Vikna Rajah

Partner  |  Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP



Family office
Succession planning


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Our practice has consistently been ranked Tier1 in multiple specialised areas of law and we are one of the largest local law firms with an integrated private client practice. Our head of the practice and partner of the firm, has in the past 12 months won numerous awards including being ranked as 2017 Private Client Lawyer of the year in Asia by Asia Law Awards and is recognised by Prestige as one of the “Top 40 under 40” movers and shakers to watch across all industries including the legal sector.

Our private practice acts for the top tier private banks, trust companies, offshore law firms and the region’s wealthiest and highest profile families.

The private client team has seen a growth in matters over the past 12 months involving the set-up of family offices and funds structuring on top of the traditional wealth, business, estate and succession planning. We have acquired new ultra-high net worth clients and seen an increase in quantum of deals.

Our team has also grown in strength over the past 12 months with the hiring of a new lawyer from a Top Tier 1 private wealth firm with 4 years’ experience in the Private Client field.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be passionate about your work and enjoy the journey of guiding your clients through the intricate web of succession planning.

What is your favourite quote?

“Never go into business purely to get money. If that’s the motive, you’re better off doing nothing,” Richard Branson.