Chambers & Partners 2022 recognises Allen & Overy’s Singapore office for its market leading Singapore and regional practices
21 December 2021
The 2022 Asia Pacific Chambers and Partners guide also awarded individual rankings to 17 A&O Singapore-based lawyers, with eight individuals achieving Band 1 or Band 2 rankings, the highest level of counsel as determined by market research and client reviews. Congratulations to Gautam Narasimhan, Tim Beech, Sheila Ahuja, Chris Bishop, Felipe Duque, Alun Evans, Pallavi Gopinath Aney, Brendan Hannigan, Jason Humphreys, Yin Mei Lock, Scott Lovell, Chris Moore, James Mythen, Prakash Raja Segaran, Alexander Stathopoulos, Aloysius Tan and John Rainbird on their individual rankings across Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines Vietnam and Myanmar.
A&O Singapore was ranked Band 1 in the following categories:
- Banking & Finance: International in Singapore
- Capital Markets: International in Singapore
- Corporate/M&A: International in Singapore
- Projects & Infrastructure: International in Singapore
- Corporate & Finance (International Firms) in Indonesia
- Banking & Finance (International Firms) in India
- Projects & Energy (International Firms) in India
- Corporate & Finance (International Firms) in Malaysia
- Projects, Infrastructure & Energy (International Firms) in Malaysia
- Corporate & Finance in Philippines
- General Business Law: International Firms in Myanmar
Gautam Narasimhan, joint managing partner of A&O’s Singapore office congratulated the firm’s practice groups and partners for their recognition, stating, “ We are grateful to our clients, our lawyers and staff, and our peers for this recognition. With over 75 lawyers in our Singapore office, our lawyers deliver unparalleled cross-border advice across the ASEAN and wider APAC region to clients daily and it’s wonderful to see this effort recognised.”
Tim Beech, joint managing partner of A&O’s Singapore office, added, “We’re enthusiastic about our trajectory in the region and the firm’s forecasted growth over the next year, and we’re deeply grateful to all of our teams and staff in Singapore and the wider region for their continued steadfast focus and determination. As we approach our 30th anniversary in Singapore, we remain focused on building on what has been a very successful 2021 and look forward to leading the way in 2022.”
A&O was one of the first batch of international firms to be granted a Singapore QFLP licence in 2008, and in 2020 received approval from the Ministry of Law in Singapore (MinLaw) to renew its Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence for an additional five years until 31st December 2025.
Based in London, Chambers and Partners ranks leading law firms and individual lawyers based on in-depth research and interviews with lawyers’ clients and peers. Chambers assesses lawyers on attributes most valued by clients, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment. Most lawyers are ranked in bands of 1-4, with all band rankings considered to be a significant achievement. The Chambers Singapore guide ranks practices for Singapore as well as across ASEAN and the wider APAC region as an “international firm”. The Chambers APAC guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organisations worldwide. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.