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Rajah & Tann Singapore appoints another deputy managing partner

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 17:18
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LAW firm Rajah & Tann Singapore has appointed Rebecca Chew as deputy managing partner.

LAW firm Rajah & Tann Singapore has appointed Rebecca Chew as deputy managing partner.

In a statement on Wednesday, the firm said Ms Chew will support Patrick Ang, who is also deputy managing partner and vice-chairman of Rajah & Tann Asia's regional management council.

She will oversee the firm's Singapore operations so Mr Ang can spend more time on the firm's fast-growing regional network through Rajah & Tann Asia.

Said managing partner and senior counsel Lee Eng Beng: "Rebecca is a veteran at Rajah & Tann Singapore having been with the firm for more than two decades. She knows the workings of the firm more than most and is highly esteemed for her ability to get the job done. She will definitely take some of the load off Patrick at a time when Rajah & Tann Asia is making much headway in regional markets."

Rajah & Tann Asia is one of the region's largest legal networks with offices in nine countries and has around 600 lawyers.

In recent years, the firm's regional practice has been growing at a double-digit rate. It now contributes almost a quarter of Rajah & Tann Singapore's revenue, from single digit five years ago.

Ms Chew had started at the Singapore firm in 1992 focusing on contentious court work.

She was appointed partner three years later and specialised in banking and commercial litigation.

In 2009, she was asked to take charge of human resources, in addition to her role as a senior litigator.

Together with Mr Lee and Mr Ang, Ms Chew said her immediate priorities include providing a better framework for internal growth, grooming the next generation of leaders, as well as optimising efficiency in day-to-day work with the use of technology. She will also support Mr Ang in his regionalisation efforts.

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