Managing Partner: Lee Eng Beng, Senior Counsel
Number of partners in regional network: 200+
Number of other lawyers in regional network: 600+
Languages: Burmese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Malay, Malayalam, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese, various Chinese dialects
Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia. The firm has been at the leading edge of law in Asia, having worked on many of the biggest and highest profile matters in the region.
Rajah & Tann Singapore is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia. Launched in 2014, it is one of the largest regional networks that brings together leading law firms and over 700 fee earners across ten jurisdictions. The firm’s reach also includes Singapore based regional desks focusing on Japan and South Asia. As the Singapore member firm of the Lex Mundi Network, the firm is able to offer clients access to legal support in over 100 countries around the globe.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Appeals & Issues
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Commercial Litigation
■ Competition & Antitrust & Trade
■ Construction & Projects
■ Corporate Commercial
■ Corporate Real Estate
■ Employment & Benefits
■ Energy & Resources
■ Entertainment & Media
■ Family, Probate & Trusts
■ Financial Institutions
■ Foreign Investment Approvals
■ Fraud, Asset Recovery & Investigations
■ Funds & Investment Management
■ Insurance & Reinsurance
■ Intellectual Property
■ International Arbitration
■ Islamic Finance
■ Medical Law
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Private Client
■ Project Finance
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Shipping & International Trade
■ Technology, Media & Telecommunications
■ White Collar Crime
The firm understands the legal, cultural and business environment in Asia. Its leading practices are highly attuned to market developments and the firm has the expertise to advise on all aspects of a transaction or matter. Its cross-border expertise is augmented by Rajah & Tann Asia, where the firm works closely with member firms to deliver complete solutions to complex multi-jurisdictional deals. Rajah & Tann Singapore has the largest litigation practice in Singapore and South East Asia with outstanding expertise in dispute resolution. It is the only Singaporean firm with the capability to seamlessly support multijurisdictional dispute resolution, as network lawyers are qualified to practise local law and appear in courts in the region.
As a reflection of the pursuit for excellence, the firm has been named ‘Singapore National Law Firm of the Year’ at Chambers Asia Awards 2013, 2015 and 2017. It has also been consecutively ranked as a top FT25 Asia-Pacific headquartered firm, having been named at Financial Times’ FT Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers awards for its work in legal expertise and business of law in the region. In 2016, the firm clinched the ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in ASEAN’ award. In 2018, it was recognised as an innovative law firm for launching Rajah & Tann Technologies, a new business and service delivery model.
Clients come from diverse industries, including: MNCs, major real estate developers, local and foreign banks and financial institutions, Singapore government-linked companies, government agencies and professional organisations. The firm also frequently act for global software companies, venture capital funds, construction giants, accounting firms and listed corporations.