01 Apr 2022

Rajah & Tann Singapore announces new management team, grooms next generation leaders

Rajah & Tann Singapore announces new appointments today that show a concerted effort by the firm to groom the next generation of leaders - partners in their 40s engaged in key practice areas.

From today, Ng Kim Beng, Partner specialising in international arbitration, construction and projects, and Kelvin Poon, Head of International Arbitration Practice and the South Asia desk, assume responsibilities as Joint Deputy Managing Partners, replacing Rebecca Chew who is now Chairperson of the Rajah & Tann Foundation overseeing the firm’s corporate social responsibility programme.

Adrian Wong succeeds Leong Kah Wah as Head of Disputes, while Vikram Nair takes over from him as Deputy Head. Over at Corporate, Abdul Jabbar who heads the department, gets another number two, Sandy Foo who joins Evelyn Wee as Co-Deputy Head. All told, the corporate and dispute departments promoted 13 and 12 partners respectively to lead the firm’s wide range of specialist practice areas as heads and deputy heads.

Four new partners join the Executive Committee, helmed by Managing Partner Patrick Ang who commences his second term as Managing Partner of the firm. They are Sim Kwan KiatTracy AngVikna Rajah and Shuhei Otsuka.

Commenting on the latest leadership changes, Mr Ang said: “Rajah & Tann has a culture of embracing change and having each generation of partners investing in and building the firm for the next generation. The appointments today are the fruits of the labour put in by the firm’s more experienced partners who have selflessly nurtured their younger colleagues.

“The new practice and sector leadership comprises partners in their 40s who are able to inspire their colleagues towards shared goals, most important of which is to deliver consistently high levels of service to clients.”

Rajah & Tann is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia, with market leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate and commercial. 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.

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.