asialaw Awards 2020 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED


asialaw
is proud to announce the winners of the third annual awards for the best firms, teams, lawyers as well as deals and cases throughout Asia-Pacific over the past 12-18 months.

In light of the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it was with much regret that we had to cancel the physical awards. However, we are pleased to present our first-ever virtual awards ceremony. In the presentation, you will be able to find all the details and reasons for the winners.

Watch the virtual ceremony presentation

 

Rajah & Tann received the biggest prize of the awards with Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year. It also took home trophies for Banking and Finance Firm of the Year, Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, Insurance Firm of the Year on top of Singapore Firm of the Year.

Elsewhere, Kim & Chang had a successful run, winning for Regulatory Firm of the Year, Technology and Telecommunications Firm of the Year and taking home three Impact Deals and Cases trophies (including for its role on the SoftBank Vision Fund $2 billion investment in Coupang).

In total, the awards recognised leading law firms across 10 practice areas, seven industries and 25 jurisdictions across the region. This year, Asialaw added client service excellence awards that were decided using objective data captured from client feedback during the 2019 research process. In deciding the winners, each firm or practitioner was given an average score using the client surveys. The award went to the firm and lawyer with the highest average score.

A big congratulations to all who have been nominated and of course in particular congratulations to our winners this year. Our team look forward to seeing you all next year at our 2021 awards ceremony.

All the winners have the opportunity to receive a range of opportunities and benefits to enhance your success in these awards. Please reach out to James Murray - james.murray@euromoneyasia.com

Congratulations to the winners, all of which are listed below:

 

JURISDICTIONAL FIRMS OF THE YEAR

Australia Firm of the Year
Gilbert + Tobin

Bangladesh Firm of the Year
Doulah & Doulah

Brunei Firm of the Year
HEP Law

Cambodia Firm of the Year
Bun & Associates

China Firm of the Year
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Hong Kong Firm of the Year
King & Wood Mallesons

India Firm of the Year
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Indonesia Firm of the Year
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Japan Firm of the Year
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Kazakhstan Firm of the Year
GRATA International

Laos Firm of the Year
DFDL

Macau Firm of the Year
Jorge Neto Valente Advogados

Malaysia Firm of the Year
Shearn Delamore & Co

Maldives Firm of the Year
SHC Lawyers

Mongolia Firm of the Year
DB&GTS

Myanmar Firm of the Year
DFDL

New Zealand Firm of the Year
Buddle Findlay

Pakistan Firm of the Year
Kabraji & Talibuddin

Philippines Firm of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Singapore Firm of the Year
Rajah & Tann

South Korea Firm of the Yea
Kim & Chang

Sri Lanka Firm of the Year
FJ & G de Saram

Taiwan Firm of the Year
Lee and Li

Thailand Firm of the Year
Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners

Vietnam Firm of the Year
VILAF


CLIENT SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Firm of the Year: Bangladesh

AS & Associates

Lawyer of the Year: Bangladesh
Ferdaus Rahman
AS & Associates

Firm of the Year: Cambodia
Bun & Associates

Lawyer of the Year: Cambodia
Bun Youdy
Bun & Associates

Firm of the Year: China
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Lawyer of the Year: China
Zhiqiang Zhang
Jingtian & Gongcheng

Firm of the Year: Hong Kong
Gall

Lawyer of the Year: Hong Kong
Andrea Randall
Gall

Firm of the Year: India
Induslaw

Lawyer of the Year: India
Karan Mitroo
L&L Partners

Firm of the Year: Indonesia
UMBRA

Lawyer of the Year: Indonesia
Luky Walalangi
Walalangi & Partners

Firm of the Year: Japan
Atsumi & Sakai

Lawyer of the Year: Japan
Setsuko Yufu
Atsumi & Sakai

Firm of the Year: Kazakhstan
Sayat Zholshy & Partners

Lawyer of the Year: Kazakhstan
Liza Zhumakhmetova
Signum

Firm of the Year: Malaysia
Skrine

Lawyer of the Year: Malaysia
Fariz Abdul Aziz
Skrine

Firm of the Year: Myanmar
WongPartnership

Lawyer of the Year: Myanmar
Suegene Ang
WongPartnership

Firm of the Year: New Zealand
Buddle Findlay

Lawyer of the Year: New Zealand
Paul Farrugia
Buddle Findlay

Firm of the Year: Pakistan
RIAA Barker Gillette

Lawyer of the Year: Pakistan
Yousaf Khosa
RIAA Barker Gillette

Firm of the Year: Philippines
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Lawyer of the Year: Philippines
Marievic Anonuevo
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Firm of the Year: Singapore
Shook Lin & Bok

Lawyer of the Year: Singapore
Rosabel Ng
WongPartnership

Firm of the Year: South Korea
Yoon & Yang

Lawyer of the Year: South Korea
Dong Seon Kim
Shin & Kim

Firm of the Year: Sri Lanka
Julius & Creasy

Lawyer of the Year: Sri Lanka
Anomi Wanigasekera
Julius & Creasy

Firm of the Year: Taiwan
Brain Trust International Law Firm

Lawyer of the Year: Taiwan
Hung Ou Yang
Brain Trust International Law Firm

Firm of the Year: Thailand
Tilleke & Gibbins

Lawyer of the Year: Thailand
Nattaphol Chinawong
Natipatana Law Office

Firm of the Year: Vietnam
Frasers Law Company

Lawyer of the Year: Vietnam
Mark Fraser
Frasers Law Company


REGIONAL AWARDS

Legal expertise awards

Banking and Finance Firm of the Year
Rajah & Tann

Capital Markets Firm of the Year
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Competition/Antitrust Firm of the Year
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Corporate and M&A Firm of the Year
JunHe

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year
Rajah & Tann

Intellectual Property Firm of the Year
Fangda Partners

Labour and Employment Firm of the Year
Gall

Regulatory Firm of the Year
Kim & Chang

Restructuring and Insolvency Firm of the Year
Zhong Lun Law Firm

Tax Firm of the Year
Shearn Delamore & Co


Industry expertise awards

Aviation and Shipping Firm of the Year
Lee & Ko

Banking and Financial Services Firm of the Year
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Energy Firm of the Year
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Infrastructure Firm of the Year
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Insurance Firm of the Year
Rajah & Tann

Real Estate Firm of the Year
WongPartnership

Technology and Telecommunications Firm of the Year
Kim & Chang

 

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

Best Newcomer of the Year
Lab Partners

Asia-Pacific Firm of the Year
Rajah & Tann

 

EDITOR’S CHOICE IMPACT DEAL AND CASE AWARDS

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Gangneung Ahnin largest IPP (1040MW) coal thermal power plant project

Lee & Ko, Kim & Chang


Impact Deal/Case of the Year
SO Sofitel Singapore S$300 million largest Islamic bilateral hotel financing

Rajah & Tann


Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Contact Energy NZ$100 million first green bond by a New Zealand corporate

Buddle Findlay

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Qingdao Haier first D-share IPO

King & Wood Mallesons, Zhong Lun Law Firm

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Haidilao largest-ever restaurant IPO

Grandall Law Firm, Drew & Napier, Jingtian & Gongcheng, Lee and Li

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
IFC $90 million first-ever Philippine green bond

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Embassy Office Parks first listed India REIT

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, S&R Associates

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Alibaba $9.5 billion largest TMT acquisition of Ele.me

Fangda Partners, Han Kun Law Offices

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Amer Sports Corporation €4.6 billion largest PE buyout

Fangda Partners

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Grab largest-ever ride-sharing acquisition (Uber) in South East Asia

Allen & Gledhill, SSEK Legal Consultants, SokSiphana&associates, Rahmat Lim & Partners, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar), SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, PJS Law, VILAF, Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners, ABNR Counsellors at Law, Zaid Ibrahim & Co

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Larsen & Toubro $1.55 billion first-ever hostile takeover in the Indian IT sector (Mindtree)

Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Zhejiang Ebang Communication first-ever bitcoin mining machine dispute case in China

Guantao Law Firm

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Liaoning Huishan Dairy Group largest dairy industry restructuring

Zhong Lun Law Firm, DeHeng Law Offices

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Thai Petrochemical Industry (TPI) record $6.4 billion tort disputes

Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners, Chandler MHM, Siam Premier

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Ant Financial $14 billion largest private fund raising

Fangda Partners, King & Wood Mallesons

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Yeongyang Wind Corporation and Youngduk Wind Power largest renewable energy acquisition

Kim & Chang, Lee & Ko

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Facebook S$1.4 billion first-in-Asia data centre in Singapore

Rajah & Tann

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
SoftBank Vision Fund $2 billion investment in Coupang

Kim & Chang


Impact Deal/Case of the Year
CBL Insurance insolvency

Lowndes, Buddle Findlay, Bell Gully, Russell McVeagh

 

Impact Deal/Case of the Year
Chengdu Airlines first operating lease of China-made commercial regional jets (COMAC ARJ21-700)

JunHe, King & Wood Mallesons, Zhong Lun Law Firm