Rajah & Tann S'pore bags top legal award

Mr Lee Eng Beng said the award is a testament to the quality and range of the firm's services to clients here and in the region.
Mr Lee Eng Beng said the award is a testament to the quality and range of the firm's services to clients here and in the region.

Rajah & Tann Singapore has been awarded Singapore's National Law Firm of the Year award at this year's Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards.

The Big Four law firm beat five other firms to clinch the accolade last Friday.

The award is given to the leading domestic and international law firm in each country surveyed, based on research for the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Chambers is a London-based publisher of legal industry guides.

Rajah & Tann won the award in 2013 and 2015, and is the only law firm in the Republic to have won it thrice since the inception of the awards in 2012.

Rajah & Tann managing partner and Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng said: "We are honoured to be recognised by Chambers, whose awards are widely respected in the legal industry.

"This award is a testament to the quality and range of our services to our clients in Singapore and South-east Asia.

"We will continue to grow our regional capabilities and provide the best services to support the diverse needs of our clients in this region."

The awards recognise domestic and international law firms' achievements in key practice areas such as outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service, over the past 12 months.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South-east Asia, with market-leading practices in dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, corporate and commercial tax and trust, among others. The firm has about 650 fee earners.

Grace Leong

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