forms part of an agreement for R&T to host the first Asia-Pacific office of the US-based Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) in Singapore, of which Dr Girot is the new Director. The FPF is a world-renowned non-profit organisation that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. To this aim, FPF Asia will work with stakeholders in the industry, government, academia, and civil society in the region, with the shared concern to be responsive to local needs and interests and to maintain neutrality in any discourse.

Dr Girot was until recently leading the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI)’s data privacy project where her key focus was on the convergence of data protection laws and regulations of cross-border data transfers in Asia. She was appointed as ABLI Senior Fellow in an honorary role to perpetuate this work of regional convergence.

Prior to coming to Singapore in 2016, Dr Girot was Counsellor to the President of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and Chair of the Article 29 Working Party, the group of EU Data Protection Authorities. Dr Girot is also appointed as member of the Global Reference Panel of the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA), the premier global forum for data protection regulators.

Rajesh Sreenivasan, R&T’s Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunication, said: “We are delighted to have Clarisse on board to share her considerable experience and expertise in both global and regional data protection and privacy.

“Her appointment and our partnership with the FPF in Asia underscore Rajah & Tann’s commitment to support our clients in privacy and data protection as well as data analytics and cybersecurity mandates that have now become a key legal risk factor in the digital economy as a surge in data breaches in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries fuel concern among consumers, regulators and businesses.”

Mr Sreenivasan added that laws on data privacy are fast catching up with the breakneck speed at which regional economies are digitalising. “We hope that our support of the FPF office in Asia will help drive meaningful discussions among different stakeholders in a legal landscape that is as diverse as it is dynamic.

“The time has come to build consensus around ethical norms and best practices before the next big breach shatters confidence in new technologies and business models involving data.”

Mr Sreenivasan said since R&T launched its privacy and data protection practice in Singapore in 2010, it has rapidly grown the number of lawyers involved in privacy and data protection work across the entire Rajah & Tann Asia network with substantial teams set up in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam in particular. The data protection practice has also evolved into a multidisciplinary team able to provide novel service offerings such as a data breach incident response services on a 24 x 7 x 365 days a year basis in conjunction with cybersecurity specialists from Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity Pte Ltd. In addition, the team leverages the Novusdemia e-learning platform from Rajah & Tann Technologies to provide data protection training services and enterprise level cybersecurity capacity building through interactive e-learning modules.

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.