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 ranked as one of the world’s top investigations practices by Global Investigations Review (GIR) in its annual GIR 100 2019 rankings.

The GIR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. The guide aims to determine the top 100 firms from around the world which handles sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.

For more information about our White Collar & Investigations Practice, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has maintained its Tier 1 ranking in Patent Contentious, and is ranked Tier 2 for Patent Prosecution in Asia IP Patent Survey 2019 Rankings.

Our associate Firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners has improved its ranking to Tier 1 for Patent Contentious category, while maintaining its Tier 2 ranking in Patent Prosecution in the same publication.   

Allen & Gledhill has maintained its Tier 1 ranking for the Singapore category of World Tax 2020. We are the only Singapore law firm ranked in this tier.

World Tax is a directory which provides rankings and profiles of the most effective tax professionals, covering more than 100 jurisdictions located on every continent.

Allen & Gledhill continues to be ranked Tier 1 across all Singapore practice areas covered by IFLR1000 in its latest 2020 edition. These are Banking and Finance, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity, Corporate and M&A, Project Development, and Restructuring and Insolvency. In addition, Allen & Gledhill has 21 Partners recognised as leading individuals, the highest number among Singapore law firms. Of these 21 Partners, three 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”. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

In Malaysia, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has improved its Corporate and M&A ranking to Tier 1. They have also improved their Project development: Power, and Project development: Oil and gas rankings to Tier 2. They maintained their rankings across the other practice areas covered by IFLR1000, namely, Banking and Finance (Tier 1), Capital markets: Debt (Tier 2), Capital markets: Equity (Tier 2), and Project development: Infrastructure (Tier 2). Rahmat Lim & Partners has ten Partners recognised as ‘Highly Regarded Lawyers’, the highest number among Malaysia law firms. Additionally, two Partners have been recognised as ‘Rising Stars’ in the 2020 edition of IFLR1000. For more information about the IFLR1000 rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

In Myanmar, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) has maintained its Tier 2 ranking for the Financial and Corporate category. They have also achieved Tier 3 ranking 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.

Our strategic alliance partner, Soemadipradja & Taher, has been ranked across all practice areas covered by IFLR1000 in Indonesia. They achieved Tier 2 ranking in the categories of Banking and Finance, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Equity, Corporate and M&A, Project Development, and Project Finance. Additionally, they achieved Tier 3 ranking for the category of Restructuring and Insolvency. Two lawyers from Soemadipradja & Taher have also been 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.

Allen & Gledhill has won the Firm of the Year – Singapore award at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 which took place in Hong Kong on Thursday, 19 September 2019.

In addition to the Firm of the Year award, our Firm was awarded the following Matters of the Year awards:

  • Goldilocks Investment Co Ltd v Noble Group Ltd
  • City Harvest Church Breach of Trust Case
  • Global Switch lawsuit against Arup relating to data centre power outage

Benchmark Litigation awards are judged according to innovation, complexity and impact. Winners were chosen according to research conducted through extensive interviews with litigations, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. The awards recognise the best litigation and dispute resolution firms and lawyers in each of the 12 jurisdictions covered by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific directory. It is aimed at those who have displayed outstanding achievement in advising clients on local law matters, across a range of practice areas.

Allen & Gledhill continues to be ranked in Tier 1 in the Singapore Domestic category of the M&A Rankings 2019 report released by Asian Legal Business.

Our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners has maintained its ranking in Tier 1 in Malaysia and our alliance firm, Soemadipradja & Taher is ranked in Tier 2 in Indonesia 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 third edition of GRR 100 rankings. This was unveiled at GRR’s third annual awards ceremony held on 15 June 2019 at Barcelona.

Our Firm also won the “Innovation in cross-border restructuring and insolvency” award for our involvement in the Noble Group Restructuring matter.

The GRR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border restructuring and insolvency practices. The guide aims to determine the top law firms from around the world GRR can recommend as a safe pair of hands for carrying out insolvency and restructuring work with an international dimension. 

For more information about our Restructuring & Insolvency Practice, please click here.

In the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000, Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice has been ranked “Gold” in Litigation category and “Recommended” in Prosecution category.

Our Firm’s Partners, Dr Stanley Lai, SC and Low Pei Lin have also been recognised as top-tiered leading individuals in IAM Patent 1000 2019 for Litigation and Prosecution respectively.

In addition, our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been listed in the Litigation and Transaction and Prosecution categories for the Malaysia chapter. Partner Pauline Khor has also been recognised 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 won several Editor’s Choice Impact Deal of the Year awards at the Asialaw Regional Awards 2019 in Hong Kong on 30 May 2019, for our involvement in the following matters:

  • Noble Group restructuring (a landmark restructuring in the region)
  • Acquisition by a consortium of Global Logistic Properties (Asia’s largest private equity buyout)
  • Walmart acquisition of Flipkart (Walmart’s largest-ever investment in e-commerce)

The Editor’s Choice Impact Deal of the Year awards recognise firms involved in cases and deals which had a national and regional impact in 2018.

Results for the Asialaw Regional Awards are based on the research conducted for the 2019 edition of Asialaw guide and firms were judged on innovation, complexity and impact.

Allen & Gledhill has won the Deal Firm of the Year – South East Asia, 2018 at the In House Community: Counsel of the Year Awards 2019 which took place in Hong Kong on 30 May 2019.

The award is given to the law firm with the most number of winning deals as well as the law firm which worked on most unique, innovative and complex deals.

This is the first time that the publication is giving out this award for the different jurisdictions - International, South-east Asia, Middle-east and India.

Allen & Gledhill continues to be ranked Tier 1 for Patents and Copyright/Trademarks work in Singapore in the Intellectual Property Rankings 2019 report released by Asian Legal Business. The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, interviews, market suggestions and other editorial resources to identify and rank the top firms for intellectual property in Asia.

In addition, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been recognised in Malaysia in the same report.

For more information, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has once again maintained its ranking as a leading firm in the copyright & related rights category of the IP Stars 2019 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP.

Allen & Gledhill has maintained its Tier 1 rankings in Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Copyright in Singapore in Asia IP’s 2019 Trademark and Copyright rankings.
 
Our associate Firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners was also ranked Tier 1 in Trademark Contentious and Tier 2 in Copyright by the publication.

Allen & Gledhill has been named as one of the top 25 law firms headquartered in Asia Pacific by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019.

We have also been recognised for our involvement in the “Legal Expertise” category for the following matters:

  • Highly Commended: Legal advice to help clients access new markets and capital – Astrea IV private equity securitisation
  • Commended: Legal advice to enable business growth and transformation - Online platform for specialist medical expertise

The winning matters were selected by the Financial Times on the basis of originality, leadership and impact.

The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards honour the best work in the region. Now in its sixth year, these prestigious awards highlight law firms, in-house teams and outstanding individuals for the unique and innovative ways they deliver value to their clients.

Allen & Gledhill has received top tier rankings in the practice areas covered by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (Benchmark) 2019. In the review conducted by Benchmark for work completed in 2018, our Firm continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, International Arbitration – Domestic and Shipping, as well as Tier 2 in Construction. In addition, we have been ranked for the first time in Family and Matrimonial, White Collar Crime and in Tier 1 for Intellectual Property.

The number of ranked individuals from our Firm has increased as compared to last year, with eleven individuals ranked as Dispute Resolution Stars and two ranked as Future Stars.

Rahmat Lim & Partners, our associate firm in Malaysia, has been ranked Tier 2 in Construction and Tier 3 in Commercial and Transactions. The Firm is ranked for the first time in Tier 3 for Labour and Employment. On top of the practice rankings, one individual has been ranked as a Dispute Resolution Star and two have been ranked Future Stars.

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

Allen & Gledhill has maintained top tier rankings in the trade mark contentious, trademark prosecution, patent contentious and patent prosecution categories of the IP Stars 2019 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP.

Our associate Firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has also been recognised as a leading firm in the same categories.

Allen & Gledhill has been named SE Asia Law Firm of the Year at the recent Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2019 which took place in Singapore on Thursday, 11 April 2019.

In addition to the regional award, we were awarded three other firm awards and received recognition for our involvement in two deal 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
  • M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) - Grab’s Acquisition of Uber’s SE Asian Business (which also involved our Malaysian associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners and our Myanmar office)

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 has been ranked as one of the world’s top international arbitration practices by Global Arbitration Review (12th edition) in its annual GAR100 rankings for the 7th 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 been named Regional Law Firm of the Year – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at the Global Competition Review (GCR) Awards 2019. The results were announced at the awards ceremony in Washington, DC on Tuesday, 26 March 2019. The Regional Firm of the Year award is based on peer and client nominations and recognises a firm based solely in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa on the basis of having an outstandingly successful 2018 in terms of the quality and quantity of its competition work.

This is the first time Allen & Gledhill has won the regional law firm award and is the first South-east Asian law firm to receive this award. Allen & Gledhill also won the GCR Award for Behavioural Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa in 2013.

GCR is a leading antitrust and competition law journal and news service published by Law Business Research. Now in its 9th year, the awards by GCR honours the world’s top antitrust lawyers, academics, economists and government enforcers for their competition work in 2018.

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.

For more information, please click here.

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.
 
For more information, please click here.

​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 continues to be ranked Tier 1 for Patents and Copyright/Trademark work in Singapore in the Intellectual Property Rankings 2018 report released by Asian Legal Business.

The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, interviews, market suggestions and other editorial resources to identify and rank the top firms for intellectual property in Asia.

In addition, our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, has been recognised in Malaysia in the same report.

Allen & Gledhill has been ranked as one of the world’s top international arbitration practices by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 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.

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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.