September 27, 2016

RHT Rajan Menon Foundation successfully registered as a charity in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce that RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) has been successfully registered as a charity in Singapore effective from 16 September 2016. Named after our Founder-Senior Consultant Rajan Menon, the Foundation acts as a vehicle through which our Firm and the RHT Group of Companies contribute to their charitable endeavours. In May this year, the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2016 helped to raise more than S$260,000 in support of WWF Singapore, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and National Gallery Singapore. In October 2016, the Foundation will be partnering with the Singapore Red Cross (“SRC”) as SRC’s title sponsor for a charity golf event to be held at the Orchid Country Club. For more information, please contact Senior Partner Tan Chong Huat and Partner Kaylee Kwok.
September 13, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies grieve with ASEAN Plus Group member firm Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners over the demise of Partner Harry Tjipta Prabawa

The Partners, Management and Staff of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies express their condolences to ASEAN Plus Group member firm Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) over the loss of one of their leading lawyers, Partner Harry Tjipta Prabawa. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the his wife Vonny Julia and children, Matthew and Sarah. Please see below a statement issued by HPRP. HPRP Grieves the Loss of Partner Harry Tjipta Prabawa It is with deep regret and sorrow that the Partners, Management, and Staff of Hanafiah Ponggawa and Partners announce the passing of our Partner, Harry Tjipta Prabawa. Harry was a well respected lawyer who managed our International Trade Practice.  He was recognised as an expert in South-east Asia and was an expert consultant for projects which involved the World Trade Organisation, European Union, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, and the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia. Mr. Constant Marino Ponggawa, Managing Partner of HPRP said, “Harry was an outstanding lawyer, a man of integrity and boundless energy. He was a kind and warm man who loved his work and more importantly his lovely wife and children. We are sad to have a lost a brother but we are honoured to have served with him. Today, the Partners, Management, and Staff of the firm grieve the loss of a leading light of the firm.” Partner Harry Tjipta Prabawa was 41 and is survived by his beloved wife Vonny Julia and children Matthew and Sarah.
September 8, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited on its successful registration as a charity in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited (“Foundation”) on its successful registration as a charity in Singapore effective from 25 August 2016. The vision and mission for which the Foundation is established include relief of poverty, community development, advancement of education, health, arts, heritage and science, as well as provision of aid, assistance and relief to voluntary welfare organisations.   For more information, please contact Partner Kaylee Kwok.
July 11, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT i-Assets Advisory CEO for being named among the world’s leading Intellectual Property strategists

RHT i-Assets Advisory (“RHT i-Assets”), a full service Intellectual Property advisory and a subsidiary of RHT Holdings, announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jasmine Kway, has once again been named among the world’s leading Intellectual Property (IP) strategists in the 2016 edition of IAM Strategy 300 — The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Published annually by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the guide recognises IP professionals from around the world for their best-in-class expertise that maximise the value of their clients’ IP portfolios. As a one-stop IP practice, RHT i-Assets works closely with companies and public institutions throughout their IP value chain, from creation to commercialisation and monetisation. Helmed by senior industry experts, the practice assists companies in Singapore and the region to commercialise their technology to entrench their market position. RHT i-Assets is a subsidiary of RHT Holdings, a leading professional services firm in Asia. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that Jasmine has been named to the IAM Strategy 300. With her depth of experience formulating and implementing national IP policies and driving corporate IP strategies, Jasmine has advised and helped her clients derive maximum economic value from their IP rights. “I am thankful and encouraged to be recognised and included once again in the IAM Strategy 300,” Dr Jasmine Kway commented.  “It is an honour to be amongst the world’s pre-eminent IP strategists. With IP increasingly being viewed as a business asset of fundamental importance, more companies are seeking out strategists who can rightly identify and advise them on the opportunities that their IP presents. Most importantly, companies are also seeking strategists who are able to help them monetise their IP assets in new markets and new applications,” she added. "The IP market is becoming increasingly international, with companies across the world now focusing on creating maximum value from the assets that they own. That makes IP strategists more important than they have ever been before,"IAM editor Joff Wild noted. The IAM research team spoke to a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify IP professionals whose strategies enabled IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals nominated multiple times by different parties as outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300. The IAM Strategy 300 is available in printed format and online at www.IAM-media.com/strategy300.