International Employment Lawyer (IEL) recently held the IEL Awards 2023 ceremony celebrating the world’s leading labor and employment law practices, and Tilleke & Gibbins received the “Highly Commended” award in the Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year category. The awards ceremony, which was held at Plaisterers Hall in London, brought together more than 200 representatives from law firms and in-house lawyers from around the world. The finalists for the IEL Awards 2023 included a range of leading global, regional, national, and boutique law firms recognized as top specialists in employment law. To determine both the shortlist of finalists and the winners, IEL’s editorial team researched the firms’ achievements over the last year and considered client testimonials and feedback from other sources in the market. Of the eight firms in the shortlist for the Asia-Pacific Law Firm of the Year category, Tilleke & Gibbins’ regional Employment practice received the Highly Commended recognition for its strength in strategic employment advice, ability to implement employment restructuring plans, and expertise in employment and labor litigation, including in cases connected to labor-management relations. IEL is an information service reporting on and analyzing employment-related legal developments around the world. To learn more about IEL’s offerings and the IEL Awards 2023, please visit the International Employment Lawyer website.
Tilleke & Gibbins won awards for three jurisdictions at the recent Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR) Global IP Awards 2023. The firm’s achievements in the field of intellectual property in the past year led to the following awards: Indonesia Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year Thailand Patent Firm of the Year Vietnam IP Firm of the Year The awards ceremony celebrated exceptional accomplishments by IP firms and professionals on a global scale. A total of 169 awards were presented to winners representing various jurisdictions. Tilleke & Gibbins has consistently excelled in the Global IP Awards, winning the titles of Thailand and Vietnam IP Firm of the Year every year since the event’s inception in 2019. This year’s third win is a milestone for the firm, as it is the first time Tilleke & Gibbins has been honored as the Indonesia Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year. 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 Global IP Awards 2023 page on the Intellectual Asset Management website.
Alan Adcock and Somboon Earterasarun, partners in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property (IP) department in Bangkok, are named in the 2023 edition of IAM Strategy 300. Alan, who also leads the firm’s regional life sciences practice, has now been recognized in the annual IAM Strategy 300 list for 13 years, while this is Somboon’s first year on the list. Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), a platform that focuses specifically on IP as a business asset, IAM Strategy 300 aims to identify individuals around the world who lead the way in developing and implementing strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. Prospective honorees are identified through confidential nominations, and then the finalists are selected through an in-depth research process research process that involves interviews with senior members of the global IP community. The full IAM Strategy 300 publication is available on the IAM website.
At the Asialaw Awards 2023 ceremony held on September 26, Tilleke & Gibbins was the recipient of five awards—three firmwide and two individual. The excellence of the firm’s insurance practice was recognized across the region with the Regional Insurance Firm of the Year award. The accolade, which is based on in-house research and input from clients and industry commentators, recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins’ ability to provide top-tier legal services in the insurance sector across the region. Tilleke & Gibbins also won four Client Choice Awards, which celebrate exceptional client service and satisfaction. The awards, which span both firmwide and individual categories, include the following: Client Choice Award – Myanmar Firm of the Year Client Choice Award – Vietnam Firm of the Year Client Choice Award – Myanmar Lawyer of the Year: Yuwadee Thean-ngarm Client Choice Awards – Vietnam Lawyer of The Year (Honorable Mention): Thomas J. Treutler For more information on the Asialaw Awards 2023 and to browse a full list of the winners, please visit the Asialaw website.
Tilleke & Gibbins continued to post a strong showing in the recently released 2024 edition of the annual Asialaw Profiles guide. The firm dominates the rankings with a slate of recognitions that confirms the strong reputation of the firm’s various regional practices. Asialaw Profiles 2024 rates top domestic and international firms operating in Asian jurisdictions and headquartered in Asia, looking at firms’ performance and client service in both legal practice areas and various industries. In this detailed and comprehensive guide to the services of leading Asian law firms, Tilleke & Gibbins achieved a total of 45 industry and practice group rankings—19 of which are in the top tier—across Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. 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. Tilleke & Gibbins attorneys also received 24 individual rankings, including the most individual rankings of any law firm in Thailand. The firm’s showing this year also features new recognitions for Derrick Khoo and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm for Corporate and M&A in Myanmar. For more details and to browse the full rankings, please visit the Asialaw website.
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,