April 17, 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice published in The Straits Times

An opinion piece by Jonathan Kok, Head of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, was published on 16 April 2014 in The Straits Times’ Opinion Section. The commentary entitled “Not ‘game over’ yet, but time running out for online pirates”, explores the issues faced when tackling online pirates who operate across borders. To view the article, please click on this link: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/opinion/more-opinion-stories/story/not-game-over-yet-time-running-out-online-pirates-20140416
April 11, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s joint venture with PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw reported in Vietnam Investment Review

Vietnam Investment Review, the leading business news agency in Vietnam published a story about RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s joint venture with PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw. Comments by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Corporate Practice Mr Azman Jaafar, and Senior Partner of PBC PARTNERS & RHTLaw Mr Benjamin Yap were widely quoted by the media agency in the report.   This development highlights the importance of this joint venture in Vietnam and the role ASEAN+ plays in creating opportunities. Please click on this link to read the article: http://www.vir.com.vn/news/en/corporate/singapore-lawyers-in-local-link-up.html
April 9, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Shortlisted for the WEALTHBRIEFINGASIA SINGAPORE AWARDS 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, a leading law firm in Singapore has been shortlisted for the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2014. Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2013’.  Commenting on the firm’s shortlisting, Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP said: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards.  It is a great honour to be recognised in the shortlist and this is testament to the hard work that the team have put in over the last 12 months.   ClearView Financial Media’s CEO, and Publisher of WealthBriefingAsia, Stephen Harris, was first to extend his congratulations to the shortlisted firms.  He said: “The firms who have been shortlisted in these awards are all worthy competitors, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations.  These awards are judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics.  That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature.  These awards will recognise the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process - such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management.  Our aim is to make these annual Awards one of the brightest, and keenly contested highlights in the wealth management calendar.” Winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner which will be held in Singapore on 29 May 2014, at Raffles Hotel.   RHTLaw Taylor Wessing advises ultra-high net worth families and their family offices on their private investments, trusts and wealth preservation & succession structures.
April 3, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Ranked 8th among Singapore’s 25 Largest Law Firms

Local law firms continue to lead the legal industry in Singapore with only 9 foreign firms making the Top 25. According to a Singapore Business Review article in March 2014, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP was ranked 8th and had the third highest employment growth among local law firms in Singapore. According to Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, “ We are delighted with this ranking. We are truly the leading local international law firm with expert area focus. The firm is recognised as a leader in our practice and industry areas. We have a group of talented and engaged people, a strong and trusted brand, a presence in 23 countries via our membership in Taylor Wessing the UK law firm of the year, a ASEAN PLUS focus, all of which differentiates us in the legal industry today. 2013 has been a year of growth and we see this continuing into 2014. As we pursue our mission and vision, we are confident that the strategic direction we have chosen will enable us to win in the market and achieve global leadership positions.”