23 February 2017 – WongPartnership is Asia Legal Award's 2017 Dispute Resolution Firm of Year and Employment Firm of the Year, and scored a hat-trick in also being recognised for the Firm's involvement in the Finance Deal of the Year: Restructuring & Insolvency Award for the Pacific Andes $1.5 billion restructuring.
2. Our Dispute Resolution team beat six law firms with an Asian presence in our inaugural win of this award. Disputes we have recently handled include an investor-state arbitration matter in excess of US$1 billion between Sanum Investments Ltd. vs Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and the multimillion dollar landlord-tenant dispute between Takashimaya Singapore and Ngee Ann City Development.
3. Head of WongPartnership's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, Mr Andre Maniam, Senior Counsel, said: "We are honoured by the international recognition of WongPartnership's dispute resolution practice and would like to thank our valued clients for trusting us to handle their largest and most complex disputes."
4. Our Employment team pipped four other firms across Asia to win the Employment Firm of the Year Award. Our significant employment matters include EFG International's proposed acquisition of BSI Bank Singapore's private banking business, and a multimillion dollar lawsuit by a former C-suite executive of a Singapore-listed conglomerate.
5. Said Ms Jenny Tsin, Joint Head of the firm's Employment Practice: "The award is an affirmation of our position as a leading employment law firm in the Asia-Pacific region. We would like to express our gratitude to our clients for their support."