Firm Profile > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore
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Allen & Gledhill LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
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‘The anti-trust team is very professional and get the work done on time.’
‘Highly specialised team with excellent practical experience. The fact that the firm has a dedicated team for competition made up of not just lawyers but also economists shows the commitment which the firm has towards building its competence in competition law.’
‘Elsa Chen joined A&G from the Singapore Competition Commission and is able to bring her inside knowledge and experience to bear on procedural and substantive issues that arise in the course of an application.’
Allen & Gledhill LLP is at the forefront of traditional domestic and cross-border financings, while setting the standards in new products such as sustainable finance. It continues to dominate the big-ticket real estate finance segment, illustrated by it representing the lenders on the S$8.67bn financing to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Syndicated and bilateral loans, refinancings, and project finance also feature strongly. Department heads Kok Chee Wai and Mark Hudspeth have an excellent record in big-ticket financings, including syndicated lending and project finance. Lim Wei Ting has now emerged as a major player in the market, in real estate finance and other key areas.
‘Good overall market knowledge and depth of experience.’
‘A&G is our go-to law firm for Singapore law related transactions, especially for event-driven deals and slightly less vanilla deals.
‘The individuals we work with are characterised by quick turnaround times coupled with sound transaction advice that seeks to find a balance between legal technical versus commercial.’
Allen & Gledhill LLP has an outstanding record in most equity and debt segments. It has a proven record in first-of-a-kind type deals, and is the recognised leader in the REIT and business trust space. It continues to advise a range of tier-one issuers and underwriters, such as Singapore Airlines on its S$5.3bn renounceable rights issue of new ordinary shares and its S$3.5bn renounceable rights issue of mandatory convertible bonds. Jerry Koh is the dominant figure in the REIT and business trust segments alongside the increasingly prominent Chua Bor Jern. Tze-Gay Tan leads the equity capital markets (ECM) team with Margaret Chin heading the debt capital markets (DCM) group.
‘Exemplary service and attitude, sensitive to client’s concerns and processes, proposes practical and commercial solutions, seamless coordination for all areas of Singapore law.’
‘A&G is arguably the law firm for REITs in Singapore. In this arena, no other law firm in Singapore is comparable.’
‘The team is extremely strong in its knowledge of the practice and regulatory developments, is a thought leader in the market and provides careful advice and representation on transactions.’
‘Jerry Koh, Chua Bor Jern and Edward Long are supportive, responsive and highly competent in providing solutions to all issues we encountered.’
‘Tan Tze-Gay is a thought leader in the space and brings a lot of experience to her representations. She is extremely accessible and provides clear advice.’
‘Tan Tze-Gay and Rhys Goh are both exemplary partners in A&G’s capital markets team. Both are very hands-on in all their transactions, they make it a point to attend all transaction meetings and go well beyond their time costs to ensure that their work is well done to the highest quality and expectations to the client’s satisfaction.’
‘Bernie Lee is exceptionally helpful, friendly, patient, and approachable. He has an exceptionally good rapport with the various teams/partners in his firm and coordinates internally to provide well-reasoned commercial and practical solutions/advice to challenging issues.’
Allen & Gledhill LLP has a highly developed practice, which is recognised for its deep expertise in OTC and exchange-traded derivatives, covered bonds, and repackagings and securitisations. The firm has recently impressed in retail bond offerings, including those backed by cashflows from private equity houses. Head of DCM Margaret Chin is an experienced figure in asset securitisations, Francis Mok is a key practitioner in derivatives and regulatory matters, and Yeo Wico is immensely experienced in mainstream capital markets deals, securitisation and structured finance. Magdalene Leong is also recognised for Islamic finance and structured finance.
Construction: Local firms Tier 1
Allen & Gledhill LLP is extensively involved in large-scale and high-end building and infrastructure projects in Singapore and around the region, often acting for blue-chip developers, contractors, and state entities, providing 'practical and pragmatic advice while having a solid grounding in legal analysis and industry practice'. The 'extremely capable and highly experienced' Chien Mien Ho advises on non-contentious aspects in the development of infrastructure, commercial and residential projects, as well as cross-border disputes. Sathiaseelan Jagateesan is 'an outstanding construction lawyer and is the go-to lawyer for government', their linked entities, and developers in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to private and public infrastructure projects. Charmelia Sugianto is recommended for contract negotiation, procurement, and risk management.
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‘A&G is set apart from its competitors as it is one of the few teams in Singapore which has a strong expertise and experience in representing the state/state-related entities in large-scale construction projects.’
‘Practical and pragmatic advice that is workable and can be implemented while having a solid grounding in legal analysis and industry practice. This is business-friendly and cost-effective. Having a wide range of experience across a client range also provides a good benchmark for the advice provided. The turnaround time is generally quick. The partners accessible and willing to front face with the client even for small and seemingly minute questions.’
‘J. Sathiaseelan is an outstanding construction lawyer. He is proactive and prompt in providing sound legal advice to clients. He makes concerted attempts to understand the technical issues on hand so that he is in a position to provide practical legal solutions to clients.’
‘Sathiaseelan Jagateesan is the best construction lawyer that I have worked with and the first one I look to when it matters. What sets him apart is his ability to be a first-class problem-solver and being able to leverage on his legal expertise to provide workable solutions for his clients.’
‘Ho Chien Mien, a Partner, is extremely capable and highly experienced, who readily provides a superb view of the intricacies involved, helping his clients in putting up a solid contract, mirroring the EPC project they are about to undertake!’
Allen & Gledhill LLP has one of the largest M&A teams in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The firm is rated for Singapore takeovers, real estate deals, healthcare and financial services M&A, and for its growing standing in private equity (particularly private equity real estate). It advised Ascott Reit Manager on the S$1.2bn combination of Ascott Reit and Ascendas Hospitality Trust and represented CapitaLand Mall Trust Management on the S$8.27bn proposed merger of CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust. It has an ever-growing reputation in cross-border ASEAN deals, leveraging its own presence and top-drawer contacts throughout the region. The immensely experienced Lim Mei and highly-rated Christian Chin now co-head the practice, which includes top practitioner Andrew Lim. Christopher Koh has emerged as a major name in big-ticket deals, notably in the real estate segment, and Prawiro Widjaja is highly rated for Singapore and Indonesia transactions.
Other key lawyers:
‘These are A-list lawyers. They clearly know their stuff, are subject matter experts and are able to handle highly complex and difficult transactions. First-class work and consistently high quality drafting and advice.’
‘The teams that I have worked with are dedicated, conscientious, practical and a pleasure to work with.’
‘Christian Chin is an outstanding partner who understands commercial imperatives much better than many of his contemporaries. He doesn’t argue a point just for argument’s sake, and tends to cut through posturing and go straight to the point.’
‘Richard Young is very proactive, meets tight deadlines, and is very commercially minded. He is prepared to meet legal costs budget constraints and capped fees even when actual time costs overrun the estimated budgets. He is a relationship builder and should be commended for his high EQ in managing his clients.’
Allen & Gledhill LLP's well-established disputes practice is the 'to go to for efficient and effective legal advice and solutions', fielding an experienced group of 'first-class lawyers' in international arbitration alongside disputes in banking, corporate, regulatory enforcement, and white-collar crime, among others. Key figures on the sizeable team include Stanley Lai, a specialist in commercial and IP disputes, and William Ong and Vincent Leow for financial and securities-related disputes. Peh Aik Hin, Tan Kai Liang, and Ramesh Kumar are recommended for commercial litigation, while Jason Chan's practice focuses on regulatory and white-collar criminal cases.
‘Ramesh Kumar has always been willing to give his opinion and honest feedback even when it may be not what we wanted to hear. He was excellent at identifying the key issues we needed to address and kept us focussed on the end game. ‘
‘The team in A&G is one of the best dispute resolution practices in Singapore to go to for efficient and effective legal advice and solutions. The partners are very hands-on and give practical and solutions focused advice.’
‘I highly commend partner Tan Kai Liang. He is exceptionally gifted in strategizing and has an uncanny ability to cut through the chase in complex situations to give spot-on advice.’
‘A&G’s disputes practice is very experienced, with partners who have been with the firm for a long time.’
‘The team constantly punches above its weight and their collective knowledge is just as good if not better than the best of international law firms.’
‘I have the privilege of working with William Ong. I appreciate William’s practical approach to legal and commercial issues. William never fails to disappoint with his ability to distill the issues and bring about an amicable and (most importantly) commercially palatable resolution to any situation. ‘
‘Very strategic in advice and delivers consistently high-quality advice. Always reliable. Extremely responsive and are subject matter experts in their field. First-class lawyers.’
‘Peh Aik Hin – one of the best in class in his field. His depth of knowledge in dispute resolution matters is outstanding. Able to deliver quick, simple, and practical advice and has the energy and perseverance to see through very complex and difficult matters. His client management is also first class. With Aik Hin on your side, you will not have to worry about the quality of legal advice and work. It is always consistently excellent.’
‘Mr Vincent Leow is the go-to lawyer for all Singapore litigation and arbitration matters. Excellent lawyer with a first-class mind, who always ensures his clients’ interests are properly protected. He is extremely knowledgeable with an innate ability to navigate myriad regulations with ease and balance.’
‘Tan Kai Liang deserves special mention. Incredibly smart, very impressive, and an all-rounded lawyer. Absolutely top drawer and has a great capacity for hard work.’
Allen & Gledhill LLP has a large and dedicated team to financial services regulatory work. It is at the forefront of Payment Services Act matters, digital bank licensing arrangements, and Securities and Futures (Amendment) Act issues. On the contentious side, the firm is active in anti-money laundering enforcement and sanctions. The firm has historically represented the major local and international banks, but has extended this to smaller institutions, fintech players, and commodity traders. Francis Mok and Karen Tiah both have over 20 years of experience in non-contentious regulatory work. Adrian Ang is rated for fintech-related matters and Aaron Lee is a key figure in contentious issues.
‘They have a strong grasp of the regulations. Often, they are able to advise not purely on regulatory interpretation but also regulatory expectation and industry practice.’
‘A&G has always been able to give us advice based on actual experience and offer practical solutions.’
‘Francis Mok and his team are extremely reliable, insightful on regulatory advice and developments and most commendably, are able to provide very practical advice, taking into account and sharing industry practice and commercial realities balanced with regulatory requirements and expectations. They have a broad view of the industry trends and developments and are very responsive in providing advice.’
‘Francis Mok’s depth of experience and balanced insights ensure we are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, taking into consideration commercial practicalities where feasible. He is very responsive and can be relied upon to provide in-depth advice even on complex issues.’
‘Francis Mok is the consensus ‘go-to’ lawyer for Singapore.’
‘Karen Tiah has in-depth knowledge of the financial regulations and the banking business as a whole. She is familiar with the set up of the bank, the client documentation used and the services and products that we offer. She is very dedicated and very accessible.’
‘With Adrian Ang’s vast experience in this area, we can always count on him for effective and practical advice and solutions.’
‘Adrian Ang is truly world-class and is the best financial regulatory lawyer in town. He has a razor-sharp legal mind and this is complemented with very practical commercial sensibilities. I have the sense that he is heavily invested in ensuring that his client gets the right results and works tirelessly to achieve this. Adrian should be the first port of call for any financial regulatory matter.’
‘Allen & Gledhill IP Team provides excellent services, e.g. they address the client’s enquiries precisely and provide their opinion in a timely manner.’
‘Dr. Stanley Lai, SC handled my cases. He is excellent in providing professional opinion and services in a timely manner. His professionalism and attention to detail in dealing with my cases is first class!’
‘I am impressed by the breadth and depth of A&G’s IP practice. In my current in-house role, I have instructed A&G on IP matters ranging from IP registration and prosecution to litigation and general advisory. Each time, A&G has delivered results exceeding expectations.’
‘I have had highly positive experiences working with Vignesh Vaerhn. I appreciate his ability to provide client-focused and legally sound solutions that are practical and workable, on quick turnaround times. Vignesh is highly intelligent and knowledgeable, has a sharp legal mind and very keen commercial sense. He is also readily reachable and provides personalised partner-level attention to all our matters. His ability to deliver results is exemplified in positive outcomes he achieved in the High Court and Court of Appeal.’
‘Although possessing a great depth of knowledge over the subject matter, this team is also quite commercial-minded and are able to add value in that regard. They deliver quality work.’
‘Dr. Stanley Lai is a subject matter expert and gives practical advice and is also a good mediator. His reputable standing in the community is also useful in dispute resolution.’
Highly reputable investment funds practice, Allen & Gledhill LLP is sought after by leading domestic and international fund managers, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, and government entities. Key areas of work include structuring and formation of private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate, venture capital funds, and REITS. Jerry Koh spearheads the private funds and REITS offering, and recently acted alongside Long Pee Hua and Teh Hoe Yue on the first UK-focused REIT listed IPO on the Singapore Stock Exchange, the £130m listing of Elite Commercial REIT. Sarah Teo and Shieh Lin Lai are experts in retail collective investment schemes and exchange-traded funds.
As one of the top local full-service firms, Allen & Gledhill LLP offers top-tier broad expertise on non-contentious employment arrangements and contracts as well alongside experience representing employers in High Court disputes and other high-value claims. Practice co-head Sanjiv Rajan has a solid reputation in contentious employment and white-collar crime. Another key partner, Kelvin Wong supports multinational corporates and financial institutions on a wide variety of local and cross-border HR-related issues, including managing performance issues and disciplinary processes. Others to note are Vincent Leow for disputes and Aaron Lee for regulatory and corporate governance matters.
‘The Team is highly responsive and effective. They are thorough and detailed, leaving nothing left to chance while maintaining a keen eye for strategy.’
‘I put great value in their quick, yet thorough, response and commitment to deliver high-quality product and service, and still a pleasant-to-be-with character.’
‘Allen & Gledhill is a wonderful law firm with excellent lawyers.’
‘Vincent Leow is the go-to lawyer for employment matters. Extremely knowledge. Goes the extra mile to provide prompt advice. A lawyer with a first-class mind.’
Real estate: local firms Tier 1
Allen & Gledhill LLP is the pre-eminent real estate practice for property funds, major lenders, and corporations, and is noted for its ability to handle complex and high-profile acquisitions and in the REIT sector, such as the S$1.54bn proposed merger of Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust. Ho Kin San heads the corporate real estate practice and is supported by Eudora Tan and Hoo Sheau Farn, who are experienced in REIT's, build-to-suit transactions, and commercial leasing. Penny Goh became a senior advisor in early 2020.
Allen & Gledhill LLP utilises the firm's disputes, corporate, and finance expertise to offer a full-service restructuring and insolvency representation for creditors, debtors, and liquidators. The practice also advises potential investors in distressed situations and is active on the most high-profile restructurings in the shipping industry, most notable for the Hyflux Group, and in the offshore energy sector. Practice head Chong Yee Leong and deputy head Edward Tiong are top advisors for corporate restructuring and local litigation. Andrew Chan often represents creditors and trustees in insolvency disputes.
Shipping: local firms Tier 1
Top local practice Allen & Gledhill LLP has 'strong industry and market knowledge' and is 'able to add value on top of good legal advice with practical assistance'. The firm is noted for its breadth of expertise in the maritime industry, particularly in transactional and finance work, and top-tier capability in sales and purchases, lending and leasing agreements, restructurings, and dispute work. Key figures include Gina Lee-Wan who is active in ship finance, leasing, and equity transactions, with Yin Chuin Soh and Harold Or also on the transactional side. The firm fields a sizeable group of contentious admiralty law specialists comprising of Vivian Ang, Kenny Yap, Yap Yin Soon, and Corina Song.
‘I’m impressed with Yap Yin Soon and Kenny Yap. Both are shipping lawyers that possesses in-depth enforcement expertise, and are technically sound, commercial minded to provide practical solutions.’
‘The A&G team was proactive and able to respond very quickly when needed of them, without compromising on the quality of very practical options, discussions, and advice given. Their services are also very reasonably priced compared to their peer law firms.’
‘Kenny Yap – A veteran in the admiralty and shipping industry who could fully appreciate the issue from the client’s perspective, including internal considerations, to provide practical options, discussions and advice.’
‘Soh Yin Chuin, Shaun See Tow Ting Xuan, Li Qing and Wilfred Ong Tjun Wei – A relatively lean team that was primarily responsible for and could amazingly heavy-lift the organisation and drafting of all the corporate agreements and documents, understand the complex needs of the client, face-off our counterparties, and close the transaction.’
‘Strong industry and market knowledge, and able to add value on top of good legal advice with practical assistance. They provide efficient resourcing as well, and are able to manage their legal fees within the budget that we have discussed.’
‘Soh Yin Chuin, Kenny Yap, Shaun See Tow – they are all excellent lawyers, with strong industry and market knowledge, and able to add value on top of good legal advice with practical assistance.’
‘There are few shipping lawyers in Singapore (with the relevant expertise) that can successfully extract/reposition vessels detained in foreign jurisdictions.’
‘In our dealings with Corina Song/team, she has demonstrated her capability in assisting with releasing vessels that are stuck in various unfriendly foreign jurisdictions. Her years’ of experience, coupled with good networking/contacts with oversea counterparts are also crucial and an added advantage in such areas.’
Tax: local firms Tier 1
Allen & Gledhill LLP's sophisticated tax practice is often sought after by Singapore and international corporate clients, banks, real estate funds, and private equity fund managers for cross-border tax planning and structuring. Department head Sunit Chhabra is a wealth of knowledge on income tax, stamp duty, and goods and services tax matters, with addition to advising on tax implication of corporate and capital markets transactions. He also maintains a busy contentious tax practice where he assists clients in the settlement of disputes with the IRAS. Lim Pek Bur is principally involved in tax and wealth planning for high net worth clients.
TMT: local firms Tier 1
Allen & Gledhill LLP's stellar practice benefits from an in-house technology consultant experienced in securing and implementing IT procurement and development projects, in addition to top-level specialists in the fields of technology, telecoms, media, and IP. Key areas of focus include acquisition and financing of technology companies and their intellectual property, cloud deployment and strategy, data protection compliance, and large-scale outsourcing projects, often with an international angle. Kok Leong Tham stands out for his reputation in commercial and contractual matters, advising on franchising, outsourcing, and technology transfer arrangements. Head of telecoms Tan Wee Meng; IP specialists Dr Stanley Lai, SC, Gloria Goh, and Eugene Ho, as well as Alexander Yap for fintech, complete the main team.
Allen & Gledhill LLP has a highly developed white-collar crime practice, primarily covering regulatory investigations, employment investigations, and fraud and cybersecurity attacks. It has a particularly strong record in Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (MACMA) cases. The firm represents a range of banks, other financial institutions, and blue-chip corporates. The team has a high degree of specialisation with department co-head Aaron Lee working closely with the firm's financial services regulatory team. Moreover, co-head Jason Chan SC is one of few Singapore Senior Counsels to specialise in this area, having been appointed a Senior Counsel in January 2020. Both partners and others within the team are former prosecutors or judicial officers.
‘The firm has provided excellent, timely legal services on the matters and their fees were very reasonable.’
‘Each time they have been impressed with the professionalism, responsiveness, judgement, and analytical strength of their lawyers.’
International arbitration Tier 2
Allen & Gledhill LLP's international arbitration practice 'handles complex matters with confidence'. The group is particularly well-known for representing clients from South-east Asia, China, Japan, Korea and India in high-value, complex arbitrations relating to infrastructure, energy, construction and engineering projects. As a domestic firm, it benefits from the ability to handle international arbitration as well as arbitration-related litigation in Singapore. Head of disputes Andrew Yeo jointly leads the international arbitration practice alongside Dinesh Dhillon, Chong Yee Leong (who attracts praise for his 'rich experience in construction disputes'), Chua Kee Loon and the 'outstanding' Ramesh Selvaraj. Vivekananda Neelakanta is a name to note for India-related arbitration.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very professional approach. Use a good strategic methodology.‘
‘Subject matter expertise is great. Presented the options to me (client) to consider, weighing the costs and benefits. Very impressed with Ankit Goyal and Vivekananda Neelakantan in the Singapore office.‘
‘As a major law firm in Singapore, has vast variety of lawyers who can handle vairous kind of issues.’
‘Mr. Chua Kee Loon has rich experience in construction disputes, especially those that involve Japanese companies. He gives advice based on his rich experience, best coordinates with affiliated Japanese law firms and is capable of forming a team best suited for the issue.‘
‘The practice has very competent and experienced Lawyers. They are sensitive to costs and internal policy considerations of clients. The team handles complex matters with confidence and in a calm manner. They are also comfort explaining complex legal issues to senior management and non legal professionals.‘
‘Ramesh Selvaraj is an outstanding lawyer. He has an excellent grasp of many areas of the law. He seeks to understand the business/technical/policy concerns of clients, and gives practical legal advice to support decision making. He is calm in the face of adversity and ambiguity, especially in complex matters. He is very approachable and patient with clients. He is also honest in his case assessments.‘
‘Very responsive to time-sensitive matters. Personal attention given to the client by the partners. Technical excellence but with business considerations.‘
‘Ramesh Selvaraj is a trusted business advisor with excellent client service. Prompt and generous with time which may not be billable. Eye is on long term client relationship rather purely driver by billings.’
‘Excellent subject matter experts, adepts at handling SIAC arbitrations, effective client handling.’
‘Ramesh Selvaraj, Nicholas Tan Pang Leong and Joshua Hiew E-Wen have been an excellent team to work with. They bring effective dispute resolution experience and we have been very pleased with both their dispute management and client management abilities.‘
Advising companies on all aspects of employment law and industrial Relations, the team at Rahmat Lim & Partners maintains a strong relationship with Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore. This means that clients can benefit from extensive legal resources for matters such as EPF and SOCSO contributions, union recognition, disciplinary actions, terminations of service and misconduct. Lead partner Jack Yow, a 'well-rounded' expert in industrial relations, advises on the legal implications of poor performance, redundancy, voluntary separation schemes and restructuring. The firm recently represented Kontron Design Manufacturing Services in an unfair dismissal claim at the Industrial Court.
‘Very efficient and quality service provided. The capability of the lawyer helped our company succeed in a key labour case‘.
‘The L&E team under Jack Yow is supportive, particularly during the recent pandemic of which the team is clear and responsive to various L&E issues arise, well done‘.
‘The lawyer was well-versed in the legal knowledge required by our company. Very professional service given in a timely manner‘.
‘Jack Yow is a seasoned L&E lawyer coupled with his strong litigation background make him the right fit we look for in term of balancing company interest while juggling the human element when it comes to L&E disputes. A well-rounded L&E lawyer‘.
Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 4
A leading Singaporean firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP has significantly enhanced its presence in Indonesia through its recent tie up with local firm Soemadipradja & Taher . This collaboration came shortly after the arrival of corporate and M&A partner Oene Marseille , who formerly worked for local outfit ABNR Counsellors at Law. He leads the practice alongside Prawiro Widjaja, who focuses on M&A and private equity transactions.
Allen & Gledhill LLP > Firm Profile
Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service South-east Asian law firm which provides legal services to a wide range of clients. Established in 1902, the firm is consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore for every major practice area, having been involved in numerous challenging, complex, cutting-edge and significant deals. The firm’s partners are specialists in their areas of practice and many are widely recognised as leading legal experts by clients and peers.
Allen & Gledhill is renowned for delivering exceptional legal services in Singapore and South-east Asia. Its reputation for high-quality advice is regularly affirmed by its strong rankings in leading publications, and by the various awards and accolades it has received from independent commentators and clients. The firm is consistently ranked tier one in the highest number of practice areas, and is one of the firms with the highest number of lawyers recognised as leading individuals. Over the years, it has also been named ‘Regional Firm of the Year’ and ‘Singapore Firm of the Year’ by many prominent legal awards.
Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore and South-east Asia, comprising 600 lawyers in the region, Allen & Gledhill, with its offices in Singapore and Myanmar, its associate firm in Malaysia and alliance firm in Indonesia, is well-placed to advise clients on their business interests in Singapore and beyond, particularly on matters involving South-east Asia and the Asian region.
Its associate firm in Malaysia, Rahmat Lim & Partners, located in Kuala Lumpur, is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm. Rahmat Lim & Partners is one of the fastest growing law firms in Malaysia. Its team of approximately 90 local lawyers is well-positioned to provide an invaluable combination of Malaysian law and practice, local insight of the Malaysian environment and context, as well as international best practices.
The firm’s Myanmar office is based in Yangon. It is a fully licensed law firm which provides Myanmar legal advice, and issues Myanmar legal opinions. Both Myanmar and foreign qualified lawyers are familiar with the business environment, laws, regulations and practices of Myanmar to provide value-added advice and service to clients across key industry sectors.
Its alliance firm in Indonesia, Soemadipradja & Taher, based in Jakarta, is one of Indonesia’s largest independent full service law firms. Established in 1991, the firm is consistently ranked in the top tiers of legal publications and directories.
Furthermore, Allen & Gledhill has strong working relationships with leading law firms worldwide, and serves both local and international clients on multi-jurisdictional transactions in South-east Asia, China, India, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the United States of America. This experience allows the firm to take on an effective lead counsel or project manager role in cross-border transactions.
Apart from providing legal services, the firm is committed to acting as a responsible corporate citizen and to do good to effect positive changes in the ASEAN community. A principal focus is working in partnership with, or supporting, community and charitable organisations by providing them with expertise and skills, which brings an added dimension to its practice of the law. In addition to helping charities, it also helps individuals through existing pro bono initiatives, where its lawyers volunteer at the Law Society of Singapore’s community legal clinics or take on criminal cases through the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.
Allen & Gledhill collaborates closely with its clients, employees and the wider community in its CSR activities and initiatives. As part of its commitment to continue using its resources and capabilities to benefit the wider community, the firm and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law jointly established the A&G-NUS Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) Pro Bono Internship Programme in 2016. The programme is the first formal partnership between a law firm and the NUS Law Faculty focusing on pro bono work. Allen & Gledhill is driven by its belief that sustainable practices and meaningful community engagement benefit all stakeholders and help create a stronger community.
Christina Ong (chairman and senior partner)
Lee Kim Shin and Jerry Koh (joint managing partners)
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|Mr Dao Kai Lim||Deputy Head of the Firm’s Construction & Engineering Practice||View Profile|
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|Ms Pek Bur Lim||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Wei Ting Lim||Partner||View Profile|
|Pee Hua Long||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Pei Lin Low||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Lim Mei||Partner and Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Department||View Profile|
|Mr Francis Mok||Co-Head of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and Co-Head of the Firm’s…||View Profile|
|Vivekananda Neelakantan||Partner (Foreign Law)||View Profile|
|Mr Jafe Ng||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Aloysius Ng||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Christina Ong||Chairman and Senior Partner, and Co-Head of the Financial Services Department||View Profile|
|Mr William Ong||Co-Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department||View Profile|
|Mr Harold Or||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Aik Hin Peh||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Ramesh Selvaraj||Co-Deputy Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice||View Profile|
|Mr Steven Seow||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Daren Shiau||Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department and Co-Head of the…||View Profile|
|Ms Julie Sim||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Yin Chuin Soh||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Corina Song||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Su-Min Song||Partner||View Profile|
|Charmelia Sugianto||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Eudora Tan||Partner||View Profile|
|Kai Liang Tan||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Xeauwei Tan||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Tze-Gay Tan||Head of the Firm’s Equity Capital Markets team||View Profile|
|Mr Wee Meng Tan||Head of the Firm’s Telecommunications Practice||View Profile|
|Mr Boon Wah Tan||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Su May Tan||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Yong Seng Tay||Partner||View Profile|
|Hoe Yue Teh||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Sarah Teo||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Kok Leong Tham||Head of the Firm’s Technology & Corporate Intellectual Property Practice||View Profile|
|Ms Karen Tiah||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Edward Tiong||Deputy Head of the Firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice||View Profile|
|Mr Vignesh Vaerhn||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Yeo Wico||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Prawiro Widjaja||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Kelvin Wong||Co-Head of the Firm’s Corporate & Commercial Department and Head of the…||View Profile|
|Mr Kenny Yap||Co-Head of the Firm’s Maritime & Aviation Practice and Shipping (Contentious) team||View Profile|
|Mr Alexander Yap||Co-Head of the Firm’s FinTech Practice||View Profile|
|Mr Yin Soon Yap||Co-Head of the Firm’s Maritime & Aviation Practice and Co-Head of the…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrew Yeo||Co-Head of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department||View Profile|
|Mr Boon Kiat Yeo||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Richard Young||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Alvin Zhuang||Counsel||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers in Singapore : 400+ Number of lawyers in regional network : 600
LanguagesEnglish Chinese (Mandarin) Bahasa (Malay and Indonesia) Myanmar Tamil
One of South-East Asia’s leading and largest law firms, Allen & Gledhill seeks to be a responsible corporate citizen and do good to effect positive changes in the ASEAN community. The firm collaborates closely with its clients, employees and the wider community in its CSR activities and initiatives. As part of its commitment to continue using its resources and capabilities to benefit the wider community, the firm and the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law jointly established the A&G-NUS Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) Pro Bono Internship Programme in 2016. The programme is the first formal partnership between a law firm and the NUS Law Faculty focusing on pro bono work.
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