May 23, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces the addition of Korean Law Firm DR & AJU as part of its ASEAN+ Strategy

Singapore, 23 May 2014 - RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, a leading law firm in Singapore today announced the joint venture with DR & AJU International Law Group, a top Korean law firm into its ASEAN+ group. DR & AJU is a full-service firm established in 1994 with 120 lawyers including 18 partners. It has been a pioneer among its Korean rivals in overseas expansion. This arrangement with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP will see DR & AJU become an associate firm of Taylor Wessing, a group which comprises a number of member firms which are separate legal entities and separately registered law practices in particular jurisdictions. This development comes after RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announced its cooperation agreement with Indonesian law firm, Hanafiah Ponggawa and Partners and a joint venture with PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw in Vietnam. This new addition is in line with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s strategy to grow its “ASEAN+” legal practice throughout Asia.  “ASEAN+” takes advantage of Singapore’s position as a gateway to Asia and will create opportunities in 3 main areas: •           Promote the entry of European businesses into ASEAN+ and beyond. •           Promote the entry of Asian businesses into Europe. •           Facilitate cross-border business between the ASEAN+ jurisdictions. Rajan Menon, Senior Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing commented, “We are absolutely delighted with this development. DR & AJU is a leading Korean law firm with whom we have a good and long standing relationship. The Korean Firm has an excellent track record of providing high-level services to Korean and foreign clients engaged in business in Korea. Korea is an economic heavyweight and is virtually located beside ASEAN. Given its proximity and economic performance, ASEAN and Korea are becoming increasingly engaged as we move towards a more cooperative and integrated community. Our joint venture with DR & AJU in Korea provides a natural extension to our aim of providing our clients access to jurisdictions where they are increasingly active. We will continue to work hard to bring the best in Asia together into our family.” JinHan Kim, Founding Partner, DR & AJU added: “We have built a stellar reputation in Korea over the years and we have worked with top law firms from all over the world. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s deep understanding of the region and their expertise as a full-services international firm is a powerful combination and one that we feel offers something unique to our clients. Our joint venture is a sign of our confidence in ASEAN, a region we consider to be increasingly important. There are many synergies between our firms and we have no doubt that this partnership will give us a unique footprint in the region. We are confident that this will create considerable opportunities for our clients.” With the addition of DR & AJU, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing offers clients access to more than 1050 legal professionals across 24 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
May 16, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP nominated as a finalist in 6 categories by Asian Legal Business South East (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is pleased to announce that it has been nominated as a finalist in 6 categories by Asian Legal Business South East (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2014. The nominated categories are: Commercial Litigation Law firm of the year CSR Law firm of the year Energy & Resources Law firm of the year IP Law firm of the year Real Estate Law firm of the year SE Asia Managing Partner of the year You may view the complete list here: http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/se-asia-law-awards-2014 The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014 recognises outstanding achievements of those in South East Asia’s legal industry and is one of the most prestigious events in the legal calendar. It is attended by the region’s most influential solicitors, in-house counsel, investment bankers, CEOs and members of the judiciary.
May 9, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat Nominated as a Finalist for the award of SE Asia Managing Partner of the Year by Asian Legal Business Southeast (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat has been nominated as a finalist for the award of SE Asia Managing Partner of the Year by Asian Legal Business Southeast (ALB SE) Asia. The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2014 recognises outstanding achievements of those in South East Asia’s legal industry and is one of the most prestigious events in the legal calendar. It is attended by the region’s most influential solicitors, in-house counsel, investment bankers, CEOs and members of the judiciary.
April 24, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s crowned Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP has been awarded the “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year” for Singapore by Dealmakers Monthly magazine. The Awards recognises a select group of leading professional firms across the globe for their individual areas of specialization. Over 21,000 votes were received during the polling process. Dealmakers Monthly Magazine is an established global deal reporting publication that reaches out to a variety of readers including CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies. You may click on this link to read the article: DealMakers Law Awards 2014 - B&F Law Firm of the Year