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 2022 from Law.com International has been released in full, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in two corporate and commercial categories. The firm has been shortlisted for: M&A Firm of the Year (medium-sized deal under USD 500 million) TMT Firm of the Year 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 2022 are set to be announced at a ceremony hosted at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong on June 15, 2022. For more information on the Asia Legal Awards 2002, and to browse a full list of nominees in all categories, please visit the Law.com International website.
Asian Legal Business (ALB) released the list of finalists for their upcoming ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2022, and Tilleke & Gibbins has come away with 15 nominations. The ALB SE Asia Law Awards are an annual awards ceremony that recognizes outstanding law firms and lawyers in the Southeast Asian region. Tilleke & Gibbins’ 15 nominations are therefore representative of the consistently strong performance of the firm through the region. The firm has been shortlisted in the following categories: Country Categories Thailand Law Firm of the Year Vietnam Law Firm of the Year Regional Practice Categories Aviation Law Firm of the Year Construction Law Firm of the Year Data Privacy and Protection Law Firm of the Year ESG and Sustainability Law Firm of the Year Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Labor and Employment Law Firm of the Year Litigation Law Firm of the Year Maritime Law Firm of the Year Medical and Healthcare Law Firm of the Year Real Estate Law Firm of the Year Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year Individual Categories Darani Vachanavuttivong – Managing Partner of the Year (Emerging Markets) Congratulations to T&G team members across departments and jurisdictions on this well-deserved slate of recognitions, which showcases the true strength of our firm’s full-service capabilities across Southeast Asia. The winners will be announced on May 25, 2022, at an in-person gala to be held at the Grand Hyatt in Singapore. For more information on the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2002, and to browse a full list of nominees in all categories, please visit the ALB website.
Tilleke & Gibbins has received a special recognition from the US-based Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice for the firm’s outstanding pro bono work for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The award was announced in a ceremony held at the New York City Bar Association on April 21. For this work, Eric M. Meyer, a consultant in the firm’s dispute resolution group in Bangkok, led a regional team across Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand to advise UNEP in connection with its Global Environmental Report on the Rule of Law as part of its Environmental Rule of Law Initiative. Among other tasks, this matter involved researching the law in these jurisdictions to assess environmental rule of law trends in each jurisdiction, and compiling our findings in a report to UNEP for their assessment of global environmental rule of law developments. The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice works with legal professionals across borders to advance global justice by supporting civil society and socially responsible legal practice. The center works with lawyers and firms around the world to support civil society organizations and international human rights bodies on a pro bono basis. It also engages law firms, bar associations, law schools, and pro bono clearinghouses to build strength and diversity in pro bono practice.
Benchmark Litigation has revealed its shortlist for the upcoming Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2022, and Tilleke & Gibbins is delighted to announce that the firm and Hanoi-based partner Loc Xuan Le have been nominated in the following categories: Intellectual Property Firm of the Year (Regional) Vietnam Firm of the Year Vietnam Lawyer of the Year – Loc Xuan Le The Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards recognize the top litigators and most influential disputes across the Asia-Pacific region, and are the product of months of research based on case evidence, peer feedback, and client interviews for the latest edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, a highly regarded ranking of the region’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. This year’s winners will be announced online on the Benchmark Litigation website on May 26, 2022. Click here for more information on the awards and to view the full shortlist.
Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) recently announced the winners of their first Thailand Law Firm Awards, and Tilleke & Gibbins earned accolades across a wide range of legal practice categories. The Thailand Law Firm Awards recognize the top four law firms across 23 practice areas, plus a separate category for the best overall law firms. Tilleke & Gibbins was named in a total of nine categories: Best Overall Law Firms Aviation Competition & Antitrust Data Compliance Energy IP Enforcement Labor & Employment Shipping & Maritime Technology, Media & Telecoms ABLJ is a bimonthly magazine focusing on the legal and regulatory environment in major jurisdictions across Asia. Through its research into the pressing legal issues facing business and legal practice in the region, ABLJ seeks to provide in-house counsel with the necessary information and analysis to implement effective legal solutions. For more information on the Thailand Law Firm Awards, please see the ABLJ website.
Two attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins are included in the recently released “Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers” from Asian Legal Business: Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, a partner in the firm’s Bangkok office, and Waewpen Piemwichai, a senior associate at Tilleke & Gibbins in Hanoi. Tilleke & Gibbins is the only firm to be represented by two individuals on the list of the best technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) lawyers. The list identifies the leading TMT lawyers in Asia based on submissions from firms and recommendations and feedback from clients, colleagues, and the wider legal market. It takes on added importance this year as the technology sector has been expanding rapidly, spurred on by the pandemic, accelerating adoption in the region, and rapid technical advances. Lawyers were ranked based on their work in the TMT space, client recommendations, and comments from managing partners and colleagues. The judging panel considered factors such as leadership, professional accomplishments, and contributions to community development. The attorneys identified in the list are among the most trusted in the region to help technology and telecommunications clients navigate the growing complexity of the industry and the accompanying regulatory developments. Asian Legal Business, owned by Thomson Reuters, is a world-leading source of information for businesses and professionals. To read more about Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers, please see the April 2022 issue of Asian Legal Business.
In the newly released 2022 “Employer of Choice” issue from Asian Legal Business, Tilleke & Gibbins has once again been recognized as a top employer in the legal industry in both Thailand and Vietnam. This is the tenth consecutive year that the firm has won this title in Thailand, and the remarkable eighth time for Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam. In the article accompanying the list of top employee-friendly firms, Darani Vachanavuttivong and Tiziana Sucharitkul are quoted in a section about the importance of strong internal culture at law firms. They explain that the positive working environment at Tilleke & Gibbins is crucial in encouraging cohesion among the team as well as in maintaining a high retention rate. The Employer of Choice rankings are a list of the best law firms to work for across the Asia Pacific region. The results are determined through an anonymous online survey of thousands of law firm employees, ranging from managing partners to support staff, covering such issues as job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career growth, mentoring, and more. Asian Legal Business, owned by Thomson Reuters, is a world-leading source of information for businesses and professionals. To learn more about the results of the 2022 Employer of Choice survey, please browse the April 2022 issue of Asian Legal Business.
Tilleke & Gibbins is well represented in the newly announced shortlists for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Awards from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). In the firmwide categories, Tilleke & Gibbins received nominations in every category for which the firm is eligible, and in the individual categories, Sukontip Jitmongkolthong, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office, has received a nomination for Asia-Pacific IP Practitioner of the Year. In total, Tilleke & Gibbins is in the running for five awards: Indonesia Firm of the Year Thailand Firm of the Year Vietnam Firm of the Year Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year Asia-Pacific IP Practitioner of the Year (Sukontip Jitmongkolthong) The 2022 Asia-Pacific Awards are part of the annual MIP Awards program, which celebrates remarkable achievements in IP around the world in the past year. Through the various regional ceremonies, the awards cover over 50 jurisdictions worldwide, and are determined through in-depth research and client feedback on each firm’s work. The winners of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Awards will be announced on June 1. For more details on the awards, and to browse the shortlists, please visit the MIP website.
The recently released WTR 1000 2022 once again asserts Tilleke & Gibbins’ reputation as the top firm for intellectual property in Southeast Asia. WTR 1000, a guide from World Trademark Review to the leading trademark lawyers around the world, is a trusted resource for companies and individuals seeking the world-class legal assistance with trademark-related matters. In this year’s rankings, the firm’s offices in Thailand and Vietnam have retained their top-tier Gold Band rankings, while the Indonesia office achieved a Silver Band ranking in the Prosecution and Strategy category. Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office again appeared in the Myanmar rankings, which are now in their second year, while the firm’s office in Phnom Penh also made a repeat showing in the single-tier rankings for Cambodia. World Trademark Review does not currently publish rankings for Laos. WTR 1000 also includes rankings of accomplished individual trademark practitioners, with a remarkable 17 Tilleke & Gibbins professionals ranked in the 2022 edition: Alan Adcock – Thailand Darani Vachanavuttivong – Thailand David Mol – Cambodia Linh Duy Mai – Vietnam Linh Thi Mai Nguyen – Vietnam Loc Xuan Le – Vietnam Nandana Indananda – Thailand Sher Hann Chua – Myanmar Sokmean Chea – Cambodia Somboon Earterasarun – Thailand Suebsiri Taweepon – Thailand Sukontip Jitmongkolthong – Thailand Thomas J. Treutler – Vietnam Tu Ngoc Trinh – Vietnam Wiramrudee Mokkhavesa – Thailand Wongrat Ratanaprayul – Indonesia Yuwadee Thean-ngarm – Myanmar The WTR 1000 rankings are based on in-depth research to identify key firms and individuals leading the way in trademark-related legal practice. Depth of expertise, positioning in the market, level of activity, and peer and client feedback are all factored into the rankings. To learn more about these recognitions or to explore the full rankings, please visit the WTR 1000 website.
The latest results of the annual trademark survey from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) have once again recognized Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property department as a leading trademark practice throughout the region. For Thailand, Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked in Tier 1 for trademarks for the 19th consecutive year. For Vietnam, Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice achieved a Tier 1 ranking for the 11th year running. In the crowded Indonesia market, Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property boutique is continuing to gain recognition, with a Tier 2 ranking for trademark prosecution and a Tier 3 designation for the trademark contentious category. MIP also ranks individual practitioners, as well as some smaller jurisdictions that only have a single category of recommended intellectual property firms. These will be released in the coming months. The trademark survey is a part of IP STARS, MIP’s specialist guide to the world’s leading intellectual property firms and practitioners. For more information and to browse the full copyright rankings, please see the IP STARS website.
Thawat Damsa-ard, a partner and senior litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution practice, has been named to the list of “Asia Top 15 Disputes Lawyers” in a new ranking published by Asian Legal Business.
Asia Business Law Journal, a leading legal magazine for the Asia-Pacific region published by Vantage Asia, has released its second annual A-List of Vietnam’s Top 100 Lawyers. We are proud to share that five lawyers from Tilleke & Gibbins have made the list this year: Kien Trung Trinh Linh Thi Mai Nguyen Loc Xuan Le Thomas J. Treutler Trung Nguyen With five recognized lawyers, Tilleke & Gibbins places in a tie for third place among all firms in Vietnam for most lawyers to appear on the A-List. The well-regarded ranking recognizes the top private-practice corporate lawyers in Vietnam based on research conducted in 2021. As the magazine explains, “The A-List is based on extensive research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal. To identify the top 100 lawyers in Vietnam, we turned to thousands of in-house counsel in Vietnam and around the world – as well as partners at international law firms – and asked them to tell us which lawyers should make the cut, and why.” For the full rankings, please visit the Asia Business Law Journal website.