July 22, 2013

New Banking and Finance Partner joins RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Gerard Ng as a Partner in our Banking and Finance Practice with effect from 15 July 2013. Gerard is qualified to practise in Singapore, England and Wales. His areas of practice include banking, finance, general corporate, and mergers and acquisitions. He was previously with an international law firm practising corporate, banking and finance law, where he acted for financial institutions and listed companies on a wide range of transactions such as acquisition financing, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings.
July 12, 2013

Private Client Seminar at the Amara Sanctuary

Last Friday, 5 July 2013 saw 60 private wealth bankers gather at the Amara Sanctuary Resort at Sentosa. The topic of the seminar was “Family Disputes: Prevention and Resolution.” Attendees had the opportunity to listen to a group of experts speak about  key topics such as – Strategies to Minimise the Risk of Disputes, Stress-testing Family Wealth Holding Structures, Preserving Confidential Information, Resolving Disputes and The Use of Proceedings to Divide up Family Assets. Head of Private Wealth at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Mr Tan Choon Leng, kicked off the morning with a welcome address. This was followed by presentations from Mr Ryan Myint, Ms Tan Siew Kim and our Taylor Wessing guest speakers, Mr Andrew Goodman and Ms Kirstie McGuigan. Participants had the opportunity to speak to the presenters and network over a three course lunch. According to a senior banker from a foreign bank, “The seminar was pitched at the right level. I took away many lessons today and of course it is always good to meet your fellow colleagues in the industry. Kudos to RHTLaw Taylor Wessing for organising such a wonderful seminar.”
July 11, 2013

New Corporate Partner joins RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Nizam Ismail as a Partner in our Corporate and Securities Practice with effect from 1 July 2013. Nizam also spearheads RHT Compliance Solutions, a dedicated financial services compliance consultancy/solutions provider. He brings with him 20 years of experience and expertise in financial services regulatory compliance and litigation. Previously Nizam was Executive Director and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia in Morgan Stanley Singapore. Nizam was also formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers Singapore, Executive Director (Legal and Compliance) in Nomura Singapore and Senior Legal Counsel of Citigroup (Corporate and Investment Bank). Prior to these appointments,  Nizam was Director/Division Head (Market Conduct Policy Division) of Monetary Authority of Singapore where he worked on capital markets reform, including the enactment of the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act.
July 10, 2013

Launch of RHT Compliance Solutions

The RHT Group of Companies is pleased to announce the launch of its latest subsidiary – RHT Compliance Solutions. With diverse and exceptional portfolios, the team comprises of Mr Nizam Ismail, Mr Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, Mr Tan Chong Huat and Mr Tan Choon Leng.  With more than 35 years of regulatory and legal experience in Singapore and Malaysia, the team is well-equipped to provide clients with excellent and cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. RHT Compliance Solutions aims to be the leader in providing legal and financial services regulatory compliance solutions for financial institutions in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.   “RHT Compliance Solutions is the first and only integrated outfit providing legal and financial services regulatory compliance solutions for financial institutions in Singapore and Malaysia. The addition of Mr. Nizam Ismail as partner with RHTLaw TaylorWessing’s Corporate and Securities practice will greatly complement the firm’s regulatory capabilities,” said Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw TaylorWessing. When asked about how the changing regulatory landscape would impact financial institutions, Mr Nizam Ismail, Director, RHT Compliance Solutions commented, “We are seeing a global trend of tightening regulations.  This increases the regulatory expectations on banks and financial institutions to have robust compliance processes in place.  This would invariably lead to more investments in compliance. RHT Compliance Solutions aims to be a leading and trusted partner in providing intelligent and cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions to our clients. This will in turn help our clients to manage their cost and manpower investment.” RHT Compliance Solutions is a subsidiary of RHTLaw TaylorWessing.