accolades

We seek the highest standards for our clients. Our prime focus has been, and remains, harnessing strong legal expertise, commercial acumen and practical experience to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Through the years, our approach and commitment to the practice of law have attracted recognition and honours. We are deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that our clients place in us, and for the many awards and accolades accorded to us.

2019

Allen & Gledhill has been recognised by The Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards 2019 for our involvement in the following three deal awards:

  • Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring – Noble Group restructuring
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia – Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business (which also involved our Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners)
  • TMT Deal of the Year – Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart

The winning deals were selected by The Asian Lawyer on the basis of innovation, significance and groundbreaking element.

The Asia Legal Awards honour the best work in the region. Across the coverage of practice areas and disciplines, The Asia Legal Awards intend to identify the most important transactions and cases with the most complex and outstanding legal work in Asia.
 
The Asia Legal Awards celebrate stand-out achievements of law firms over the past 12 months, based on research by editorial staff of The American Lawyer, The Asian Lawyer and China Law & Practice.

Allen & Gledhill has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the following matters which were named Deals of the Year 2018:

  • Astrea IV private equity securitisation
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Capital infrastructure project finance securitisation
  • ESR-Reit merger with Viva Industrial Trust
  • Grab acquisition of SE Asian operations of Uber (which also involved our Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners)
  • MUFG Bank acquisition of 40% stake in Bank Danamon
  • Posco ICT SIAC arbitration proceeding against Hitachi
  • Temasek retail bond
  • Walmart acquisition of Flipkart
  • TMH Telecom Myanmar IPO (led by our Myanmar office)

Our Firm received the highest number of wins among Asian law firms.

In addition, Allen & Gledhill received Honourable Mentions for the following matters:

  • Ascendas-Singbridge Group and Temasek Holdings investment in Ascendas India Logistics
  • DyStar Global Holdings (Singapore) v Kiri Industries & Ors
  • IHH Healthcare acquisition of Fortis Healthcare

Asian-mena Counsel is part of the In-House Community, which comprises over 21,000 individual in-house lawyers and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within organisations along the New Silk Road, who they reach through the annual In-House Congress circuit of events, Asian-mena Counsel magazine and Weekly Briefing, and the In-House Community online forum.

Allen & Gledhill has been named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2019 in Hong Kong this evening. In addition, Allen & Gledhill has received a country law firm award, being Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Singapore).

This is the fourth time Allen & Gledhill has won the regional law firm award, having been the first South-east Asian law firm to receive this award in 2014. It is the 18th time the Firm has won the country law firm award for Singapore since the inception of the IFLR Asia Awards in 2000.

Further to the two Firm Awards, we have been recognised for our involvement in the following two Deal of the Year Awards:

  • Structured finance and securitisation (Bayfront Infrastructure Capital project-backed notes)
  • Restructuring (Noble Group)

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has won the country law firm award, the Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Malaysia) for the first time. This is significant recognition of the high quality of legal services Rahmat Lim & Partners provides in Malaysia.

Christina Ong, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill, said “It is a great honour and privilege to be receiving these two firm awards from IFLR. With the support of the Allen & Gledhill network comprising offices in Singapore and Myanmar, associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners in Malaysia; and alliance firm, Soemadipradja & Taher in Indonesia, we are grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to us to work on some of the most ground-breaking work in South-east Asia.

Penny Goh, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill, said “Winning the Regional Law Firm award for the fourth time is a positive recognition of our cross border expertise and experience. We are thankful to our clients for their trust in our ability to provide integrated and effective solutions to support our clients’ needs as they expand to capture opportunities in the region.”

Lim Teong Sit, Chairman and Senior Partner of Rahmat Lim & Partners, said “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition from IFLR for the first time. This is an affirmation of the quality of the legal services and the value-added insights we provide to our clients. We thank our clients for their confidence in us.”

The IFLR Asia Awards recognise the region’s most innovative deals, and the firms that worked on them. First published in 1982, IFLR is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in financial institutions, corporates and in private practice.

Earlier this year, Allen & Gledhill has been recognised as a leading law firm in Singapore and Myanmar in the latest editions of Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

In the 2019 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice has been listed as a leading practice in two categories, namely, Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy.

Our Firm’s Partners, Dr Stanley Lai, SC and Low Pei Lin have also been recognised as leading individuals in WTR 1000 2019 for Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy respectively.

In addition, our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been ranked as a leading intellectual property practice and Pauline Khor has been recognised as a leading individual for both Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy.

WTR 1000 is a directory dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trade mark legal service providers.

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Allen & Gledhill has been recognised as a leading law firm in Singapore and Myanmar in the latest edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In Singapore, our Firm has the highest number of Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers listed as Leading Individuals. In Myanmar, our Yangon office continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects, the only two categories covered by The Legal 500 for Myanmar.

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners has achieved more Tier 1 practice rankings and an increase in the number of Leading Individuals as compared to last year. In addition, RL&P has been ranked for the first time in TMT and Shipping.

Allen & Gledhill has been recognised as a leading law firm in Singapore and Myanmar in the latest edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to be ranked top tier in Corporate/M&A and Projects, Infrastructure and Energy.

Our Firm has achieved more Band 1 practice rankings as compared to last year. In addition, Chambers has created a new firm category for Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption in which A&G has been ranked Band 1. 

Chambers has also released the 2019 edition of Chambers FinTech from the Professional Advisers Series in which A&G has been ranked Band 1 in the Legal section under the Singapore jurisdiction.

Allen & Gledhill continues to be ranked Tier 1 across all Singapore practice areas covered by IFLR1000 in its latest 2019 edition. These are Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Project Development, and Restructuring and Insolvency.

In addition, 23 individuals have been ranked as leading lawyers, the highest number among Singapore law firms. Out of these 23 individuals, four have been recognised as “Market Leaders”, defined by IFLR1000 as true leaders of their field…[who] have a track record of high profile innovative deals and are recognised as the standout performers in their country or practice area.

In Myanmar, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained its Tier 2 ranking for the Financial and Corporate category, with Managing Director Minn Naing Oo recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer.

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has improved its ranking to Tier 1 for the Banking and Finance category, while maintaining its rankings across the other Malaysia practice areas covered by IFLR1000, namely Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A and Project Development. Rahmat Lim & Partners has the highest number of ranked lawyers in Malaysia with 12 Partners recognised in the 2019 edition of IFLR1000.

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2018

​Allen & Gledhill has been voted Asian-mena Counsel In-House Community Firm of the Year 2018 in seven categories, maintaining the same number of categories in which our Firm has been voted in last year. 

Apart from being awarded the Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year, Singapore, our Firm was voted Firm of the Year for the following categories in the Singapore jurisdiction:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Compliance/ Regulatory
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employment
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications, Media & Technology

In addition, we received Honourable Mentions in the categories of Capital Markets, International Arbitration, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Real Estate/Construction.

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, was voted Firm of the Year 2018 in the Aviation category, the second time it has received recognition in this category.

Asian-mena Counsel has included Myanmar in its survey for the first time this year. Our Yangon office has been named Firm of the Year 2018 in the category of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and received Honourable Mentions for the categories of Banking and Finance, Compliance/ Regulatory and Corporate and M&A.

A record 2,376 in-house counsel and buyers of legal services in 13 jurisdictions took part in this survey this year to express who their preferred external counsel in various areas are and why. These in-house counsel conveyed which law firms had served them best across a range of practice areas, which have been the most responsive to their needs, as well as those which have made a significant impression on them during the past year. For more information, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has been awarded the i-Law Maritime Law Firm of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2018. According to Lloyd’s List, our Firm, together with winners of the other award categories, has demonstrated “bold leadership to stimulate creative thinking and new solutions” in the shipping industry.

The Lloyd’s List Awards portfolio celebrates excellence in the global maritime community, where entrants demonstrate innovation and success in the judging year, displaying leadership, best in class and endeavour in enhancing the business of shipping regionally and globally.

 

Allen & Gledhill continues to be ranked in Tier 1 in the Singapore Domestic category of the M&A Rankings 2018 report released by Asian Legal Business.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has also maintained its ranking in Tier 1 for M&A in Malaysia in the same report.

The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A in Asia.

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Allen & Gledhill has been ranked as one of the world’s top Restructuring & Insolvency practices by Global Restructuring Review (GRR) in the second edition of GRR 100 rankings.
 
Firms are ranked based on a number of factors, including the size of their team, the number of countries they served, the hours they billed, the clients they attracted and the value and volume of cases they worked on, and the level of complexity and innovation that was required in individual cases. 
 
For more information about our Restructuring & Insolvency Practice, please click here.

​Allen & Gledhill has received top tier rankings in the practice areas covered by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. In the review conducted by Benchmark for work completed in 2017, our Firm has been ranked Tier 1 in Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, International Arbitration – Domestic and Shipping and Tier 2 in Construction.

In addition, nine individuals have been ranked Dispute Resolution Stars and three have been ranked Future Stars.

Rahmat Lim & Partners, our associate firm in Malaysia, has been ranked Tier 3 in Commercial and Transactions and Tier 2 in Construction with two individuals ranked Future Stars.

Benchmark exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market, researchers conduct extensive interview with litigators and their clients to identify leading litigators and firms.

​In the 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000, Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice has been listed as a leading practice in the two categories researched by the publication, namely, Litigation and Transactions as well as Prosecution.

Our Firm’s Partners, Dr Stanley Lai, SC and Low Pei Lin have also been recognised as leading individuals in IAM Patent 1000 2018 for Litigation and Transactions and Prosecution respectively.
 
In addition, our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been listed as a leading practice in the same categories for the Malaysia chapter. Partner Pauline Khor has also been recognised as a leading individual for Litigation and Transactions.
 
IAM Patent 1000 is a directory dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent professionals.
 
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​Allen & Gledhill has been named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year and SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2018 which took place in Singapore on Thursday, 10 May 2018.

In addition to the two top firm awards, we were awarded Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year and received recognition for our involvement in the following three deal awards:

  • Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize) - Keppel-KBS US REIT's IPO
  • Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium) - NetLink NBN Trust’s IPO
  • M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) - Privatisation of Global Logistics Properties

In total, our Firm picked up six awards, the most to be given to a South-east Asian law firm at this Awards dinner.

The ALB SE Asia Law Awards is an annual event celebrating the success of the region’s leading law firms, in-house counsel, dealmakers and deals.

For more information on the ALB SE Asia Law Awards, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has been named Singapore Firm of the Year 2018 at the Who’s Who Legal Awards in London on Tuesday, 8 May 2018.

This is the 12th time that Allen & Gledhill has won the country award for Singapore, having first received it in 2006. The country awards recognise firms which achieve the highest number of nominations in a particular jurisdiction across the research conducted by Who’s Who Legal.

The Who’s Who Legal Awards, organised by Who’s Who Legal, issues awards to individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in their research.

Allen & Gledhill has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the following matters which were named Deals of the Year 2017:

  • EMAS Chiyoda Subsea restructuring
  • NetLink NBN Trust IPO
  • Indika Energy high-yield bridge-to-bond financing
  • ThaiBev's acquisition of Myanmar Distillery (led by our Myanmar office)

Allen & Gledhill received the most number of wins among the Singapore law firms.

In addition, Allen & Gledhill also received Honourable Mentions for the following matters:

  • Flipkart's acquisition of eBay India
  • Tender offer by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Arran Investment for 31 per cent. of Energy Development Corp
  • Global Logistic Properties going-private acquisition
  • Myingyan power project (led by our Myanmar office)

The winning deals were selected by Asian-mena Counsel based on innovation. complexity, size and uniqueness.

Asian-mena Counsel is part of the In-House Community, which comprises over 21,000 individual in-house lawyers and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within organisations along the New Silk Road, who they reach through the annual In-House Congress circuit of events, Asian-mena Counsel magazine and Weekly Briefing, and the In-House Community online forum.

Allen & Gledhill has been awarded Maritime Law Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2018 held in Singapore on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

The Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia recognises efforts from companies that constantly rise above challenges and go the extra mile to outperform itself.

For more information about our Maritime & Aviation practice, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has been ranked as one of the world’s top international arbitration practices by Global Arbitration Review in its annual GAR100 rankings for the sixth consecutive year.

Firms are ranked based on a number of factors, including track record, value of current portfolio as counsel, number of arbitral hearings and the number of arbitrator appointments a firm’s members are handling over a two-year period. 
 
For more information about our International Arbitration Practice, please click here.

​Allen & Gledhill has once again maintained its ranking as a leading firm in the Copyright category of the IP Stars 2018 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP.

Allen & Gledhill has been recognised by The Asian Lawyer Asia Legal Awards 2018 for our involvement in the following three deal awards:

  • M&A: South-east Asia Deal of the Year: Global Logistic Properties’ acquisition by Chinese consortium
  • Securities – Debt Deal of the Year: Alibaba’s $7 billion investment grade notes offer
  • Real Estate Deal of the Year: Mercatus Co-operative Ltd.’s $1.7 billion acquisition of Jurong Point

The winning deals were selected by The Asian Lawyer on the basis of innovation, significance and groundbreaking element.
 
The Asia Legal Awards identify and celebrate the stand-out achievements of law firms over the past 12 months, based on research by editorial staff of The American Lawyer, The Asian Lawyer and China Law & Practice.

Allen & Gledhill has once again maintained top tier rankings in the patent contentious and patent prosecution categories of the IP Stars 2018 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP.

​Our associate Firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, in Malaysia has been recognised as a leading firm in the patent contentious and patent prosecution categories.

Allen & Gledhill has been named Regional Law Firm of the Year 2018 at the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2018 in Hong Kong on Thursday, 1 March 2018.

In addition to the regional law firm of the year award, Allen & Gledhill has received two country law firm awards, being Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Singapore) and Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Myanmar).

This is the third time Allen & Gledhill has won the regional law firm award, having been the first South-east Asian law firm to receive this award in 2014. It is the 17th time the firm has won the only country law firm award for Singapore since the inception of the IFLR Asia Awards in 2000.

However, this is the first time the firm is winning the country law firm award for Myanmar since its Yangon office became operational in 2014, a significant recognition of the high quality of legal services it provides in Myanmar and its rapid development into a leading firm in the country.

Christina Ong, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill, said “It is a great honour and privilege to be receiving these three firm awards from IFLR. The awards are a testimony of our strong presence domestically in Singapore and Myanmar as well as in the wider region”.

In relation to Allen & Gledhill being named Regional Law Firm of the Year for the third time, Penny Goh, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner, said “We are as always grateful for the confidence that our clients have placed in us as well as the opportunities they have presented to us to work on some of the region’s most innovative deals”.

Receiving the country law firm award for Myanmar in Hong Kong, Minn Naing Oo, Managing Director of Allen & Gledhill’s Yangon office, said “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition from IFLR, which is an affirmation of the quality of the legal services and the value-added insights we provide to our clients in this emerging market. We are thankful to our clients for the confidence they have placed in us in Myanmar”.

The IFLR Asia Awards recognise the region’s most innovative deals, and the firms that worked on them. First published in 1982, IFLR is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in financial institutions, corporates and in private practice.

Earlier this year, Allen & Gledhill was also named Singapore (Domestic) Law Firm of the Year 2018 by Chambers & Partners at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018. This is the fourth time that Allen & Gledhill has received this recognition from Chambers & Partners, the most among the local law firms, since the inception of the Awards in 2010.

In the latest edition of Chambers Global released last month, Allen & Gledhill continued to maintain its position of having the most number of practices ranked in Band 1 and the most number of lawyers recognised as Leading Individuals among the Singapore law firms. In the same edition, Minn Naing Oo is named as a Leading Individual for Myanmar.

Allen & Gledhill has been awarded Singapore (Domestic) Law Firm of the Year 2018 by Chambers & Partners at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 held in Hong Kong on Thursday, 1 February 2018.

This is the fourth time Allen & Gledhill has received this recognition from Chambers & Partners, the most among the local law firms, since the inception of the Awards in 2010.
 
The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards honour the work of national and international law firms across the region on the basis of research carried out for the 2018 edition of the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide. They recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key countries in the region and also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, new growth areas and excellence in client service.

​In the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice has been listed as a leading practice in two categories, namely, Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy.

Our Firm’s Partners, Dr Stanley Lai, SC and Low Pei Lin have also been recognised as leading individuals in WTR 1000 2018 for Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy respectively. 

In addition, our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been ranked in the “Bronze” category and Pauline Khor has been recognised as a leading individual for both Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy. 

WTR 1000 is a directory dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trade mark legal service providers.

For more information, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has once again been ranked Tier 1 in the trade mark contentious and trade mark prosecution categories of the IP Stars 2018 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP.

Our associate Firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, in Malaysia has been ranked Tier 2 in the trade mark contentious and trade mark prosecution categories.

​Allen & Gledhill’s Competition & Antitrust Practice has been ranked in the top band of “Elite” by Global Competition Review (GCR) in its 2018 GCR100 rankings. Our Firm also maintained the accolade of “Singapore’s leading competition practice” since 2012 when GCR100 began to include Singapore as part of its research.

GCR is a leading antitrust and competition law journal and news service published by Law Business Research.