Established in 1902, Allen & Gledhill has grown from a colonial partnership of two to become one of the largest and leading firms in Singapore, and presently, an award-winning regional firm in South-east Asia. We are home to many legal luminaries, including David Marshall (Singapore’s first elected Chief Minister), Wee Chong Jin (Singapore’s first Asian Chief Justice), K. Shanmugam (Singapore’s third Minister for Law since its independence in 1965, and current Minister for Law and Minister for Home Affairs), Edwin Tong (Singapore’s current Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law) and Lucien Wong (Singapore’s ninth and current Attorney-General). To view our history in Singapore, please click here.
The launch of our regional office in Vietnam reflects our confidence in the robust fundamentals and potential of the Vietnam economy and allows us the valued opportunity to contribute to the country’s ongoing success.
In Singapore's bustling central business district, A&G is established at 22A Raffles Place by Rowland Allen and John Joseph Gledhill.
David Marshall, our first Singapore-born member, joins A&G. One of our distinguished alumni, David Marshall was later elected Singapore’s first Chief Minister.
K. Shanmugam, one of our distinguished alumni, joins A&G. Shanmugam later became Singapore’s third Minister for Law since its independence in 1965.
Lucien Wong is named Managing Partner of A&G. One of our distinguished alumni, Lucien Wong was later appointed Singapore's ninth Attorney-General.
Singapore Law Firm of the Year
A&G is named International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Singapore Law Firm of the Year for the first time. In subsequent years, A&G has proceeded to win this award a record number of times.
Celebrating 100 Years
A&G celebrates 100 years of dedication to the law with a year-long programme of special activities and festivities.
A&G launches our Pro Bono Programme which remains a top priority. A dedicated pro bono practice helmed full-time, our Pro Bono Programme is a key pillar of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives which include charitable giving, thought leadership and community engagement.
South-east Asian Expansion: Malaysia
Rahmat Lim & Partners is established as an associate firm of A&G in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Starting with 14 lawyers, Rahmat Lim & Partners presently comprises around 90 lawyers.
Lucien Wong, later to become Singapore's ninth Attorney-General, is named Chairman and Senior Partner of A&G. Lee Kim Shin appointed Managing Partner.
Regional Reach: Myanmar
A regional office is established in Yangon, Myanmar, expanding A&G’s reach in the South-east Asian region. Starting with two lawyers, A&G Myanmar presently comprises around 30 lawyers.
Following its establishment in 2014, A&G's regional office in Myanmar wins the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Myanmar) for the first time.
Strategic Alliance: Indonesia
A&G expands its regional network with a strategic alliance with Soemadipraja & Taher, one of Indonesia's largest independent full-service law firms.
Reaching Further: Vietnam
Under the guidance of Senior Adviser, Penny Goh, A&G establishes a regional office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A&G (Vietnam) begins operations at Saigon Centre.
A&G looks forward to serving you with our distinctive culture of excellence and commitment honed through our history.