37 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – JULY 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM ALB SE ASIA LAW AWARDS 2023 Year, Deal Firm of the Year, Maritime Law Firm of the Year and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year. Meanwhile, the prestigious SE Asia Law Firm of the Year award went to Rajah & Tann Singapore, which also won Singapore Law Firm of the Year, Data Privacy and Protection Lawyer of the Year (for Steve Tan) and Woman Lawyer of the Year (for Sandy Foo). Tiziana Sucharitkul from Thailand’s Tilleke & Gibbins was honoured as Managing Partner of the Year (Emerging Markets). The firm also received the Regional Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year and Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year. The Young Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) award went to Jennifer Lim, partner at Sidley Austin. “I am immensely grateful to my clients for their trust and confidence, as well as to the wonderful Sidley team. This award is a validation of our hard work, dedication and achievements of the very best outcomes for our clients in their crossborder disputes,” she commented. LNT & Partners was named as Vietnam Law Firm of the Year for second consecutive year. “As we celebrate our 10th year of providing top-notch innovative legal solutions, this recognition is a testament to your trust and confidence in our strong legal practice and expertise,” noted Hoang Nguyen Ha Quyen, the firm’s managing partner. The winner of Rising Law Firm of the Year was Singapore’s Eng and Co. Rachel Eng, managing director of the firm, expressed her delight, saying, “we are really pleased and proud to receive the Rising Law Firm award from ALB. As a firm that is just under five years old, of which close to three were Covid years, we appreciate ALB for this marked recognition and validation of the quality of our work and our team.” Meanwhile, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was named International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year. “Not only did we continue to break new ground and set precedents regionally, but we also contributed to mandates around the world, and in industries from energy to financial services to consumer goods,” said Nicholas Lingard, the firm’s Singapore managing partner and Asia head of international arbitration. The Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year award went to Davinder Singh Chambers for the fourth year in a row. “We are grateful to all of our clients for their support and faith in us, and to the lawyers and staff of the firm for their hard work and dedication,” said David Fong, a director of the firm. Jonathan Olier, a partner and head of the Asia-Pacific Corporate/ M&A group at White & Case, was named Dealmaker of the Year. “It’s a testament to all the work the team has done over the years, none of which would’ve been possible without the support of my family, clients, fellow partners, associates and colleagues (especially my faithful PA!),” Olier commented. Woman Lawyer of the Year (Law Firm) Sandy Foo, Rajah & Tann Singapore Woman Lawyer of the Year (In-House) Rachel Yee, Sembcorp Industries Rising Law Firm of the Year Eng and Co Singapore Law Firm of the Year Rajah & Tann Singapore Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year Drew & Napier Vietnam Law Firm of the Year LNT & Partners