April 20, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his vision and thoughts with Asian Legal Business (ALB)

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his vision and thoughts with Asian Legal Business (ALB) on the Firm’s evolution and progressive growth. Since RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s inception in May 2011, Chong Huat commented that there are now 12 companies in the RHT Group of Companies. This offered clients a suite of professional services under one roof, something that has not been seen in Singapore. Each of the 12 companies are managed by professionals and is run independently of the law firm. Chong Huat also announced plans to list its professional services arm, RHT Holdings, the Leading Professional Services Group in Asia, on the Singapore Exchange Catalist Board scheduled for Q1 2016 or earlier. RHT Holdings is the holding company for four leading professional services companies: RHT Capital, RHT Corporate Advisory, RHT Compliance Solutions and RHT Management Services. Chong Huat added that as clients are looking beyond Singapore for business opportunities, the law firm’s establishment of the ASEAN Plus Group (APG) was imperative. The APG firms provides clients seamless access to responsive and quality legal services in the ASEAN+ jurisdictions, with over 750 lawyers in eight countries - Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines and South Korea. The Firm’s membership with the Taylor Wessing network also allowed clients access to Europe, the Middle East and North America. Chong Huat attributed the achievement of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies to the industrious and passionate leadership who have led their respective teams to excellence. The full article can be found in the April 2015 edition of the ALB.
April 15, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was ranked as a 2015 Employer of Choice in Singapore by the Asian Legal Business

Leading Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was ranked as a 2015 Employer of Choice in Singapore by the Asian Legal Business (ALB). The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff. The firm was also ranked in 2014.  Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing comments, “We are delighted with this award. As a firm, we place a lot of emphasis on our people’s professional and personal development. We have a culture of open-mindedness and our partners understand that they have a responsibility to mentor, guide and impart their expertise. We care about what our staff think and this is reflected in the town halls and practice retreats that we organise throughout the year. We will continue to engage and ensure that our most important commodity, our people, have every opportunity to excel as role models and leaders. This recognition is for everyone associated with the firm. Thank you ALB.”
April 8, 2015

In Memoriam of our late Senior Partner Subhas Anandan, by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Chairman Professor Walter Woon SC

In an article written for the Law Gazette, the official publication of The Law Society of Singapore, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Chairman Professor Walter Woon SC pays tribute to the dedication and passion Mr Anandan encompassed as a criminal lawyer. Professor Woon describes how Mr Anandan’s efforts helped shape the landscape of criminal law in Singapore and how Mr Anandan saw hope in cases where others deemed hopeless, simply because he was a firm believer in second chances. The full story can be found in the March 2015 issue of the Law Gazette, the official publication of The Law Society of Singapore. The Partners, Management and Staff at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies will continue to honour and remember this giant of a man who had a heart of gold.
April 1, 2015

RHT Digital & Media launches in Singapore – Company is the first in Singapore to offer strategic media consulting services supported by market-leading legal and professional services practices

The RHT Group of Companies (“the Group”) – the leading professional services group in Asia – is proud to announce the successful launch of RHT Digital & Media, a strategic communications consultancy. RHT Digital & Media focuses on strategic communications consulting services in the areas of branding, corporate public relations, investor relations, media training for top executives, crisis management, strategic PR counsel, digital competency and compliance training. The company is a part of the RHT Group of Companies, which comprises 12 professional services companies affiliated with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, currently the eighth-largest law firm in Singapore. In addition to the legal services provided by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, the Group offers continuing sponsorship, post-listed compliance and secretarial services, corporate governance advisory, share registration, compliance solutions, data analytics, as well as professional training and development. RHT Digital & Media offers strategic communications consulting services in alignment with the Group’s other market-leading professional services, to meet the increasing demands for integrated professional services, and to provide counsel in areas in which professional and media issues intersect. RHT Digital & Media comprises a team of some of Singapore’s most accomplished media professionals, with decades of experience in print, broadcast and digital journalism. Former CEO of MediaCorp News Mr. Woon Tai Ho is Chief Executive Officer of the company, and brings with him a deep knowledge of traditional and digital media with first-hand media and marketing experience working across Asia, principally Southeast Asia, India and China. Mr. Woon is best known for starting the Asian-wide news channel, Channel NewsAsia in 1999, and was an instrumental figure in the creation, production and marketing of award-winning broadcast channels, programmes and documentaries. Commenting on the launch of RHT Digital & Media, Mr. Woon said, “We are a group of veteran media strategists backed by a visionary professional services firm, the RHT Group of Companies. This is strategic because many media issues today have legal and other professional implications; conversely, winning in the court of law or any forum is only complete when you can also win in the court of public opinion.” RHT Digital & Media already represents a portfolio of public and private clients, supported by the RHT Group of Companies. The company is fully operational as at 1 April 2015.