32 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – SEPTEMBER 2023 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM Stuart Beraha of Latham & Watkins’ TMT practice has over twenty years of experience in Japan and a loyal client base that includes Kioxia, Yahoo Japan (YJ), Otsuka, TDK and Hitachi. Charuwan Charoonchitsathian leads Tilleke & Gibbins’ TMT transactional and regulatory practice in Thailand. In her 16-year legal career, she has helped many of the world’s top entertainment, e-commerce, technology, satellite and AI companies enter and excel in the Thai market, advising on product launches, business structuring and regulatory compliance. Data and technology lawyer Kieran Donovan has been a touchpoint for global companies on TMT and datarelated matters in Asia. He has advised on a number of significant projects involving global privacy compliance programs for leading technology conglomerates, as well as emerging companies in the same sector. Nishimura & Asahi’s competition and international trade partner, Kojiro Fujii, is a leading advisor to the world’s top tech companies, driving a range of innovative public policy and regulatory matters in the TMT and digital economy sectors. Lee & Ko TMT partner Ju Bong Jang carries over two decades of experience advising on some of the top South Korean deals in the space. This includes the acquisition of Korea’s second-largest cable TV operator, T-broad by SK Broadband, worth over $3 billion. With 30 years of legal experience, Lim Chong Kin has played a key role in the development of Singapore’s telecommunications, media and postal industries. Apart from leading the TMT practice at Drew & Napier, Lim is also a managing director of the firm’s corporate and finance practice; co-heads the competition law and regulatory practice; and data protection, privacy and cybersecurity. He is currently assisting Singapore’s IMDA in drafting and implementing a comprehensive competition code for the telecommunications and media industries. He also works with Brunei’s AITI on setting up the country’s personal data protection framework. This is in addition to his representation of top global telecom, data and technology companies on their expansion into Asia. Zul Rafique’s TMT practice head Darren Kor Yit Meng has over two decades of experience advising Malaysia’s biggest TMT players. ALB ASIA TOP 15 TMT LAWYERS 2023 In this annual ranking, we honour the top technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) lawyers across Asia who have powered through the pandemic, continuing to grow their practices at a remarkable pace while adapting to new markets, disruptive technology and ever-changing regulatory regimes. RANKING BY ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS, TEXT BY NIMITT DIXIT ASIA TOP 15 TMT LAWYERS 2023 STUART BERAHA Latham & Watkins CHARUWAN CHAROONCHITSATHIAN Tilleke & Gibbins KIERAN DONOVAN N/A KOJIRO FUJII Nishimura & Asahi JU BONG JANG Lee & Ko LIM CHONG KIN Drew & Napier DARREN KOR YIT MENG Zul Rafique & Partners GORDON MILNER Morrison Foerster CHANDRIMA MITRA DSK Legal PUTU RADITYA NUGRAHA UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions CONNELL O’NEILL Gibson Dunn & Crutcher MIN CHUL PARK Kim & Chang WAEWPEN PIEMWICHAI Tilleke & Gibbins STEVE TAN Rajah & Tann Singapore NAMITA VISWANATH IndusLaw