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.

2021

Allen & Gledhill’s Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice has once again been ranked Tier 1 in the category of Project Finance in the latest set of rankings released by IFLR1000, while Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) continues to be ranked Tier 1 for Financial and Corporate, and Tier 2 for Project Development.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners has climbed up the rankings and achieved Tier 1 for both Project Development: Energy and Project Development: Infrastructure, while our network firm in Indonesia, Soemadipradja & Taher has maintained its ranking for Project Development.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. They currently research around 170 national jurisdictions and rank law firms and lawyers on the basis of transactional work.

For more information on our rankings, please click here.

2020

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained its ranking to Band 1 in General Business Law in Myanmar in the 2020 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo and Director Oh Hsiu-Hau are ranked for the category.

In Singapore, our Firm continues to have the highest number of Band 1 practice rankings and recognised lawyers in the country in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 edition. We have achieved more Band 1 practice rankings as compared to last year, with 18 practices in the top tier. A total of 52 lawyers have been recognised by the publication, of which 20 lawyers are ranked Band 1 or as an exceptional individual (Senior Statesperson/Star/Eminent Practitioner).

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, achieved a better showing than last year, with three Band 1 practice rankings (Corporate/M&A, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, and Real Estate) and 11 recognised lawyers.

In Indonesia, our alliance firm, Soemadipradja & Taher, continues to be ranked Band 1 in Dispute Resolution. They have six recognised lawyers, one of whom has been ranked as a ‘Senior Statesperson’. In addition, Allen & Gledhill has improved our ranking in the country under the Corporate & Finance (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad) category.

IFLR1000 has announced the final group of national Asia-Pacific rankings for its thirtieth edition. As part of the final group, the ranking tables for M&A (for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia) and Financial and Corporate (for Myanmar only) as well as individual rankings for all practices were released.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has moved up the ranks to Tier 1 in the Financial and Corporate category. All four of our Directors in Myanmar were recognised in IFLR1000’s thirtieth edition. Our Managing Director, Minn Naing Oo continues to be recognised as a ‘Highly Regarded Lawyer’, with Director Oh Hsiu-Hau joining him in this category for the first time. Our other two Directors, Jacqueline Chong and Lee Jun Yee were named as ‘Notable Practitioners’. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

Allen & Gledhill continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Singapore for M&A and has the highest number of lawyers recognised by IFLR1000. Among the Recognised Lawyers, 22 Partners are ranked as leading individuals with three of them named 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”. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has maintained its Tier 1 ranking in the M&A category and has 10 Partners recognised as ‘Highly Regarded Lawyers’, the highest number among Malaysia law firms. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

Our strategic alliance partner in Indonesia, Soemadipradja & Taher, has also maintained its Tier 2 rankings in the M&A category. Two lawyers from Soemadipradja & Taher continue to be recognised as ‘Highly Regarded Lawyers’ in the latest edition of the IFLR1000 rankings. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Soemadipradja & Taher, please click here.

IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work.

For more information about our rankings, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has received top tier rankings in the practice area and industry sectors covered by Asialaw Profiles and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021. We have been ranked “Highly recommended” for general business law (the only practice area covered by Asialaw Profiles), and have been ranked in four industry sectors with three of our Partners being recognised as Leading Lawyers. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

In Singapore, Allen & Gledhill continues to receive top tier rankings in the practice areas and industry sectors covered by Asialaw Profiles, with the highest number of top tier practice area rankings in Singapore. Our Firm has been ranked “Outstanding” in 11 out of 13 practice areas and “Highly recommended” in the other two practice areas. In addition, our Firm is ranked “Outstanding” in six out of eight industry sectors and is “Recommended” in the other two sectors. Thirty of our lawyers have been recognised as Leading Lawyers in Asialaw Leading Lawyers, and 11 of whom have been recognised as “Elite practitioner”. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been ranked in nine practice areas and six industry sectors, and it has eight Leading Lawyers. For more information about the rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

Our strategic alliance partner in Indonesia, Soemadipradja & Taher, has been ranked in six practice areas and six industry sectors, and it has six Leading Lawyers. For more information about the rankings of Soemadipradja & Taher, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects, the only two categories covered by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Myanmar. Managing Director, Minn Naing Oo, continues to be listed as a Leading Individual in the two categories. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

In Singapore, Allen & Gledhill maintains its position as a leading law firm in South-east Asia in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, with the highest number of Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers listed as Leading Individuals in Singapore. Our Firm has achieved more Tier 1 practice rankings and Leading Individuals as compared to last year. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Real Estate and Construction as well as Projects and Energy. They have improved their ranking to Tier 2 in Dispute Resolution and have six Leading Individuals. For more information about the rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

In Indonesia, our alliance firm, Soemadipradja & Taher continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment as well as Real Estate. They have two Leading Individuals. For more information about the rankings of Soemadipradja & Taher, please click here.

2019

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has moved up its ranking to Band 1 in General Business Law in Myanmar in the 2020 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo and Director Oh Hsiu-Hau are ranked for the category.

In Singapore, our Firm continues to achieve more Band 1 practice rankings in Singapore as compared to last year. Our Firm has 54 ranked lawyers, the highest number of ranked lawyers in Singapore, and three of whom have been individually recognised as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’, a ‘Senior Statesperson’ and a ‘Star Individual’.

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to be ranked Band 1 in Corporate/M&A and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. They have nine ranked lawyers.

In Indonesia, our alliance firm, Soemadipradja & Taher, continues to be ranked Band 1 in Dispute Resolution. They have five ranked lawyers, one of whom has been recognised as ‘Senior Statesperson’.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained its Tier 2 ranking for the Financial and corporate category in the latest edition of the IFLR1000 rankings. They have also been ranked for the first time in the Project development category. Managing Director, Minn Naing Oo continues to be recognised as a ‘Highly Regarded Lawyer’. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has won the M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) award - Grab’s Acquisition of Uber’s SE Asian Business, at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2019 which took place in Singapore on Thursday, 11 April 2019. Our Singapore office and Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners were also involved in this deal.

In addition, Allen & Gledhill was named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year and the Singapore office received the following awards:

  • Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
  • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
  • Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) - Temasek Financial (IV)'s Establishment of MTN Programme

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

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 (Myanmar) has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the following two matters which were named Deals of the Year 2018:

  • Grab acquisition of SE Asian operations of Uber (which also involved our Singapore office and Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners)
  • TMH Telecom Myanmar IPO

In Singapore, our Firm received the highest number of wins among Asian law firms, having won seven other Deals of the Year and three Honourable Mentions for our involvement in the following matters:

Deals of the Year

  • Astrea IV private equity securitisation
  • Bayfront Infrastructure Capital infrastructure project finance securitisation
  • ESR-Reit merger with Viva Industrial Trust
  • MUFG Bank acquisition of 40% stake in Bank Danamon
  • Posco ICT SIAC arbitration proceeding against Hitachi
  • Temasek retail bond
  • Walmart acquisition of Flipkart

Honourable Mentions

  • 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 (Myanmar) continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects, the only two categories covered by The Legal 500 for Myanmar.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in General Business Law and General Business Law: International Firms in the 2019 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, the two categories for Myanmar. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is listed as a Leading Lawyer for all ranked practice areas.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained its Tier 2 ranking for the Financial and Corporate category in the latest edition of IFLR1000, with Managing Director Minn Naing Oo recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The directory is published by the International Financial Law Review.

2018

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been named Asian-mena Counsel 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. This is the first year that Asian-mena Counsel has included Myanmar in its survey. 

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.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has won the Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Myanmar) at the IFLR Asia Awards 2018. 

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.  

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.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in General Business Law and General Business Law: International Firms in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, the two categories for Myanmar. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is listed as a Leading Lawyer for all ranked practice areas.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects (including Energy), the two categories covered in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Myanmar. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo continues to be listed as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in the Financial and Corporate category in the latest edition of IFLR1000, moving up one rank to Tier 2. Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is recognised as a Highly Regarded lawyer in the publication for the first time.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The directory is published by the International Financial Law Review.

2017

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Project Finance International (PFI) in the 2017 PFI Awards for its involvement in the syndicated financing of the Myingyan power plant project which was named Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year.

According to PFI, the project is “the first in Myanmar that has been tendered in a competitive market internationally” and “sets the benchmark for future power projects”. In addition, the US$248 million facility is the country’s first “multi-lender power financing” and the “first long-term project financing”.

Our Firm advised Sembcorp Myingyan Power Co., Ltd (“Sembcorp”) and the consortium of six international financial institutions comprising Asian Development Bank, Clifford Capital, DBS Bank, DZ Bank, International Finance Corporation and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation.

Advising Sembcorp and the consortium of financial institutions were Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Managing Director Minn Naing Oo and Director Lee Jun Yee.

For more information about the PFI Awards, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in General Business Law and General Business Law: International Firms in the Myanmar section of the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is recognised as a Leading Individual for General Business Law: International Firms – Myanmar in this edition.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the ThaiBev's acquisition of Myanmar Distillery.

In addition, we also received Honourable Mention for our involvement in the Myingyan power project.

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

 

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been ranked in Corporate and M&A and Projects (including Energy) for the Myanmar market in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In addition, Managing Director Minn Naing Oo is listed as a Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained our ranking under Financial and Corporate for the Myanmar market in the latest 2017 edition of IFLR1000.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The directory is published by the International Financial Law Review.

2016

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the Myanmar Telecoms Project which was named one of Asian-mena Counsel Deals of the Year 2016.