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.
In the recently released 2023 edition of the annual Asialaw Profiles guide, Tilleke & Gibbins dominates the rankings with a slate of recognitions that confirms the strong reputation of the firm’s various regional practices. Asialaw Profiles 2023 rates top domestic and international firms operating in Asian jurisdictions and headquartered in Asia, looking at firms’ performance and client service in both legal practices areas and various industries. In these detailed and comprehensive guide to the services of leading Asian law firms, Tilleke & Gibbins achieved a total of 45 industry and practice group rankings—20 of which are in the top tier—across Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Tilleke & Gibbins attorneys also received 25 individual rankings, with new recognitions for Linh Thai Mai Nguyen for intellectual property in Vietnam and Onunya Chanpen for capital markets in Thailand. In Thailand, Tilleke & Gibbins continues to be the only firm ranked in all 18 possible categories. The firm is also ranked in all available categories in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. For more details and to browse the full rankings, please visit the Asialaw website.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has released the final installment of the 2023 edition of its annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading law firms in domestic and cross-border financial and transactional matters across the globe. Tilleke & Gibbins’ performance was consistent with last year’s results, as for the third consecutive year the firm’s regional corporate and commercial team was awarded 15 distinct practice rankings across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Tilleke & Gibbins was ranked in the following practice areas: Thailand—Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, Restructuring and Insolvency Vietnam—Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development Myanmar—Financial and Corporate and Project Development Cambodia—Financial and Corporate, Project Development Laos—Financial and Corporate, Project Development In addition to the firmwide rankings, Tilleke & Gibbins’ representation in the individual has doubled, with five more attorneys listed in addition to the five retaining their rankings from previous years. The following 10 lawyers were recognized with individual rankings for their expertise in financial or transactional matters in their respective jurisdictions: Charunun Sathitsuksomboon – Thailand – M&A Dino Santaniello – Laos – Corporate and M&A David Mol – Cambodia – Insurance, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Derrick Khoo – Myanmar – Financial and Corporate Jay Cohen – Cambodia – Energy, Aviation Joseph Tomkiewicz – Thailand – Coroporate and M&A, Project Development Onunya Chanpen – Thailand – M&A, Project Development Saithong Rattana – Laos – Project Development, M&A Santhapat Periera – Laos – Banking, Energy, M&A Yuwadee Thean-ngarm – Myanmar – Banking and Finance, M&A IFLR1000 ranks the world’s leading corporate and financial law firms, covering the core transactional practice areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Development, and Restructuring and Insolvency. Please visit the IFLR1000 website to review the full rankings for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Managing IP magazine, which has been rolling out its highly regarded IP Stars rankings in stages this year, recently released the results of its patent survey, and Tilleke & Gibbins earned high rankings across key Southeast Asian jurisdictions: Thailand – Tier 1 for the 20th consecutive year Vietnam – Tier 1 for the 8th consecutive year Indonesia – Tier 2 for the 3rd consecutive year The rankings show not only the firm’s excellence in patent work across the region but also its consistency—two decades in Tier 1 for Thailand, with the firm’s Vietnam practice getting close to a decade of its own. Even the relatively new Indonesia operations have been recognized in each of the past three years, and in this latest edition only two firms in Indonesia are ranked above Tilleke & Gibbins. Managing IP does not yet provide patent rankings for Tilleke & Gibbins’ other jurisdictions, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. 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.
The latest edition of IAM Patent 1000 from Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine recognizes the Tilleke & Gibbins patent team in Indonesia as one of the top patent practices in the country. In the editorial on the firm, IAM Patent 1000 notes that domestic and international clients alike are pleased with Tilleke & Gibbins’ efficiency, responsiveness, and sound advice. Two attoreneys from the firm’s patent team were honored with individual rankings: Wongrat Ratanaprayul, head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Indonesia office, and Irene Djalim, manager of the firm’s regulatory affairs department in Indonesia. The rankings are based on several months of in-depth research and market analysis conducted by IAM researchers. Recognizing Tilleke & Gibbins as “a force to be reckoned with in the ASEAN region,” IAM Patent 1000 also awarded top marks to the firm’s offices in Thailand and Vietnam. For more information, please visit the IAM Patent 1000 website.
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine has released the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 from, and Tilleke & Gibbins’ patent practice in Vietnam was once again recognized with a Gold Band ranking. This is the seventh time that Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam practice has been recognized as a top firm in Vietnam by the guide. In its editorial on the firm, IAM Patent 1000 writes that in Vietnam “Tilleke & Gibbins is a local powerhouse” responsible for “handling roughly 12% of all filings in the country.” The editorial especially notes the satisfaction of clients working with Tilleke & Gibbins’ patent team, citing as an example a source who praises the team’s expertise and responsiveness. A record five individuals from the firm’s Vietnam offices were recognized for their remarkable expertise: Hien Thi Thu Vu Hung Tuan Nguyen Loc Xuan Le Thomas J. Treutler Thanh Phuong Vu The rankings are based on several months of in-depth research and market analysis conducted by IAM researchers. Recognizing Tilleke & Gibbins as “a force to be reckoned with in the ASEAN region,” IAM Patent 1000 also awarded top marks to the firm’s offices in Indonesia and Thailand. For more information, please visit the IAM Patent 1000 website.
Tilleke & Gibbins’ patent practice in Thailand has garnered a top-tier ranking in the latest edition of IAM Patent 1000 from Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. This is the tenth consecutive year that Tilleke & Gibbins has been listed in the gold band—IAM Patent 1000’s highest distinction—in the guide to the top patent professionals around the world. In its editorial on the firm, IAM Patent 1000 pointed to Tilleke & Gibbins’ strong reputation, noting that the firm “has the respect of patrons, peers and the government, with several of its experts recruited to sit on IP reform drafting committees.” In highlighting the Tilleke & Gibbins’ “innovative mindset,” the editorial gives the example of the firm’s cannabis advisory group formed as an immediate response to Thailand’s liberalization of cannabis restriction in recent years. Seven Tilleke & Gibbins lawyers (including three out of four individuals in the Gold Band) were recognized in the Thailand guide for their exceptional work: Alan Adcock Darani Vachanavuttivong Jakkrit Kuanpoth Nandana Indananda Somboon Earterasarun Suebsiri Taweepon Sukontip Jitmongkolthong The rankings are based on several months of in-depth research and market analysis conducted by IAM researchers. In the 2022 rankings, IAM Patent 1000 also once again awarded honors to Tilleke & Gibbins’ offices in Indonesia and Vietnam. For more information, please visit the IAM Patent 1000 website.