12 May 2023

Rajah & Tann Asia emerges as biggest winner with seven awards at The Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2023
  • Wins Regional Law Firm of the Year, Innovative law firm of the year, Litigation Firm of the Year and national awards for Cambodia and Indonesia        
  • Sandy Foo named “Corporate & M&A Lawyer of the Year”, while Shemane Chan named “Projects & Energy Lawyer of the Year” in Southeast Asia

Rajah & Tann Asia (RTA) has been named Regional Law Firm of the Year, Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year and Litigation Firm of the Year at this year's The Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards. Also winning country accolades are RTA firms from Cambodia and Indonesia.

R&T Sok & Heng Law Office won Cambodia Law Firm of the Year, while Assegaf Hamzah & Partners won Indonesia Law Firm of the Year. Rajah & Tann Singapore was named Litigation Law Firm of the Year for Southeast Asia.

At a dinner held at the Pan Pacific Singapore yesterday, Rajah & Tann’s partner Sandy Foo beat 14 others to win the Corporate & M&A Lawyer of the Year award while Shemane Chan bested 12 finalists to be named Projects & Energy Lawyer of the Year in Southeast Asia.

The winners of The Legal 500 Awards were chosen following independent research by a large team of researchers who possess a comprehensive understanding of their respective jurisdictions and fields of expertise.

The London-based companyhas been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world for 33 years in over 150 jurisdictions, producing a wide-ranging series of resources for in-house lawyers including roundtables and client insight reports. It recognises and rewards the best in-house lawyers through its awards, the General Counsel (GC) Powerlist series and The Legal 500 Awards. 

Lee Eng Beng SC, Chairman of RTA, said: "We are humbled by the record seven regional, country and individual awards that Rajah & Tann has received this year from The Legal 500. Our clients have made this possible for us and we are grateful for their support through the years. Both Sandy and Shemane also deserve special mention for being great role models for our young lawyers.”

The Legal 500 last month held its GC Power list awards in Singapore, recognising Southeast Asian firms with innovative General Counsel and Sustainability Officers who are helping their organisations move towards a green transition.


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.