A&G News 7 March 2019

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.

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