10 May 2021

Rajah & Tann Asia takes the leads with outstanding performance in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2021 rankings

Rajah & Tann Asia has once again taken the lead in having the most number of star litigators recognised in the latest edition of the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific rankings.

Among the 32 lawyers ranked from across six countries of the Rajah & Tann Asia network, 19 of them are from Rajah & Tann Singapore, making it the law firm with the most number of recognised lawyers from a single firm to make it to the rankings. According to the publication, “The firm enjoys a stellar reputation for litigation with the largest practice in Singapore and South East Asia. The firm has the biggest number of senior counsels with a total of seven in Singapore which brings the strongest advocacy power in the region. The firm maintains an excellent track record of securing landmark decisions and victories for its clients across a wide range of practice areas.”

Rajah & Tann Asia has also made significant accomplishments with all of its ranked offices recognised in Tiers 1 and 2 in the various practice areas covered by the publication.

Published annually, Benchmark Litigation provides a definitive guide to Asia-Pacific’s leading dispute resolution law firms and lawyers based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments. The New York-based publisher is a specialist information provider that is reputedly the definitive guide on dispute resolution and litigation in the international and regional markets.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Indonesia

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 1
Insolvency – Tier 1
Labour and Employment – Tier 2

Leading Lawyers

Ahmad Maulana, Future star (Commercial and transactions, Labour and employment)
Chandra Hamzah, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions)
Eri Hertiawan, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions)
Yogi Marsono, Future star (Commercial and transactions)

 

Christopher & Lee Ong, Malaysia

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 3
Competition / Antitrust – Recommended
Construction – Tier 3
Intellectual Property – Tier 2
Labour and Employment – Tier 3
Shipping – Highly Recommended

Leading Lawyers

John Mathew, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions)
Sri Sarguna Raj, Litigation star (Intellectual property)

 

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

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 2
International Arbitration – Recommended
Labour and Employment – Tier 2
Tax – Other Notable Firms

Leading Lawyers

Anthony Mark Gutierrez, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, Tax)
Ben Dominic Yap, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, International arbitration)

 

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore

Rankings

 

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 1
Construction – Tier 2
Family and Matrimonial – Tier 3
Insolvency – Tier 1
Intellectual Property – Tier 2
International Arbitration (Domestic firms) – Tier 1
Labor and Employment - Tier 1
Private Client – Recommended
Shipping – Tier 1
White Collar Crime – Highly Recommended

Leading Lawyers

Adrian Wong, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, International arbitration)
Andre Yeap, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, International arbitration)
Chua Beng Chye, Litigation star (Insolvency)
Danny Ong, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, Insolvency)
Francis Xavier, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, International arbitration)
Hamidul Haq, Litigation star (White-collar crime)
Jonathan Yuen, Litigation star (Labour and employment)
Kee Lay Lian, Litigation star (Family and matrimonial, Private client)
Lau Kok Keng, Litigation star (Intellectual property)
Lee Eng Beng, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, Insolvency)
Leong Kah Wah, Litigation star (Shipping)
Murali Pillai, Litigation star (Labour and employment)
Patrick Ang, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, Insolvency)
Sim Kwan Kiat, Litigation star (Insolvency)
Tan Chuan Thye, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, International arbitration)
Thong Chee Kun, Litigation star (White-collar crime)
Toh Kian Sing, Litigation star (Shipping)
Vikna Rajah, Litigation star (Private client)
Winston Kwek, Litigation star (Shipping)

 

R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited, Thailand

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 3
Labour and Employment – Tier 2
Trade and Customs – Tier 2

Leading Lawyers

Krida Phoonwathu, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions)
Surasak Vajasit, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions)

 

Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers, Vietnam

Rankings

Commercial and Transactions – Tier 2
Energy and Construction – Tier 1
Intellectual Property – Tier 2
International Arbitration – Recommended

Leading Lawyers

Chau Huy Quang, Litigation star (Commercial and transactions, Construction)
Logan Leung, Litigation star (International arbitration)
Vu An Khoa Quach, Future star (Commercial and transactions)

 

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtann.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 Apr 2021

Ranked Lawyers in Best Lawyers (2022 Edition)

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP is pleased to announce that 64 of our lawyers have been ranked in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers.

Additionally, six partners have also been named “Lawyer of the Year” for their respective practice groups. The Lawyer of the Year recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall-peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

The ranked lawyers are listed below:

Practice Areas 

Lawyers

Arbitration and Mediation

Andre Yeap SC

Avinash Pradhan

Chee Siong Sim

Chuan Thye Tan SC

Francis Xavier SC, PBM, FCIarb, C.A

Kelvin Poon

Kian Sing Toh SC

Kim Beng Ng

Lip San Soh

Banking and Finance

Angela Lim

Choo Hock Soon

Eng Beng Lee SC

Sandy Foo

Sey Ming Ng

Terence Choo

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Eng Beng Lee SC

Capital Markets Law

Evelyn Wee

Kim Huat Chia

Larry Lim

Raymond Tong

Competition/Antitrust Law

Dominique Lombardi

Kala Anandarajah PBM

Construction Law

Lip San Soh

Corporate Law

Brian Ng

Chun Kiat Loh

Kim Huat Chia

Lawrence Tan

Sandy Foo

Tracy-Anne Ang

Criminal Defense

Chee Kun Thong

Hamidul Haq

Derivatives

David Yeow

Regina Liew

Information Technology Law

Lionel Tan

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Steve Tan

Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Beng Chye Chua

Chuan Thye Tan SC

Danny Ong

Eng Beng Lee SC

Gregory Vijayendran SC

Kwan Kiat Sim

Lionel Tay

Patrick Ang

Raelene Pereira

Insurance Law

Elaine Tay

Simon Goh

Intellectual Property Law

Kok Keng Lau

Labour and Employment Law

Desmond Wee

K. Muralidharan Pillai

Litigation

Andre Yeap SC

Chandra Mohan Rethnam JP

Chuan Thye Tan SC

Eng Beng Lee SC

Francis XavierSC, PBM, FCIarb, C.A

Gregory Vijayendran SC

Hamidul Haq

K. Muralidharan Pillai

Kian Sing Toh SC

Qinghui Luo

Media Law

Lionel Tan

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Steve Tan

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Choo Hock Soon

Cynthia Goh

Kim Huat Chia

Lawrence Tan

Sandy Foo

Wee Hann Lim

Yoke Ping Cheng

Private Funds

Anne Wuan Ying Yeo-Leong

Arnold Tan

Project Finance and

Development Practice

Sandy Foo

Real Estate Law

Benjamin ST Tay

Ching Chou

Elsa Chai

Hiang Chye Gan

Lay See Lee

Norman Ho

Regulatory Practice

David Yeow

Regina Liew

Shipping and Maritime Law

 

Choon King Chua

Jainil Bhandari

John Seow

Kah Wah Leong

Kendall Tan

Kian Sing Toh SC

Winston Kwek

Tax Law

Choo Hock Soon

Technology Law

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Steve Tan

Telecommunications Law

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Trade Law

Choon King Chua

Trusts and Estates

Chandra Mohan Rethnam JP

Vikna Rajah

Venture Capital Law

Arnold Tan

 

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtann.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 Apr 2021

Rajah & Tann partners Showsuite to digitise legal documentation for sales of properties

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has signed a contract with Singapore-based property-tech company, Showsuite, to digitise the voluminous amount of legal documentation that comes with real estate transactions.

Under the agreement, Showsuite’s digital platform will streamline and automate back-end work processes and digitize legal documentation associated with the sales of new homes by property developer clients.

Showsuite is a pioneer in the field of digitisation of transactions of new homes for property developers connecting them with their property agents, lawyers and architects. Over S$4 billion worth of new homes in Singapore have been transacted on Showsuite’s digital booking platform since its launch in 2018. Its clients include GuocoLand, Hong Leong, CEL Development, Heeton Holdings & TID Development, amongst others.

Mr Norman Ho, Senior Partner, Corporate Real Estate at Rajah & Tann said: “Our collaboration with Showsuite will allow us to further harness the power of legal technology at Rajah & Tann and help us to streamline the work processes of our development projects into a more structured workflow. Not only will this bring about greater efficiency in delivering legal services to the developers, but it also cements our commitment to a sustainability focused legal practice.”

Mr Karamjit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Showsuite said, “As we began to digitize transactions for property developers with our solutions, it has become very apparent to us of the importance of having the whole eco-system on board in order to harness technology’s full potential. We have since enhanced our platform that allows property agents to transact efficiently, in real-time, paperless-ly and remotely, which is vital in a post-Covid world. The agreement now with Rajah & Tann marks the start of a new milestone for Showsuite as we extend our technological offerings to law firms involved in the new home sales network.”

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtann.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 Apr 2021

Rajah & Tann tops client service excellence ratings in Asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been named best overall firm for quality of service in the fields of capital markets, corporate and M&A, insurance and investment funds in the latest Asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021 report.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, the Indonesia member firm of the Rajah & Tann Asia network has also been recognised as best overall firm in the fields of capital markets and corporate and M&A.

Investment Funds partner, Anne Yeo from Rajah & Tann Singapore has been featured in the report which recognises the highest-rated attorneys in each practice area for each jurisdiction.

Asialaw is a research house based in Hong Kong and for the purpose of this report, they have surveyed users of legal services to assess and rate law firms and lawyers for their quality of service based on client management, fees and billing, firm set-up and knowledge.

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.