18 Jan 2024

Rajah & Tann Asia Defends Top Rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024

The network achieves impressive results with more Tiers 1 and 2 rankings and lawyer recognition.

Rajah & Tann Asia ("RTA") has defended its top rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024. The network has been awarded an impressive 80 department rankings and 315 lawyer recognition, with an increase in Tiers 1 and 2 rankings.

Lee Eng Beng, SC, Chairman of RTA, said: "We are delighted and honoured by the recognition from The Legal 500. On behalf of all the partners, lawyers and staff in Rajah & Tann Asia, I would like to express our deep gratitude to our clients and friends for their trust and support. We will continue to deliver the highest quality of service and value across the region, and build on our commitment to excellence and deep understanding of the markets and industries we serve."

Some of the highlights of RTA's performance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 are: 

  • Singapore – Rajah & Tann Singapore maintained all local rankings in Tiers 1 and 2, including Data Protection & Cybersecurity – a newly introduced practice area in this edition of the Asia Pacific guide. The firm also obtained 6 new lawyer rankings and 2 of its eminent practitioners ascended to the highest tier.
  • Indonesia – Assegaf Hamzah & Partners maintained its firm rankings with all ranked departments in Tiers 1 and 2, secured two new lawyer rankings and had one lawyer advancing into the next tier.
  • Malaysia – Christopher & Lee Ong’s Real Estate & Construction Practice improved from Tier 3 and now ranks in Tier 2. The firm maintained all other practice area rankings. Its number of lawyers ranked in the Hall of Fame increased by almost twofold, with five lawyers now acknowledged in this top tier. It also achieved six new lawyer rankings and one improved lawyer ranking.
  • Philippines – Gatmaytan Yap Patacsil Gutierrez & Protacio (C&G Law) elevated two practices, Banking & Finance and Corporate & M&A, up a tier this cycle, increasing its total percentage of departments ranked in Tiers 1 and 2 to 82%. The firm also has four new lawyer rankings.

Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. These rankings reflect the results of detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with GCs and private practice lawyers.

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, 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.