RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Chong Eng Wee as a Partner in our Capital Markets and Corporate Practice with effect from 1 July 2015.
Eng Wee is a corporate practitioner whose areas of practice include corporate and securities laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work.
Prior to joining RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Eng Wee practised at a leading joint law venture firm and a leading local law firm in Singapore and worked as in-house legal counsel at several major companies listed on the main board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. Eng Wee was also the Representative for the Shanghai Representative Office of the joint law venture and possesses a good working knowledge of foreign investment laws in China. Eng Wee was also the joint Company Secretary for 3 main board listed companies.
Lawyer Awards for its work in securing planning permission for Brentford FC's new stadium.
Taylor Wessing has worked with Brentford FC to secure planning permission on a new 20,000 seater stadium for the club, the first new stadium to be built in London for ten years. This was the first time that the Social Value Act had been used in a planning context, demonstrating the contribution that the stadium would bring to the local community.
The Lawyer Awards, hosted by the publication of the same name, celebrate excellence across the legal industry. Now in their 21st year, the awards are judged by an expert panel which looks to reward firms and companies which have demonstrated excellence and set themselves apart from the rest of the legal industry.
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RHT Holdings CEO Jayaprakash Jagateesan shared with The Edge Singapore the key reasons for RHT Holdings planned listing as well as RHT’s regional expansion plans.
“A key reason for the listing is to raise capital to acquire other professional service providers across the region,” said Prakash. With this, RHT’s other entities can offer a suite of other services to clients of the acquired businesses without having to start from scratch. The grand vision for RHT is to look beyond the law as the way to compete in the fast-shifting legal landscape. Currently, there are 14 RHT companies.
Building relationships internally is also key to RHT’s success. That is why RHT has been able to draw in leading names from the various fields such as RHT Digital & Media CEO Woon Tai Ho, who created Channel Newsasia and RHT Compliance Solutions Director Nizam Ismail, who was a former deputy director and head of the market conduct policy division at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Prakash also commented, “At the end of the day, the RHT brand itself carries a certain reputation. It spans from the law firm to the group of companies. The risk of us not delivering what we set out to do is quite significant.”
The full article titled “RHT plans Catalist IPO for unit providing services ‘providing law’” can be found in the June 15-June 21 edition of The Edge Singapore.
The 6th annual World Islamic Banking Conference: Asia Summit was held in Singapore from 3-4 June 2015, supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
During the summit, Nizam Ismail, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and Director of RHT Compliance Solutions, participated as a speaker and panelist, and discussed the future potential for Islamic Finance in Singapore.
Nizam's presentation entitled “Risk Landscape for Islamic Finance: Governance, Legal and Risk Management Priorities to Sustain Growth” touched upon the following key points:
How the concept of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) is congruent with Islamic principles
How the gaps in providing for regulations and supervision for GRC for Islamic Finance (IF) in non-Muslim majority jurisdictions may negatively affect the development of IF
The need for IF intermediaries and offerors to take a holistic view of compliance
During the panel discussion, Nizam advocated for regulatory reforms to promote growth, suggesting that Singapore consider entering into mutual recognition arrangements with Middle Eastern and Asian countries to facilitate cross-border offerings of IF investment products. He added that Singapore should also consider growing the retail investment space and addressing gaps in the current regulatory framework in order to further catalyse the growth of IF.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Compliance Solutions are proud to have participated in the 6th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference.
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