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.
Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, partner and joint head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ technology industry group, has been named to the list of “Asia Top 15 TMT Lawyers” in a new ranking published by Asian Legal Business.
Partner Thawat Damsa-ard has been recognized by Asia Legal Business in its inaugural “Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers” list, a new ranking designed to spotlight the top litigators and dispute lawyers across Asia from the perspective of client service.
Tilleke & Gibbins has been recognized in both Thailand and Vietnam in the 2021 edition of the Asian Legal Business “Employer of Choice” issue, which highlights the most employee-friendly law firms in the Asia-Pacific region.
Alan Adcock, partner and co-head of the firm’s regional life sciences industry group, and Siraprapha Claassen, a consultant in the firm’s regulatory affairs group, have once again been included in the 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal’s (WWL) Life Sciences – Regulatory rankings guide.
The 2021 edition of Media Law International (MLI) has been released, with Tilleke & Gibbins being recognized once again for its regional excellence in media law. MLI is a specialist guide that ranks leading media law firms in 56 jurisdictions around the world. For the eighth consecutive year, the firm earned Tier 1 rankings in both Thailand and Vietnam. Tilleke & Gibbins was also names a Tier 2 firm in Indonesia, which places it among the top five firms in the country. MLI is an independent publisher that focuses exclusively on media law, providing a bi-monthly magazine, legal practice guides, and its annual guide to firms and practitioners. To learn more about MLI and to browse the full rankings, please visit MLI’s website.
World Trademark Review has released WTR 1000 2021, the latest edition of its guide to the leading trademark lawyers around the world, and 18 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers have been ranked in the publication. Tilleke & Gibbins has the highest number of ranked individuals in every one of its jurisdictions ranked in WTR 1000 2021. The firm’s already dominant performance in the individual rankings was further boosted this year by the addition of rankings for Cambodia—the first year the country was included in World Trademark Review’s research—and additional individual rankings for Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam. Below is the full list of recognitions for Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers: WTR 1000 2021 also includes firmwide rankings, with Tilleke & Gibbins performing extremely well in all of its jurisdictions that were included in the publication. To learn more about these recognitions or to explore the full rankings, please visit the WTR 1000 website.
Tilleke & Gibbins’ reputation as the top firm for intellectual property in Southeast Asia has again been confirmed in the recently released WTR 1000 2021, a guide from World Trademark Review to the leading trademark lawyers around the world. 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 Silver Band rankings both for Prosecution and Strategy and for Enforcement and Litigation. 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 was included in the new single-tier rankings for Cambodia, which was ranked by World Trademark Review for the first time this year. World Trademark Review does not currently publish rankings for Laos. WTR 1000 2021 also includes rankings of individual practitioners. A record 18 Tilleke & Gibbins professionals are ranked in the 2021 edition. The WTR 1000 2021 rankings are based on in-depth qualitative research to identify key firms and individuals who are 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.
Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for Asia-Pacific Outstanding Firm for Diversity & Inclusion, Mekong Region Firm of the Year, and Thailand Firm of the Year at the 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards.
The newly released rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 have identified Tilleke & Gibbins as a leading firm in all six of its jurisdictions throughout Southeast Asia. The firm’s performance was especially strong in Thailand, where Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked highly in all 15 possible practice areas, including five coveted Tier 1 rankings in Customs and International Trade, IP, Labor and Employment, TMT, and Tax. Notable upward movement in the rankings includes a Tier 2 ranking for Projects and Energy, reflecting the consistently excellent work of the firm’s energy practice, and a new Tier 3 ranking in Restructuring and Insolvency, based on equally strong work from the Tilleke & Gibbins restructuring team, which advised major automotive, aviation, insurance, and other clients in significant, high-profile business restructuring matters. Tilleke & Gibbins in Vietnam had a similarly impressive showing, with rankings in 12 categories, including a debut at Tier 1 in the guide’s inaugural Data Protection category. Other Tier 1 rankings for the firm’s offices in Vietnam include Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and TMT. Tilleke & Gibbins also defended its high rankings for its other offices in Southeast Asia, with Leading Firm rankings in Cambodia and Laos, plus rankings for Corporate and M&A in Myanmar and Intellectual Property in Indonesia. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 is also a guide to outstanding individual lawyers in the Asia Pacific region, with a total of 16 current Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers appearing in the rankings, plus many others noted in the guide’s accompanying editorials. Ten of these individuals are listed as Leading Individuals (asterisk denotes Hall of Fame): Alan Adcock* Darani Vachanavuttivong* Dino Santaniello Jay Cohen Michael Ramirez Pimvimol Vipamaneerut Santhapat Periera Somboon Earterasarun Thawat Damsa-ard* Thomas Treutler Six Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers have been named to the Next Generation Partners list, which recognizes juniors or younger partners who make a material difference to the practice: Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Charunun Sathitsuksomboon David Mol John Frangos Wiramrudee (Pink) Mokkhavesa In total, 47 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers—including those named above—are singled out in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 editorials on specific jurisdictions and practice areas. To browse the full rankings and read the editorial analyses, please view the firm rankings through the country links above, or read more about the rankings on the Legal 500 Asia Pacific website.
The 2021 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific has been released, with Tilleke & Gibbins earning high honors across all of the firm’s jurisdictions in Southeast Asia. For Thailand, the firm earned rankings in all of the practice areas ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, including 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. Tilleke & Gibbins also secured two Band 1 rankings—Intellectual Property and Technology, Media, and Telecoms—in Vietnam, along with rankings for Corporate/M&A and Employment. Tilleke & Gibbins’ office in Cambodia was ranked Band 2 for General Business Law, a boost from last year’s Band 3 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. The firm also maintained strong rankings in General Business Law in Laos and Myanmar. 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, “The firm is absolutely excellent and they provide a superb service. They are extremely diligent and thorough.” The firm’s insurance practice was also described well 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 across the region, as detailed below. Lawyer-Practice Area(s) Alan Adcock – Thailand – Intellectual Property Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh – Thailand – Insurance, TMT Cynthia Pornavalai – Thailand – Corporate/M&A, Real Estate Darani Vachanavuttivong – Thailand – Intellectual Property Dino Santaniello – Laos – General Business Law Jay Cohen – Cambodia – General Business Law John Frangos – Thailand – Aviation Kien Trung Trinh – Vietnam – Corporate/M&A Linh Thi Mai Nguyen – Vietnam – Intellectual Property Loc Xuan Le – Vietnam – Intellectual Property Nandana Indananda – Thailand – Intellectual Property Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut – Thailand – Employment Suebsiri Taweepon – Thailand – Intellectual Property Thomas J. Treutler – Vietnam – Intellectual Property Thawat Damsa-ard – Thailand – Dispute Resolution Trung Nguyen – Vietnam – Intellectual Property Waewpen Piemwichai – Vietnam – TMT 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).