SINGAPORE - Rajah & Tann Singapore has appointed Rebecca Chew as deputy managing partner.
The law firm said on Wednesday (June 1) that Ms Chew will oversee Rajah & Tann Singapore's operations, supporting Mr Patrick Ang, who is also deputy managing partner and vice-chairman of Rajah & Tann Asia's regional management council.
Said the firm's managing partner and Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng: "Rebecca is a veteran at Rajah & Tann Singapore having been with the firm for more than two decades. She knows the workings of the firm more than most and is highly esteemed for her ability to get the job done. She will definitely take some of the load off Patrick at a time when Rajah & Tann Asia is making much headway in regional markets."
With around 600 lawyers, Rajah & Tann Asia is one of Asia's largest legal networks with offices in nine countries: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The firm said its regional practice has been growing at double-digit rate in recent years, and now contributes almost a quarter of Rajah & Tann Singapore's revenue, from single digit five years ago.
Ms Chew joined Rajah & Tann Singapore in 1992 as a junior lawyer focusing on contentious court work. She was appointed partner three years later, focusing on banking and commercial litigation. In 2009, she was placed in charge of human resources, in addition to her role as a senior litigator in the firm.
Her experience covers other areas of the law including disciplinary proceedings for healthcare professionals and medical malpractice.