RHTLaw Taylor Wessing ranked the 2nd largest law firm by lawyer headcount in the Southeast Asian region in a recent report published by The Lawyer entitled “South East Asia Elite 2016”.

Friday, February 5, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been ranked the 2nd largest law firm by lawyer headcount in the Southeast Asian region in a recent report published by The Lawyer entitled “South East Asia Elite 2016”.

The increase in headcount was contributed by the firm’s regional initiatives and commitment to the ASEAN Plus Group (APG); a working network of 8 law firms, which was launched in August 2014.

The APG is a group of full-service law firms that blends the best of knowledge, culture and international expertise.  With the APG, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing offers clients access to over 337 lawyers including 96 partners and has a regional footprint that spans across six ASEAN countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia; as well as leading law firms from South Korea and Taiwan.

Azman Jaafar, Deputy Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the Chairman of the APG said, “We are pleasantly surprised by this development.  This prestigious ranking reflects our determination to lead in Asia.  ASEAN Plus is a group of full­service and well­ established law firms, with strong local knowledge and international expertise. Collectively, our group represents some of the top Asian corporations.  We are able to handle the most complex cross-border transactions; giving our clients seamless access to integrated legal service in this region.”

This second edition of The Lawyer’s South East Asia Elite report highlights the most active law firms in the ASEAN region and is the result of a survey conducted in late 2015 which mainly focused on the firms’ lawyer and partner headcounts, regional footprints, depth of resources, key markets, sector and practice focuses, main clientele and growth strategies.

The ASEAN Plus firms are:

  • RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Singapore
  • Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP), Indonesia
  • PBC Partners & RHTLaw, Vietnam
  • Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law Firm), the Philippines
  • Siam City Law Offices Limited (SCL), Thailand
  • Azmi & Associates, Malaysia
  • DR&AJU, South Korea
  • Lee & Li, Taiwan