Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 March 2018 – Wong & Partners, the member firm of Baker McKenzie International, had a successful outing at the annual Asian Legal Business (ALB) Malaysia Law Awards 2018 by taking home seven awards, including Malaysia Law Firm of the Year. The awards ceremony, which was held on 22 March 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur was attended by private practitioners and in-house counsel from leading domestic and international companies.
The awards which were won by the Firm last night include:
- Law Firm of the Year
- IP Firm of the Year
- TMT Firm of the Year
- M&A Deal of the Year: S P Setia's acquisition of I&P Group
- Debt Market Deal of the Year (Midsize): Press Metal High Yield Notes
In the individual categories, two of our young partners bagged two key awards:
- Woman Lawyer of the Year: Sue Wan Wong
- Young Lawyer of the Year: Eddie Chuah
"We are extremely happy with our wins at this year's ALB awards, especially when 2018 also marks our 20th anniversary," said Managing Partner Andre Gan.
I would also like to acknowledge and congratulate my fellow partners Sue Wan and Eddie, who are rising stars in the market, for their individual wins. In addition, heartiest congratulations also to our practice leads Mark Lim, Kherk Ying Chew and Brian Chia whose practices scooped some major awards this year," added Andre. "Moreover, winning the inaugural TMT Firm of the Year award is a market-wide recognition of our leading TMT practice and reflects the Firm's commitment to the technology, media and telecommunications industries.
As one of the early members of the Firm, I would like to stress that the Firm would not be where it is today without our clients. The opportunities that we have had over the years to work on landmark deals has been fantastic. We also congratulate the other winning firms in the other categories during last night's ceremony.