In Good Company

Patrick Ang's setting Rajah and Tann for life after 45

For a start, his new management team drops the average age of the exec committee from 52 years to 47

Since 2019, the task of advancing the firm and its legacy has fallen on Mr Patrick Ang, who turns 58 next month. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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Any young lawyer entering the Marina One offices of Rajah and Tann for the first time must feel a mite overwhelmed, as a pilgrim would when approaching a hallowed shrine.

There are thoughts of the founders - T.T. Rajah and Tann Wee Tiong - formidable men in their time who were baked in anti-colonial sentiments and whose convictions led them to leave the People's Action Party for Barisan Socialis, eventually setting up a law firm regarded as a force for the underdog. Mr Tann was a co-founder of the PAP and Mr Rajah, briefly its secretary-general.

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