2013 Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 9:03 PM

awards-royalty-freeThe winners for the Chambers Asia-Pacific Wards 2013 were announced on February 28. The awards recognize national and international law firms across the region for their notable achievements and outstanding work in legal services. This year’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Profession goes to Kap You (Kevin) Kim, Head of the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice Group at South Korea-based Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. A veteran of the international arbitration community at large, Kim is recognized for his dedication to clients in both Korea and abroad.

Numerous East Asian law firms gained recognition for their services this year. In Japan, the ever-expanding Nishimura & Asahi won National Firm of the Year, while Morrison & Foerster LLP, well known for its diverse platform and top-tier service towards domestic and international clients, was awarded International Firm of the Year. In South Korea, Lee & Ko, one of the strongest firms in the local market, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, whose clientele includes a range of Korea’s largest industrial and commercial powerhouses, took home National Firm and International Firm, respectively. Taiwan’s Firm of the Year was Tsar & Tsai, recognized for its strength across insurance, IP and other areas.

Southeast Asia also had its share of quality firms. Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono, one of Indonesia’s top performers, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, one of the region’s most established team at handling international affairs, received National Firm and International Firm, respectively. In Philippines, Firm of the Year went to one of the nation’s largest, most reputable firms, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz. Singapore’s Rajah & Tann LLP, known for its top-notch service in litigation and arbitration, was awarded National Firm of the Year, and Clifford Chance LLP, whose practice attracts an impressive client base, was named International Firm of the Year.

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