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11/25/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/25/2021 08:26

The Legal 500 Honors Dechert’s International Arbitration Lawyers in Asia

Dechert LLP's Asian international arbitration team led by Mark Mangan has been honored as "International Arbitration Team of the Year" by The Legal 500 in its inaugural Southeast Asia Awards for 2020/21. This is a significant award, recognizing the team's development into one of the leading arbitration practices in Asia.

Winners were chosen based on The Legal 500's annual research of Asia Pacific-based private practice law firms and in-house legal teams for 2020, which was subsequently expanded and updated following the launch of its Asia Pacific guide for 2021.

Partner Mark Mangan was also shortlisted for the prestigious "Private Practice Lawyer of the Year" award covering all legal disciplines.

"While I am honored to have been shortlisted for a personal award, I am particularly thrilled that my team has been recognized for all its hard work and success over the last two years," commented Mr. Mangan. "During that time, most of our hearings have been conducted from remote locations, which has posed unique challenges for communication and coordination among the associates and partners. It is pleasing to see the team's efforts in difficult circumstances have not only brought success to our clients but have also been recognized for excellence by our peers."

Recent successes include prevailing in multi-billion-dollar price review arbitrations, securing third-party funding for one of the very first funded cases in Singapore, obtaining damages and other remedies for clients in complex and high-value commercial cases, and successfully appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport certain decisions made by an Asian sports body on the grounds of gender discrimination, corruption, and a denial of justice, all of which were unprecedented.

Mr. Mangan has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and was recently one of nine Dechert lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal's 2021 Arbitration guide.

Dechert's Singapore arbitration team has previously been "Highly Commended" in the Financial Times' Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019 for pursuing one of the very first third-party funded arbitrations in Singapore. The team was also commended by the FT in 2017 for demonstrating the international law remedies available in response the toxic haze from forest fires that has spread across South East Asia.

Winners in all categories of The Legal 500's awards were announced in an online ceremony on November 25.

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