30 May 2022

Rajah & Tann wins 5 top Benchmark Litigation awards including Singapore Firm of the Year, Asia-Pacific Insolvency Firm of the Year

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has bagged five top wins at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2022 including Singapore Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year, Asia-Pacific Insolvency Firm of the Year, and three Impact Case awards.

The annual awards recognise excellence in litigation and disputes practices across the region, and were announced on 26 May 2022 by the leading New York-based magazine on the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers.

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, part of the Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) network, won Indonesia Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year as well as two Impact Case awards, while R&T Asia (Thailand) Limited came in third in the Thailand Firm of the Year category.

Patrick Ang, Managing Partner at R&T and Vice-Chairman of RTA, said: “We are truly humbled to be recognised by Benchmark Litigation as top firms in multiple jurisdictions. These awards are a testament to our dedication to excellence in all that we do for our clients.

"I am also grateful to my colleagues for their hard work, as well as to our clients who have entrusted to us some of the most high-profile dispute cases in Asia. We will continue to bring the firm’s best talents and technology to bear in serving them.”

One of the three Impact Case awards was for R&T’s role in advising Hin Leong Trading and its judicial managers following the Asian oil trading giant’s collapse in 2020, which was one of the world’s largest involving an oil trader.

The other Impact Case awards were for representing Mr Mustaq Ahmad, founder of Mustafa Centre, in one of the largest minority oppression cases to be brought before the Singapore Court; and for the landmark Prudential Assurance Company case involving the mass poaching of over 240 insurance agents. The court’s ruling in favor of Prudential served as a reminder to financial institutions to review and ensure that their agency agreements and employment contracts make provisions for general duty of good faith and fidelity, as well as for clauses for non-solicitation obligations.

AHP’s Impact Case awards were for their work on flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s proposed restructuring and China State Construction and its Sino-Indonesian affiliate's contract dispute with engineering and building construction company Mahkota Sentosa Utama.

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.