18 Jan 2021

Rajah & Tann Asia maintains top rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Rajah & Tann Asia continues to be top ranked in the region in the latest The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 rankings, with over 284 lawyers recognised across 9 countries in South East Asia.

With 76 practice areas ranked in South East Asia and close to 90% of its ranked practices recognised in Tiers 1 & 2, the results demonstrate the dominance of its regional network with track record in handling high profile and significant matters.

Clients have praised the team as "exceptionally professional and time effective", with the “ability to produce innovative solutions", and that Rajah & Tann's “depth of capability across the firm, strong commerciality and responsiveness makes them stand out in the market.”

Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions.

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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 Dec 2020

Rajah & Tann Asia impresses with the most number of accolades garnered across South East Asia in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

Over 100 lawyers across Rajah & Tann Asia have been recognised as leading practitioners with 70% of our combined rankings in Bands 1 and 2. Out of the 59 firm rankings achieved, the largest number amassed in South East Asia, we are proud to report a 26% improvement in overall firm rankings.

According to the publication, Rajah & Tann is praised for approaching matters from the perspective of a corporate client. It is said to "excel at providing guidance on probable or likely shades of grey, thereby assisting the in-houser who has to make the final call on the relevant shade of grey."

The Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings are based on in-depth analysis, facilitated by a team of experienced researchers. Chambers rankings offer reliable recommendations on the best law firms and lawyers in Asia-Pacific.

Click here for the full rankings: https://www.rajahtannasia.com/accolades/2021-accolades/chambers-asia-pacific

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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.

15 Dec 2020

Rajah & Tann Technologies and Resolvo Systems create one-stop legal and cybersecurity ecosystem with launch of Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity

Rajah & Tann Technologies (RTTech) announced today a joint venture (JV) with cybersecurity service provider Resolvo Systems to set up Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity (RTCyber). The move comes amid rising cyber attacks in Singapore and the region, with new threats emerging from a surge in online activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With RTCyber, Singapore’s leading law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) will be the first to integrate legal and cybersecurity expertise under one roof. RTCyber is uniquely placed to help clients protect, mitigate against cyber attacks, minimise disruptions from a security breach and effectively deal with a breach incident. It will leverage Resolvo’s 20 years’ experience as a cybersecurity specialist and R&T’s credentials as a leader in data protection and cybersecurity law.

RTTech, a unit of R&T, was launched in November 2018 to provide tech-enabled solutions to clients as they face the growing demands and challenges of operating in a digital economy.

Mr Steve Tan, Director at RTTech, said cybersecurity is one of a suite of six services – including legal tech, e-discovery and digital forensics, data breach readiness and responses, contract management and academy – that RTTech seeks to offer clients.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated our clients’ reliance on digital data. As their transformation partner, we see ourselves providing them with a much-needed service at this most dire of times.

“It is a matter of when, not if, an organisation is hit by a data breach, especially since the number of malicious perpetrators targeting vulnerable systems, websites and individuals continues to grow exponentially. The key is to be prepared and to effectively respond to a breach. Organisations have to be proactive in securing their data against loss or cyber attacks, not only for security reasons but also to comply with data protection and other legal requirements.”

Mr Tan said RTTech has worked with Resolvo and the firm is highly regarded for its work in the public sector. “The JV reinforces R&T’s strategic goal of redefining legal services through technology and innovation.”

Mr Wong Onn Chee, Chief Technology Officer at Resolvo, said: “All cyber security incidents call for a high level of alertness and quick action. Through the R&T and RTCyber ecosystem, a truly one-stop shop solution unparalleled by other service providers, we will be able to bring technology and legal expertise to bear in an expeditious and efficient manner, to address such critical situations.”

Mr Wong, who is also the CEO of RTCyber and Technical Director of RTTech, added that cyber attacks are global, impacting organisations in any jurisdiction, and cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. “Companies need to ensure that their systems’ hardware and software are adequately protected and resilient enough to withstand the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape,” he said.

Rajesh Sreenivasan, Director of RTTech, said: “With RTCyber, Rajah & Tann now boasts a full stack of multidisciplinary cybersecurity services complemented by RTTech and R&T services lines such as our Novusdemia e-learning platform for cybersecurity training, LegalComet e-discovery services and digital forensics and RTReadySign e-signing platform that provides secure authentication and identification.”

The pervasiveness of cyber attacks was registered recently when the World Health Organisation reported a fivefold increase in cyber attacks one and a half months into the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearer home, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore observed that phishing attacks targeting Singapore more than doubled between March to May 2020.

Founded in 2000, Resolvo is the market leader in providing comprehensive security assessment and testing services in Asia. Its team of domain experts help to improve security and compliance for its customers through secure Web 2.0 development, infrastructure review, IT compliance, and threat and vulnerability management.

Resolvo is helmed by Mr Wong, who has led projects involving security testing or auditing of various national systems for the past 20 years. Notably, he has worked on testing the security of national systems in Government Technology Agency, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Police Force, Land Transport Authority, Credit Bureau Singapore and many more.

He joined the RTTech team two years ago, and has been involved in various forensics projects, providing security advisory and conducting cybersecurity exercises for its customers.

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.

27 Nov 2020

Rajah & Tann Singapore is the highest ranked Asian firm for Global Restructuring & Insolvency

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been ranked #18 in a global ranking of law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency, the only law firm from Singapore to make it to the top 20 in the widely-followed Global Restructuring Review (GRR) annual ranking.

In GRR’s latest ranking of 30 leading law firms by practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore jumped nine spots from #27 last year, overtaking other global firms. This is the third time the law firm has been featured in the GRR’s prestigious top 30 list.

GRR is a leading UK-based information service website providing cross-border restructuring and insolvency news. Honourees are selected based on the size of their top 10 most important cases during the research period as well as how multi-jurisdictional these cases were. It also takes into account the performances of the law firms in its sister publication, Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2020.

Commenting on the awards, Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore, said: “We are honoured to be considered one of the top law firms in restructuring and insolvency globally by a reputable media such as GRR.

“We are seeing a surge in restructuring and insolvency cases in Singapore and worldwide as the Covid-19 pandemic deals a heavy blow to businesses big and small. I am grateful to my colleagues for rising to the occasion and serving our clients with the same discipline and standards of excellence despite the heavier workload. Most of all, I am grateful to our clients for the opportunities they have given us to guide them through the legal minefield in these difficult times.”

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been involved in nearly all the major insolvencies and restructurings in Singapore in recent years including the judicial management of Hin Leong, the restructuring of Hyflux, Swiber, Asia Pulp and Paper, and Bumi Resources.

Rajah & Tann 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.