May 4, 2012

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing extends international reach to CEE with e|n|w|c

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has extended its international reach to six new jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) via Taylor Wessing’s merger with leading Austrian firm e|n|w|c.  The merger was announced today by Taylor Wessing, which for the past eighteen months has been implementing an ambitious international strategy for expansion into the world's growth economies, with one of the Firm's target regions being the CEE. With offices across Central and Eastern Europe, including in Budapest, Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Warsaw, Kiev, Klagenfurt and Vienna, Taylor Wessing's merger with e|n|w|c has allowed the Firm to realise that goal. e|n|w|c was founded in 1986 and today has 24 partners and more than 70 lawyers operating across its eight offices, advising major international companies in the commercial, industrial, service, banking and insurance sectors. e|n|w|c will formally become part of Taylor Wessing as 'Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law' today, 4 May 2012. The move takes Taylor Wessing's fee earning headcount to almost 900 across 22 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Tim Eyles, Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing UK, comments: "Our merger with e|n|w|c is part of our wider strategy to service the demands of our international client base operating in the industries and economies of tomorrow. Ensuring a depth of coverage in CEE and SEE is a key element of that strategy, in tandem with our expansion plans for Asia and the Middle East. e|n|w|c's embedded legal and industry knowledge will give us a strong foothold in CEE and SEE and, as such, the capability to help our clients achieve their ambitions with a comprehensive service tailored to local legal environments, cultures and market conditions." Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, comments: "With the merger of e|n|w|c to Taylor Wessing, we are excited at the opportunities in this region and how our clients may now have access to a reputable firm in CEE to assist them in their business and investment activities."   Dr. Raimund Cancola, Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, comments: “The ability to deliver top quality service to our clients across practice areas and jurisdictions has always been our aspiration. As our clients become increasingly international in their outlook and requirements, the decision to become part of an international law firm is the logical corollary of our corporate philosophy, allowing us to grow with them in this fast changing and increasingly competitive environment.”
April 26, 2012

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as sponsor for China Yongsheng Limited

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as the Sponsor for China Yongsheng Limited with effect from 26 April 2012. China Yongsheng Limited and its group of Companies is primarily engaged in the production and supply of concrete and related products in addition to quarrying and processing of rocks used for construction.
April 23, 2012

Partner appointed as Registered Professional on Catalist board

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Corporate and Securities Partner Ms Amanda Chen on her appointment as a Registered Professional on Catalist, the sponsor-supervised board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. She joins the team of Registered Professionals in RHT Capital, which is wholly owned by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. RHT Capital has also recently grown its outfit by bringing in three compliance officers, namely Leong Chuo Ming, Wong Yong Fei and Chu Leng Hock. Please click here for more information on the team in RHT Capital.
April 17, 2012

Impact of upcoming Personal Data Protection Bill on businesses

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his views in this week’s topic in the Business Times’ weekly column, Views from the Top. In response to the queries as to what positives can businesses take from the upcoming Personal Data Protection Bill and other initiatives to protect consumer data and privacy, and how it will impact companies' use of social media and other online/mobile strategies, he is quoted saying: “The proposed Personal Data Protection Bill gives businesses a certain level of certainty and clarity on how to manage the collection and use of personal data. In balancing the need to protect privacy of individuals against the use of personal data for legitimate purposes, it is laudable that the government has set out guidelines on the collection and use of personal data, having taken into account the views and concerns of the public. The proposed Do-Not-Call Registry, in particular, is a novel concept in Singapore that will require parties to revise their marketing strategies accordingly.” The Firm’s Data Protection Practice Group is led by Intellectual Property & Technology Partner, Mr Wun Rizwi.