October 21, 2014

Azman Jaafar, Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing quoted in Asian Legal Business article entitled “A time for tie-ups”

Azman Jaafar, Partner and Head of Corporate, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was quoted in an article by Asian Legal Business. Entitled “A time for tie-ups”, the article explores the law firm alliances being forged in South East Asia. Azman speaks about regional connectivity and the need to maintain quality in a diverse region. With the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community, Azman also expects an increase in cross-border trade between member countries, as well as with countries within and outside the rest of Asia. For the full article, please visit http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/features/time-tie-ups/67174
October 21, 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, on the panel of Inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, will be on the panel discussing How Crypto-Currencies are Changing the Future at the Inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference 2014 on 4 November 2014. This conference is organised by the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) in conjunction with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). It will be held at the Singapore Management University, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. Cryptocurrencies have been gaining much attention recently as we observe industry leaders and institutions taking part in discussions on Bitcoin or buying stakes in the cryptocurrency industry. It can potentially change the way businesses are conducted, and challenge established institutions such as central banks, exchanges, and even governments. This conference will be an opportunity for industry professionals and regulators to improve their understanding of the area and explore how their institutions can address or engage in this technology. To RSVP, please click here.
October 20, 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, on the panel of Cloud Expo Asia 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, has been invited to join the panel discussion on Data Sovereignty – A Legislative Problem at CloudAsia 2014, which will be held on 29-30 October 2014 at Suntec Exhibition Centre. Over 7,000 international attendees are expected to attend. CloudAsia 2014, co-organised with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), is co-located with Cloud Expo Asia & Data Centre World for the second year. CloudAsia’s 2-day conference programme will emphasise 6 main themes: Cloud Adoption in Asia, Government, Data & Analytics, Finance, Manufacturing and Healthcare. To RSVP, please click here.
October 8, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP successfully launches Indonesian compliance subsidiary; becomes the first Indonesian company to offer compliance and technology risk management solutions

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP proudly announces the establishment of its Indonesian subsidiary PT RHT Solusi Indonesia (“RHT Solusi” or “the Company”), the first and only Indonesian-incorporated entity to offer compliance and technology risk management solutions to financial institutions and corporates operating within the country.   RHT Solusi is a joint venture between RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP of Singapore and Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners of Indonesia, both leading law firms in Southeast Asia. The establishment of RHT Solusi will provide clients with an experienced, Indonesia-focused team with expertise in regulatory compliance solutions, governance and risk, as well as technology risk management solutions.   The establishment of RHT Solusi addresses the demands of financial institutions and corporates as a direct result the changing regulatory environment in Indonesia and the growing complexity of business.   RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Managing Partner Mr. Tan Chong Huat said, “The establishment of RHT Solusi is a tangible example of our commitment to Indonesia, and our continuing efforts to remain at the forefront of issues related to risk and compliance within the country. As RHT Solusi is the first company of its kind in Indonesia, we are confident that RHT Solusi will become a brand synonymous with providing risk-focused, intelligent and actionable solutions to clients operating within the country. We are confident that the success of our compliance solutions practices in Singapore and Malaysia will be replicated in Indonesia.”   Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners Managing Partner Mr. Constant Marino Ponggawa said, “With Indonesia’s continued economic growth comes the need for an increasingly sophisticated regulatory and compliance framework. Indonesian regulators have worked diligently in recent years to implement necessary regulatory changes to ensure greater transparency, accountability and safety for all financial institutions and public companies doing business in Indonesia. Therefore, the establishment of RHT Solusi should be a viewed as a positive development, as the Company is the first in Indonesia dedicated to providing risk, compliance and technology solutions for financial institutions and public companies.”   RHT Solusi is fully operational as at 8 October 2014.   For more information, please visit www.rhtsolusi.co.id.