Baker McKenzie and its Singapore member firm, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, won three awards at the WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2018 held in Singapore on 31 May. The Firm took home 'Legal Team of the Year' for both Greater China and Southeast Asia, while Dawn Quek, a principal at Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow, was named "Women in Wealth Management".

Showcasing "best of breed" providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards are designed to recognize companies, teams and individuals who have "demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2017." 

Commenting on the awards, Steven Sieker, Asia Pacific chair of Asia Pacific Tax Practice, said, "I would like to congratulate Dawn and our teams in Greater China and Singapore on their wins. The spread of the categories in which we won demonstrates the strength of our practice and the breadth of our knowledge and experience. We would like to thank WealthBriefingAsia for this recognition."

Stephen Harris, ClearView Financial Media’s CEO and publisher of WealthBriefingAsia, was first to extend his congratulations to all the winners.  He said: “These awards are judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics.  That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature.  These awards recognize the very best operators in the private client industry — with ‘independence,’ ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process — such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management.”

The Firm's achievement at the WealthBriefingAsia Awards follows a series of other industry awards which it also recently won. These include:  

  • Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018 - "Tax & Trust Law Firm of the Year"

  • International Tax Review Asia Awards 2018 - "Philippines Tax Firm of the Year" award and "Asia Tax Practice Leader of the Year"

  • Asia Legal Awards 2018 -  "Private Client Lawyer of the Year"

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