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2020 is a breakthrough year for the RGE Legal team.
In July 2020, RGE Legal was named as one of Singapore’s Top 12 In-House Teams by Asian Legal Business (“ALB”), a member of the Thomson Reuters group.
On 15 October 2020, the team scored another accolade by winning the ALB South East Asia Energy & Resources In-House Team Of The Year Award at the 16th ALB SE Asia Law Awards, which was announced at a live pioneering virtual event. The Law Awards celebrate legal excellence by recognising the outstanding performance of in-house legal teams and private practitioners across the South East Asia region.
The win pays tribute to the Legal team’s efforts in supporting RGE’s growth and expansion, through M&A, EPC, financing work, and legal-tech implementation in 2019, which embody RGE’s Core Values (Complementary Team; Ownership; People; Integrity; Customer; Continuous Improvement).
In addition to the above wins, RGE Legal was also named a finalist in the following awards in 2020:
- In-House Legal Department of the Year, The Asia Legal Awards 2020 (link)
- In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2020 (link)
- Energy & Natural Resources, Teams & In-House Counsel
- Best Practice Category (Diversity)
- Best Practice Category (Technology)
RGE Head of Legal: A Testament
RGE’s Head of Legal, Rose Kong, said the accolades validated the legal team’s efforts, dedication and professionalism not only in 2019, but the many preceding years of being a business partner providing value-added lawyering services to the various business groups.
She added, “I am proud to be leading a team of professionals who are publicly recognised across multiple categories in these various Asia-focused legal awards. This is a testament to the team’s hard work and professionalism, and how we have contributed as a value-adding corporate function to the RGE group’s growth and expansion.”
“Because of the various industries and geographies our businesses are involved in, each project has its own unique set of challenges – which include commercial contracts, sustainability-related and environmental compliances, labour policies, and many more.”
“Personifying the RGE Core Values, the team met these challenges and complexities head-on, and surmounted them competently and resourcefully. It is especially rewarding to be part of a professional and commercially-minded team that contributes meaningfully to a world-class global group of companies.”