27 May 2022

Rajah & Tann Singapore named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year for the third time, clinches ESG and Sustainability Law Firm of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year awards at Asian Legal Business Awards 2022

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has won three top awards at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2022. The firm clinched the coveted SE Asia Law Firm of the Year award for the third time and has also bagged the inaugural award for ESG and Sustainability Law Firm of the Year.

Veteran lawyer Rebecca Chew, who is Co-Head of the China-Related Investment Dispute Resolution practice, head of the Medical Law practice at R&T, and the Chairperson of the firm’s philanthropic arm, R&T Foundation, was named Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm).

Organised annually by ALB, the subsidiary firm of Thomson Reuters, the prestigious awards recognise the exceptional performance of private practitioners and in-house counsels in Southeast Asia.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, part of the Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) network, also won two Deal of the Year (Premium) Awards, one for Indonesia’s triple tranche sukuk offering, and another for the merger of two Indonesian unicorns, the multi-service platform Gojek and e-commerce company Tokopedia.

Lee Eng Beng, SC, RTA’s Chairperson, said: “We are thrilled to receive these awards, as they are a testament to the quality, professionalism and commitment of our teams across all the RTA network firms.

“Rajah & Tann Asia constantly strives to be the premier legal service provider of choice in Southeast Asia and provide seamless access to the best legal advice and representation in our markets. We are honoured that these awards recognise our achievements in this regard.”

R&T is one of the largest full-service law firms in Southeast Asia, with market-leading corporate and dispute resolution practices. It is a member of Rajah & Tann Asia, one of the largest legal networks in Southeast Asia with over 800 fee earners. It is among the region’s most highly regarded law firms with international legal journals and surveys consistently rating the firm and many of its lawyers as among the best in their practice areas.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – https://www.rajahtannasia.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. The network’s geographical reach also includes Singapore-based regional desks focusing on Brunei, Japan and South Asia. 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.