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March, 2017 - , United States of America

 

 

WSG Member Firms Recognized at 2017 IFLR Asia Awards

 

The IFLR Asia Awards celebrate legally innovative teams and deals in the Asia-Pacific region. This year's awards, which were held on March 2 at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong, recognized firms and deals based upon their efforts and success in breaking new legal ground and setting market precedents. WSG proudly applauds the five member firms who were recognized for their exceptional work and named "Law Firm of the Year" for their countries.

WSG congratulates the 2017 IFLR Asia Awards member firm winners:

DEACONS
LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR: HONG KONG
PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR (Team Award)

Deacons is the oldest and largest independent law firm in Hong Kong. The firm provide an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international corporations with business interests throughout this region. With over 160 years of experience in providing legal services, firm clients are assured of the integrity and stability of one of the region's oldest and most respected law firms.


DFDL
LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR: MYANMAR

DFDL provides a full range of legal and tax services to foreign and local investors operating in Myanmar. The firm's team of more than 30 experienced local lawyers and foreign legal advisers in Yangon and Naypyidaw provides efficient, effective and practical legal services at an international standard, coupled with a high level of personal in-depth knowledge of the local environment. The Myanmar business unit is led by Partner and Managing Director William D. Greenlee, Jr., who also leads the firm's China Desk. Founded in 1995, DFDL is one of the oldest foreign legal and tax firms in Myanmar. DFDL is best placed to advise Asian and international companies on their investments in Myanmar.


SYCIP SALAZAR HERNANDEZ & GATMAITAN
LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR: PHILIPPINES

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) was founded in 1945 and is the largest law firm in the Philippines. The firm offers a broad and integrated range of legal services including: Banking, Finance and Securities, Corporate Services, General Business Law, Tax, Intellectual Property, Employment Law and Immigration, and Dispute Resolution. Within this structure, there are specialists in key practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, energy, power, infrastructure, natural resources, government contracts, real estate, insurance, international arbitration, mediation, media, business process outsourcing, and technology. Sycip represents clients from almost every industry and enterprise, and the firm's client portfolio includes local and global business leaders. We also act for governmental agencies, international organizations, and non-profit institutions.


WEERAWONG, CHINNAVAT & PEANGPANOR LTD
LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR: THAILAND

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor Ltd. is an independent Thai law firm established on January 1, 2009. Formerly the Bangkok office of White & Case LLP, which commenced business in Thailand in 1993, the firm has grown and developed with the Thai economy and is now one of Thailand's largest independent law firms, with a team of more than 60 lawyers. Dedicated to helping Thai and international clients explore the rich business opportunities in Thailand, the firm provide sensible, solutions-based advice. Weerawong is known for its deal-structuring and problem-solving skills and its focus on "getting the deal done". Firm clients include major Thai conglomerates, many of the world's largest and most influential corporations, and financial institutions. Weerawong also represent governments and state owned enterprises, international agencies and a wide variety of investors and commercial enterprises.


YKVN
LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR: VIETNAM

Established in 1999, YKVN is a top Vietnam based law firm with a diversified national and international practice. With more than sixty legal professionals, firm lawyers are qualified in Vietnam, the US, England, Australia and Singapore. YKVN's partners include leading practitioners in their field, leaders of the profession and civic leaders and have extensive cross-border transactional experience. Together, firm lawyers are the core of a unique legal services platform that combines Vietnam and international experience with a strong Vietnam focus (inbound and outbound) and strong execution capabilities drawing on solid experience and the integrated resources of all offices of the Firm.


 

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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