28 May 2021

Rajah & Tann wins multiple Benchmark Litigation awards including Firm of the Year in Singapore and Indonesia

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has won multiple awards at Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2021 yesterday. They included Firm of the Year in Singapore for two years running, Shipping Firm of the Year and two Impact Case awards, one of which involved the first-ever recognition of Singapore’s moratorium law in a landmark ruling by a UK court.

R&T was also named Runner Up for Competition/Antitrust Firm of the Year and Second Runner Up for White-Collar Crime Firm of the Year. Andre Yeap, SC, Head, International Arbitration and Partner, was named Second Runner up for International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year.

In addition, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP) in Indonesia, part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network, also won Indonesia Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year, with Eri Hertiawan, Joint Head, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Partner, named Lawyer of the year for Indonesia while Chandra Hamzah, Partner and Co-founder of the firm, named Runner up in the same category.

Chau Huy Quang, Managing Partner from Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers in Vietnam, was also recognised as Lawyer of the Year for Vietnam.

The case which won an Impact Case award started in 2019 was a boost for debt workouts across different jurisdictions and Singapore’s ambition to become Asia’s debt restructuring hub. It saw the High Court of England and Wales for the first time recognising the moratorium relief granted by the Singapore court to Rajah & Tann’s client H&C S Holdings Pte Ltd under Section 211B(1) of the Companies Act (Cap. 50) as foreign main proceedings under the UNICITRAL Model Law.

In addition to the H&C S Holdings case, Rajah & Tann also won an Impact Case award for its Sanum investments v St Group case involving parties in Laos. This is a landmark case where R&T successfully argued that an award from a wrongly-seated arbitration cannot be enforced. In this rare decision by the Singapore Court of Appeal, it is expected that the seminal decision will provide helpful guidance to courts around the world when faced with a similar issue. Parties to commercial arbitrations are also now apprised of the significance of their choice of seat, and arbitral tribunals around the globe have now been advised that wrongly seating an arbitration will result in an award that cannot be enforced.

Benchmark Litigation, which honours excellence in disputes and litigation practice in the Asia-Pacific market, announced the awards at a virtual ceremony held on 27 May.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at Rajah & Tann, said: “We are honoured to be recognised by Benchmark Litigation for numerous achievements and are grateful to our clients for their constant support of our work, and all my colleagues for their hard work and dedication.

“The Impact Case award for securing the first-ever recognition of Singapore’s moratorium law by the UK court was particularly significant as it highlighted the strength of our restructuring regime and the talent pool we have in corporate restructuring.”

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.

 

14 May 2021

Rajah & Tann among Top 25 most innovative law firms in FT’s Asia-Pacific awards

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has been recognised among the top 25 most innovative law firms at the FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific awards 2021, for the eighth year running.

Ranked 21st on the list, the highest among South East Asian law firms, the award recognises “future-ready” law firms which embrace digital transformation and sustainability.

R&T was also shortlisted for the“Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year” and the “Practice of Law: Digital Advisers” categories for the launch of its subsidiary, RTCyber, the first one-stop legal and cybersecurity ecosystem that provides a full suite of technical services to prevent or respond to cyber-attacks.

The FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific is an annual ranking, report and awards scheme for lawyers based in the region by London-based Financial Times and its research partner RSG Consulting. The awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 13 May.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at Rajah & Tann, said: “It is a singular honour for Rajah & Tann to be recognised as one of top 25 most innovative law firms in the region by an esteemed publication like the Financial Times.

“The accolade underscores our commitment to  leveraging new technologies to drive efficiencies for clients in a fast-changing digital economy. Rajah & Tann will continue to invest and embed innovation across our practice areas as we seek to deliver excellent services to our clients.”

The latest recognition comes after R&T Asia won law firm of the year awards for Singapore and Indonesia, and two impact case awards by Benchmark Litigation Asia.

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.

 

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.