10 Nov 2017

Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Rebecca Chew and Tan Shijie clinch Euromoney women awards

SINGAPORE, 10 November 2017 – Two partners from Rajah & Tann Singapore have been recognised at the Euromoney Legal Media Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2017, a prestigious event that celebrates the advancement of women in the legal profession throughout the region.

Deputy Managing Partner Rebecca Chew won the Best in Dispute Resolution Award, beating seven other lawyers, while partner Tan Shijie vied with six others to clinch the Best in Real Estate Award. Rajah & Tann Singapore is the only local firm with two of its female partners receiving individual awards that celebrate their achievements in their areas of practice.

Receiving her award at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong last night, Ms Chew said: “Shijie and I are honoured with this recognition from Euromoney. These awards highlight an important and significant part women play in the legal profession. In Singapore, it is encouraging to see more women holding key positions in law firms as well as holding key appointments both in the private and public sectors. I hope that women will continue to use our own brand of leadership and skills to enhance the development of legal professionals.”

Ms Chew is the first woman to assume the position of deputy managing partner of the firm.  She has practised litigation in the firm for over two decades and has acted as lead counsel in several notable landmark cases, including the first decision of the Singapore High Court to recognise and enforce a Chinese Intermediate Court decision in Singapore. This decision had a far-reaching impact in the Chinese Courts that recognise the principle of reciprocity. Relying on this Singapore landmark decision, a Chinese Intermediate Court agreed to recognise and enforce a Singapore High Court judgment in China. Ms Chew is effectively bi-lingual and is well-known as a skilful advocate with the ability to manage complex cases.  

Ms Tan, a partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore’s Corporate Real Estate practice, has experience in real estate acquisitions and divestments, real estate financing, and en bloc purchase of strata titled developments. She recently advised a subsidiary of Hind Group in the sale of Naumi Liora Hotel comprising10 conservation shophouses along Keong Saik Road, as well as represented Chua Chuan Leong Investments Holdings in the sale of conservation shophouses at the Boat Quay Conservation Area. She has been recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of 40 outstanding legal professionals in the region under the age of 40 in October 2017 and by the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a leading full-service law firm in Singapore and one of the largest in South East Asia, with market leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate & commercial, tax & trust amongst others. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, it is a member of one of the largest legal networks in ASEAN with around 650 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, 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 around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

 

13 Oct 2017

Progressive Workplace Practices drive the performance of Rajah & Tann Singapore

Singapore Health Award 2017

On 10 October 2017, Rajah & Tann Singapore received the Singapore Health Award (Merit) at the biennial Singapore Health Award, organised by the Health Promotion Board. The Merit Award is one of the top three award categories that collectively recognises 74 of the best organisations in Singapore with commendable Workplace Health Promotion programmes. Highlights of the firm’s health programmes include talks, workshops, health screening, mental wellness campaign, exercise classes, fruit and milk day. Launched in 1999, the Singapore HEALTH (Helping Employees Achieve Life-Time Health) Award recognises individuals and firms that promote healthy living at the workplace. Rajah & Tann Singapore has been recognised several times, receiving awards in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories. It is the only law firm to have been named at this year’s enhanced award structure.

TAFEP Human Capital Partnership 2017

On the same day, Rajah & Tann Singapore also received the “Human Capital Partnership” (HCP) mark from Minister of Manpower, Mr Lim Swee Say. The HCP mark recognises continuous commitment by organisations that adopt forward looking employment practices as a key tool in providing competitive edge and growing businesses. Rajah & Tann Singapore joins the ranks of 130 Human Capital Partners who cumulatively employ about 130,000 locals, representing over 5% of Singapore’s total local workforce. The HCP Programme is jointly put together by Manpower Ministry, Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices, National Trades Union Congress and Singapore National Employers Federation. In addition to the HCP mark, the firm has also been named as “Employer of Choice” thrice by Asian Legal Business, a leading monthly legal magazine. Deputy Managing Partner, Rebecca Chew, said: “This is an endorsement of Rajah & Tann’s drive to compete in the marketplace and to promote progressive workplace practices. I would like to thank the lawyers and staff who have contributed to our current standing. I look forward to our continued efforts in cementing Rajah & Tann as the choice employer.”

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 around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage. 

24 Jul 2017

Rajah & Tann Asia recognised at the WorldECR Awards 2017

Rajah & Tann Asia has emerged as runner-up for the “Export Controls/Sanctions Law Firm of the Year - Rest of the World” category at the WorldECR Awards 2017. Into its third year, the WorldECR Awards recognise the achievement of global export controls and sanctions professionals as well as the contribution of specialist export control and sanctions law firms and consultancies.

Rajah & Tann Asia was recognised for its export controls and sanctions work carried out by the firm’s Trade Practice. Notable matters considered for this award include successfully acting for a leading technology company in getting a positive decision in relation to a voluntary disclosure made to Singapore Customs, as well as advising the Singapore subsidiary of a U.S. manufacturer of precision metal components on compliance issues arising out of U.S. export controls and the laws of Singapore and Indonesia.

The full award results are available here.

WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions, is the leading journal covering developments in this increasingly important field of international business regulation. With a readership drawn from governments, leading international law firms, and some of the world's biggest global brands, the journal is a forum for exchange of information, vision and strategic thought. For more information, please visit their website.

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, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, 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 around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

10 Jul 2017

Rajah & Tann Asia Lawyers Listed In Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017 Edition

33 lawyers from Rajah & Tann Asia have been recognised in the 2017 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers.

Asialaw Leading Lawyers features prominent practitioners in 24 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region. The publication is the result of an extensive online survey of house counsel and private practitioners.

The listed individuals are highlighted below:

Lawyer

Ranking

Practice Areas

Firm

Heng, Chhay

Market-leading lawyer

Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Restructuring & Insolvency

R&T Sok & Heng Law Office

Sok, Khavan

Leading lawyer

Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Services Regulatory, Project & Infrastructure

R&T Sok & Heng Law Office

Adji, Bono Daru

Leading lawyer

Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf, Ahmad
Fikri

Market-leading lawyer

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Assegaf, Ibrahim Sjarief

Leading lawyer

Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Basyuni, Eko

Leading lawyer

Corporate/M&A

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Hamzah, Chandra

Leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Hertiawan, Eri

Leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Satwika, Kanya

Rising star
lawyer

Energy & Natural Resources

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Suryastuti, Putu

Rising star
lawyer

Capital Markets

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Bhandari, Jainil

Leading lawyer

Shipping, Maritime & Aviation

Christopher & Lee Ong

Chan, Shemane
Ngai Fung

Leading lawyer

Construction & Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources

Christopher & Lee Ong

Kuok, Yew Chen

Leading lawyer

Competition & Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, IT, Telco & Media

Christopher & Lee Ong

Lee, Christopher

Market-leading lawyer

Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A

Christopher & Lee Ong

Mathew, John

Leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Christopher & Lee Ong

Ong, Chee Kwan

Leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Christopher & Lee Ong

Sequerah, Fiona

Leading lawyer

Banking & Finance

Christopher & Lee Ong

Yap, Ben Dominic

Leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law)

Anandarajah, Kala

Market-leading lawyer

Competition & Antitrust, Corporate/M&A

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Ang, Patrick

Market-leading lawyer

Restructuring & Insolvency

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Chia, Kim Huat

Leading lawyer

Capital Markets

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Choo, Terence

Leading lawyer

Banking & Finance

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Chua, Choon King

Market-leading lawyer

Shipping, Maritime & Aviation

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Foo, Sandy

Leading lawyer

Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Project & Infrastructure

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Lau, Kok Keng

Leading lawyer

Intellectual Property

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Lee, Eng Beng

Market-leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Restructuring & Insolvency

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Lim, Angela

Leading lawyer

Banking & Finance

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Lim, Larry

Market-leading lawyer

Financial Services Regulatory

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Pillai, K.
Muralidharan

Market-leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Sreenivasan,
Rajesh

Market-leading lawyer

IT, Telco & Media

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Toh, Kian Sing

Market-leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Xavier, Francis

Leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Yeap, Andre

Market-leading lawyer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Rajah & Tann Singapore

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, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, 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 around 650 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.