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SINGAPORE law firm WongPartnership has named Rachel Eng deputy chairman - the first time the firm is having two such appointments in its 24-year history.
Ms Eng started serving in her new role from March 1 alongside Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng, whose main areas of practice are general civil litigation, construction and engineering dispute resolution, and criminal law.
The move also means that Ng Wai King, who heads the firm's corporate group, will be the sole managing partner, responsible for the firm's daily operations.
Senior Counsel Alvin Yeo remains chairman and senior partner. He also chairs the executive committee of the practice.
Approached by BT, the firm said the streamlining of its management structure took effect this month. It added that both Ms Eng and Mr Tan "will continue to play a key role in helping Alvin and Wai King to build and maintain the external image and relationships of the firm".
Ms Eng joined the firm in 1995 and made managing partner in September 2010, before winning "Managing Partner of the Year" at the ALB South-east Asia Law awards in May 2011.
In 2013, she won again, making her the first person to bag the award twice. The same year, Ms Eng made joint managing partner, together with Mr Ng.
Ms Eng handles IPOs, including Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings, by SGX-listed companies and Reits, as well as corporate advisory, corporate governance & compliance, and financial services regulatory work.