Baker McKenzie and its member firms in Southeast Asia clinched five awards at the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards 2023, which was held in Singapore on 11 May 2023. The awards won are:

  • Law Firm of the Year (Labor and Employment) - Baker McKenzie
  • Marketing Team of the Year - Baker McKenzie
  • Rising Star of the Year (Construction and Real Estate) - Daniel Ho, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
  • Lawyer of the Year (Tax) - Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners
  •  Rising star of the year (Tax) - Niken Kristalia, HHP Law Firm

The Firm and its member firms were also shortlisted as finalists in 32 other categories, including "Firm of the Year" for the region, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines as well as "Law Firm of the Year" for Banking & Finance, Corporate M&A, Intellectual Property and Tax categories.

Hosted by global leading legal directory The Legal 500, the awards recognizes Southeast Asia's leading firms, lawyers and in-house counsels based on the directory's market-leading independent research.

Commenting on the Firm's wins, Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chair Shih Yann Loo, said: "We are very honored to be recognized by The Legal 500 for our service excellence in Southeast Asia. The number of nominations we have received as a Firm across multiple jurisdictions and practices clearly reflects the strength of our teams' cross-border and local in-market expertise, which is particularly crucial in helping our clients navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape that is as diverse as Southeast Asia's. I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all our teams in the region for the excellent work they have done over the past year that has earned us these nominations. I would also like to congratulate Adeline, Daniel and Niken on their personal achievements at the awards."

For a complete list of this year's winners, please click here.

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