Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT), Lim Chong Kin and Chief Technology Officer, Rakesh Kirpalani handpicked as Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers by Asian Legal Business

18 Aug 2021

We are pleased to announce that our Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT), Lim Chong Kin and our Chief Technology Officer, Rakesh Kirpalani have been recognised as Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers by Asian Legal Business (ALB).

They were handpicked to appear in ALB’s inaugural list of 50 standout lawyers in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications space in Asia based on client feedback sent to ALB between May and June 2021. More than 200 in-house counsel sent in their recommendations directly to ALB across 13 Asian jurisdictions. Lawyers were chosen based on the quantity and quality of the recommendations received, as well as the profile of the clients recommending the lawyers.

Chong Kin’s core expertise is in telecommunications, media and technology, having played a key role in liberalizing the telecoms and media markets in Singapore. He is also a pioneer in data protection and cybersecurity laws, having assisted in the set-up of Singapore’s data protection framework. He represents a Who’s Who list of the top technology clients on their business operations and commercial transactions in ASEAN.

Appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Drew & Napier at the age of 38, Rakesh leads the Dispute Resolution & Information Technology practice. He is engaged in appellate and trial advocacy at all levels of the Singapore Courts and arbitral institutions. He has been described as a ‘fantastic litigator’ in the realm of technology and intellectual property as he uses his extensive IT skills to simplify legal and technological issues for decision makers.

A client who provided feedback to ALB praised Chong Kin for being “an exceptional lawyer who approaches legal and regulatory issues with a business-centric and practical mindset...it takes a skilled and experienced lawyer to apply knowledge of the law to a specific scenario and to counsel on various different ways to reach compliance.” Chong Kin was also recently recognised as one of Asia’s Top 15 TMT Lawyers by ALB.

Another client commended Rakesh for being “fast, practical and solution-based with the ability to achieve a good response combining technical knowledge and legal ability”.

You may read the full article in the July/August 2021 issue of ALB, p. 20-25 or click here

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