October 9, 2012

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner awarded the Minister for Law Appreciation Award

Mr Nandakumar Renganathan, Partner of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, has been awarded the “Minister for Law Appreciation Award” which is conferred on individuals and organisations who have rendered commendable services as a volunteer with the Ministry’s Community Mediation Unit (CMU) and the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) to provide pro bono legal aid. The award will be presented to him on 18 October 2012 by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, at the Ministry of Law and Attorney General’s Chambers’ National Day Awards Investiture and Appreciation Dinner. We congratulate Mr Nandakumar on being conferred this award.
October 8, 2012

Partners invited to speak at 3rd Annual SIAS Corporate Governance Week

As part of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s commitment to excellence in corporate governance, two partners from the Firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice participated in the 3rd Annual Corporate Governance Week organised by the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (SIAS). The Corporate Governance Week is an annual event that aims to encourage good corporate governance practices in businesses in order to enhance shareholder value and contribute to the health and stability of the financial markets and the economy. Deputy Head of the Corporate & Securities Practice, Mr Lawrence Wong, presented at the panel discussion on "Proposed Measures to Protect Shareholders in Foreign Listings on the Singapore Exchange" where the panellists shared their views on 5 measures proposed by SIAS to SGX following the string of scandals involving foreign listings on SGX-ST, including the pros and cons, practical issues in implementation, legalities involved and suggested alternatives. Head of Private Wealth, Mr Tan Choon Leng presented at the panel discussion on "Governance for Family/Owner Managed Businesses. During this forum, panellists discussed the latest findings from a survey conducted by KPMG and CPA Australia on family owned businesses in Singapore of a certain minimum size. Topics discussed included succession planning where the founder is still active in the company and practical points in the application of a corporate governance regime on a family business.
October 5, 2012

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as sponsor for Chinese Global Investors Group Limited

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as the Sponsor for Chinese Global Investors Group Limited with effect from 2 October 2012. Chinese Global Investors Group Ltd and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in two streams of business: financial and investment services and the provision of quality waterproofing and building protection solutions and products. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Corporate and Securities Deputy Head and Partner, Mr Lawrence Wong, is the appointed Registered Professional for Chinese Global Investors Group Limited.
October 4, 2012

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on her appointment by Earth Hour Global Limited

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on her appointment as the corporate secretarial agent by Earth Hour Global Limited with effect from 10 September 2012. Earth Hour was started by WWF as a one-city initiative in 2007 and has since grown to be the world's largest campaign for the planet, taking place in more than 7000 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories. Earth Hour's mission is to unite people to protect the planet, empowering individuals, businesses, governments and organisations to collectively work towards a more sustainable future for our world. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Corporate and Securities Partner, Ms Kaylee Kwok will be the named Company Secretary for Earth Hour.