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.
On June 18, 2020, Managing Intellectual Property revealed the winners of its annual Asia-Pacific Awards, which recognize the top IP firms in the Asia-Pacific region based on the results of extensive market research and client and peer interviews. Tilleke & Gibbins was honored to be recognized by Managing IP for an impressive four awards, being named Asia-Pacific Patent Firm of the Year, Asia-Pacific Trademark Firm of the Year, Thailand Contentious Firm of the Year, and Vietnam Firm of the Year.
In the recently released 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, one of the premier rankings directories of top law firms around the world, Tilleke & Gibbins has received outstanding marks for the work of its offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar. These come in addition to the firm’s top-tier recognitions in Chambers’ Thailand and Vietnam rankings. Tilleke & Gibbins’ office in Cambodia was ranked Band 2 for General Business Law—a boost from last year’s Band 3 ranking, and a strong reflection the Phnom Penh office’s sustained, strong performance across the full range of corporate legal practice under the expert direction of partner Jay Cohen, who also received a Chambers Asia-Pacific individual ranking. Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP and regulatory affairs boutique in Indonesia also took a step forward in the listings, earning a Band 4 ranking in the Intellectual Property category. In Laos, Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked in Band 3, with an individual ranking for office head, Dino Santaniello; while in Myanmar, the firm received a Band 4 ranking. Each ranking in the guide is accompanied by an analysis drawn from Chambers and Partners’ direct interviews with clients, highlighting specific areas of strength for each respective practice. For instance the 2021 editorial about the firm’s intellectual property practice in Indonesia quotes a client as reporting that “Tilleke & Gibbins provides a very high quality of service,” while the analysis for the firm’s office in Laos quotes a client as noting that the firm’s lawyers “explain practical measures in detail,” which is extremely helpful for people unfamiliar with both Lao law and the intricacies of its implementation. The Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings are based on in-depth market research, including input from our clients and other legal practitioners, are a reference guide to the top law firms and legal professionals across the Asia-Pacific region. To read the full rankings and analyses, please visit the Chambers and Partners website.
The 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific has been released, with Tilleke & Gibbins earning high honors across the full range of practice areas and individual rankings in Thailand. The firm received Band 1 rankings—the publication’s highest recognition for practice areas—for its intellectual property and employment practices. The full practice-area rankings for Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand are summarized in the table below. Each ranking in the guide is accompanied by an analysis, originating from Chambers and Partners’ direct interviews with clients, highlighting specific areas of strength for each respective practice. In the 2021 editorial about the firm’s intellectual property practice, Chambers notes that Tilleke & Gibbins is a “market-leading firm,” while a client commenting on the aviation practice was quoted as saying that the firm “is absolutely excellent and they provide a superb service. They are extremely diligent and thorough.” The firm’s insurance practice was also praised by a client, who said, “Their key strengths are an in-depth understanding of the insurance business and local practices, fast and commercially-minded advice, and the benefits of being a full-service law firm. Their relationships with local regulators and the industry associations are very strong.” Chambers Asia-Pacific also ranks leading individual practitioners in each jurisdiction. This year Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers earned a total of 19 individual rankings, with 11 of those for nine professionals in the Bangkok office, as detailed in the table below. Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam also received outstanding recognitions from Chambers and Partners. The Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings are based on in-depth market research, including input from our clients and other legal practitioners, are a reference guide to the top law firms and legal professionals across the Asia-Pacific region. To read the full rankings and analyses, please visit the Chambers and Partners website.
Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020, held on November 12, 2020. Notably, this award marks the fifth consecutive year that Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office has been recognized as the leading full-service law firm in Thailand by Who’s Who Legal (WWL).
On Tuesday, October 27, Tilleke & Gibbins was singled out for an award for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) work during the past 12 months at the 2020 CSR Excellence Awards, held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM).
Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice, has been recognized by Asian Legal Business (ALB) as one of Asia’s leading lawyers under the age of 40 in the magazine’s sixth annual “40 Under 40” list, which showcases the brightest young practitioners around Asia.
In the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery, Thawat Damsa-ard, partner and chief litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group, was once again recognized as a global leader for his superior legal work in the area of asset recovery. Thawat is the only lawyer in Thailand to be ranked for asset recovery work—a recognition of his expertise in and longstanding dedication to asset recovery work in Thailand.
In the recently released IFLR1000 2021 rankings of the world’s best corporate and financial law firms, Tilleke & Gibbins was honored with a record 15 firm-wide rankings across all jurisdictions in which the firm is eligible. The rankings Tilleke & Gibbins received cover the following categories:
Tilleke & Gibbins was named Asia-Pacific Labour and Employment Firm of the Year at the recently announced Benchmark Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2020. The award recognizes the firm’s strength over the past year across the full range of contentious labor matters, from labor-management relations conflicts to disputes over alleged employee wrongdoing and unfair termination lawsuits.
A total of 21 Tilleke & Gibbins practitioners are recognized in the 2021 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers, a highly regarded guide to leading law firms and legal practitioners in the Asia-Pacific. The guide ranks legal professionals from Asia-based firms on the strength of their client services and legal capabilities, based on in-depth global surveys of corporate management, in-house counsel, and private-practice lawyers.
In the recently published Asialaw Profiles 2021, a guide to the leading Asian law firms, Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Myanmar achieved high rankings across several industry sectors and practice areas.
In Asialaw Profiles 2021, a guide to the leading Asian law firms, Tilleke & Gibbins has again been recognized a leading corporate law firm in Vietnam, with a total of 12 rankings across the industry sectors and practice areas ranked in the jurisdiction. The table below summarizes the industry sector and practice area rankings, with asterisks indicating that Tilleke & Gibbins’ ranking is in the highest tier possible for the category in Vietnam.
The recent publication of Asialaw Profiles 2021, a guide to the leading Asian law firms, saw Tilleke & Gibbins further maintaining its dominance of the legal market in Thailand. The firm earned rankings in all 18 of the industry and practice area categories ranked for the jurisdiction, which is more than any other firm in Thailand. Of these rankings, 12 are in the highest tier available in the category.