accolades

We seek the highest standards for our clients. Our prime focus has been, and remains, harnessing strong legal experience, commercial acumen and practical knowhow to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Through the years, our approach and commitment to the practice of law have attracted recognition and honours. We are deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that our clients place in us, and for the many awards and accolades accorded to us.

2019

Rahmat Lim & Partners and Allen & Gledhill have been recognised by Asian-mena Counsel for our involvement in the Grab acquisition of SE Asian operations of Uber which was named Deal of the Year 2018.

In addition, Allen & Gledhill has won eight other Deals of the Year and received three Honourable Mentions, the highest number of wins among Asian law firms.

Asian-mena Counsel is part of the In-House Community, which comprises over 21,000 individual in-house lawyers and those with a responsibility for legal and compliance issues within organisations along the New Silk Road, who they reach through the annual In-House Congress circuit of events, Asian-mena Counsel magazine and Weekly Briefing, and the In-House Community online forum.

Rahmat Lim & Partners has won the country law firm award, the Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Malaysia), at the prestigious International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia Awards 2019 held on 7 March 2019 in Hong Kong. This is the first time Rahmat Lim & Partners has won this award and is significant recognition of the Firm’s achievements and standing.

Our associate firm in Singapore, Allen & Gledhill has been named Regional Law Firm of the Year and has received a country law firm award, being Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Singapore).

This is the fourth time Allen & Gledhill has won the regional law firm award, having been the first South-east Asian law firm to receive this award in 2014. It is the 18th time Allen & Gledhill has won the country law firm award for Singapore since the inception of the IFLR Asia Awards in 2000.

Further to the two Firm Awards, Allen & Gledhill has been recognised for their involvement in the following two Deal of the Year Awards:

  • Structured finance and securitisation (Bayfront Infrastructure Capital project-backed notes)
  • Restructuring (Noble Group)

Christina Ong, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill, said "It is a great honour and privilege to be receiving these two firm awards from IFLR. With the support of the Allen & Gledhill network comprising offices in Singapore and Myanmar, associate firm, Rahmat Lim & Partners in Malaysia; and alliance firm, Soemadipradja & Taher in Indonesia, we are grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to us to work on some of the most ground-breaking work in South-east Asia."

Penny Goh, Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill, said "Winning the Regional Law Firm award for the fourth time is a positive recognition of our cross border expertise and experience. We are thankful to our clients for their trust in our ability to provide integrated and effective solutions to support our clients' needs as they expand to capture opportunities in the region."

Lim Teong Sit, Chairman and Senior Partner of Rahmat Lim & Partners, said "We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition from IFLR for the first time. This is an affirmation of the quality of the legal services and the value-added insights we provide to our clients. We thank our clients for their confidence in us."

The IFLR Asia Awards recognise the region’s most innovative deals, and the firms that worked on them. First published in 1982, IFLR is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance in financial institutions, corporates and in private practice.

Rahmat Lim & Partners was recognised earlier this year as a leading law firm in Malaysia in the latest editions of Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

In the 2019 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 ("WTR 1000"), Rahmat Lim & Partners has been listed as a leading intellectual property practice. The Head of our Firm’s IP practice, Pauline Khor, has been recognised as a leading individual in the same publication for both Enforcement and Litigation, as well as Prosecution and Strategy.

In addition, our associate firm in Singapore, Allen & Gledhill LLP, has been listed as a leading intellectual property practice in two categories, namely, Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy. Partners Dr Stanley Lai, SC and Low Pei Lin have also been recognised as leading individuals in WTR 1000 2019 for Enforcement and Litigation and Prosecution and Strategy respectively. 

WTR 1000 is a directory dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trade mark legal service providers.

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Our Firm achieved new Tier 1 rankings for Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, and Projects and Energy. We have been ranked in the directory for the first time this year for TMT and Shipping. In addition, our Firm has an increase in the number of Leading Individuals as compared to last year.

In Singapore, our associate firm Allen & Gledhill has the highest number of Tier 1 practice rankings and lawyers listed as Leading Individuals. Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects, the only two categories covered by The Legal 500 for Myanmar.

Rahmat Lim & Partners has been recognised as a leading law firm in Malaysia in the latest edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific and continues to be ranked Band 1 in Corporate/M&A and Projects, Infrastructure and Energy.

In Singapore, our associate firm Allen & Gledhill remains the leading law firm in Singapore with the highest number of Band 1 practice rankings and ranked lawyers.

Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. continues to be ranked in General Business Law - Myanmar and General Business Law: International Firms - Myanmar, the only two categories covered for Myanmar.

Rahmat Lim & Partners has moved up the ranks to Tier 1 in the Banking & Finance category and has maintained its rankings in all other practice areas covered by IFLR1000 in its latest 2019 edition. These are Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A and Project Development which covers Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, and Power.

The Firm continues to have the highest number of Highly Regarded lawyers in Malaysia recognised by IFLR1000.

Our associate firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP, is ranked Tier 1 across all practice areas covered in Singapore. In Myanmar, Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. is ranked Tier 2 in Financial and Corporate in the same directory.

The rankings are based on information drawn from transactional evidence, client feedback and peer feedback to identify and rank the leading law firms and lawyers.

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2018

​Rahmat Lim & Partners has been voted Asian-mena Counsel In-House Community Firm of the Year 2018 in Aviation, Malaysia.

The results of the Asian-mena Counsel awards are based entirely on the votes and testimonials of more than 2,000 in-house lawyers and buyers of legal services surveyed as part of the 12th Annual Asian-mena Counsel In-House Community ‘Representing Corporate Asia & the Middle East’ Survey.

In addition, Allen & Gledhill LLP, our associate firm in Singapore, has been voted Asian-mena Counsel In-House Community Firm of the Year 2018 in seven categories in Singapore.

Rahmat Lim & Partners has been awarded Malaysia Trademark Firm of the Year at the Asia IP Awards 2018 held on 16 November 2018 in New Delhi, India.
 
The awards named top trademarks, patents and copyright practices as determined by in-house counsel surveyed by Asia IP from Asia, Europe and America.
 
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Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to be ranked Tier 1 in the M&A Rankings 2018 report released by Asian Legal Business. The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A in Asia.

In addition, our associate firm in Singapore, Allen & Gledhill LLP, is ranked Tier 1 in Singapore in the same report.

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Rahmat Lim & Partners’ Intellectual Property practice has maintained its Tier 2 rankings in Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution and its Tier 3 rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Contentious in IP Stars 2018 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP. Pauline Khor is also listed as a Trademark Star.

Our associate firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP has maintained its top tier rankings in the Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution categories of the same publication.

The Managing IP's IP Stars is a guide to the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners.

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In the 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000, Rahmat Lim & Partners’ Intellectual Property practice has been ranked in two categories researched by the publication, namely, Litigation and Transactions as well as Prosecution.

Our Firm’s Partner, Pauline Khor is also recommended as a leading individual in the same publication for Litigation and Transactions.

In addition, our associate firm in Singapore, Allen & Gledhill LLP, has been listed as a leading practice in the same categories for the Singapore chapter. Partners Dr Stanley Lai, SC and Low Pei Lin have also been recognised as leading individuals in IAM Patent 1000 2018 for Litigation and Transactions and Prosecution respectively.

IAM Patent 1000 is a directory dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent professionals.

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Rahmat Lim & Partners has been ranked in the practice areas covered by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018. In the review conducted by the publication for work completed in 2017, our Firm has been ranked Tier 2 in Construction and Tier 3 in Commercial and Transactions with two individuals ranked as Future Stars.

Allen & Gledhill LLP, our associate firm in Singapore, has been ranked Tier 1 in Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, International Arbitration – Domestic and Shipping, and Tier 2 in Construction, with nine individuals ranked as Dispute Resolution Stars and three ranked as Future Stars.

Benchmark exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market and researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify leading litigators and firms.

Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to be ranked Band 1 in Corporate and M&A and Projects, Infrastructure and Energy, and has improved rankings in Banking and Finance and Employment and Industrial Relations in the 2018 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific for Malaysia.

Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to be ranked Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A and Real Estate and Construction, and has increased the number of practices ranked and number of lawyers recognised as Leading Individuals, in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Malaysia. ​

Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to maintain its rankings in Malaysia across all practice areas in the IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018, namely, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, and M&A. A new category has been introduced this year under Project Development, in which we have also been ranked across all sub-practices, namely, Energy, Infrastructure, and Oil and Gas.
 
The Firm has the highest number of highly regarded lawyers in Malaysia recognised by IFLR1000.
 
Our associate firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP, is ranked Tier 1 in Singapore for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, M&A and Project Development. Allen & Gledhill (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. is ranked Tier 2 in Myanmar in Financial and Corporate in the same directory.
 
The rankings are based on information drawn from transactional evidence, client feedback and peer feedback to identify and rank the leading law firms and lawyers.
 
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2017

Rahmat Lim & Partners has moved up one rank to Tier 1 in the M&A Rankings 2017 report released by Asian Legal Business. The rankings are based on information drawn from firm submissions, Thomson Reuters M&A data, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions to identify and rank the top firms for M&A in Asia.
 
In addition, our associate firm in Singapore, Allen & Gledhill LLP, was ranked Tier 1 in Singapore in the same report.

Rahmat Lim & Partners’ Intellectual Property practice has maintained its Tier 2 rankings in Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution and its Tier 3 rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Contentious in IP Stars 2017 Firm Rankings released by Managing IP.

Our associate firm, Allen & Gledhill LLP has maintained its top tier rankings in the Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution categories of the same publication.
 
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Rahmat Lim & Partners continues to be a Tier 1 firm in the area of Corporate and M&A and has moved up to Tier 1 in Real Estate and Construction in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

The Firm is also recommended by the publication in the areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Projects and Energy, and Real Estate and Construction.

Partners Pauline Khor and Chen Lee Won are also named Leading Individual for their outstanding work in Intellectual Property and Corporate and M&A respectively.

Rahmat Lim & Partners is ranked in the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.

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