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.
Tilleke & Gibbins was honored with the prestigious award for Diversity and Inclusion Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 ALB Women in Law Awards. The awards ceremony, organized by Asian Legal Business (ALB), celebrates the outstanding performance of female private practitioners and in-house counsel across the Asia-Pacific region.
Nopparat Lalitkomon, a counsel leading Tilleke & Gibbins’ data protection team in Thailand, has been recognized in the inaugural “Thailand Rising Stars” list in the September 2023 issue of Asian Legal Business magazine. The Thailand Rising Stars list is a new recognition that spotlights the brightest young legal talents in Thailand, all under the age of 40. The included professionals have demonstrated exceptional potential within the industry and have garnered high praise from their clients. Nopparat’s dedication to providing client-centric legal services and helping his clients navigate complex data privacy challenges earned him a spot on the Thailand Rising Stars list. Asian Legal Business, owned by Thomson Reuters, is a leading source of information on legal practice in Asia for businesses and professionals. To read more about the Thailand Rising Stars 2023 and to browse the full list of honorees, please see the September 2023 issue of Asian Legal Business.
Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, a partner in the firm’s Bangkok office, and Waewpen Piemwichai, a senior associate at Tilleke & Gibbins in Hanoi, are included in the recently released “Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers” from Asian Legal Business magazine. This is the second consecutive year that both Charuwan and Waewpen have been included in the list, and Tilleke & Gibbins is the only firm to be represented by two individuals on this 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 September 2023 issue of Asian Legal Business.
The Asia M&A Rankings 2023 announced recently by Asian Legal Business, have once again placed Tilleke & Gibbins in Tier 2 in both Thailand and Vietnam for the tenth consecutive year. Thailand and Vietnam are currently the only two Tilleke & Gibbins jurisdictions included in the rankings. The Asia M&A rankings, which aim to highlight the best law firms for transactional work in the region, 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 2023 issue of Asian Legal Business magazine.
Tilleke & Gibbins was recognized in the recently released World Tax 2024 rankings from International Tax Review (ITR). The firm has reaffirmed its standing as a key player in the field by securing Tier 2 rankings in three significant categories for Thailand: Customs, Corporate General Tax, and the newly introduced category of Transfer Pricing. The ITR World Tax rankings are an authoritative assessment of the world’s leading tax law firms, providing insights into the most reputable and effective practitioners in the tax industry across multiple jurisdictions. The 2024 edition of the rankings highlights Tilleke & Gibbins’ consistent excellence in providing top-tier tax legal services. The rankings are based largely on client feedback, in-depth research of law firm submissions and other public and private sources, and feedback from peers in the market. Tilleke & Gibbins’ consistent recognition in the World Tax 2024 rankings highlights the firm’s sustained dedication to providing innovative and strategic tax solutions to clients in Southeast Asia and beyond. For more information on World Tax 2024, and to browse the full rankings, please visit the ITR World Tax website.
Darani Vachanavuttivong, managing partner of Tilleke & Gibbins, has been included on the Asia’s Top 15 Female Lawyers list from Asian Legal Business. The accolade highlights Darani’s notable contributions to the legal field and her consistent delivery of high-quality work. Darani is esteemed as one of the most accomplished intellectual property lawyers in Asia, and her leadership of the firm has helped Tilleke & Gibbins maintain its position as a heavyweight in providing business-focused intellectual property advice as part of the firm’s services to clients active in Southeast Asia and beyond. The Asia’s Top 15 Female Lawyers list celebrates distinguished female legal professionals across Asia who have demonstrated exceptional performance within their respective domains. In formulating the list, the evaluation team takes into account significant achievements and recent work, client engagement, reputation, and involvement in the legal community. Asian Legal Business, which is owned by Thomson Reuters, publishes insights and perspectives to inform legal professionals in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The magazine also organizes a number of awards and rankings programs for law firms in Asia. To see the full Asia’s Top 15 Female Lawyers list and read the accompanying editorial, please see the August 2023 issue of Asian Legal Business.
Asialaw has released its shortlists for the Asialaw Awards 2023, and Tilleke & Gibbins has secured nominations in five categories. The firm has been shortlisted for: Regional Insurance Firm of the Year Cambodia Firm of the Year Laos Firm of the Year Myanmar Firm of the Year Thailand Firm of the Year This year’s Asialaw Awards will recognize excellence among law firms across 23 jurisdictions, judging firms on demonstrated innovation, complexity, and importance of matters. The winners of the Asialaw Awards 2023 will be announced at a ceremony hosted at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on September 26, 2023. For more information or to browse a full list of nominees in all categories, please visit the Asialaw website.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) published the 2024 edition of its annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading law firms in domestic and cross-border financial and transactional matters across the globe. IFLR ranks firms only in the core transactional practice areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Insolvency (occasionally combining these areas into “Financial & Corporate”), and Project Development. This year, Tilleke & Gibbins achieved its best-ever results in the IFLR1000 rankings, earning the following firmwide accolades: Cambodia Financial & Corporate – Tier 2 Project Development – Tier 2 Laos Financial & Corporate – Tier 2 Project Development – Tier 2 Myanmar Financial and Corporate – Tier 3 Project Development – Tier 3 Thailand Banking & Finance – Tier 3 Capital Markets: Debt – Tier 3 Capital Markets: Equity – Tier 3 M&A – Tier 2 Project Development – Tier 2 Restructuring & Insolvency – Tier 3 Vietnam Banking & Finance – Other Notable M&A – Tier 3 Project Development – Tier 3 In addition to the firmwide rankings, twelve of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the IFLR1000 2024 individual rankings: Charunun Sathitsuksomboon – M&A in Thailand Charuwan Charoonchitsathian – M&A in Thailand David Mol – Corporate/M&A, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences in Cambodia Derrick Khoo – Financial & Corporate in Myanmar Dino Santaniello – Corporate/M&A in Laos Jay Cohen – Aviation, Banking, Energy in Cambodia Niti Muangkote – Financial & Corporate, Project Development in Laos Nwe Oo – M&A, Project Development in Myanmar Saithong Rattana – Project Development, M&A in Laos Santhapat Periera – Banking, Energy, M&A in Laos Supasit Boonsanong – Project Development in Thailand Yuwadee Thean-ngarm – Banking & Finance, M&A in Myanmar To see the full set of IFLR1000 rankings for Tilleke & Gibbins’ jurisdictions, please see the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,
Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has released its annual Southeast Asia guide for the year 2023, and 12 Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers have been distinguished as market leaders in various legal practice areas. The firm’s 12 recognized lawyers, who are recognized for demonstrating their commitment to delivering exceptional legal services to Tilleke & Gibbins’ clients, are: Alan Adcock – Data, Franchising, Life Sciences, Patents, Trademarks Darani Vachanavuttivong – Patents, Trademarks Jay Cohen – Franchising John Frangos – Investigations Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut – Labor, Employment & Benefits Kasama Sriwatanakul – Trademarks Linh Thi Mai Nguyen – Trademarks Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh – Data Somboon Earterasarun – Trademarks Thawat Damsa-ard – Asset Recovery, Investigations Thomas Treutler – Patents, Trademarks Wongrat Ratanaprayul – Patents The WWL Southeast Asia rankings guide, published by the independent London-based group Law Business Research, aims to identify the foremost legal practitioners across a range of business law practice areas. The 2023 edition of the guide showcases over 900 lawyers, covering 34 distinct practice areas in the Southeast Asian region. The rankings are largely based on feedback and nominations received from other WWL-ranked and nominated attorneys around the world. These peer-driven recognitions highlight Tilleke & Gibbins’ dedication to maintaining the highest standards of legal service and helping clients achieve success. To read more about the WWL Southeast Asia guide, or to browse the full results of the 2023 edition, please visit the WWL website.
The latest edition of Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine features this year’s Asia Super 50 Disputes Lawyers, which includes Thawat Damsa-ard, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution department in Bangkok. This marks the second time Thawat has been featured in the annual publication since its inception in 2021. The results of this year’s publication were drawn from the insights and opinions of more than 700 in-house counsel from 11 different jurisdictions in Asia. Thawat’s consistent recognition in the ALB Asia Super Lawyers series underscores his exceptional expertise and record in dispute resolution, and indicates his reputation as a respected litigation professional in the region. The ALB Asia Super Lawyers series is unique in that it relies solely on feedback from clients and in-house counsel across the Asian region, excluding any submissions or supporting evidence from law firms. The impartiality and rigor of the process set it apart from other awards and rankings publications. To read more about the Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2023 and explore the full list, please read the July 2023 issue of ALB.
International Tax Review (ITR) has revealed the shortlists for the ITR Asia-Pacific Tax Awards 2023, and Tilleke & Gibbins is included for its notable tax work over the past year. The firm received nominations in two categories: Thailand Tax Firm of the Year Thailand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year The nominations highlight Tilleke & Gibbins’ commitment to providing exceptional tax and dispute resolution services in the region, and the firm stands alongside other renowned industry players on the shortlists. The results will be announced at an in-person event, bringing together the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions in London on September 27, 2023. For more details on the awards ceremony and the complete list of nominated firms, please visit the ITR website.
Tilleke & Gibbins has received a remarkable slate of nominations for the prestigious Euromoney APAC Women in Business Law Awards 2023. The recently released shortlists for this year’s awards include Tilleke & Gibbins in both firm and individual categories. In the firmwide categories, Tilleke & Gibbins is in the running for five distinguished awards: Work-Life Balance National Firm Women in Business Law National Firm Indonesia Firm of the Year Thailand Firm of the Year Vietnam Firm of the Year Attorneys from Tilleke & Gibbins also received seven individual nominations: Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year – Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year – Sarah Galeski Patent Lawyer of the Year – Darani Vachanavuttivong Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the Year – Noppramart Thammateeradaycho Technology Lawyer of the Year – Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh Trademark Lawyer of the Year – Linh Thi Mai Nguyen Corporate Rising Star of the Year – Nitikar Nith The APAC Women in Business Law Awards recognize law firms and professional services firms in the region for their efforts in promoting gender equality and supporting women’s advancement in the legal profession. Winners are determined through a rigorous process involving submissions, peer reviews, and judgment based on professional accomplishments and advocacy for gender diversity and work-life balance programs. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at an in-person event in Singapore on September 7, 2023. For more information on the APAC Women in Business Law Awards 2023, including a full list of nominees, please visit the awards website.
World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) magazine recently published WIPR Leaders 2023, an annual guide recognizing the world’s best patent and trademark practitioners, and nine lawyers from four of Tilleke & Gibbins’ jurisdictions are included in the rankings. Besides Thailand and Vietnam—jurisdictions in which Tilleke & Gibbins continues to have more listed lawyers than any other firm—lawyers from Tilleke & Gibbins have been ranked in Indonesia and Myanmar. The ranked lawyers are: Alan Adcock – Thailand Darani Vachanavuttivong – Thailand Linh Thi Mai Nguyen – Vietnam Loc Xuan Le – Vietnam Somboon Earterasarun – Indonesia Suebsiri Taweepon – Thailand Thanh Phuong Vu – Vietnam Thomas J. Treutler – Vietnam Yuwadee Thean-ngarm – Myanmar WIPR Leaders is a comprehensive directory of distinguished global IP practitioners specializing in patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Through a thorough nomination process, their research team evaluates lawyers based on their professional background, industry knowledge, significant cases, and their contributions to the field through writing and teaching engagements, ensuring their impact on current and aspiring IP practitioners. To learn more about the rankings and browse all the ranked practitioners, please visit the WIPR website.