April 17, 2013

Finalist for ALB’s Managing Partner of the Year Award

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner, Mr Tan Chong Huat, has been nominated for the Managing Partner of the Year Award at the upcoming ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2013. The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2013 recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of SE Asia's leading law firms and in-house legal teams as well as the top deals and dealmakers of 2012. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner on 17 May 2013 at the Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore.
April 9, 2013

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on securing retainer mandate for China Bearing (Singapore) Ltd.

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on its appointment as the corporate secretarial agent by China Bearing (Singapore) Ltd. ("China Bearing"), a Mainboard Listed Company with effect from 8 April 2013. Strategically located in Yinan County, Shandong Province of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), China Bearing specialises in the design, development, manufacture and sale of bearings under the “Yimeng” brand for use in automobiles, equipment and machinery for the PRC’s industrial, agricultural and automotive sectors. China Bearing has ISO/TS16949:2002 accreditation – an international certification for technical standards required by the European and US vehicle manufacturers. With a focus on high precision, high value-added tapered roller bearings, the Group designs and produces more than 200 different types of bearings to cater to the varied needs of our customers. China Bearing today owns two production facilities with 96,772 square metres in gross floor area and a combined annual production capacity of approximately 20.3 million sets of micro-sized, light and heavy bearings. Since its establishment in 1988, the Group has established stable and long-term working relationships with renowned manufacturers in China, including Shandong Shifeng (Group) Co., Ltd, Liaoning SG Axle Joint Stock Co., Ltd, Yantai Timken Co., Ltd, Shaanxi Hande Axle Co., Ltd and Zhucheng Yihe Axle Co., Ltd. To ensure the competitiveness of its products, the Group places strong emphasis on continual product research and development, and has developed more than 100 new and improved products for its customers since 2003. The Group’s “Yimeng” product brand name is an established, reputable brand in the PRC, known for its product performance, quality and reliability. To date, the Group has been conferred numerous awards and certifications including, Shandong Production and Research (Industrial Design) Governance Council’s Innovation Award in 2010, named as Shandong Industrial Design Centre in 2010; received a bronze award in the Shandong Province Industrial Design Grand Competition in 2011; Bearing Industry’s Star Enterprise award by the Shandong Province Bearing Association in 2011; National Bearing Industry’s Leading Enterprise award by the China Bearing Industry Association in 2011; Shandong Province Research (Industrial Design) Gold Award in 2011, and Shandong Machinery Science and Technology Progress Award in 2011. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Corporate and Securities Partner, Mr Chew Kok Liang and RHT Corporate Advisory's Associate Director, Ms Shirley Tan are the named Company Secretaries for China Bearing.
March 28, 2013

Taylor Wessing elects new Managing Partner in Germany

Dr Wolfgang Rehmann has handed over Taylor Wessing’s management in Germany after more than ten years to Michael-Florian Ranft, who was elected at a partner meeting held on 22 March in Hamburg. Prior to this appointment, Florian Ranft was the International Head of Taylor Wessing’s China-Group. He has been building up the firm’s China practice since 1996 and in that time has developed it into a world-wide leading group for international China business. 49-year-old Florian Ranft will continue to drive the focus of the firm forward and work to raise Taylor Wessing’s international profile, where the firm has lately set another milestone in Asia through the admission of RHT Law to Taylor Wessing in Singapore; followed closely by one in Europe with the addition of eight new offices in the CEE through a merger with e/n/w/c. “As Managing Partner for Taylor Wessing Germany I consider it my foremost task to position our excellent expertise even more selectively and to further increase its perception in the market”, says Florian Ranft. “We offer our clients a broad portfolio of legal services with first-rate quality. With our international set up, which focuses on Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are a natural partner for major international corporations and the upper German mittelstand, which we have significant experience in supporting in its expansion to new production and distribution markets. I look forward to working with my fellow Managing Partners in continuing to develop Taylor Wessing as a leading international law firm.” Florian Ranft will be supported by his fellow partners Dr Torsten van Jeger, Christoph Vaupel, Dr Andreas Wirth and Dr Jörg Wimmers, who act as managing directors sitting on the firm’s German board. Tim Eyles, Managing Partner for Taylor Wessing in the UK, is looking forward to working with Florian Ranft: “Florian has been very successful as a lawyer, has developed our China practice to a leading position and has held various management positions to great effect to date.” Tim Eyles also thanked Wolfgang Rehmann for the successful collaboration on the development of Taylor Wessing: “Wolfgang has made a major contribution both to the development of Taylor Wessing in Germany and to the progression of the firm internationally.” Wolfgang Rehmann, being one of the leading lawyers for pharmaceutical and medical products law, will now fully return to client work.
March 20, 2013

Recognised by ALB as a leading firm for Private Equity in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP has been ranked by Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) for its Private Equity practice in Singapore. The Private Equity ranking is consolidated by the ALB editorial team based on the feedback & recognition from the clients.  Only 8 local firms were recognised in the 2013 rankings. ALB is owned by Thomson Reuters and is a leading provider of print and online legal news and information for legal professionals in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.