24 Sep 2018

Rajah & Tann Singapore clinches two awards at the Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Dispute Resolutions Awards 2018

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been named best Asian law firm for Shipping & Maritime, beating six other regional law firms to win the award. The firm has also been named in Matter of the Year for its work in the US$1.8 billion investment treaty arbitration award against the Kingdom of Lesotho.

The accolades aptly reflect the consistent strong performance of the firm. Despite the rough seas faced by large sectors of the shipping industry, our leading Shipping & International Trade team secured a large number of significant instructions in the past year, including Ezra-Emas, Swiber, Swissco and the team saw engagements in significant casualty work in the region. Our core strength in shipping and commodities remains active, backed by institutional clients such as banks (both local and foreign) and an international clientele made up of P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers and commodity houses.

In Matter of the Year, we represented the Kingdom of Lesotho in arbitration-related proceedings before the Singapore High Court which raised novel points of law, and eventually scoring two precedent-setting wins in the process. Our team members from the International Arbitration practice coordinated with multiple legal teams from the United Kingdom (three barristers from three sets of chambers who were initially involved in the arbitration), South Africa (where the investors are from) and Lesotho. Given the increasing multidimensional aspect of cases, our International Arbitration practice can call on over 150 lawyers with industry-specific arbitration expertise from within our market leading practices, including shipping, insolvency & restructuring, TMT, insurance & reinsurance, projects & infrastructure and commercial litigation practices.

The fourth annual Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards was held on 20 September 2018 in Hong Kong. The event celebrated the progress of litigation and dispute resolution in the legal profession across 14 jurisdictions in the region. For more information about the awards, please click here

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, Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 700 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.