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Welcome to the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2021!
 

Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
VIRTUAL EVENT                                                  

Asian Legal Business proudly presents the 17th SE Asia Law Awards in October 2021 – the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia. These prestigious awards will pay tribute to the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house in the region. Put forth your own law firm, in-house team or other teams you have worked with in the past year to recognise their accomplishments and efforts. 

The process will culminate in an virtual awards ceremony on October 21, 2021. Come and celebrate legal excellence with us! 

FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED! Check the list of finalists by clicking on "Finalist" tab

Contact Lokesh Bogati at lokesh.bogati@tr.com for queries regarding submissions.

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

CATEGORIES

Note: We are no longer accepting submissions for the awards

Here are the categories for ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2021. 

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

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES
Dealmaker of the Year
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
In-House Lawyer of the Year
Managing Partner of the Year (Emerging Markets)
Managing Partner of the Year (Singapore)
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
Compliance and Risk Management 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
Financial Services In-House Team of the Year 
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical In-House Team of the Year (NEW!)
Innovative In-House Team of the Year
Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year
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 
Deal Firm of the Year
Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year
Labour and Employment 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
Real Estate Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year
Rising Law 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
Singapore Law Firm of the Year (NEW!)
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

     SUBMISSION FORMS      

Submissions are closed

     IMPORTANT DATES     

Opening of submissions | December 16
Deadline for submissions | February 26
Announcement of finalists | September 1
Awards ceremony | October 21

           SUBMISSION INQUIRIES          

Lokesh Bogati
Events Researcher
Phone: +91-22-68414325
lokesh.bogati@thomsonreuters.com

JUDGING PANEL

Chau Ee Lee

Chau Ee Lee,
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 more than 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).

Derek

Derek Ho
Assistant General Counsel - Privacy and Data Protection, Mastercard

Derek Ho is the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for privacy and data protection at Mastercard for the Europe, the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions. Derek is a Singapore qualified lawyer, and he specialises in privacy and data protection and technology law. Prior to Mastercard, Derek held senior legal positions in multinational companies in the Asia Pacific region, and started his legal career in Drew & Napier LLC’s telecommunications, media and technology practice. He is also a member of PDPC’s Data Protection Advisory Committee, and a management committee member of AsiaDPO which is a registered society of data protection officers. Derek graduated from the National University of Singapore, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Manager.

 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.

Hooi

Hooi-Bien Chuah
Asia Area Legal Director, AstraZeneca

Hooi Bien is Asia Area Legal Director for AstraZeneca. She has over 20 years of legal experience spanning across pharmaceutical, consumer health, technology, and oil & gas industries. 
Prior to AstraZeneca, she was with Lazada, an e-commerce marketplace platform and logistics network under the Alibaba Group, as SVP Head of Legal (Malaysia) and Litigation Centre of Excellence lead (Southeast Asia).  Hooi Bien was also previously Legal Director and Ethics & Compliance Officer for GSK Malaysia & Brunei and had served Shell Malaysia and UCB Asia Pacific in legal and company secretary roles, after starting out her career in private practice with Messrs. K.B. Chua & Co.  Hooi Bien was awarded the Southeast Asia In-House Lawyer of the Year (ALB SEA Award 2016). The Lazada legal team she led was awarded Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year 2021 and Innovative Team of the Year 2020 at the ALB Malaysia Awards. 
Hooi Bien holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde and an LLB (Honours) from the University of Leicester, and was called to the English Bar and Malaysian Bar.  She also held a Leading Professional in Ethics & Compliance certification. 

Jasmine Karimi
Assistant General Counsel, Regional Counsel APAC, FMC Corporation

Jasmine leads the Legal & Compliance teams across Asia Pacific for FMC Corporation. FMC is an NYSE listed agricultural sciences company, with a proud history spanning over a century, providing innovative solutions to growers around the world with a robust product portfolio in crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management.

With over 20 years’ experience in MNCs in the US, UK, Canada, HK & Singapore, across diverse sectors (Media, Manufacturing, Luxury Retail, Healthcare, Agro Science), Jasmine brings rich cross-industry and cross-cultural perspective to strategy, problem solving and risk management.

A frequently invited speaker at industry and professional forums globally, Jasmine has an LL.B. (Hons) from the U.K., and an LLM specializing in IP law from Canada. She is admitted to practice law in England & Wales, Singapore, Canada, and Hong Kong. A firm believer in giving back, Jasmine serves on the Boards of the American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, the Singapore chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel and was previously the President of the Hong Kong chapter. She also serves on the SIAC Users Council. Jasmine has been named as one of the leading influential in-house lawyers in business in Asia in The Legal 500: Corporate Counsel 100 Asia and featured in the inaugural edition of the World’s Leading General Counsels book.

Lewis

Lewis Truong
General Counsel, Draeger AG 

Lewis is an Australian lawyer with 15+ years of international experience. He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria (AU) and a registered solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Lewis has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific, with experience in the Automotive, Chemical and Healthcare industry.

Lewis is also an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute.

Currently, works for Draeger AG and serves as General Counsel for Africa, ASIA and ANZ region.
 

Linda

Linda Ong
Deputy Managing Director, Engelin Teh Practice LLC

Linda Ong is the Deputy Managing Director of Engelin Teh Practice LLC.

Linda graduated in 2001 from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B (Hons. 2nd Upper) and was admitted to the Singapore bar in 2002. She has an active practice in family litigation. She handles all aspect of family and matrimonial practice, including divorce and child-related disputes, division of matrimonial assets, spousal and child maintenance, family violence, child abduction as well as cross-border child and financial related matters 

She has also acted for parties in custody and guardianship disputes over minor children, including custody disputes straddling different jurisdictions; maintenance summons applications, family violence as well adoption applications. Her family practice extends to advising clients on out of court settlements as well as acting for clients in mediation sessions in both the Family Court as well as the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Linda is a trained parenting coordinator. She is an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, the Singapore International Mediation Institute and the International Mediation Institute. She is also a member of the Law Society Family Law Practice Committee.

Marianne

Marianne Malate-Guerrero
Senior Vice President and Group Head for Legal Services, United Coconut Planters Bank Philippines

Atty. Marianne (“Ianne”) Guerrero carries with her almost thirty years of legal experience, having started her legal career in 1989 as an associate in one of the top ranking law firms in the Philippines, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon and San Jose. During those nine years with the firm, she honed her skills in corporate litigation, contract drafting and negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, labor and intellectual property.  Subsequently, she began her career as an in-house counsel when she was invited by a banking institution, Solidbank Corporation, to be its first General Counsel.  Two years into that role, Ms. Guerrero moved on to a senior role in a Singaporean bank, United Overseas Bank, as Senior Vice President and Legal Head for its Philippine operations.  After five years with UOB, Ms. Guerrero joined the largest conglomerate in the Philppines, the SM Group.  There she took on the role of Senior Vice President and Legal Head of its mother company, SM Investments Corporation.  During her eleven years  with SM, her legal team serviced almost all the subsidiaries and affiliates of the SM Group.
Currently, Ms. Guerrero is the Senior Vice President and Group Head for Legal Services in United Coconut Planters Bank Philippines, one of the larger banks in the Philippines, which focuses on consumer loans.

Tony

Ngueyn Trung Nam (Tony)
LLM (hon.), MBA, FCIArb, SIAM, ADIDRRMI, CIArb acred. Mediator
EPLegal | Founder, Sr. Partner
VIAC | Arbitrator, Member of Expert Advisory Board
VMC | Deputy Director
VIArb| Managing Director

Tony is dual-qualified in England and Vientam with two decade-experience of practice in financing projects and energy industry. In 2009, he founded a boutique practice, EPLegal, with focus on energy, project financing and cross-border disputes. He is a Legal500 ranked lawyer, a Benchmark-Litigation’s dispute resolution star and a to-go-counsel for international arbitration involving Vietnamese parties. Tony frequently represents large corporate clients for disputes settled by arbitration. He is the first Vietnamese FCIArb, immediate past chairman of CIArb Vietnam, and a member of the VIAC’s Expert Advisory Council. In 2020, he co-founded Vietnam Institute for International Arbitration (VIArb), and holds the position of Managing Director until now. 
A part from counsel practice, Tony is also paneled at VIAC, THAC, IDRRMI, BIAIC, etc. as an arbitrator. 
 

Rashed

Rashed Idrees 
Managing Director, Deloitte Legal International (a licensed Foreign Law Practice)

Rashed has 26 years of experience across Asia, the Middle East and Europe advising sponsors, developers, contractors, MNCs, banks and others on major infrastructure, power, energy, natural resources and other projects and project financingss across the region from IPP developments to oil and gas exploration and production, mining of minerals and hydrocarbons, water and desalination, corporate and commercial matters, regulatory and licensing, M&A, international trade, shipping and logistics and trade finance, compliance matters including AML, legal management consulting and legal entity management.

Rashed has led several offices, countries and practice groups (including in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and others), as well as large teams on various cross-border transactions and is recognised as a "Leading Lawyer, Asia Pacific" in the Energy and Infrastructure space. 

His jurisdictional expertise spans Asia and the Middle East – including Australia, China, India Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the GCC (particularly Oman, Qatar and Dubai) and others.

Rashed is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, Barrister at Law of England & Wales (Inns of Court School of Law, London) and has an LL.B. (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Rodziah

Rodziah Zainudin
Head of Legal, Shell Malaysia

Rodziah Zainudin, Malaysian, is Head of Legal, Shell Malaysia since 1 May 2017, after returning from Qatar Shell. Prior to that, Rodziah was Senior Legal Counsel, Downstream Regional Portfolio, providing primary legal support for Shell M&A transactions in Singapore, Pakistan, South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and China.  Concurrently, she was Company Secretary of Shell Malaysia since 2001 overseeing 37 companies including a plc.  Her portfolio in Shell Malaysia included Gas & Power Business and Corporate Finance.  Since 1 December 2017, she was appointed the President of Shell Women Action Network (SWAN) promoting D&I in Shell Malaysia. Representing Shell Malaysia, Rodziah is a co-founder of the Malaysian Women in Energy launched in March 2018 jointly with the secretariat of Malaysian Gas Association.  Through her SWAN leadership, Shell Malaysia won “The Life at Work Award 2019: Best Leadership (International Organization) in Diversity & Inclusion” awarded by Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp), an agency under the Ministry of Human Resources. Rodziah was awarded the Asian Legal Business 2021 Woman Lawyer (In-House) of the Year Award. 

Prior to joining Shell Malaysia, she practiced for six years in Zaid Ibrahim & Co and ZICO Labuan Trust Company and co-authored “Labuan Manual of International Business” in 1999.   

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.

Wong

Wong Kai Yun
Co-Managing Director, Chia Wong Chambers LLC

Having been in practice for over 20 years, Ms Wong maintains a niche focus on private wealth and family matters. Ms Wong’s family law clients comprise largely high net worth individuals with especial concerns over financial settlements, as well as 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. She is presently the Co-Chair of the Family Law Practice Committee, of The Law Society of Singapore.

From its inauguration in 2013 to 2021, Ms Wong has been honoured as part of the Citywealth IFC (International Financial Centre) Power Women Top 200 list of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, private client advisory and philanthropy across the world’s financial centres and was also included as one of a select few of Singaporean lawyers listed on the Citywealth Leaders List, the guide to leading global wealth managers and advisers who are nominated to the List by their peers. She was also named in the Doyles Guide for Family & Divorce Lawyers from 2015 to 2021 and has been consistently nominated as a Litigation Star in family and matrimonial disputes in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, including the 2021 edition.

and many more...

FINALISTS*

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Dealmaker of the Year

Antonius Alexander Tigor, Telkomsel 
Dewi Savitri Reni, SSEK Legal Consultants
Emir Nurmansyah, ABNR 
Jennifer B. Tumbuan, Tumbuan & Partners
Julian Kwek, Drew & Napier 
Luky Walalangi, Walalangi & Partners
Luu Tien Ngoc, Vision & Associates
Nigel Gleeson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Pablo Malay, GoJek 
Pramudya A. Oktavinanda, UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions
Rajiv Gupta, Latham & Watkins
Tony Budidjaja, Budidjaja International Lawyers

Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year

Abraham Vergis SC, Providence Law Asia
Alvin Yeo SC, WongPartnership
Bazul Ashhab, Oon & Bazul
Cavinder Bull SC, Drew & Napier
Davinder Singh SC, Davinder Singh Chambers
Francis Xavier, Rajah & Tann Singapore
Kuhendran Thanapalasingam, Zul Rafique & partners
Lambert Rasa-Ratnam, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling 
Luu Tien Dzung, YKVN
Nandakumar Ponniya, Baker McKenzie
Nicholas Lingard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Preetha Pillai, Skrine 
Thawat Damsa-ard, Tilleke & Gibbins
Warathorn Wongsawangsiri, Herbert Smith Freehills

In-House Lawyer of the Year

Adrian Yeo, Credit Suisse 
Alex Liam Yang Ming, YTL PowerSeraya 
Antonius Alexander Tigor, Telkomsel 
Berenice Lim, Takeda Pharmaceuticals 
Gregory Chew, Nanyang Technological University 
Lily Tsen, Amcor  
Liza Nur Azizah S.H., AirAsia  
Loh Xae Hoyy, Aboitiz Food Group 
Millicent Desiderio-Dime, Accenture Philippines 
Nicholas Poa, Land Transport Authority of Singapore 
Pablo Malay, GoJek 
Premjit Singh, Collectius Group 
Sarah Chung, Diageo 
Susheel Kaur, Mercedes-Benz Financial 
Zhu An Lu, Morgan Stanley 

Managing Partner of the Year (Emerging Markets)

Bun Youdy, Bun & Associates 
Jason Corbett, Silk Legal 
Jessada Sawatdipong, Chandler MHM 
Ly Tayseng, HBS Law 
Mark Fraser, Fraser Law Company 
Nguyen Quang Vu, Venture North Law 
Pham Ba Linh, Lexcomm Vietnam 
Pham Nghiem Xuan Bac, Vision & Associates 
Tiziana Sucharitkul, Tilleke & Gibbins 
Truong Nhat Quang, YKVN 
Wynn Pakdeejit, Baker McKenzie 

Managing Partner of the Year (Singapore)

Abraham Vergis SC, Providence Law Asia 
Andrea Chee, AEI Legal 
Ashok Kumar, BlackOak  
Azmul Haque, Collyer Law 
Cavinder Bull SC, Drew & Napier  
Goh Mei Lin, Watson Farley & Williams 
Martin Green, Stephenson Harwood
Patrick Ang, Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Rachel Eng, Eng and Co. 

Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House)

Han Le Thi Tram, Pfizer 
Irwienda Diah Puspita, Coca-Cola Amatil  
Lily Tsen, Amcor   
Liza Nur Azizah, AirAsia  
Meng Choo Cheah, Sephora  
Michelle Karman Chan, GLP 
Millicent Desiderio-Dime, Accenture Philippines 
Renita Sophia Crasta, Capitaland  
Sigrid Wettwer, DNV 
Susheel Kaur, Mercedes-Benz Financial  

Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)

Adlin Majid, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Claudia Cheah Pek Yee, Skrine 
Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tilleke & Gibbins 
Dawn Quek, Baker McKenzie 
Debby Lim, BlackOak  
Georgia Dawson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Hazell Ng, WMH Law Corporation 
Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, LNT & Partners 
Julie Raneda, Schellenberg Wittmer  
Kate Seaton, HFW 
Kirana D. Sastrawijaya, UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions 
Koh Swee Yen, WongPartnership 
Lakshanthi Fernando, CMS Holborn Asia 
Linh Doan, Watson Farley & Williams 
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling Law Firm 
Mayuree Sapsutthiporn, Kudun and Partners 
Meiyen Tan, Oon & Bazul 
Ong Ken Loon, Drew & Napier  
Rebecca Chew, Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Stella Cramer, Norton Rose Fulbright 

Young Lawyer of the Year (In-House)

Amrinder Sidhu, Micron Technology 
Antonius Alexander Tigor, Telkomsel 
Charissa Lu, Standard Chartered Bank 
Lifen Tang, TransAsia Private Capital  
Lily Tsen, Amcor 
Loh Xae Hoyy, Aboitiz Food Group 
Michelle Chan, GLP 
Nicholas Poa, Land Transport Authority of Singapore 
Surabhi Madan, ASM 
Zhu An Lu, Morgan Stanley 

Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm)

Abang Iwawan, Abang & Co. 
Akshay Kishore, Bird & Bird ATMD 
Angela Epiphani Reformanda, Makes & Partners 
Arief Nugroho, SIP Law Firm  
Brandon Tee Zhi Yi, BTPLaw  
Chen Zhida, Helmsman 
Christopher Louie D. Ocampo, ACCRALAW 
Darius Tay, BlackOak  
Foo Yuet Min, Drew & Napier  
Grace Chong, Simmons & Simmons 
Hazell NG, WMH Law Corporation 
James Jordan, HFW 
Julie Raneda, Schellenberg Wittmer  
Kate Apostolova, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Kristine T. Torres, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Kyle Gabriel Peters, PDLegal 
Lizzie Roe, Watson Farley & Williams 
Luo Ling Ling, Luo Ling Ling LLC 
Miriam Andreta, Walalangi & Partners 
Natalie Ooi Wan Qing, Ooi & Ooi 
Pariyapol Kamolsilp, Kudun and Partners  
Pedram Norton, Stephenson Harwood 
Wendy Lin, WongPartnership 

 

IN-HOUSE CATEGORIES

Compliance and Risk Management In-House Team of the Year 

Damansara Realty 
Lazada 
Nanyang Technological University 
Pilimico International  
PTT Public Company  
TransAsia Private Capital 

Construction and Real Estate In-House Team of the Year 

Damansara Realty 
Equinix 
GLP 
Hilton International Asia Pacific 
Hongkong Land 
LBS Bina Group  

Energy and Resources In-House Team of the Year 

Bukit Asam  
Meralco  
Perkebunan Nusantara III  
PTT Public Company  

Financial Services In-House Team of the Year 

AIA  
Asian Development Bank 
Credit Suisse Investment Banking and Capital Markets 
Funding Societies (Modalku) 
GIC  
GLP 
Grab Financial Group 
Mercedes-Benz Financial 
Morgan Stanley 
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
TransAsia Private Capital 
Yoma Bank  

Healthcare and Pharmaceutical In-House Team of the Year (NEW!) 

Fullerton Healthcare Corporation  
GlaxoSmithKline 
Lucence Diagnostics 
Medivist 
Medtronic 
Pfizer 
Takeda Pharmaceuticals 

Innovative In-House Team of the Year

Accenture Philippines 
Asian Development Bank 
Equinix   
GLP 
GoJek 
Lazada 
Meralco 
Morgan Stanley 
Nanyang Technological University 
Perkebunan Nusantara III (Persero) 
Pilmico International  
Traveloka 

Manufacturing and Trade In-House Team of the Year 

3M 
ASM 
Avnet 
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia 
Micron Technology 
Paragon Technology and Innovation 
Pilmico International 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications In-House Team of the Year 

Accenture Philippines 
AIS 
Avnet  
Equinix  
FPT Telecom 
GoJek 
Grab 
Kata.ai 
Klook 
Lazada 
M1 
Micron Technology 
Ruangguru 
The Walt Disney 
Traveloka 

Transportation and Logistics In-House Team of the Year 

AirAsia Extra 
GLP 
GoJek 
Lazada 
Malaysia Airports  

SE Asia In-House Team of the Year

Accenture Philippines 
AirAsia Extra 
Bukit Asam 
Credit Suisse Investment Banking and Capital Markets  
Damansara Realty 
Diageo 
Equinix 
GIC  
GLP 
GoJek  
Hongkong Land 
Klook 
Marriott 
Micron Technology 
Morgan Stanley 
Perkebunan Nusantara III (Persero) 
Pilimico International  
SATS 
Siemens 
Takeda Pharmaceuticals  
Traveloka 

 

FIRM CATEGORIES

Aviation Law Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie 
Bird & Bird 
Dentons HPRP 
DFDL 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
HFW 
Nurjadin Sumono Mulyadi & Partners  
Shearn Delamore & Co.  
Skrine 
Tay & Partners 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
Vision & Associates 

Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year 

Allen & Gledhill 
Allen & Overy 
Baker McKenzie 
Chandler MHM
CNP Law
DFDL 
Latham & Watkins 
LNT & Partners 
Morrison & Foerster 
Rahmat Lim & Partners 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Shearn Delamore & Co
Shook Lin & Bok
Skrine 
TJAJO & Partners 
UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions 
Villaraza & Angangco
Zul Rafique & Partners  

Construction Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Byran Cave Leighton Paisner 
Clyde & Co. 
Eldan Law 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Pinsent Masons MPillay 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
Villaraza & Angangco 

Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
KPMG Law Vietnam 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
RHTLaw Asia 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
WMH Law Corporation 
YKVN 

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year 

AFHS  
Budidjaja International Lawyers 
Daniel & Wong 
Davinder Singh Chambers 
Disini Buted Disini 
Helmsman 
Omni Law 
PDLegal 
Providence Law Asia 
Tolosa Javier Lim & Chua  
TSMP Law Corporation 

Deal Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Allen & Overy 
Baker McKenzie  
Drew & Napier  
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
Latham & Watkins 
Morrison & Foerster 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Shearn Delamore & Co.  

Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Daniel & Wong 
Eng and Co. 
Gan, Lee & Tan 
JurisAsia 
Makes & Partners. 
S.K. Ling & Tan Advocates 
TJAJO & Partners 
TSMP Law Corporation 
UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions 
WMH Law Corporation 
ZICO Insights Law  

Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Allen & Overy 
Ashurst 
Baker McKenzie 
Chandler MHM 
CMS Holborn Asia 
DFDL 
Frasers Law Company 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
Kudun and Partners 
Norton Rose Fulbright 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
SSEK Legal Consultants 
UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions 
VDB Loi 

International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Allen & Overy 
AZB & Partners 
Baker McKenzie 
Bird & Bird 
Clyde & Co 
Drew & Napier 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill  
Pinsent Masons MPillay 
Providence Law Asia 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
White & Case 
WongPartnership 

Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Bird & Bird 
CMS Holborn Asia 
DFDL 
Drew & Napier 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Shook Lin & Bok  
SKY Law 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
VAL Law 
Withers KhattarWong 
WongPartnership 

Maritime Law Firm of the Year 

Allen & Gledhill 
Budidjaja International Lawyers 
Clyde & Co  
Helmsman 
HFW 
Oon & Bazul 
PDLegal 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Shearn Delamore & Co 
Skrine 
Stephenson Harwood 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
Watson Farley & Williams 

Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 

Allen & Gledhill 
CNPLaw  
Drew & Napier  
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra  
I.R.B. Law  
Jacque Law 
Luo Ling Ling 
PKWA Law Practice 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Skrine 
T L Yap Law Chambers 
VAL Law 
WMH Law Corporation 

Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year  

Baker McKenzie 
Drew & Napier 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Gulapa Law 
Jacque Law 
Rahmat Lim & Partners 
Raja, Darryl & Loh 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
SIP Law Firm 
Skrine 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
Tumbuan & Partners 
Villaraza & Angangco 
Vision & Associates 

Private Wealth Law Firm of the Year 

Drew & Napier 
Pinsent Masons MPillay 
Rajah & Tann Singapore 
RHTLaw Asia 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Withers KhattarWong 

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Baker McKenzie 
Chandler MHM 
CMS Holborn Asia 
Drew & Napier  
Morrison & Foerster 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Shook Lin & Bok  
UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions  
Walalangi & Partners 

Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Allen & Overy 
BlackOak 
Budidjaja International Lawyers 
Drew & Napier 
Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee 
Oon & Bazul 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Skrine 
WongPartnership 

Rising Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill Myanmar 
BH2I 
BlackOak  
Collyer Law  
Eng and Co. 
Gan, Lee & Tan 
Haeme Lew  
KPMG Law Vietnam 
LAW Partnership 
Nazmi Zaini Chambers 
PDLegal 
Providence Law Asia 
Taxise Asia 
UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions 
Venture North Law 

Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
  
Allen & Gledhill 
Baker McKenzie Wong Leow 
Bird & Bird ATMD
CMS Holborn Asia 
CNPLaw  
Donaldson & Burkinshaw  
Drew & Napier  
Gateway Law Corporation 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Ravindran Associates 
Shook Lin & Bok  

Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year  

BNG Legal  
Budidjaja International Lawyers 
Gateway Law Corporation 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Gulapa Law 
LAW Partnership  
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
SIP Law Firm  
Skrine 
Tay & Partners 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
VAL Law 
Vision & Associates 

Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year 

Allen & Gledhill 
Bird & Bird ATMD 
Clyde & Co 
CNPLaw  
Davinder Singh Chambers 
Drew & Napier  
Oon & Bazul 
Providence Law Asia 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
RHTLaw Asia 
Shook Lin & Bok  
WMH Law Corporation 
WongPartnership 

Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year 

Budidjaja International Lawyers 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Gulapa Law 
Ooi & Ooi 
S.K. Ling & Tan Advocates 
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
SIP Law Firm 
Skrine 
Tay & Partners 
Tilleke & Gibbins 
VAL Law 
Vision & Associates 
Zul Rafique & Partners  

Singapore Law Firm of the Year 
  
AEI Legal  
Allen & Gledhill 
Allen & Overy 
BlackOak  
Drew & Napier  
Morrison & Foerster 
Nishimura & Asahi - Bayfront Law Alliance
Shook Lin & Bok  
WMH Law Corporation 

Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Baker McKenzie 
DFDL  
Drew & Napier  
Du-Baladad and Associates 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Shearn Delamore & Co. 
Taxise Asia 
VAL Law 
Withers KhattarWong  

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill  
Allen & Overy 
Baker McKenzie 
Bird & Bird  
CMS Holborn Asia 
Drew & Napier  
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Gan, Lee & Tan 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Herbert Smith Freehills 
Pinsent Masons MPillay 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Tilleke & Gibbins 
UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions 
Villaraza & Angangco 

Thailand Law Firm of the Year 
  
Allen & Overy 
Baker McKenzie 
Chandler MHM 
Kudun and Partners 
R&T Asia (Thailand) 
SCL Nishimura 
Silk Legal 
Weerawong C&P 

Vietnam Law Firm of the Year  

Allen & Overy 
Baker McKenzie 
Frasers Law Company 
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  
Grünkorn & Partner Law  
KPMG Law Vietnam 
Lexcomm Vietnam 
LNT & Partners 
Nishimura & Asahi (Vietnam) 
Rajah & Tann LCT  
Tilleke & Gibbins 
VILAF 
Vision & Associates 
Watson Farley & Williams 
YKVN 

SE Asia Law Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill 
Baker McKenzie 
BlackOak  
Chandler MHM 
Drew & Napier  
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra 
Latham & Watkins 
Nishimura & Asahi 
Rajah & Tann Singapore  
Skrine 
Tumbuan & Partners 
UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions 
Villaraza & Angangco 
Vision & Associates 


DEAL CATEGORIES**


Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize)

Alam Sutera Realty's Exchange Offer 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Milbank; Shearman & Sterling; Widyawan & Partners 
Banks: Madison Pacific Trust; The Bank of New York Mellon 

Alamo Re II' Series 2020-1 Class A Notes Issuance 
Law firms: DLA Piper; Mayer Brown; Rajah & Tann Singapore 

ARA US Hospitality Trust's Debt Issuance 
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill 

Debt Issuance Programme by OUE C REIT 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Banks: OCBC; Standard Chartered Bank  

Indika Energy's Bond Issuance 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Shearman & Sterling; Sidley Austin; Widyawan & Partners  

Manila Water's Bond Issuance 
Law firms: Dechert; Milbank; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos 

Medco Bell's Bonds Issuance 
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Witara Cakra Advocates 
Banks: Credit Suisse; DBS Bank; Mandiri Securities; Morgan Stanley; Standard Chartered Bank; Société Générale 

PLDT's Notes Offering 
Law firms: Coudert Brothers; Latham & Watkins; Milbank; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos; Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan  
Banks: Credit Suisse; USB Securities 

Sarawak Energy's Issuance of Sukuk Programme  
Law firm: Shook Lin & Bok 

Sime Darby's IMTN Programme 
Law firm: Zul Rafique & Partners   


Debt Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 

Ascendas REIT's Issuance of MTN Programme 
Law firm: Allen & Gledhill 

Duniatex Group's Debt Restructuring 
Law firms: Aji Wijaya & Co.; Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; BlackOak; Duma Hutapea & Partners; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Ginting & Reksodiputro; Hariyanto & Partners; HHP Law Firm; Hotman Paris Hutapea & Partners; Siregar Setiawan Manalu Partnership; Swandy Halim & Partners 
Banks: Aozora; Bank BNI Syariah; Bank BRIsyariah; Bank Danamon Indonesia; Bank ICBC Indonesia; Bank Mandiri; Bank of Panshin; Bank Negara Indonesia; Bank Permata; Bank Rakyat Indonesia; BNPP; Chailease International; Entie Commercial Bank; First Commercial Bank; Indian Bank; ING; Maybank Indonesia; QNB; SC Lowy; Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank; Union Bank of India; Woori Global; Yuanta

EnQuest's Senior Secured Notes 
Law firms: Ashurst; Herbert Smith Freehills; Shearn Delamore & Co.; Skrine & Co. 
Banks: ABN AMRO Bank; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; DBS Bank; DNB; JPMorgan Chase; Nedbank; NIBC Bank; Siemens Bank; Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken; The Bank of Nova Scotia; The Royal Bank of Scotland  

Inalum's Multi Tranche Bond Offering 
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Linklaters; Sidley Austin; Widyawan & Partners 

Kingdom of Thailand's Sustainability Bond Issuance 
Law firm: Allen & Overy 
Banks: Bank of Ayudhya; Bangkok Bank; Standard Chartered Bank  

Malaysia Rail Link’s Issuance of IMTN Programme 
Law firms: Shook Lin & Bok; Zul Rafique & Partners  

Perusahaan Listrik Negara Issuance of GMTN Programme 
Law firms: Clifford Chance; HHP Law Firm; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Linklaters 

PTT Group's Issuance of Global MTN Programme 
Law firm: Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners 

Singapore Airlines' Issue of Mandatory Convertible Bonds 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; WongPartnership 

ST Engg's Issuance of MTN Programme 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Slaughter & May 

Star Energy's Double-Tranche Bonds Issuance 
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Clifford Chance; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Lennox Paton; Loyens & Loeff N.V.; Makes & Partners; Mayer Brown; Milbank; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Walkers  

Equity Market Deal of the Year (Midsize) 

AREIT's IPO 
Law firms: ACCRALAW; Allen & Overy; Dechert; Latham & Watkins; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Offices 
Banks: BPI Capital; PNB Capital and Investment Corporation; SB Capital Investment Corporation; UBS 

Bank Pembangunan Derah Banten's Rights Issue 
Law firm: Tumbuan & Partners 
Bank: Bahana Sekuritas 

Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions' IPO 
Law firms: ACCRALAW; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Milbank; Latham & Watkins; Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos   

GHY Culture and Media's IPO 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Christopher & Lee Ong; Commerce & Finance Law Offices; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Deacons; JunHe; King & Wood Mallesons; Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Banks: China Merchants Bank; United Overseas Bank  

MR.D.I.Y. Group’s IPO  
Law firms: Abraham, Davidson & Co.; Adnan Sundra & Low; Albar & Partners; Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow; Latham & Watkins: Wong & Partners
Banks: AmInvestment Bank; CIMB; Credit Suisse; Hong Leong Bank; J.P. Morgan; Kenanga Investment Bank; Maybank; RHB Investment Bank; UBS  

Nanofilm Technologies' IPO 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; Haiwen & Partners; Junhe; TMI Associates; YKVN 
Banks: Citigroup Global Markets; CLSA; Credit Suisse; OCBC Bank 

TIGA's IPO 
Law firms: Maples & Calder; Milbank; Shearman & Sterling 

United Hampshire US REIT’s IPO 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Shook Lin & Bok 

Vingroup's Issuance of Shares 
Law firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Latham & Watkins; VILAF 


Equity Market Deal of the Year (Premium) 

Central Retail Corporation’s IPO in Thailand 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Capital Law Office; Shearman & Sterling; YKVN 
Banks: CIMB Investment Bank; Credit Suisse; Nomura; UBS 

GLP Japan's Income Fund 
Law firms: Clifford Chance; DLA Piper; Herbert Smith Freehills; Morgan Lewis; Morrison & Foerster; WongPartnership  
Bank: Mizuho Bank

Nanofilm Technologies’ IPO 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy 

Reliance Rights Issue 
Law firms: AZB & Partners; Khaitan & Co.; Latham & Watkins; Sidley Austin 
Banks: Axis Capital; BNP Paribas; BofA Securities; JM Financial; Kotak Investment Banking 

SBI Cards IPO 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas; Latham & Watkins; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. 
Banks: Axis Capital; BofA Securities; HSBC; Kotak Investment Banking; Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities; SBI Capital 

SCG's IPO 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie Bangkok; Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow 

Sea's ADS Offering 
Law firm: Wong & Leow 

Sembcorp Marine's Rights Issue 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance; TSMP Law Corporation; WongPartnership 

Singapore Airline's Rights Issue 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Milbank 


M&A Deal of the Year (Midsize) 

Accenture's Acquisition of N3 Group of Companies 
Law firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Norton Rose Fulbright; Skrine; Squire Patton Boggs  

China Maple Leaf Educational’s Acquisition of Singapore's Canadian School 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Rajah & Tann Singapore 
Banks: BNP Paribas Securities; Rippledot Capital Advisers 

China Power International Holding's Acquisition of Zuma Energia 
Law firms: Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez; Herbert Smith Freehills; Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes; Milbank; Stibbe 
Banks: BBVA; Bank of America 

Fong Chun Formosa Fishery's Acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods 
Law firm: Dentons HPRP 

KKR's Investment in Vinhomes 
Law firms: Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; YKVN 
Bank: Credit Suisse 

Liqui-Box Corporation's Acquisition of DS Smith's Plastics Division 
Law firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Tilleke & Gibbins 

MRT Jakarta and Shimizu-Adhi Karya's Joint Contract for Phase-2A MRT Construction 
Law firm: Dentons HPRP 

Sumitomo Metal Mining's Divestment in Vale Indonesia 
Law firms: HHP Law Firm; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Melli Darsa & Co.; Shearman & Sterling 
Banks: BNP Paribas; UBS 

Telkomsel Investment in GoJek 
Law firm: UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions 

Thai Stark's Acquisition of Thinh Phat Cables 
Law firms: Frasers Law Company; Kudun and Partners; VILAF 
Bank: UOB 


M&A Deal of the Year (Premium) 

Acquisition of 89.12% Stake in Bank Permata by Bangkok Bank 
Law firms: HHP Law Firm; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Witara Cakra Advocates 

BP's Sale of Petrochemicals Business to INEOS  
Law firms: Linklaters; Skrine; Slaughter & May; Rahmat Lim & Partners 

CMT and CapitalLand Commercial Trust's Merger 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Linklaters; Shook Lin & Bok; TSMP Law Corporation; WongPartnership 

CP Group's Acquisition of Tesco’s Businesses in Thailand and Malaysia  
Law firms: Adnan Sundra & Low; Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Norton Rose Fulbright; Rahmat Lim & Partners; WongPartnership

Frasers Commercial Trust and Frasers Logistics' Merger 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Drew & Napier; Rajah & Tann Singapore; Shook Lin & Bok; WongPartnership  

FWD's Acquisition of Vietnam-Cardif Life Insurance 
Law firms: Debevoise & Plimpton; LNT & Partners 

Indofood's Acquisition of Pinehill 
Law firms: ABNR; Baker Mckenzie Wong & Leow; HHP Law Firm 

Kimberly-Clark's Acquisition of Softex Indonesia 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Makarim & Taira S; Maples & Calder; Soemadipradja & Taher 

Kookmin Bank's Acquisition of PRASAC Microfinance Institution 
Law firms: Bae, Kim & Lee; Clifford Chance; DFDL; R&T Sok & Heng Law Office; White & Case 

Mitbana's Partnership with Simar Mas Land 
Law firm: Walalangi & Partners; Wiyono Partnership 

Myanmar Investments International's Acquisition of Pan Asia Majestic Eagle 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Chadbourne & Parke; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Drew & Napier; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Harney Westwood & Riegels; Herbert Smith Freehills; Luther Law Firm; Milbank; Sullivan & Cromwell; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; WongPartnership  
Bank: Overseas Private Investment Corporation 

Sembcorp Industries and Sembcorp Marine’s Demerger 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Clifford Chance: TSMP Law Corporation; WongPartnership 
Banks: Credit Suisse; DBS Bank 

Singlife Merger with Aviva Singapore 
Law firms: Allen & Gledhill; Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow; Latham & Watkins; Norton Rose Fulbright; Slaughter & May; TSMP Law Corporation; Weil, Gotshal & Manges 

Tokyo Gas' Acquisition of Super Energy Shares 
Law firms: Nugroho, Panjaitan & Partners; Walalangi & Partners 

TPG, Hong Leong Acquisition of Columbia Pacific Sale's Hospital  
Law firms: Alan Lim & Salawati; Allen & Gledhill; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; BizLaw; Christopher & Lee Ong; Latham & Watkins; Milbank; ZICO Insights Law  

Volvo Group's Global Strategic Alliance with ISUZU Motors 
Law firms: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Tilleke & Gibbins 

Project Finance Deal of the Year 

Financing of the 2,000MW Jawa 9 and 10 Power Project in Indonesia 
Law firms: ABNR; Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; DLA Piper; Milbank; UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions; White & Case
Banks: CIMB Niaga; DBS Bank; The Korea Development Bank 

Financing for Development of Trans Sumatera Toll Road 
Law firms: Assegaf Hamzah & Partners; Allen & Overy; Linklaters 
Banks: Citigroup; Deutsche Bank; HSBC; Mandiri Securities; MUFG 

Financing of the Changfang Xidao Wind Farm Project 
Law firms: Baker McKenzie Taipei; Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow ; Lee & Li; Linklaters; Watson Farley Williams; White & Case 

Operations and Maintenance Agreement of Don Sahong Hydropower Project  
Law firms: Rahmat Lim & Partners 

Project Financing of Xiamen Xiangyu Integrated Stainless Steel Plant 
Law firms: Chang An Law Firm; Hermawan Juniarto & Partners; Pinsent Masons MPillay 

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