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 shortlist for the Asia Legal Awards 2023 from Law.com International has been released in full, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in four core categories. The firm has been shortlisted for: Southeast Asia Firm of the Year Intellectual Property Firm of the Year (Asia-wide) Litigation Firm of the Year (Asia-wide) Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Firm of the Year (Asia-wide) Law.com International bills the Asia Legal Awards as “the most renowned ceremony for the legal elite” in Asia. The awards recognize the most complex and outstanding legal work from around the region and seek to identify the firms responsible for the most significant transactions and cases in the past year. The winners of the Asia Legal Awards 2023 are set to be announced at a ceremony hosted at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore on March 30, 2023. For more information on the Asia Legal Awards 2023, and to browse a full list of nominees in all categories, please visit the Law.com International website.
Asia Business Law Journal has released its annual A-List of Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers for 2023. This year’s A-List features five lawyers from Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offices: Kien Trung Trinh Linh Thi Mai Nguyen Loc Xuan Le Thomas J. Treutler Trung Nguyen Asia Business Law Journal is a leading legal magazine for the Asia-Pacific region published by Vantage Asia. The A-List, now published for 13 different countries, is one of the magazine’s most popular features, and recognizes the top private-practice corporate lawyers based on research conducted over the previous year. Per the accompanying editorial report for Vietnam, “The A-List is based on extensive research, nominations received from in-house counsel based in Vietnam and elsewhere, as well as Vietnam-focused partners at international law firms.” For the full rankings, please visit the Asia Business Law Journal website.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 rankings have been released, and 24 current Tilleke & Gibbins practitioners were named to its elite list of outstanding lawyers in the Asia Pacific region—including a record seven new individual rankings. These are in addition to Tilleke & Gibbins’ excellent firmwide performance in the full range of practices across Southeast Asia. A total of 16 practitioners are listed as Leading Individuals (asterisk denotes Hall of Fame): Alan Adcock* – Intellectual Property – Thailand Auaychai Sukawong – Tax – Thailand Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn – Real Estate and Construction – Thailand Charunun Sathitsuksomboon – Corporate and M&A – Thailand Chusert Supasitthumrong – Labour and Employment – Thailand Darani Vachanavuttivong* – Intellectual Property – Thailand Dino Santaniello – Leading Firms – Laos Jay Cohen – Leading Firms – Cambodia Linh Thi Mai Nguyen – Intellectual Property – Vietnam Loc Xuan Le – Intellectual Property – Vietnam Michael Ramirez – Customs and International Trade – Thailand Nandana Indananda* – Intellectual Property – Thailand Pimvimol Vipamaneerut – Labour and Employment – Thailand Somboon Earterasarun – Intellectual Property – Indonesia Thawat Damsa-ard* – Dispute Resolution – Thailand Thomas Treutler – Intellectual Property – Vietnam Five Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers have been named to the Next Generation Partners list, which highlights younger partners and other notable practitioners in each practice: David Mol – Leading Firms – Cambodia John Frangos – Trasport – Thailand Sarah Galeski – Labour and Employment – Vietnam Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa – Intellectual Property – Thailand Yaowarote Klinboon – Capital Markets – Thailand In addition, Rising Stars recognitions go to up-and-coming practitioners who are gaining attention for their excellent performance: Niti Muangkote – Banking and Finance – Thailand Nopparat Lalitkomon – TMT – Thailand Waewpen Piemwichai – TMT – Vietnam Many other Tilleke & Gibbins practitioners are singled
The newly released rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 have identified Tilleke & Gibbins as a leading firm in all six of its jurisdictions in Southeast Asia. In addition to its strong performance in the practice area rankings, Tilleke & Gibbins had a record-breaking year in the individual rankings. The firm’s Thailand office was identified as a leader in all 15 of the practices areas ranked in the guide: Tier 1: Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Tax, TMT Tier 2: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Customs and International Trade, Insurance, Projects and Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, Transport Tier 3: Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Vietnam received rankings in nine practice areas: Tier 1: Data Protection, Intellectual Property (International Firms), TMT Tier 2: Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Labour and Employment Tier 3: Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration Tier 4: Banking and Finance, Projects and Energy For Myanmar, Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked in two practices—including a new ranking for Projects: Tier 2: Corporate and M&A, Projects Tilleke & Gibbins earned one additional practice-area or firm ranking for each of its offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Laos: Tier 1: Laos (Leading Firms – single category) Tier 2: Cambodia (Leading Firms – single category); Indonesia (Intellectual Property) To browse the full rankings and read the accompanying editorial analysis, please view the firm rankings through the country links above or read more about the rankings on the Legal 500 Asia Pacific website.
Tilleke & Gibbins has earned high rankings across all of the firm’s jurisdictions in Southeast Asia in the recently released 2023 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific. This year, individual practitioners from the firm’s offices across the region received a record total of 30 individual rankings. A full summary is below. Thailand Tilleke & Gibbins’ practice in Bangkok—the firm’s largest office—led the way with rankings in 12 different practices areas, including three Band 1 recognitions: Aviation – Band 1 Competition/Antitrust – Band 2 Corporate/M&A – Band 3 Dispute Resolution – Band 3 Employment – Band 1 Insurance – Band 2 Intellectual Property – Band 1 Projects & Energy – Band 3 Real Estate – Band 3 Restructuring/Insolvency – Band 2 Tax – Band 3 Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) – Band 2 Vietnam Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) earned a total of six rankings, two of which are Band 1: Corporate/M&A – Band 4 Dispute Resolution – Band 4 Employment – Band 2 Intellectual Property – Band 1 Real Estate – Band 4 Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) – Band 1 Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar The firm’s offices in Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, and Yangon were awarded one ranking each: Cambodia – General Business Law – Band 2 Indonesia – Intellectual Property – Band 4 Laos – General Business Law – Band 2 Myanmar – General Business Law – Band 4 Individual Rankings In the individual rankings for 2023, Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers received a total of 30 individual rankings—including seven individuals who are newly ranked this year. The ranked practitioners are recognized in 10 practice areas: Aviation: John Frangos (Thailand) Competition/Antitrust: Nutavit Sirikan (Thailand) Corporate/M&A: Charunun Sathitsuksomboon (Thailand), Chuyen Hong Huu Le (Vietnam), Cynthia M. Pornavalai (Thailand), Kien Trung Trinh (Vietnam) Dispute Resolution: Thawat
Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to announce that seven professionals from our Bangkok office are included in the annual A-List of the top lawyers in Thailand from Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ). The A-List, which aims to identify the top 100 lawyers in various Asian jurisdictions, is the result of extensive, in-depth market research conducted by ABLJ, including nominations and feedback from in-house counsel and law firm practitioners around the world. The following Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers are included in the prestigious list: Alan Adcock Charunun Sathitsuksomboon Darani Vachanavuttivong Nandana Indananda Pimvimol Vipamaneerut Thawat Damsa-ard Tiziana Sucharitkul The list is prefaced by an extensive analysis of the Thailand market, addressing some especially active practice areas as well as how legal professionals handle work in the country. To read the editorial and browse the full ABLJ A-List of Thailand’s top 100 lawyers, please visit the ABLJ website.
International Employment Lawyer has released the inaugural IEL Elite list celebrating excellence in employment law, and Tilleke & Gibbins is identified as a “first-class regional team” in Asia-Pacific. The IEL Elite list recognizes some 100 firms worldwide with top-performing employment law practices in the last 12 months. Firms included in the list are identified as international, regional, or practicing in a particular jurisdiction. Tilleke & Gibbins was given a regional listing, with offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam recommended for their superior employment law services. The recognition is accompanied by a lengthy editorial by International Employment Lawyer that provides an overview of the firm’s employment law practice, identifies some key individuals in the practice around the region, and discusses some of the areas of specialization of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Employment practice. International Employment Lawyer is an information service reporting on and analyzing employment-related legal developments around the world. The IEL Elite list is determined through review of firm submissions and interviews by the in-house research team. To see the full editorial on Tilleke & Gibbins, and to browse the full list, please visit the International Employment Lawyer website.
Alan Adcock, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ renowned intellectual property (IP) group, is named in the 2022 edition of IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders. Alan, who also leads the firm’s regional life sciences practice, is regularly recognized in IAM Strategy 300 as one of the world’s top advisors in strategic IP management and commercialization. Alan is the only attorney in Thailand to be included in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list in 2022. Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), a platform that focuses specifically on IP as a business asset, IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders aims to identify individuals around the world who lead the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. Finalists were first identified through confidential nominations and then determined through an in-depth research process conducted by the IAM team. To see the full list of ranked individuals, please visit IAM website.
Darani Vachanavuttivong, managing partner of Tilleke & Gibbins and managing director of the firm’s intellectual property department, was included in the recently released “Asia Top 15 IP Lawyers 2022” from Asian Legal Business (ALB). This is her second year on the list, after she was named to its inaugural edition in 2021. The list recognizes the top 15 intellectual property lawyers in private practice across all of Asia, as demonstrated by the strength of their legal work and feedback from clients, industry colleagues, and other commentators. ALB’s in-house research team studied firm submissions and conducted interviews with various stakeholders to determine the makeup of the Asia Top 15 IP Lawyers 2022 list. The attorneys identified in the list are among the most trusted in the region to help clients across varied industries protect and benefit from their valuable intellectual property. ALB, owned by Thomson Reuters, is a leading source of information for businesses and professionals. To read more about Asia’s Top 15 IP Lawyers, please see the October 2022 issue of Asian Legal Business.
Managing IP magazine has released their 2022 list of Rising Stars, and the new edition of the rankings includes two Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property attorneys: Ploynapa Julagasigorn, a senior associate in the firm’s Bangkok office, and Sokmean Chea, an associate in the Phnom Penh office. Ploynapa is one of only six rising stars listed for Thailand, and Sokmean is one of only two in Cambodia. The rankings are a high-profile reflection of Tilleke & Gibbins’ depth in intellectual property practice across the region. These rankings recognize the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners in private practice who have contributed to the success of their firms and clients, based on feedback from clients and peers in the markets and on the work submitted by the firm during the annual research process. Although primarily focused on an individual’s contributions and expertise, the researchers also take into account activities in the intellectual property legal community. Managing IP magazine is a market-leading publication that provides its reader base with the latest developments in IP from around the world. Each year, the magazine updates its flagship global directory of IP firms, IP Stars, and it routinely recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins as one of the top-performing intellectual property firms in Asia. To browse the full rankings, please visit the IP Stars website.
In the Asia M&A Rankings 2022 announced recently by Asian Legal Business, T&G has kept its solid performance in the rankings with Tier 2 recognitions in both Thailand and Vietnam. (The other jurisdictions in which Tilleke & Gibbins is eligible are not yet included in the rankings.) The rankings aim to highlight the best law firms for transactional work in the region, and are based on analysis of firm submissions, in-house research, interviews, and feedback from clients and third parties in the market. Tilleke & Gibbins’ representation in the Thailand and Vietnam rankings reflects the firm’s reputation for consistently strong support of corporate transactions across Southeast Asia. Asian Legal Business, owned by Thomson Reuters, is a leading source of information for businesses and professionals active in the region. To learn more about the M&A rankings, please see the September 2020 issue of Asian Legal Business magazine.
Tilleke & Gibbins was awarded Firm of the Year honors for Thailand and Vietnam at the annual Global IP Awards, hosted by Intellectual Asset Management and World Trademark Review magazines. The Global IP Awards, first launched in 2019, recognize the outstanding achievements of law firms and attorneys in IP litigation, prosecution, and transactional work. The awards were announced at a ceremony in London on September 15. With a focus on trademark and patent work, the awards for Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practices in Thailand and Vietnam reflect the firm’s regional dominance in these fields. For more details on the awards, and to view a full list of this year’s winners, please visit the Intellectual Asset Management website.