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Rajah & Tann launches legal alliance for South-east Asia

Published on Aug 21, 2014 6:50 PM
Rajah & Tann Asia Regional Management Council: (Seated, left to right) Patrick Ang, CEO (Singapore); Lee Eng Beng (Singapore), Chairman; Teoh Sui Lin (Thailand). (Standing, left to right) Yang Lih Shyng (China); Ahmad Fikri Assegaf (Indonesia); Chau Huy Quang (Vietnam); Khanti Syackhaphom (Lao PDR); Nyein Kyaw (Myanmar); Heng Chhay (Cambodia); Andrew C L Ong (Singapore); Lee Hock Chye (Malaysia); Chia Kim Huat (Singapore). -- PHOTO: RAJAH & TANN

SINGAPORE - Law firm Rajah & Tann took a major step yesterday in its ambition to form the largest legal alliance in South-east Asia.

The firm announced the launch of Rajah & Tann Asia, which brings eight firms together with a force of more than 500 lawyers from nine countries, including Malaysia and Myanmar.

Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng, managing partner of Rajah & Tann, said on Thursday: "This launch marks a major milestone. Rajah & Tann Asia is born and bred in Asia and looks forward to serving clients in this region."

He said they will get a full slew of quality legal services and the biggest legal network in Southeast Asia, as well as a "home team" of lawyers who have local knowledge, for instance.

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