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.

2024

We are pleased to announce that Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) continues to be ranked in both the Patents and Copyright & Trademarks categories in the latest Intellectual Property Rankings 2024 by Asian Legal Business.

Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice also continues to be ranked Tier 1 in the categories of Patents and Copyright & Trademarks in the same ranking.

In addition, our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to be ranked in both the Patents and Copyright & Trademarks categories in the same report.

The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for Intellectual Property in Asia.

For more information, please click here.

The Allen & Gledhill network, collectively known as A&G Asia, continues to be recognised as a leading law firm in the region in the latest rankings released by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024.

Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) continues to be ranked in Corporate and M&A, and Projects and energy. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam), please click here.

In Singapore, our Firm continues to have the highest number of Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers recognised as Hall of Fame or Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners or Rising Stars. This year, a total of 20 Practice Areas have been ranked Tier 1 in Singapore. In addition, 49 lawyers have been ranked compared to 45 from last year. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to be ranked Tier 1 across five practices, namely Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A, Real estate and construction, Projects and energy as well as Capital markets which improved in ranking from Tier 2. Additionally, 15 lawyers have been named as Hall of Fame Individuals, Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners or Rising Stars. For more information about the rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

Our Myanmar office continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A, and is ranked Tier 2 in Projects, the only two categories covered for local firms in Myanmar. Additionally, two lawyers have been named as Leading Individuals. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is one of the top legal publications which provide unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The rankings reflect the results of detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with GCs and private practice lawyers, and is conducted by a team of experienced researchers.

Two Partners from Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam), Jonathan Lin and Tran Thi Phuong Thao, have been announced as winners in their respective practice areas, in the Lexology Client Choice Awards 2024. Five other Partners from A&G Asia,
Tan Wee Meng, Liew Wan Lin, Nicholas Soh, Shalene Jin and Allen Choong, were also named as winners at the Awards.

The Client Choice Awards recognises firms and lawyers that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Nominations for the Client Choice Awards are only open to in-house counsel, and the winners are chosen following more than 2,000 responses worldwide. We are pleased that our lawyers from the Allen & Gledhill network, collectively known as A&G Asia, continue to be recognised as leading individuals by the Client Choice Awards 2024.

For more information on our rankings, please click here.

2023

We are pleased to announce that Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) continues to be ranked in the Vietnam category of the Asia M&A Rankings 2023 report released by Asian Legal Business.

Allen & Gledhill’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice also continues to be ranked Tier 1 in the Singapore Domestic firm category in the same report.

In addition, our associate firm Rahmat Lim & Partners has also maintained its Tier 1 ranking in Malaysia.

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 (Vietnam) is ranked for the first time in M&A, and Project development by IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific 2023, despite only being established in October 2020. The Managing Partner of our Vietnam office has also been newly ranked as Highly Regarded in this edition of the rankings.

In Singapore, our Firm continues to be recognised as a Tier 1 firm. We continue to be the only Singapore firm ranked Tier 1 across all local practices, with the most number of recognised lawyers in Singapore. In total, 77 of our lawyers are named, with four lawyers recognised as Market Leaders, 20 as Highly Regarded, 49 as Notable Practitioners, and four as Rising Star Partners.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to be ranked Tier 1 for Banking and finance, M&A, Project Development: Energy and Project Development: Infrastructure. They also have 18 recognised lawyers, with one recognised as a Market Leader, 13 named as Highly Regarded, two as Rising Star Partners, one as Rising Star and one as a Notable Practitioner.

Our Myanmar office continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Financial and corporate and Tier 2 in Project development. Additionally, two Directors from our Myanmar office have also been recognised as Highly Regarded and as a Notable Practitioner respectively.

For more information on our rankings, please click here.

We are pleased to announce that our Vietnam office continues to be ranked in both the Patents and Copyright & Trademarks categories in the latest Intellectual Property Rankings 2023 by Asian Legal Business.

Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice also continues to be ranked Tier 1 in the categories of Patents and Copyright & Trademarks in the same ranking.

In addition to this, our associate firm Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to be ranked in both the Patents and Copyright & Trademarks categories in the same report.

The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for Intellectual Property in Asia.

For more information, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) is ranked for the first time in Corporate and M&A, and Projects and energy, despite only being established in October 2020. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam), please click here.

In Singapore, our Firm continues to have the highest number of Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers recognised as Hall of Fame Individuals, Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners or Rising Stars, with a total of 44 lawyers ranked. Additionally, we have achieved more Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers ranked as Hall of Fame and Leading Individuals as compared to last year. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

Our associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A, Labour and employment, Real estate and construction as well as Projects and energy. They have nine lawyers ranked as Hall of Fame or Leading Individuals, or as Next Generation Partners. For more information about the rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

Our Myanmar office continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A as well as Projects, the only two categories covered for local firms in Myanmar. Managing Director, Minn Naing Oo, continues to be listed as a Leading Individual in the two categories. Director, Oh Hsiu-Hau continues to be ranked as a Leading Individual in the area of Corporate and M&A. Additionally, all of our other Directors have been named as key lawyers. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

Our network firm in Indonesia, Soemadipradja & Taher continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Dispute resolution as well as Labour and employment. Additionally, they have five individuals ranked as Hall of Fame or Leading Individuals, or as Rising Stars. For more information about the rankings of Soemadipradja & Taher, please click here.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is one of the top legal publications which provide unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The rankings reflect the results of detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with GCs and private practice lawyers, and is conducted by a team of experienced researchers.

2022

We are pleased to announce that our Vietnam office has been ranked for the first time in the Vietnam category of the M&A Rankings 2022 report released by Asian Legal Business.

Allen & Gledhill’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice also continues to be ranked Tier 1 in the Singapore domestic category.

In the same report, our associate firm Rahmat Lim & Partners has maintained its Tier 1 ranking in Malaysia, and our network firm, Soemadipradja & Taher has maintained its Tier 2 ranking in Indonesia.

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.

We are pleased to announce that our Vietnam office has been ranked for the first time in both the Patents and Copyright/Trademarks categories in the latest ALB Intellectual Property Rankings 2022.

Allen & Gledhill’s Intellectual Property Practice also continues to be ranked Tier 1 in the categories of Copyright/Trademarks as well as Patents in the same ranking.

In addition to this, our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners has maintained its Tier 1 ranking in Copyright/Trademark and Tier 2 ranking for Patents in the same report.

The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for Intellectual Property in Asia.

For more information, please click here.

Allen & Gledhill has been named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia-Pacific Awards. This is the fifth time our Firm has won the regional law firm award, having been the first South-east Asian law firm to receive this award in 2014.

In addition, our Firm has once again been named National Law Firm of the Year (Singapore). Our Firm has won the country law firm award for Singapore 21 times since the inception of the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards in 2000.

Further to the two firm awards, we have been recognised for our involvement in the Securitisation and Structured Finance Deal of the Year (Bayfront Infrastructure Capital ABS Issuance).

These awards are especially meaningful given that it is our 120th anniversary this year. They are a recognition of our Firm’s leading position in the region; and they highlight our notable achievements, impressive strategic growth and commitment to excellence that have become the hallmark of our Firm.

Results of the awards were announced by IFLR on 17 March.

The IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards recognises the region’s most innovative deals, and the firms that worked on them. First published in 1982, IFLR is a market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance and finance institutions, corporates and in private practice.

Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) has been identified by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 as a Firm to Watch in the Corporate and M&A category, despite being established only in October 2020. With a team comprising senior Vietnamese lawyers familiar with the business environment, laws and practices of Vietnam, as well as foreign qualified lawyers with expertise and experience in cross-border transactions, Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam), helmed by Managing Partner Oh Hsiu-Hau, has in its short lifespan worked on several landmark deals.

For instance, Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) advised Sembcorp Utilities on its collaboration with BCG Energy to develop renewable energy projects in Vietnam.

The same team was also involved in other ground-breaking ESG-related deals such as acting for the SP Group in its joint venture with BCG Energy as part of their strategy to enter the Vietnam market. This complex joint venture involved several phases of development, as well as the restructuring of multiple projects at certain intervals as the joint venture continued to progress.

Allen & Gledhill (Vietnam) is grateful for the trust placed in them and would like to thank its clients for their unwavering support.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 also continues to recognise Allen & Gledhill and its network firms as leading law firms in South-east Asia in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022.

Singapore

Allen & Gledhill (Singapore) continues to have the highest number of Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers recognised as Hall of Fame or Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners or Rising Stars. This year, 40 lawyers have been ranked compared to 36 from last year. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Singapore), please click here.

Malaysia

Our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners has achieved more Tier 1 rankings this year compared to last year. They continue to be ranked Tier 1 in Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A, Real estate and construction as well as Projects and energy, and have improved on their ranking in the Labour and employment category to Tier 1. Additionally, six lawyers have been named as Hall of Fame or Leading Individuals. For more information about the rankings of Rahmat Lim & Partners, please click here.

Myanmar

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A as well as Projects, the only two categories covered for local firms in Myanmar. Managing Director, Minn Naing Oo, continues to be named as a Leading Individual in the two categories. Director, Oh Hsiu-Hau continues to be named as a Leading Individual in the area of Corporate and M&A, and has been newly recognised as a Recommended individual in the Projects category. For more information about the rankings of Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), please click here.

Indonesia

Our network firm, Soemadipradja & Taher continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Dispute resolution as well as Labour and employment. Additionally, they have four individuals named as Hall of Fame or Leading Individuals or as Rising Stars. For more information about the rankings of Soemadipradja & Taher, please click here.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is one of the top legal publications which provide unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 25 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The rankings reflect the results of detailed analysis of law firm submissions and thousands of interviews with general counsel and private practice lawyers and is conducted by a team of experienced researchers.

2021

Allen & Gledhill continues to maintain its leading position in South-east Asia in the latest rankings released by Chambers and Partners.

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 2022 edition. In total, we have received 17 Band 1 practice rankings, with 59 lawyers recognised by the publication. Of the lawyers who were recognised, 23 were ranked as an exceptional individual (Star/Senior Statesperson/Eminent Practitioner/Band1), the most of any law firm in Singapore.

Additionally, our Firm was ranked Band 1 in the 2022 edition of the Chambers FinTech Guide released earlier this week with one Partner ranked in the top band.

Malaysia

Our associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners, continues to perform well in the rankings, with three Band 1 rankings (Corporate/M&A, Projects, Infrastructure & Energy, and Real Estate) and 13 recognised lawyers. Of the recognised lawyers, three were ranked Band 1.

Myanmar

Our Myanmar office continues to be ranked Band 1 in General Business Law in Myanmar with two recognised lawyers.

Indonesia

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

For more information on our rankings please click here.

Allen & Gledhill continues to be recognised as a leading law firm in South-east Asia in the latest Whos Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2021 guide. Our Firm was credited with the most number of listings, across the most number of practice areas in South-east Asia due to our “considerable breadth of experience” and “strong presence” in the region. In total, our lawyers were listed 70 times across 23 practice areas, with many being lauded for their dedication and experience.

Whos Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2021 is an in-depth guide to the region's legal marketplace, highlighting the top lawyers and experts across over 30 areas of business law.

For more information on our rankings, 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.