APAC / Legal Awards 2021 11 , Aug21412 Rising Stars in Corporate & Commercial Law 2021 Key to success in the legal sector is an ability to continually innovate, offering solutions that reflect the needs of the moment perfectly. Since opening its doors, Abang & Co has made its name as a multi-service law firm that can provide practical, value-driven, and customised legal solutions to businesses, including government-linked entities. The needs of businesses, no matter what part of the world you are in, are shifting dramatically. The changing demands of an organisation have only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Modern businesses, therefore, require modern solutions. One of the benefits of working with the Abang & Co team is their ability to provide end-to-end legal services that take into account the need for solid business acumen. It means that the team are able to fully support their clients in a thoroughly holistic way. Of course, while much of the team’s work focuses on corporate and commercial law, the firm has spent a great deal of time on legal work in the Construction, Renewable Energy, Environment, and Technology sectors. These big issues affect many businesses and have allowed them to broaden their horizons as they often mean working on an international stage. As a firm, Abang & Co actively acts on both contentious and non-contentious matters in the construction field. They have advised on the development of the Hydrogen-Powered Autonomous Rail Transit in Borneo, acted as solicitors in the construction of a private hospital in the northern region of peninsular Malaysia, and advised on construction law matters arising from the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway. These cases have often involved direct communication with government authorities, demonstrating their ability to work closely with public and private sector organisations. The success of Abang & Co is all the more impressive because of the relative youth of its team. The people of the law firm are all under 28 years old but have already achieved remarkable results for their clients, with transactions worth hundreds of millions of USD under their belt. Much of the ethos of Abang & Co comes from a firm belief that you do not have to be of a certain age or seniority to reach professional milestones. Anyone can achieve these results if they are willing to put their minds to it. This young and energetic approach has allowed the team to take advantage of some of the latest benefits of technology. Not only does the team work globally, they generate exciting remote work opportunities for those who might otherwise be limited by borders. Needless to say, Abang & Co is not just a law firm adapting to the times, but it is a firm of the future, setting the standards by which others will do their work. Looking forward, the team is developing a pro-bono unit – something that will easily set Abang & Co apart from other Malaysian law firms. This is a progressive and meaningful decision which reflects the values held by the team. For some in the legal industry, the work is simply a job that must be done, but at Abang & Co, the talented team really care about what they do. It means they put incredible pride into their work which allows them to achieve new levels of success. Company: Abang & Co. Name: Abang Iwawan (Managing Partner) Email: [email protected] The legal world is constantly changing, and so it’s vital you find a lawfirm that can change with the times too. The teamat Abang & Co are some of the best in the business and have driven impressive growth for the firm. Recognised for their efforts in the APAC Legal Awards 2021, we thought it time to dig a little deeper into some of the secrets of this Malaysian law firm’s remarkable success.