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Welcome to the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2020!

 

Date:  15 October 2020
Location: Virtual
Other details will be provided soon
 

Due to the public health situation, we’ve decided to hold the 16th Annual ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2020 entirely online this year. This was not an easy decision, but the right one in the interests of our guests’, attendees' and employees’ health.

ALB SE Asia Law Awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams across Southeast Asia region.

We invite you to join an exceptional online awards experience all from the comfort of your homes. Stay tuned for more updates!

Submissions are closed

Contact Caryl Aquino at +632 982 5938 or mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com to receive the most up-to-date event information.

Contact 
Amantha Chia at amantha.chia@tr.com or +65 6973 8258 for sponsorship opportunities.
 
 

CATEGORIES

Deal Categories

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)
Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium)
Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)
Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium)
M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize)
M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)
Project Finance Deal of the Year
Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

Individual Categories

Dealmaker of the Year
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
In-House Lawyer of the Year
Singapore Managing Partner of the Year
Regional Managing Partner of the Year
Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)

In-House Categories

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year
Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year 
(NEW!)
Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
SE Asia In-House Team of the Year

Firm Categories

Aviation Law Firm of the Year
Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Construction Law Firm of the Year
Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
International Deal Firm of the Year
Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year
Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year 
(NEW!)
Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Rising Law Firm of the Year
SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year
SE Asia Practice Firm of the Year
Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year
Thailand Law Firm of the Year
Vietnam Law Firm of the Year
SE Asia Law Firm of the Year

If you have suggestions for categories to be introduced or you wish to join our mailing list for the latest update on the submission process, contact Caryl on mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com

 

 

     SUBMISSION FORMS      

Submissions are closed

          IMPORTANT DATES          

Opening of submissions | Jan 15, 2020
Submission deadline | March 20, 2020
Announcement of finalists | To be confirmed
Awards ceremony | October 15

           SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

Mary Carousel "Caryl" Aquino
Awards Manager
+632 8982 5938
mary.aquino@thomsonreuters.com

JUDGING PANEL

Chau Ee Lee

Chau Ee Lee,
Partner, Addleshaw Goddard 
Vice Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

LEE Chau Ee is well versed in Asian and Western law firm language and culture with an impressive range of cultural law firm experience at partner level. As an international partner of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), Chau Ee was most recently a Beijing based partner of Red Circle Chinese firm King & Wood, and when he was based in KWM's Singapore office, a partner of Big Six Australian firm Mallesons. Prior to that, he was a director in Big Four Singapore law firm Drew & Napier LLC’s market leading Dispute Resolution practice as its head of Construction & Engineering group (where he trained and spent the early years of his career). Earlier in his career, he was a Europe Middle East Asia (EMEA) London and Dubai partner of a US global law firm - that had a transatlantic merger with a leading London headquartered law firm - where he held administrative, management and leadership roles including office managing partner, head of practice and member of the global leadership team as well as being a founding member of that firm's Dubai office, and launched its Construction and Engineering practice. 

Chau Ee is now a Singapore based partner of UK firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP. 

Chau Ee has specialised as a construction and engineering lawyer for almost 25 years. He has a cradle to grave international construction and engineering practice that covers both transactional and contentious mandates in advising clients on energy and infrastructure (including offshore and marine) projects from conception, inception to completion of a project life cycle, focusing on dispute avoidance (involving legal, contractual, operational and technical issues) and international arbitration (seated in Singapore, Dubai and London, among other jurisdictions, conducted under institutional rules administered by leading international arbitral institutions, or ad hoc arbitration rules).

Do Ngoc

Do Ngoc Thinh
Chairman, Vietnam Bar Federation

Mr. Thinh is the Chairman of Vietnam Bar Federation. He manages the organization and operation of the Vietnam Bar Federation.

He started his career as a lecturer at Hanoi Law University (1986 - 1999). Then he was Head of Department of the Judicial Academy (1999 - 2004). Later he was Vice Director for Institute for Organizational Sciences, Central Organizational Committee (2004 - 2009). Since 2009 he is with Vietnam Bar Federation. 

Few of his research titles:
Member of the Secretariat of the State-level scientific program (2004 – 2009): Continue to renovate the political system in the period of industrialization, modernization and international integration. 
Lead researcher of the Ministry-level research: Improve the capacity and power of the Party’s organizations in 2008

Some scientific works published in 2019
- Report on developing the mechanism to boost the contingent of lawyers and improve the efficiency of lawyers’ practice (Reporting to the Steering Board of the Central Committee for Judicial Reform)
- Report on the implementation of Resolution No. 49-NQ/TW on the judicial reform strategy to 2020 of Vietnam Bar Federation (Reporting to the Party’s Central Secretariat)
- Report on the role of defense lawyers in ensuring the principle of presumption of innocence in accordance with the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code (Presenting in the international workshop organized by Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences)

 

EUGENETAN

Eugene Tan
Partner, Clyde & Co 

Eugene Tan is a partner with Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore. He leads the firm's Southeast Asia construction practice. His experience encompasses dispute resolution and transactional/advisory work in the engineering, infrastructure and construction sectors across a number of jurisdictions in Southeast Asia.  

Eugene has appeared as counsel in every level of the Singapore courts, from the state courts to the court of appeal. He also advises and represents clients in arbitrations under ICC, SIAC, VIAC, SIA and UNCITRAL rules as well as in adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

Eugene also advises on the review, drafting and negotiations of engineering, procurement and construction contracts and their related agreements including performance bonds, warranties and parent corporate guarantees. He has contributed to the Singapore Public Sector Construction Contract: Commentary on the Public Sector of Construction (7th Edition) textbook, and Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (5th Edition). He is a member of the Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol Working Group, an initiative under the auspices of the Singapore's Ministry of Law to assist parties through dispute boards, manage disagreements that arise during the course of large scale infrastructure projects in the region.

Eugene was appointed as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law, by the Singapore Academy of Law in its inaugural batch of accredited specialists. He is recognised as an expert in construction and infrastructure matters by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who's Who Legal for Construction. He is also ranked by Chambers and Partners for construction in Singapore and recommended as a leading Construction, Projects & Infrastructure Lawyer for Singapore in Doyle's Guide, and is also recognised as a 'Dispute Resolution Star' in Construction and International arbitration by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.
 

Foo Yet Ngo

Foo Yet Ngo   
Founding Partner, Y. N. Foo & Partners

Graduated from the University of Kent, UK with B.A (Law) Honours in 1979; called to the English Bar in 1980, and to the Malaysian Bar in 1982. She worked in a leading law firm, Messrs Shearn Delamore in Kuala Lumpur for 13 years, practising civil litigation and family law and was eventually made partner.

In 1996, she left to start her own law firm, Messrs Y. N. Foo & Partners, practising initially in civil litigation and family law and subsequently specializing in the area of family law. She has represented clients in landmark Malaysian family law cases, appeared as amicus curiae on behalf of the Malaysian Bar in seminal decisions on family law and has rendered expert opinions on Malaysian family law to Courts of foreign jurisdictions.

She has been in legal practice for 37 years.

 

Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.
Vice Rector of President University

Handa S. Abidin is the Vice Rector as well as a Lecturer in law at President University, Indonesia. Handa was involved as one of the judges of the ALB Indonesia Law Awards 2015 and 2017-2020 as well as the ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018-2019. He graduated from Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia (S.H.), the George Washington University Law School (LL.M.), and the University of Edinburgh Law School (Ph.D.).

 

Michael Gagie

Michael Gagie
Managing Partner, Singapore
Maples Group

Michael Gagie is the Managing Partner in Singapore and Global Head of the British Virgin Islands practice at Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm.  He specialises in corporate (public and private work), downstream private equity work, banking and structured finance.  Michael relocated to Asia from the British Virgins Islands in 2006.  His previous experience includes working at international law firms in London, London Stock Exchange and as in-house counsel with Shell International Limited.  Michael is recognised as a leading individual in his field in Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal. 
 

 

Mr Ganie

 

Dr. Mohamad Idwan Ganie, S.H.
Founding Partner, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

Dr. RMP Mohamad.Idwan (‘Kiki’) Ganie is one of the Founding Partners of the Indonesian Law Firm Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) and has been practicing law for more than 40 years.  He obtained his Indonesian law degree from the University of Indonesia and holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Hamburg. Dr. Ganie speaks fluently Indonesian, English and German. He specializes in commercial transactions and commercial disputes, corporate governance, fact-finding/investigation and shipping law. He is admitted to the Indonesian Bar and member of the Australian Law Council and the Association for International Arbitration. He is a licensed Indonesian capital market lawyer and a licensed commercial and sports arbitrator, and also Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb). He is Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Anti-Trust Lawyers, President of the Indonesian Court of Arbitration for Sports, arbitrator with SIAC in Singapore and AIAC (formerly KLRCA) in Kuala Lumpur, and also registered arbitrator with the Indonesian BANI Arbitration Centre and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. For the last 25 years Dr. Ganie has also been lecturing Legal Writing and Legal Reasoning at the Law School of the University of Indonesia. Dr.Ganie is the Author of “Mergers and Acquisitions Under Indonesian Law (Kluwer 2nd ed 2018

Jeremy Saw

Jeremy Saw, 
Director, General Counsel, InfraCo Asia

Jeremy Saw is Director, General Counsel at InfraCo Asia. Having joined the firm in August 2015, he oversees the legal and compliance functions. Jeremy has deep experience across the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in the infrastructure, energy, mining and renewables sectors.Prior to joining InfraCo Asia, Jeremy was a Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm, working from bases across Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand, managing teams on projects and transactions covering the Asia-Pacific region. Jeremy also acted as regional ASEAN-focused in-house legal counsel at BP, a global oil major, where he was responsible for providing legal solutions across various ASEAN downstream businesses.Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne, and also holds a Diploma and Advanced Certification for Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association and the Institute of Banking and Finance in association with the Alliance Manchester Business School of The University of Manchester.
 

Stephen Trevis

Stephen Trevis 
Managing Director, Head of Markets Legal Asia Pacific and South East Asia Legal  

Stephen Trevis is a Managing Director and Head of Markets Legal Asia Pacific and South East Asia Legal.
Stephen joined Barclays’ Singapore office in February 2007, and was originally responsible for managing the Legal teams in Asia that supported Barclays Capital’s FICC and Loans businesses, dealing with Infrastructure and Company Secretarial matters. Prior to joining Barclays, he worked at Standard Chartered from 2003-2007, Deutsche Bank from 1997 to 2003 and Clifford Chance in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong from 1992-1997. 

Previously Stephen was the Diversity Committee Chairperson at the British Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. 

Outside of work, Stephen plays the electric guitar with his band, Crawford, and performs in pubs to adoring fans (including his wife and two daughters). 

Stanley

Stanley Park
Managing Director & Head of Legal APAC, Scotiabank

Stanley Park is Managing Director and Head of Legal - Asia Pacific Region for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for all legal matters across the region, including China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Among other responsibilities, Stanley provides (i) transactional advice and support to the Bank's businesses related to capital markets, investment banking, commodities, corporate lending/trade finance and global transaction banking; (ii) regulatory advice and support re the Bank's businesses; (iii) management of litigation and disputes; (iv) advice and support to the Bank's internal or proprietary functions (including proprietary investments, HR matters, Finance); and (v) participation in corporate governance or oversight.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Stanley was with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers in NYC, from 1992 - 2001; with Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Securities in Tokyo from 2001 - 2007; with DKR Oasis, as Chief Compliance Officer, in Hong Kong in 2008; with Barclays Global Investors, as General Counsel, in Tokyo from 2009 - 2010; and with Daiwa Capital Markets, as Senior Legal Counsel, in Singapore and Hong Kong from 2011 - 2014.
Stanley graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1985 and received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1988, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.  Stanley has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1994.

Syed Naqiz

Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin
Senior Partner, Naqiz & Partners

Naqiz read law at the Australian National University. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the Australian High Court in 1997 and subsequently to the High Court of Malaya in 1998, where he has been practising law for more than 22 years.

He established Naqiz & Partners in 2005 after spending his formative years with Skrine and Wong & Partners (a member form of Baker & McKenzie).

Naqiz is reputed for his legal acumen and his solid grasp of industry specific issues ranging from finance, capital markets, power, property, construction, automotive, defence, technology, telecommunications, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, FMCG and logistics. He has represented and acted against some of the largest multinational companies, public listed companies, governmental and regulatory bodies as well as government linked companies. 

Having been involved in some of the largest headlined deals and transactions, Naqiz and his Firm, have been consistently named and recommended in various international publications including the Legal500, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and AsiaLaw. Over the years, Naqiz has been ranked as a leading lawyer in Technology, Media, Data, Intellectual Property, Corporate and Projects.

Through the Firm, Naqiz has also broadened his reach across the border to Indonesia and has since established an alliance with a law firm in Jakarta, Bagus Enrico & Partners. The presence in Indonesia has enabled the Firm to cross sell services and products between the two countries. 

Naqiz also sits on several boards of companies which are involved in various industries including the Board of MMC Corporation Berhad, UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Berhad, UOB Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, TH Properties Sdn Bhd and Yayasan DRB-HICOM. Naqiz was also a Commission Member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. On these Boards, Naqiz plays an important role on legal and governance issues. His broad experience in various industries also enables him to add value during discussions surrounding risk and strategy, sustainability and trends. 

Naqiz is also involved in the retail and Food & Beverages industry and is responsible for the growth of several established brands. He is one of the founding members and the Vice President of the Bumiputra Retailers Organisation (BRO), a leading non-profit organization that acts as the voice of Bumiputra retailers. On a corporate scale, Naqiz was also a Board member of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC) (2012 to 2019).
 

Karnan T.

Karnan Thirupathy
Partner, Kennedys Legal Solution

Karnan is a Partner with the international law firm Kennedys Legal Solutions and a Director with the Singapore law firm Legal Solutions LLC. 

He has been a shipping lawyer for close to 20 years, and was appointed a Senior Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law by the Singapore Academy of Law in 2020 in recognition of his extensive experience and expertise in this area of law. 

Having spent most of his career working in Singapore and Hong Kong, he is particularly experienced with handling complex shipping disputes arising in Asia. His clients include marine insurers, offshore energy contractors, vessel owners, charterers, trading houses and P&I Clubs. He acts for and advises clients on a range of shipping and offshore related matters including those involving charterparties, project cargo shipments, marine and energy insurance, shipping related derivatives contracts and shipping related fraud. Karnan also specialises in assisting clients in the shipping, offshore and marine insurance sectors with trade sanctions compliance and other related regulatory issues.

Karnan is English and Singapore qualified and regularly represents clients in international arbitrations, most frequently in London, Singapore and Hong Kong and also appears as Counsel in Singapore Court proceedings. He is a member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitrators Procedure Committee and the Maritime Law Association of Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on the SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators.

Karnan is consistently recognized as leading shipping lawyer by industry publications Legal 500 and Chambers’ Global and was also on the ALB 40 under 40 list in 2015. 
 

Peter

Peter Chow
Partner, King & Spalding

Peter Chow is a Partner in King & Spalding’s world-leading international arbitration practice in Asia Pacific.

He focuses on international disputes related to energy and natural resources, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction projects, in addition to other commercial disputes.  Peter has acted as counsel in numerous complex arbitration cases and has represented clients in some of the largest arbitrations in Asia involving multibillion-dollar claims.

Peter is a Chartered Arbitrator. He is on the panels of arbitrators in a number of countries and has been appointed regularly as an arbitrator. Peter has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, including those involving ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC, ICDR, AAA, NAI and UNCITRAL arbitral rules. 
Peter has been recognized as a “litigation star” by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific, as a world-leading practitioner by Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration.  He was shortlisted for “Arbitration Practitioner of the Year” at the Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017. He has been named by China Business Law Journal 2018 in its “A-List”.  

Legal directories and peers have described Peter as being “experienced and personable,” a “very sharp lawyer,” “very well prepared,” with “impressive energy and infrastructure sector credentials,” “tremendous expertise in construction arbitration,” and that he “often represents clients in the oil and gas and construction sectors.”

Peter is a vice-chair of the IPBA International Construction Projects Committee and was chair of the IPBA Energy & Resources Committee and a council member of IPBA. He is also a member to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and was a member of the ICC Arbitrator Nomination Committee.  

Peter is a contributing author of several authoritative textbooks on arbitration and litigation.
Peter graduated from the National University of Singapore.
 

Rhonda

Rhonda Hare
General Counsel, Asia Pacific, AccorHotels 

 

Rhonda joined AccorHotels in November 2017 as General Counsel – Asia Pacific.  The focus of her role is to support the various business units across Asia Pacific - including providing legal advice on development, operational and compliance matters.  

Rhonda has over 25 years of experience as an in-house and private practice lawyer working across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Previous positions include being a Partner at Ashurst LPP (formerly Blake Dawson) and as a member of the Legal Division at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
Rhonda has an Executive MBA from IE Business School (Spain) and a Master of Law from the University of NSW.
 

Tiur Henny

Tiur Henny Monica
Partner, MIP Law Firm

Tiur graduated from Universitas Indonesia, a top-3 university in the country with a degree in law, and has recently completed her studies in international taxation and transfer pricing at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien: WU (Vienna University of Economic and Business) and International Tax Center, Leiden. Furthermore, Tiur is officially registered as a tax attorney at the Indonesian Tax Court; a curator of bankruptcy at the Ministry of Law and Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia, who was also nominated as the best graduate of the Himpunan Kurator dan Pengurus Indonesia (one of the bankruptcy associations in Indonesia); a member of certified capital market lawyers at the Himpunan Konsultan Hukum Pasar Modal supervised by Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (Financial Services Authority of Indonesia); and an advocate at the Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (PERADI). She is also a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

In addition to her other duties, she is a member of the Certification Board of HKPI and manages to contribute her times and thoughts to regularly write for Indonesia's Supreme Court, for leading financial newspapers, as well as other major tax review journals and magazines. Moreover, she has been regularly invited as a speaker by some international organisation and/or institution, such as Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Tax Review (ITR), and Legal500. 
 

Trisula

Trisula Dewantara
VP of Legal/General Counsel, Tokopedia

Trisula started his career in private practices and then decided to move in-house. The move taught Trisula how the legal world is implemented in the corporate practice, a lesson which he learnt very quickly and which allowed him to take on a number of in-house positions with companies such as Astra and Indosat.

Trisula took a leap of faith back in 2017 and moved to Tokopedia to be in the midst of a company who’s mission is to continuously changing society for the better. Throughout his tenure in Tokopedia, Trisula continued to improve and hone the legal department’s skills and value to the business: ‘When I joined, the legal department that was comprised of high spirited young lawyers basically handled anything and everything in reaction mode. I started to specialise the work and recruit people who would act as mentors and a bridge between me and the more junior members of the team. I also introduced – as far as we can – automation, precedents and templates’. All to ensure legal department’s transformation to be a more trusted business partner, and correctly positioned to support Tokopedia’s growth. Among Trisula’s main highlights with the company has been his works on fundraising events and strategic partnerships.
 

Wong Kai

Wong Kai Yun
Co-Managing Director, Chia Wong Chambers

Wong Kai Yun has practised law for the past 25 years.  Her family law clients typically comprise high-net-worth individuals with especial concerns over financial settlements, and expatriates with cross-jurisdictional issues.

Ms Wong is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), as well as a registered practitioner of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  She is an accredited Singapore Mediation Centre Associate Mediator, an accredited Mediator on their Family Panel, and sits on the panel of their Collaborative Family Practice and is also a Mediator on the panel of Cross-Border Family Mediators of Mediation bei Internationalen Kindschaftskonflikten (MiKK), Germany.  She is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).  She is also the Executive Editor of the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, the flagship law journal of the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.

From its inauguration in 2013 to date, Ms Wong has been honoured as part of the Top 200 IFC (International Financial Centre) Power Women, and was included as one of a select few of Singaporean lawyers listed on the Citywealth Leaders List.  She was also named in the Doyles Guide for Family & Divorce Lawyers from 2015 to date, as well as recognised by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (Litigation Star) since 2019 to date.
 

 

and many more...

FINALISTS*


INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year
Aris L Gulapa - Gulapa Law
Azmul Haque - Collyer Law
Bryan Tan - Pinsent Masons MPillay
Emir Nurmansyah - ABNR 
Julian Kwek - Drew & Napier
Luu Tien Ngoc - Vision & Associates
Pablo Malay - Gojek
Rambun Tjajo - TJAJO & Partners
Tran Tuan Phong – VILAF

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 
Abraham Vergis - Providence Law Asia
Cavinder Bull, SC - Drew & Napier
Chau Huy Quang – Rajah & Tann LCT
Davinder Singh - Davinder Singh Chambers
Leonard Yeoh - Tay & Partners
Philip Jeyaretnam - Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Soenardi Pardi - Hendra Soenardi
Tan Kee Heng - S.K. Ling & Tan Advocates
Thawat Damsa-ard -Tilleke & Gibbins
Tony Budidjaja - Budidjaja International Lawyers

Singapore Managing Partner of the Year
Abraham Vergis - Providence Law Asia
Andrea Chee - AEI Legal
Ashok Kumar - BlackOak
Cavinder Bull, SC - Drew & Napier
Eddee NG - Tan Kok Quan Partnership
Eugene Thuraisingam - Eugene Thuraisingam 
Patrick Ang – Rajah & Tann Singapore
Philip Jeyaretnam - Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Sarjit Singh Gill - Shook Lin & Bok 
Yu-En Ong - Norton Rose Fulbright

In-House Lawyer of the Year 
Abigail Tan - Zalora Group
Antonius Alexander Tigor - Telkomsel
Choo Wei-Pin - Razer
Mark Tan Hai Nern - GLP
Meng Choo Cheah - Sephora
Millicent Joie Desiderio-Dime - Accenture Philippines
Pablo Malay - GoJek
Premjit Singh - Collectius Group
Vincent Juan - Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
Zhu An Lu - Morgan & Stanley

Regional Managing Partner of the Year
Chau Huy Quang – Rajah & Tann LCT
Dato Andy Low Hann Yong – Low & Partners
Dhinesh Bhaskaran - Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Haeme Bin Hashim - Haeme Lew
Jennifer Tumbuan - Tumbuan & Partners
Mark S Gorriceta - Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
Nguyen Quang Vu - Venture North Law
Nien Rafles Siregar - Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership
Pham Ba Linh - Lexcomm Vietnam 
Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac - Vision & Associates
Tiziana Sucharitkul -Tilleke & Gibbins
Tony Budidjaja - Budidjaja International Lawyers
Zubaidah Jufri - SIP Law Firm

Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)
Adeline Wong - Wong & Partners
Blossom Hing - Drew & Napier 
Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi - Latham & Watkins 
Darani Vachanavuttivong -Tilleke & Gibbins 
Lakshanthi Fernando – CMS Holborn Asia 
Le Quynh Anh - Vision & Associates 
Rachel Eng - Eng and Co. 
Rebecca Chew – Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Sarah Wilson - Allen & Overy 
Stella Cramer - Norton Rose Fulbright 

Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Abigail Tan - Zalora Group
Eunice Lim - Diageo
Irwienda Diah Puspita - Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia
Lifen Tang - TransAsia Private Capital
Melissa Chia Mei Li - L'Oréal Malaysia & Singapore 
Meng Choo Cheah - Sephora
Millicent Joie Desiderio-Dime - Accenture Philippines
Rista Qatrini Manurung - AIA Financial
Surabhi Madan – ASM

Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)
Abigail Tan - Zalora Group
Antonius Alexander Tigor - Telkomsel
Auzan Syaidi Bin Abdul Lateh - Damansara Realty 
Eunice Lim - Diageo
Joanna Cheng - Ripple Labs Singapore 
Loh Xae Hoyy - Pilmico International
Mark Tan Hai Nern - GLP  
Melissa Chia Mei Li - L'Oréal Malaysia & Singapore
Renita Sophia Crasta - CapitaLand
Vincent Juan - Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation

Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) 
Alain Charles Veloso - Quisumbing Torres
Alexius Chong - Sidley Austin  
Arief Nugroho - SIP Law Firm
Darius Tay - BlackOak
Foo Yuet Min - Drew & Napier
Gerard Quek - Peter Doraisamy
Irina Akentjeva - Herbert Smith Freehills
Jeffrey Tanner - Stephenson Harwood 
Julie Raneda - Schellenberg Wittmer
Lionel Chan - Oon & Bazul
Nguyen Vu Quynh Lam - VILAF
Ong Johnson - Loi & Co.
Simon Spells - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Suang Wijaya - Eugene Thuraisingam 
Sue Ann Gan - Norton Rose Fulbright

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year
AIA Financial
Damansara Realty 
Nanyang Technological University
Pilmico International
TransAsia Private Capital

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year
CapitaLand
China State Construction Engineering
Damansara Realty 
Equinix Asia Pacific
GLP
Sime Darby Property 

Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year
Aboitiz Power Corporation
RGE
Shell Companies in the Philippines

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year
Credit Suisse Investment Banking and Capital Markets
Maybank Group
Morgan Stanley
TransAsia Private Capital

Innovative In-House Team of the Year 
Accenture Philippines 
Damansara Realty 
Eastern Pacific Shipping  
Equinix Asia Pacific
Gojek
Klook
Lazada 
Maxis Broadband  
Maybank Group
Nanyang Technological University  

Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year
L'Oréal Malaysia & Singapore
Pilmico International
Xiaomi Indonesia

SE Asia In-House Team of the Year
Aboitiz Power Corporation  
Accenture Philippines
Damansara Realty  
Gojek
Klook
Marriott International
Maxis Broadband
Morgan Stanley
Nanyang Technological University
Razer  
Sime Darby Property  
Singtel
StarHub 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year
Equinix Asia Pacific
Gojek
Klook
Line
Maxis Broadband
Singtel
StarHub 
Tower Bersama Infrastructure 
Xiaomi

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year
Eastern Pacific Shipping
GLP
Gojek

LAW FIRM CATEGORIES

Aviation Law Firm of the Year
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Dentons HPRP 
Dwipo Lubis Baskoro & Partners
HFW
K&L Gates Straits Law 
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Stephenson Harwood  
Tay & Partners
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill  
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Chandler MHM
Drew & Napier 
LNT & Partners
Norton Rose Fulbright
TJAJO & Partners
Vision & Associates
Zul Rafique & Partners

Construction Law Firm of the Year 
ACCRALAW
Allen & Gledhill
CMS Holborn Asia
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Eldan Law
Pinsent Masons MPillay
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates

Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Asia
TSMP Law Corporation
WMH Law Corporation

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Daniel & Wong
Davinder Singh Chambers
Dzungsrt & Associates 
Kudun and Partners
Panelo Law Office
Providence Law Asia
S.K.Ling & Tan Advocates 
Tan Kok Quan Partnership  
Tolosa Javier Law Firm
TSMP Law Corporation

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
ABNR 
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
K&L Gates Straits Law
Latham & Watkins
Lexcomm Vietnam
Norton Rose Fulbright
Rajah & Tann Singapore

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 
ACCRALAW
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Drew & Napier 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Rajah & Tann Singapore
WongPartnership

International Deal Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Morrison & Foerster
Shearman & Sterling

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
ACCRALAW
Allen & Gledhill
Ashurst
Baker McKenzie
Bird & Bird
Drew & Napier 
Herbert Smith Freehills
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
SSEK Legal Consultants
Tilleke & Gibbins
Zul Rafique & Partners

Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Gurbani & Co.
Helmsman 
HFW
Oon & Bazul
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Reed Smith in alliance with Resource Law
Shearn Delamore & Co.
Stephenson Harwood 
Shook Lin & Bok 
Tilleke & Gibbins
Watson, Farley and Williams

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year
Drew & Napier 
Gloria James - Civetta & Co.
Harry Elias Partnership 
Low & Partners
PKWA Law Practice
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Tan Kok Quan Partnership
Withers Khattarwong
WMH Law Corporation

Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year
Baker McKenzie
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier 
Gulapa Law
Low & Partners
Rajah & Tann Singapore
SIP Law Firm
Tilleke & Gibbins
Tumbuan & Partners

Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year 
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier 
Low & Partners
Pinsent Masons MPillay
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Asia
Withers KhattarWong 

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie
Chandler MHM
CMS Holborn Asia
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier 
Shook Lin & Bok 
Tay & Partners
Vision & Associates
Withers KhattarWong 
WongPartnership

Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
LAW Partnership
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
SIP Law Firm
Tay & Partners
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates
Wong Jin Nee & Teo

Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year
ACCRALAW
Gulapa Law
Low & Partners
Ooi & Ooi
S.K.Ling & Tan Advocates 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
SIP Law Firm
Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership
Tay & Partners
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates
Zul Rafique & Partners

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year 
Allen & Gledhill 
BlackOak 
Daniel & Wong 
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson 
Drew & Napier 
Harry Elias Partnership
Oon & Bazul 
PK Wong Nair 
Providence Law Asia 
WongPartnership 

Rising Law Firm of the Year 
AEI Legal
Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar)
Daniel & Wong
Eugene Thuraisingam
Jacque Law
Kudun and Partners
LAW Partnership
Ooi & Ooi
Panelo Law Office
Providence Law Asia
The Capital Law Office
Tolosa Javier Law Firm
Walalangi & Partners

SE Asia Deal Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Chandler MHM
Drew & Napier
Gulapa Law
Morrison & Foerster
Rajah & Tann Singapore
SSEK Legal Consultants
TJAJO & Partners
Venture North Law

SE Asia Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier
Herbert Smith Freehills
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Tilleke & Gibbins
Tumbuan & Partners
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

SE Asia Practice Firm of the Year
L&L Partners
Singularity Legal 

Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Amica Law 
Bird & Bird
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier
Gateway Law Corporation
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Ravindran Associates
RHTLaw Asia
Shook Lin & Bok 

Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Gledhill
Bird & Bird
Davinder Singh Chambers
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier 
K&L Gates Straits Law
Oon & Bazul
Providence Law Asia
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Shook Lin & Bok 
Tan Kok Quan Partnership
WongPartnership

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year 
ACCRALAW
Allen & Gledhill
Baker McKenzie
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Drew & Napier
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
Pinsent Masons MPillay
Rajah & Tann Singapore
RHTLaw Asia
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Villaraza & Angangco
Withers KhattarWong

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year 
Allen & Gledhill
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
CMS Holborn Asia
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
Gulapa Law
Herbert Smith Freehills
Pinsent Masons MPillay
Rajah & Tann Singapore
Tilleke & Gibbins
Villaraza & Angangco

Thailand Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy (Thailand)
Baker McKenzie
Chandler MHM
Kudun & Partners
The Capital Law Offices
Tilleke & Gibbins
Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year 
AEI Legal
Budidjaja International Lawyers
Collyer Law
Haeme Lew
Hendra Soenardi
JurisAsia
Kudun & Partners
Meer, Meer & Meer
S.K.Ling & Tan Advocates 
TJAJO & Partners
TSMP Law Corporation
Tumbuan & Partners
WMH Law Corporation
ZICO Insights Law

Vietnam Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Baker McKenzie
Fraser Law Company
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Lexcomm Vietnam
LNT & Partners
Rajah & Tann LCT
Tilleke & Gibbins
Vision & Associates

DEAL CATEGORIES**

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

AC Energy’s Medium-Term Note Programme
Law firms: Latham and Watkins; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; CLSA; The Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation

Adani Green Energy’s 20-Year Green Project Bond
Law firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Latham & Watkins; Linklaters Singapore; Talwar Thakore & Associates
Banks: Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong), Deutsche Bank AG (Singapore Branch); J.P. Morgan Securities, MUFG Securities Asia and Standard Chartered Bank

Adaro Indonesia Issue of Senior Notes
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Hendra Soenardi; Milbank

Bank Rakyat Indonesia’s Issuance of Senior Sustainability Notes
Law firms: HHP Law Firm; Linklaters; Widyawan & Partners

Banten IPP’s Project Bond
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Milbank; Makarim & Taira S; Shearman & Sterling
Banks: Barclays Bank; Citigroup Global Markets; CIMB; SMBC Nikko Capital Markets

Bioceanico Sovereign Certificate's Senior Zero Coupon Secured Notes
Law firms: Clifford Chance US; CNPLaw; Estudio Jurídico Gross Brown; Jones Walker; Maples and Calder
Banks: The Bank of New York Mellon; Banco Continental S.A.E.C.A.; UBS Investment Bank

Bond Offerings by Network i2i
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Appleby; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Latham & Watkins; Linklaters

Financing for Medco’s Acquisition of Ophir 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Sidley Austin; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Witara Cakra Advocates 

Notes Issuance by Walnut Bidco
Law firms: Advokatfirman Cederquist KB; Allen & Overy; Bär & Karrer AG; Carey Olsen Jersey; Filip & Company; Galicia Abogados; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Homburger AG; Kinstellar; Latham & Watkins; Loyens & Loeff (Luxembourg); Loyens & Loeff; Norton Rose Fulbright; Ogier; Posse Herrera Ruiz; Ropes & Gray; Roschier Advokatbyrå; Stibbe Avocats; Stibbe London; TJAJO & Partners
Banks: Citiban; Goldman Sachs International; HSBC Bank; ING Bank; Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken 

Semen Indonesia's Snydicate Loan
Law firm: TJAJO & Partners 

 

Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 

Aqua Munda's Offer for Hyflux Debts
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Morgan Lewis Stamford; White & Case

Bond Offering by Greenko Group 
Law firms: Ashurst; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Shearman & Sterling (London and U.S.); Talwar Thakore & Associates; YKJ Legal
Banks: J.P. Morgan Securities; Barclays Bank; Deutsche Bank (Singapore Branch); Citigroup Global Markets; Emirates NBD Bank; Investec Bank; Morgan Stanley & Co International; Standard Chartered Bank

Braskem’s Note Issuance
Law firms: AKD N.V; CNPLaw; Milbank; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tauil & Chequer Advogados; Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
Banks: ABN AMRO Securities (USA); BNP Paribas Securities Corp; Credit Agricole Securities (USA);Citigroup Global Markets; Deutsche Bank Securities; ING Financial Markets; Itau BBA USA Securities; Morgan Stanley & Co.; Nomura Securities International; Santander Investment Securities; SMBC Nikko Securities America; Standard Chartered Bank; The Bank of New York Mellon

CapitaLand’s MTN Programme
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill

CSN’s Senior Notes Issue 
Law firms: Barbosa Müssnich Aragão; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; CNPLaw; Milbank; Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.à r.l.; Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice
Banks: Banco Bradesco BBI S.A; BB Securities; J.P. Morgan Securities; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Morgan Stanley & Co.; Natixis Securities Americas; The Bank of New York Mellon

Financing San Miguel Corp’s Acquisition of Holcim
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Latham and Watkins; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan 

First Project Bond Issue and First IPP Refinancing in Vietnam 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; NautaDutilh; Shearman & Sterling; VILAF

Genting RMTN’s MTN Programme
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Zul Rafique & Partners

Krakatau Steel’s Loan Restructuring 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Siahaan Irdamis Andarumi & Rekan

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

AllHome Corp’s IPO
Law firms: Latham & Watkins; Milbank; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles 

BNI Asset Management’s Investment Funds 
Law firm: Tumbuan & Partners
Banks: Bank Central Asia; Bank DBS Indonesia

Eagle Hospitality Trust’s IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; Proskauer Rose; Shook Lin & Bok

Embassy Office Parks REIT’s IPO
Law firms: Bobby Parikh Associates; Clifford Chance; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Latham & Watkins; Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett; S&R Associates
Banks: Axis Capital; Credit Suisse Securities; Deutsche Equities India; DSP Merrill Lynch; Goldman Sachs (India); HSBC Securities; IIFL Holdings; Kotak Mahindra Capital; Morgan Stanley India; Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities India

Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management’s Fundraising
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill 

Lendlease Global Commercial REIT’s IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Bonelli Erede Studio Legale; Chiomenti Studio Legale

Leong Hup International's IPO
Law firms: Albar & Partners; Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow; Clifford Chance; Enolil Loo Advocates & Solicitors

Map Aktif’s Secondary Offering 
Law firms: Latham & Watkins; Makes & Partners; Maples & Calder; White & Case; Witara Cakra Advocates
Banks: Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Indopremier; UBS

Phelps Dodge International 
Law firm: Kudun and Partners
Banks: Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand)

Prime US REIT's IPO
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; DLA Piper; Clifford Chance; Greenberg Traurig; Shook Lin & Bok

Project Venus 2
Law firms: Allen & Overy; VILAF; YKVN

Real Estate Investment Trust Project 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Makes & Partners; Melli Darsa & Co.; Milbank; Tumbuan & Partners 
Banks: Bank CIM Niaga; Colliers International; Deloitte; KJPP Rengganis, Hamid & Rekan; Sinarmas Asset Management; Taxand 

Renuka’s Rights Issue 
Law firms: Dentons HPRP; Shook Lin & Bok

 

Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium)

Asset World’s IPO
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Latham & Watkins; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners; White & Case
Banks: Daiwa Capital Markets Singapore; Mizuho Securities Asia; Morgan Stanley

Bajaj Finance’s QIP
Law firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Duane Morris & Selvam; Khaitan & Co. 
Banks: Axis Capital; JM Financial; Kotak Mahindra Capital; Morgan Stanley; Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities 

Central Retail Corp’s IPO
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Shearman & Sterling; The Capital Law Office
Bank: Morgan Stanley

ESR’s IPO and Listing on HK Stock Exchange
Law firms: Baker McKenzie; Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Global Law Office; Kanga & Co; Latham & Watkins; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu; Shin & Kim; Walkers (Hong Kong); White & Case
Banks: CCB International Capital; Citigroup Global Markets Asia; China International Capital Corp.; CLSA Capital Markets; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Hong Kong); Credit Suisse (Hong Kong); Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong); Deutsche Securities Asia; Goldman Sachs Asia; Mirea Asset Securities; Morgan Stanley Asia; Morgan Stanley & Co. International; UOB-Kay Hian

Gojek’s Series F Fundaraising
Law firm: Davis Polk & Wardwell

India Infrastructure Trust’s Regulation S Offering 
Law firms: Khaitan & Co; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas; Sidley Austin
 
Merger of OUE Commercial REIT and OUE Hospitality Trust
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Rajah & Tann; TSMP Law Corporation

Prime US REIT’s IPO and Listing 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; DLA Piper; Greenberg Traurig

Vodafone IDEA’s Rights Issue
Law firms: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Sidley Austin; S&R Associates

 

M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) 

Agenda Pantas’ Acquisition of Pavilion Bukit Jalil 
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Zul Rafique & Partners

Ascott Reit’s Merger with Ascendas Hospitality Trust 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Bae, Kim & Lee; King & Wood Mallesons; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; WongPartnership
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets Singapore

CapitaLand’s Divestment of Portfolio to Ascendas REIT 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Milbank; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Sullivan & Worcester; Shook Lin & Bok

HBIS Group’s Proposed Acquisition of Natsteel and Tata Steel
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Jingtian & Gongcheng; LNT & Partners; Shook Lin & Bok; Skrine; Tilleke & Gibbins 

Project Huong Son 
Law firms: M&T Law Offices; VILAF 

PTTEP’s Acquisition of Partex Holding
Law firms: Linklaters; Shearman & Sterling 

Starbucks Sale of Thai Retail Business to Coffee Concepts Thailand
Law firms: Allen & Overy; LinkLaters; Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners

Tianshui Huatian's Landmark Takeover of Unisem 
Law firms: Grandall Law Firm; Wong & Partners 

Total SA’s Acquisition of 37.4% stake in Adani Gas
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Clifford Chance; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Latham & Watkins

Udenna's Acquisition of Chevron 
Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Herbert Smith Freehills; Milbank; Picazo Law; TSMP Law Corporation; Villaraz & Angangco 
Bank: Morgan Stanley

M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)

CapitaLand’s Acquisition of Ascendas-Singbrigde  
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill, Drew & Napier; WongPartnership 
Bank: J.P. Morgan 

China Telecommunications – Udenna’s Joint Venture
Law firms: Milbank; Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles; Shearman & Sterling; Villaraza & Angangco; WongPartnership 

Etihad's Restructuring of Investment in Jet Airways 
Law firms: Shearman & Sterling; Trilegal

GPSC’s Acquisition of GLOW
Law firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners 

L&T’s Acquisition of Mindtree
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Baker McKenzie; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 

Murphy Oil's Divestment of Malaysian Oil and Gas Operations 
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Higgs & Johnson; Jones Day; McKinney Bancroft & Hughes; SKRINE
Banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Jefferies 

Project X
Law firms: DLA Piper; SSEK Legal Consultants

TMB Bank’s Merger with Thanachart Bank 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Baker & McKenzie; Freshfields; Private practitioner Alex Sanford and The Capital Law
Banks: BAML; Morgan Stanley; Phatra Securities (Bangkok)

Vingroup Partnership with SK Group
Law firms: Baker & McKenzie (Singapore & Vietnam); Latham & Watkins (Hong Kong); YKVN 
Bank: Credit Suisse

 

Islamic Finance Deal of the Year

Commodity Murabahah Term Financing -I Facility for Prolintas 
Law firm: Wong & Partners

Issuance of Indonesia's Global Sovereign Sukuk  
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; AZP Legal Consultants; Clifford Chance; White & Case 
Banks: Bahana Sekuritas; Danareksa Sekuritas; Deutsche Bank; Dubai Islamic Bank; Maybank Investment Bank; Mandiri Sekuritas; The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation; Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia

Jambaran-Tiung Biru Gas Field Development Project
Law firms: ABNR; Latham & Watkins; Milbank; UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions
Banks: Banks: Bank of China; Bank of China Jakarta; Bank Mandiri Singapore; Bank Negra Indonesia; BTPN; Bank Rakyat Indonesia; CIMB Singapore; DBS; Intesa Sanpaolo Hong Kong; Maybank; MUFG Malaysia; MUFG Singapore; SMBC Singapore 

 

Project Finance Deal of the Year

Financing for Al Dur 2 IWPP
Law firms: Al Tamimi; Shearman & Sterling
Bank: KPMG

Financing for Construction of Phase 2 of Well Harvest Winning Refinery 
Law firms: Global Law Offices; Oentoeng Suria & Partners; Walkers (Singapore) 
Banks: Bank of China (Hong Kong) Jakarta; Bank DBS Indonesia; DBS Bank; BNP Paribas 

Financing for 2 PV Solar Power Projects
Law firms: Clifford Chance; Frasers Law Company

Financing for Jambaran-Tiung Biru Gas Field Unitisation 
Law firms: ABNR; Latham & Watkins; Milbank; UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions
Banks: Banks: Bank of China; Bank of China Jakarta; Bank Mandiri Singapore; Bank Negra Indonesia; BTPN; Bank Rakyat Indonesia; CIMB Singapore; DBS; Intesa Sanpaolo Hong Kong; Maybank; MUFG Malaysia; MUFG Singapore; SMBC Singapore 

Mong Duong 2 Project in Vietnam 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Shearman & Sterling; VILAF
Banks: Citigroup; HSBC; SMBC; Standard Chartered 

Project RAPID
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Christopher & Lee Ong; Kadir Andri & Partners; Milbank; Shearman & Sterling; Shearn Delamore & Co.; Shook Lin & Bok; White & Case
Banks: AmBank; ANZ; Banco Santander; Bank of China; BNP Paribas; China Construction Bank; CIMB Bank; Citibank; Crédit Agricole CIB; DZ Bank; HSBC; ICBC; JPMorgan; Maybank; Mizuho Bank; MUFG Bank; National Bank of Kuwait; Natixis; OCBC Bank; Société Générale; Standard Chartered Bank; SMBC; United Overseas Bank

Refinancing for Vena Energy's 70.2 MW Solar Energy Projects
Law firm: Baker McKenzie (Taipei)

Super Six Wind Projects in Pakistan
Law firms: Haidermota & Co; Kabraji & Talibuddin; RIAA Barker Gillette; Shearman & Sterling

Syndicated Loan to Senoko Energy
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill

Van Phong 1 Thermal Power Project 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Frontier Law & Advisory; Hogan Lovells; LVN; VILAF; Watson Farley & Williams
Banks: Bank of China; DBS Bank; Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC); MUFG Bank; Mizuho Bank; Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank 
 

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