18 May 2022

Rajah & Tann ranked most innovative Southeast Asian law firm at FT’s Asia Pacific Awards

Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) has come in top among Southeast Asian law firms and is the second-highest ranked Asian firm at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia Pacific 2022.

Notably, R&T has placed 11th on the list of the most innovative law firms, up 10 spots from last year on this prestigious list. This is the ninth consecutive year that the firm has been recognised among FT’s topmost innovative law firms in Asia Pacific, since its inaugural report on Asia Pacific in 2014.

The firm was also shortlisted for Innovation in the Business of Law: New Solutions, for hosting the Asia-Pacific branch of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) – a think-tank in Singapore – providing the organisation with operational resource support, such as IT infrastructure.

R&T was also one of seven finalists in the category of Innovation in People and Skills, for partnering with the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Computing to train lawyers in areas such as design thinking, financial technology, robotic process automation and blockchain.

Adding to the accolades received, Partner Kala Anandarajah was among the top 10 individuals featured for having looked beyond their specialisms to solve client demands and for taking ideas across different disciplines, to deal with clients’ increasingly fast-changing challenges.

The awards celebrate legal innovation and showcase how lawyers, law firms and in-house legal teams are adapting to the increasing importance of sustainability, the unpredictability caused by Covid-19 and the accelerating digital transformation of business.

Patrick Ang, R&T’s Managing Partner, said: “We are honoured to be ranked top amongst our Southeast Asian peers by the Financial Times and 11th on the list of most innovative law firms in the Asia Pacific region. Innovation is part of our DNA and will continue to play a crucial role in our long-term growth strategy.”

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.

The FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific is an annual ranking, report and awards scheme for lawyers based in the region by London-based Financial Times and its research partner RSG Consulting.

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.