05 Jun 2023

Rajah & Tann Asia bags 7 Benchmark Litigation awards

Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) member firms and their partners have won seven Benchmark Litigation awards, including Singapore Firm of the Year for Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T Singapore) and Indonesia Firm of the Year for Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP), for the fourth and third consecutive year respectively.  R&T Singapore was also named Commercial and Transactions Firm of the Year.

Murali Pillai SC, Partner at R&T Singapore, was named the Singapore Lawyer of the Year, exemplifying the firm's exceptional talent and expertise. Widely regarded for his expertise in employment law and financial services,Mr Pillai has established himself as an astute and highly competent lawyer with an unwavering dedication to his clients and a remarkable legal acumen honed over his impressive 27-year practice, according to Benchmark, a New York-based publication that recognises market leaders in litigation and dispute practices in the world.

Eri Hertiawan, Senior Partner at AHP, bagged the Indonesia Lawyer of the Year award. Mr Hertiawan regularly works on high-profile tort, corporate, banking, antitrust and criminal cases as an all-round litigator whose exceptional skills in arbitration have also often brought him before the Indonesian National Arbitration Board (BANI) and other alternative dispute resolution forums.

Another RTA member firm, Christopher & Lee Ong of Malaysia, secured the Impact Case Winner award for outstanding representation in the Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia v MyCC case.  R&T Rajah Singapore also landed an Impact Case Winner award for its pivotal role in the PDV Marina windup.

RTA Chairman Lee Eng Beng SC stated, "We are truly honoured to receive these seven Benchmark Litigation awards, which serve as a recognition of the outstanding litigation and dispute resolution capabilities within the RTA network. We remain dedicated to upholding high standards of legal excellence and providing top-tier solutions in all our regional markets."

AHP Deputy Managing Partner Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf said, “We are humbled to be recognised as the Indonesia Firm of the Year for the third year running. This award is a testament to the unparalleled talent of our team at AHP, who has consistently demonstrated their expertise in complex corporate litigation and dispute resolution. Being part of the wider RTA network has further strengthened our capabilities and allowed us to deliver top-tier legal services to our clients.”

Benchmark Litigation, which expanded its coverage to include the Asia Pacific in 2018, gives out its prestigious award annually, celebrating lawyers and cases that have pushed boundaries, made a significant social impact, and contributed to shaping jurisprudence in the Asia Pacific legal landscape.

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, providing legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 970 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.