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, we remain steadfast in our approach and commitment to the practice of law which have attracted recognition and honours. 

From our humble beginnings as a Singapore law firm, with the proliferation of legal directories and publications in the early 2000s, our Firm has been consistently recognised as a market leader in the country. In particular, we have been named by International Financial Law Review as the Singapore law firm of the year for 19 times since the inception of the award in 2000. Apart from firm-wide accolades, our individual practice areas, across the board, are also regularly noted for their excellence, oftentimes having the most number of Band 1 practices in the country.

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.

With the expansion of our Firm in the last decade, we are encouraged by the many awards that acknowledge our growth and strength in the region, made possible by the standards of excellence of every member within our Allen & Gledhill network. We are pleased to highlight our regional awards below.  To view our complete list of awards and accolades for Allen & Gledhill, please click here.

2019

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 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 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 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.

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 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 ninth 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 named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2019 in Hong Kong on 7 March 2019. 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 our Firm has won the country law firm award for Singapore since the inception of the IFLR Asia Awards in 2000.

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.

2018

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 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.

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 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 our 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.

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.