Rajah & Tann links up with Indonesian firm

May 11, 2013 Singapore’s largest law firm, Rajah & Tann has merged with Indonesian firm Assegaf Hamzah & Partners.

"Indonesia is a very, very important market, based on queries from our clients. We have worked with Assegaf Hamzah for some years, and they have a common vision with us," said Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng, Rajah & Tann's managing partner.

"The largest Indonesian law firms often tie up with big UK firms, and US law firms like Baker & McKenzie. Assegaf Hamzah is the first major Indonesian firm to tie up with an Asian law firm. That's because they see South-east Asia as their home and want to remain local. They also want to compete with the big international firms that are expanding in the region," he said.

With the addition of Assegaf Hamzah’s 60 fee-earners, the combined firm will have a headcount of 430 lawyers with offices in Shanghai, Bangkok, Vientiane in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, an associate office in Kuala Lumpur and regional desks focusing on Japan and South Asia.

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