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Law Firm and Lawyers Awards Report 2023: Singapore


Legal awards acknowledge the market recognition of a law firm and lawyer’s success, ability, effort and, above all, excellence.

While rankings consider the accumulation of a firm or lawyer’s efforts year-on-year, awards represent the achievements of firms or lawyers during the past 12 months. Awards can be viewed as being more significant than rankings because being shortlisted or winning an award means a firm or lawyer is one of a very select number of parties considered to be “the best”.

Legal Media 360’s Awards Reports consolidate the nominations and winners of the most reputable international and regional awards, showcasing the top performers by jurisdiction.


Atomic awards data is categorized, and naming conventions standardized. This highlights which firms, lawyers, cases and deals are receiving the greatest recognition via a nomination/win ratio.

Awards data from the following sources are used in our research:

Asian Legal Business, ALM, asialaw, Benchmark Litigation, China Business Law Journal, Chambers and Partners, China Law and Practice, India Business Law Journal, International Financial Law Review, In-house Community, Legal 500, Managing IP.

The awards period used for our research is January to December 2022.

Legal Media 360’s awards analysis splits firm awards into two distinct categories: Firm awards and Case/deal awards.

Award Categories

Firm Awards

Firm awards include categories such as practice area specific awards, practice management, diversity and inclusion and firm-wide awards (such as firm of the year).

The following data is for Singapore and includes Domestic and Joint Venture firms only.

Table 1: Top firms by highest number of firm award nominations

Commentary: In 2022, a total of 46 law firms were nominated for firm related awards. 16 of these firms won awards. Rajah & Tann and Allen & Gledhill were nominated for a similar number of firm awards, however Allen & Gledhill took home almost twice as many as their peer. In addition, of the top 10 firms, Allen & Gledhill had the best nomination to win ratio.

Case/Deal Awards

Case/deal awards recognise the firms working on the most significant matters in the past 12 months.

Table 2: Firms by highest number of case/deal award nominations

Commentary: In 2022, 17 firms won at least one case/deal award out of the 30 nominated firms. While Allen & Gledhill received almost double the number of nominations of its closest competitor (Rajah & Tann), Allen & Gledhill’s nomination to win ratio is very low, winning on average just one in 10 of its nominated matters.

Lawyer Awards

In the 12 publications examined, a total of 38 lawyers from 23 firms were nominated for awards. 27 male lawyers were nominated, compared with 11 female lawyers. The gender ratio of male-female lawyer nominations is 71 to 29 percent.

Seven lawyers from five firms won awards (five males compared with two females). Cavinder Bull and Davinder Singh were the only nominated lawyers to win multiple awards.

Nomination Statistics

Table 3: Firms with the highest number of lawyer award nominations

Table 4: Top lawyers by nomination count

Winner Statistics

 Table 5: Winning firms


Table 6: Winning lawyers


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