We are pleased to announce that ZICO Law has achieved excellent results in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019. Our member firms across ASEAN have been ranked in 26 areas of expertise, while 46 of our lawyers have been recognized as one of the top legal practitioners in their respective jurisdictions. The ZICO Law Network has made huge strides in this year`s edition, with a 15% improvement in the ranking of firms and more than 88% more lawyers who stand out for their legal acumen and scope of work. We are honored that the Legal 500 editorial team highlighted ZICO Law`s member firms as “renowned for their exceptional in-depth strength and long-standing expertise,” while highlighting our unique regional ability to be “uniquely adept at handling multi-jurisdictional issues” and “benefit from their access to the firm`s network of offices in the ASEAN region.” These rankings reflect another successful year for ZICO Law in 2018, with the network receiving top rankings and recognitions from other well-known legal publications such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and Financial Times. In total, the ZICO Law Network has obtained more than 100 practice area rankings from various publications as well as nearly 100 practice rankings across the region. Our performance in these rankings is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality, best-in-class legal services in a timely manner and putting our clients first. We thank our clients for their continued support and will strive to maintain our position as the leading legal network in ASEAN. In Indonesia, Roosdiono & Partners improved its ranking in the corporate, M&A and intellectual property categories, while Felix Sy, Managing Partner of Insights Philippines Legal Advisors, was recognized as a leader in the banking and finance sector in the Philippines. In Malaysia, Zaid Ibrahim & Co. achieved Level 1 rankings in banking and finance, capital markets, intellectual property and Islamic finance and received awards in the categories of Antitrust & Competition, Dispute Resolution, Technology, Media and Telecommunications. These awards were enhanced by the recognition of 21 lawyers from the firm. Our regional offices in the Greater Mekong region were also very successful this year.
SokSiphana&associates and ZICO Law Laos, our offices in Cambodia and Laos, have each secured leading positions in general business law, with Dr. Sok Siphana, Matthew Rendall, Daron Wong and Aristotle David recognized as leading lawyers. ZICO Law Thailand and ZICO Law Vietnam also received new rankings in the categories of labour and employment as well as corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.