Tilleke & Gibbins is consistently recognized by the world’s leading independent legal industry organizations as an elite firm in every jurisdiction in which we work. These accolades show why our clients trust us with their most sensitive legal work, and give our colleagues worldwide the confidence to treat us as their trusted partner in Southeast Asia. Catch up on our latest awards and rankings below.
The 2021 edition of the prestigious Asia Women in Business Law Awards was announced on September 15, with Tilleke & Gibbins winning the prize for Thailand Firm of the Year. Each year, Euromoney hosts the Asia Women in Business Law Awards to recognize firms that are strongly committed to gender issues and women’s advancement in the law. The awards are a celebration of women in the legal profession throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and shine a spotlight on top individual lawyers as well as firms whose success is driven by women. The awards further recognize gender diversity initiatives, innovation, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work, and talent management. With its record of providing an equitable environment that supports and rewards high performers regardless of gender or other status, Tilleke & Gibbins is a regular contender in the awards, which it last won in 2019 when it was named Vietnam Firm of the Year. To browse the complete list of winners of the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2021, please visit the awards website.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has released the final installment of the 2022 edition of its annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading law firms in domestic and cross-border financial and transactional matters across the globe. Matching last year’s record results, Tilleke & Gibbins’ regional corporate and commercial team was awarded 15 distinct practice rankings across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked in the following practice areas: Thailand—Banking and Finance, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, Restructuring and Insolvency Vietnam—Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development Myanmar—Financial and Corporate and Project Development Cambodia—Financial and Corporate, Project Development Laos—Financial and Corporate, Project Development In addition to the firmwide rankings, five of the firm’s attorneys were recognized with individual rankings for their expertise in financial or transactional matters in their respective jurisdictions. Charunun Sathitsuksomboon – Thailand – M&A Dino Santaniello – Laos – Corporate and M&A Saithong Rattana – Laos – Project Development, M&A Santhapat Periera – Laos – Banking, Energy, M&A Yuwadee Thean-ngarm – Myanmar – Banking and Finance, M&A The IFLR1000 ranks the world’s leading corporate and financial law firms, covering the core transactional practice areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, and Restructuring and Insolvency. Please visit the IFLR1000 website to review the full rankings for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Asian Legal Business (ALB) published their first-ever “Top 15 Rising Lawyers in Asia” list, with Waewpen Piemwichai, a senior associate in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office, included as one of the recognized practitioners. The list spotlights 15 exceptional legal practitioners across the region who are under 40 years old and who have demonstrated outstanding performance in client service and career development. ALB researchers considered nominations from law firms throughout the region of attorneys under 40, focusing on feedback from colleagues and clients, as well as descriptions of the nominees’ involvement in significant casework in the region. Specializing in tech and telecommunications law, Waewpen is a key point of contact in Vietnam and in the firm’s regional technology industry practice. Through her work advising technology companies and clients from many other industries, her reputation for providing a high standard of client service has grown. In addition to the ALB Top 15 Rising Lawyers recognition, Waewpen has earned rankings from both Chambers and Asialaw for her technology, media, and telecommunications legal work in Vietnam.
The nominations for the 2021 Asia Women in Business Law Awards have been released, and Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in a record four firm categories and eight individual categories. The Asia Women in Business Law Awards are organized by the publisher Euromoney to recognize firms that are strongly committed to gender issues and women’s advancement in the law. Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in the following categories: Firm and Jurisdiction Categories Talent Management – International Firm of the Year Indonesia Firm of the Year Thailand Firm of the Year Vietnam Firm of the Year Practice Area Categories Commercial Arbitration Lawyer of the Year – Noppramart Thammateeradaycho Copyright Lawyer of the Year – Yuwadee Thean-ngarm Insurance Lawyer of the Year – Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Privacy and Data Protection Lawyer of the Year – Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the Year – Noppramart Thammateeradaycho TMT Lawyer of the Year – Waewpen Piemwichai Trademark Lawyer of the Year – Linh Thi Mai Nguyen Rising Star Categories IP Rising Star of the Year – Sher Hann Chua This is the fifth consecutive year that these three Tilleke & Gibbins jurisdictions (Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam) have all been nominated for the Firm of the Year awards—an award that the firm won for Vietnam in 2019. The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on September 15.
Following the recent publication of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 2021, Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to announce that the firm’s patent teams in Cambodia and Indonesia have both earned top-tier rankings in this year’s publication. Notably, this announcement marks the firm’s fourth consecutive top-tier distinction in Indonesia and the firm’s first in Cambodia—as this is the first year IAM Patent 1000 has covered the emerging jurisdiction. In the editorials that accompany the firm’s rankings in Cambodia and Indonesia, IAM refers to Tilleke & Gibbins as “an internationally renowned IP practice,” a “one-stop shop for regional IP services,” and a firm that “is ready to tackle any and every invention.” Beyond the firm-wide distinctions, individual practitioners from Tilleke & Gibbins also received praise and acknowledgement for their patent expertise. Sokmean Chea of the firm’s Phnom Penh practice, and vice president of the Cambodia chapter of the Asian Patent Attorneys’ Association, was one of just five patent experts listed in Cambodia. And Wongrat Ratanaprayul, director of the firm’s Jakarta office, was recognized as one of only a handful of leading patent practitioners in Indonesia. The annual IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on several months of in-depth research and market analysis conducted by IAM researchers. In the 2021 rankings, the publication also awarded top marks to Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Thailand and Vietnam. For more information or to see a full list of rankings, please visit IAM Patent 1000’s website.
In the recently released 2021 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000, Tilleke & Gibbins’ patent practice in Vietnam was recognized with a gold band ranking—marking the fifth consecutive year that the firm’s team has been listed as a top-tier patent practice in Vietnam by the publication. In its editorial on the firm, IAM credits Tilleke & Gibbins as being one of the largest patent filers in Vietnam and points out the firm’s impressive growth and expansion in the jurisdiction, particularly in key areas of intellectual property such as electronics, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and technology. In addition to the firm’s office-wide rankings, a publication-high four individuals from the firm’s Vietnam offices were also recognized for their patent expertise. Hung Tuan Nguyen Loc Xuan Le Thanh Phuong Vu Thomas J. Treutler The annual IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on several months of in-depth research and market analysis conducted by IAM researchers. In the 2021 rankings, the publication also awarded top marks to Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand. For more information or to see a full list of rankings, please visit IAM Patent 1000’s website.
Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to share that the firm’s market-leading patent practice in Thailand has retained its top-tier ranking in the 2021 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 publication. Notably, this announcement marks the ninth consecutive year that the firm has been positioned atop the Thailand rankings table in the annual publication. In the editorial that accompanies the firm’s rankings, IAM Patent 1000 calls Tilleke & Gibbins “[a]n outfit with a stellar reputation and a strong reputation in ASEAN,” a distinction that resulted in the firm boasting “the highest number of ranked individuals in [Thailand].” The firm’s ranked patent practitioners include: Alan Adcock Darani Vachanavuttivong Nandana Indananda Somboon Earterasarun Suebsiri Taweepon Sukontip Jitmongkolthong The annual IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on several months of in-depth research and market analysis conducted by IAM researchers. In the 2021 rankings, the publication also awarded top marks to Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. For more information or to see a full list of rankings, please visit IAM Patent 1000’s website.
Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partner of Tilleke & Gibbins and director of the firm’s dispute resolution group, has been identified by Benchmark Litigation as one of the most accomplished female litigators in the Asia-Pacific region for the second year running. Tiziana is the only lawyer from Thailand to be named to the list. Benchmark Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Women in Litigation, now in its second year, is based on extensive research into the nominees’ casework, feedback from their clients, and their standing among attorneys at peer legal institutions. In addition to reputation, the selection criteria require participation in impactful and landmark litigation in their jurisdiction, ensuring that nominees are not only the most prominent women in the world of litigation, but also the ones who have the most significant impact through their work. For more information and to browse the full list, please visit the Benchmark Litigation website.
Asia IP has released the latest version of their Thailand IP Experts list, and Tilleke & Gibbins is represented by a record-high eight ranked practitioners in this edition—the most individuals from any firm in the jurisdiction. Asia IP’s list of the leading intellectual property professionals in Thailand is part of the magazine’s IP Experts initiative, which seeks to highlight the most accomplished IP practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region. The full list of Tilleke & Gibbins’ ranked professionals in Thailand is below: Alan Adcock Darani Vachanavuttivong Nandana Indananda Siraprapha Claassen Somboon Earterasarun Suebsiri Taweepon Sukontip Jitmongkolthong Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa To see the complete list of Thailand IP Experts, please visit the Asia IP website.
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has published its annual “Top 250 Women in IP” list for 2021, and Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to share that for the second year running, Linh Thi Mai Nguyen, partner and head of the firm’s trademark practice in Vietnam, and Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, partner in the firm’s Bangkok office, have been recognized as two of the world’s leading female IP practitioners. Both Linh and Sukontip are the sole ranked individuals in Vietnam and Thailand, respectively—confirmation of the firm’s position as a premier intellectual property practice in Southeast Asia. MIP’s annual “Top 250 Women in IP” list recognizes female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally well for their clients and firms in the past year. The final list of ranked individuals was determined after a thorough review of submissions provided for the list’s sister publication, IP Stars, and the MIP Awards. To read the announcement and view the full list of leading female practitioners, please visit the MIP website.
David Lyman has been appointed as a Member (5th Class) of the Most Admirable Order of Direkgunabhorn in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the improvement of the Thai nation and its relations with the United States.
Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has released its IP Stars 2021 individual rankings, with eight Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers in three Southeast Asian jurisdictions included in the list. The rankings, which spotlight the world’s best practitioners working in the fields of patents and trademarks, are selected based on client and peer recommendations in each jurisdiction, with the most commended practitioners being listed in the final results of the annual survey. In terms of the number of ranked individuals, Tilleke & Gibbins leads the way in both Thailand and Vietnam with four and three rankings, respectively. The group of recognized practitioners is divided into “Patent Stars” and “Trademark Stars,” with many lawyers identified in both categories. In total, six Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers were named IP Stars in both trademark and patent categories: Alan Adcock (Thailand) Darani Vachanavuttivong (Thailand) Loc Xuan Le (Vietnam) Nandana Indananda (Thailand) Thomas Treutler (Vietnam) Wongrat Ratanaprayul (Indonesia) Three additional Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers were recognized specifically in the trademark category: Linh Thi Mai Nguyen (Vietnam) Sukontip Jitmongkolthong (Thailand) MIP is a leading global intellectual property industry magazine that covers the latest news and developments from the intellectual property community. For more information on these awards and rankings, please see MIP’s IP Stars 2021 website.