A&G News 2 March 2018
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.