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Dorothy Tan named as one of Asia's Top Young Lawyers

She is one of the youngest lawyers named in the annual awards

Dorothy Tan named as one of Asia's Top Young Lawyers

Dorothy Tan, PKWA LAW - named as one of Asia's Top Young Lawyers

October 2016 - We are pleased to announce that Deputy Head Dorothy Tan has been named among Asia’s top young lawyers in the annual Asian Legal Business list of “40 Under 40 – Asia’s Brightest Young Legal Minds.”

The list comprises of lawyers under the age of 40 who have been recognised for doing important deals, working on key disputes and other high quality work, and earning accolades from their colleagues and clients. The ALB list aims to provide a snapshot of the brightest young legal minds in Asia.

Dorothy’s inclusion in this year’s Asia’s top young lawyers list is a testament to the complex and high quality work she has been doing, earning her praise from her clients.

Recently, Dorothy won a landmark case at the Singapore Court of Appeal, after the client had turned to her for help when he lost at the High Court. The Court of Appeal case that Dorothy won (Twiss, Christopher James Hans v Twiss, Yvonne Prendergast [2015] SGCA 52) has become a landmark case and is now frequently cited and followed by the Singapore Courts in decisions involving division of matrimonial assets. Her client wrote a glowing testimonial of Dorothy's skills, dedication and hard work, which can be found here.

When she won the Court of Appeal case, Dorothy was only 25 years old. This makes her arguably one of the youngest lawyers to lead a team and to win at the Court of Appeal in a landmark decision.

Dorothy was nominated for "Young Lawyer of the Year" by Asian Legal Business at the SE Asia Law Awards 2017. She was selected by an independent judging panel of 30 legal experts.

For 2 consecutive years, Dorothy is also ranked by her peers as a Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer in Doyles Guide of Leading Singapore Family and Divorce Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.

Dorothy has been named “Top 70 Most Influential Lawyers under 40” by Singapore Business Review in 2016. She was selected from a list of almost a hundred nominees based on thought leadership, influence, and success.

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