A glimpse into the key milestones of our history
In Singapore's bustling central business district, A&G is established at 22A Raffles Place by Rowland Allen and John Joseph Gledhill.
David Marshall, our first Singapore-born member, joins A&G. One of our distinguished alumni, David Marshall was later elected Singapore’s first Chief Minister.
M. Karthigesu, our first Asian member, joins A&G. One of our distinguished alumni, Karthigesu later became a judge of the Singapore Court of Appeal.
Commitment to Leadership
Robert Kilgour Booker becomes Senior Partner of A&G. Bob Booker had been made a Partner of A&G, and also became a Singapore citizen, in 1958. He continued to lead A&G for quarter of a century, retiring as Senior Partner in 1985.
Local graduate, Rosalind Ratnam, joins A&G. Rose, as she was known, later became the first female Partner of A&G.
For the first time, A&G has a full Singaporean leadership team. The leadership team includes Goh Heng Leong, Michael Hwang SC, CJ Chen, Vemala Rajamanickam and KS Lo.
K. Shanmugam, one of our distinguished alumni, joins A&G. Shanmugam later became Singapore’s third Minister for Law since its independence in 1965.
Lucien Wong is named Managing Partner of A&G. One of our distinguished alumni, Lucien Wong was later appointed Singapore's ninth Attorney-General.
Singapore Law Firm of the Year
A&G is named International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Singapore Law Firm of the Year for the first time. In subsequent years, A&G has proceeded to win this award a record number of times.
Celebrating 100 Years
A&G celebrates 100 years of dedication to the law with a year-long programme of special activities and festivities.
A New Home
A&G moves to our current office space at One Marina Boulevard. OMB, as it is known, is located in the prestigious Marina Bay district overlooking Singapore’s finest sights.
A&G launches our Pro Bono Programme which remains a top priority. A dedicated pro bono practice helmed full-time, our Pro Bono Programme is a key pillar of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives which include charitable giving, thought leadership and community engagement.
South-east Asian Expansion: Malaysia
Rahmat Lim & Partners is established as an associate firm of A&G in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Starting with 14 lawyers, Rahmat Lim & Partners presently comprises around 90 lawyers.
A&G is named Chambers Asia-Pacific Singapore (Domestic) Law Firm of the Year for the first time. In subsequent years, A&G has proceeded to win this award several more times. The Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards honour the work of law firms based on research carried out for the prestigious Chambers Asia-Pacific guide, a leading legal directory.
Lucien Wong, later to become Singapore's ninth Attorney-General, is named Chairman and Senior Partner of A&G.
As A&G celebrates 110 years of dedication to the law, the Allen & Gledhill Scholarship is launched at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS).
A&G is named International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Regional Law Firm of the Year for the first time. In subsequent years, A&G has proceeded to win this award several more times.
Regional Reach: Myanmar
A&G establishes a regional office in Yangon, Myanmar. Starting with two lawyers, A&G (Myanmar) presently comprises around 30 lawyers.
Christina Ong and Penny Goh are appointed Co-Chairmen and Senior Partners of A&G, with Lee Kim Shin as Managing Partner and Jerry Koh as Deputy Managing Partner.
Following its establishment in 2014, A&G's regional office in Myanmar wins the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Myanmar) for the first time.
A&G achieves a notable sweep of major awards in Hong Kong, London and Singapore, including International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Regional Law Firm of the Year and Most Innovative National Law Firm of the Year (Singapore), Chambers Asia-Pacific Singapore (Domestic) Law Firm of the Year, Who's Who Legal Singapore Firm of the Year and Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Firm of the Year.
Strategic Alliance: Indonesia
A&G expands its regional network with a strategic alliance with Soemadipraja & Taher, one of Indonesia's largest independent full-service law firms.
Reaching Further: Vietnam
Under the guidance of Senior Adviser, Penny Goh, A&G establishes a regional office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A&G (Vietnam) begins operations at Saigon Centre.
A&G looks forward to serving you with our distinctive culture of excellence and commitment honed through our history.