Baker & McKenzie and its member firms took home six awards at the Asian Lawyer Emerging Market Awards 2016 held in Singapore on 24 November.

Baker & McKenzie's member firms Wong & Partners and Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (HHP) won "Firm of the Year" for Malaysia and Indonesia,  respectively. The Firm also clinched "Firm of the Year" for Vietnam.  KKR, Warburg consortium’s $550m investment in GO-JEK on which HHP advised, was awarded "M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity/ Venture Capital".

In addition, HHP partners Daru Lukiantono and Mita Guritno were named "IP Lawyer of the Year" and "Finance Lawyer of the Year" respectively.

"The awards and the diverse categories in which our Firm was shortlisted is a testament to the domestic and regional strength of our practices across Southeast Asia," commented Gary Seib, Baker & McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chair. "I'd like to congratulate Daru and Mita on their personal achievements and also the Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam teams for their wins."

Baker & McKenzie and its member firms are among the firms receiving most nominations for the third Asian Lawyer annual Emerging Markets Awards - across a total of 24 categories, including:

  • Capital Markets Deal of the Year: Equity – Star Petroleum IPO
  • Finance Deal of the Year: Banking – PT Saka Energi Indonesia $600M syndicated unsecured term loan
  • Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency – Canadoil Pipe and Canadoil Asia $1B restructuring
  • Finance Deal of the Year: Shipping/Aviation – Thai Airways Boeing 777 lease financing
  • Investment Funds Deal of the Year – AREA Management’s $150M Industrial Development Fund I
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Private Equity/Venture Capital - KKR, Warburg consortium’s $550M investment in GO-JEK
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Real Estate – Metrod Malaysia’s $110M acquisition of Leela Goa hotel
  • M&A Deal of the Year: TMT – Reliance Comm’s $800M acquisition of Sistema Shyam’s wireless business
  • M&A Deal of the Year: Other Sectors – Singha’s $1.1B acquisition of Masan
  • Finance Lawyer of the Year – Indri (Mita) Guritno (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners)
  • M&A Lawyer of the Year – Mark Innis (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners)
  • M&A Lawyer of the Year – Andrew Martin (Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow)
  • IP Lawyer of the Year – Daru Lukiantono (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners)
  • Private Client Lawyer of the Year – Dawn Quek (Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow)
  • Tax Lawyer of the Year – Ponti Partogi (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners)
  • Tax Lawyer of the Year – Allen Tan (Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow)
  • Emerging Markets Firm of the Year: International – Baker & McKenzie
  • IP Law Firm of the Year – Baker & McKenzie
  • Firm of the Year: India – Baker & McKenzie
  • Firm of the Year: Indonesia – Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
  • Firm of the Year: Malaysia – Wong & Partners
  • Firm of the Year: Singapore – Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow
  • Firm of the Year: Thailand – Baker & McKenzie
  • Firm of the Year: Vietnam – Baker & McKenzie
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