December 4, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Lawyers Ranked Singapore’s Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce that its Partners, Chong Eng Wee and Arvin Lee, have been ranked Singapore’s Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under in the latest list by the Singapore Business Review publication. Chong Eng Wee, a Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Capital Markets, Corporate and China Practice, as well as Arvin Lee, a Partner and Head (China-related Disputes), have been included in the latest ranking and selected from a hundred nominees based on three main criteria: thought leadership, influence, and success. The list recognises the 40 young lawyers who have shaped the legal industry inside and outside the courtroom, or on the negotiating table. “We are very pleased to have Eng Wee and Arvin recognised as Singapore’s Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers below 40 and under in the latest Singapore Business Review ranking. Both Eng Wee and Arvin are leaders in their respective fields and possess the right attributes to excel and have influence over their peers,” according to RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Mr Tan Chong Huat. Eng Wee is a corporate practitioner whose areas of practice include corporate and securities law, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work. He has advised companies on a range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions such as initial public offerings, pre-IPO investment, reverse take-overs, rights issues and placements, acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets, joint ventures, private equity, and corporate restructuring transactions. Eng Wee has also acted as counsel for clients in various cross border transactions with PRC elements, and frequently advises listed companies on their regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. Arvin is a partner and Head (China-related Disputes) and is also involved in the Banking & Finance and China Practice groups at the law firm. Arvin’s international dispute resolution experience was given a strong institutional foundation through earlier roles as Deputy Head (China) and Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Arvin combines disputes work with advisory work in relation to China deals to develop a solid feel for the transactional anatomy of disputes – recent experience includes advice on a complex arbitration clause in relation to a bespoke equity buyout agreement; and on Singapore law aspects of suite of definitive agreements in a USD 50 Chinese private equity investment in Indonesia’s largest ferro-nickel project to date, which he was personally instructed on.
November 30, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Corporate Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Patrick Dahm as a Partner (Foreign Lawyer) in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Corporate Practices with effect from 13 November 2015.   Patrick graduated from the University of Hamburg in 2001. After a stint as legal advisor with the German Embassy in Singapore and his pupillage, he was admitted in 2006 and registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore in 2008. In 2014, he was registered as a Foreign Practitioner admitted to practise Singapore law. He is currently the only Foreign Practitioner admitted to practise both German and Singapore law.   Patrick's areas of practice encompass commercial arbitration, commercial and administrative litigation as well as corporate and commercial law.   He has published professional articles and delivered speeches and lectures on a variety of subjects, most of them related to international arbitration, corporate commercial and Internet law. He is registered with the German Embassy in Singapore as an official translator.
November 19, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing partners with Singapore Management University to establish “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize For Best Student in Corporate Crime”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has partnered with Singapore Management University (SMU) to establish the “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize For Best Student in Corporate Crime” award. An annual prize will be presented to the Best Student in the Corporate Crime elective and this Book Prize will run consecutively for five years.  A sum of money will also go towards the School of Law for the purpose of scholarships, book allowances and other student support schemes. On the importance of expanding the talent pool to fight financial crimes, Rajan Menon, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing said, “This Book Prize is part of our ongoing effort to recognize, motivate and ultimately, enlarge the talent pool among the undergraduate population in Singapore.  It also serves as a reminder of our commitment as a corporate citizen to the urgent cause of improving our ability as a country to tackle financial and corporate crimes. We will continue to play a role in bringing more legal talents into the corporate sector and raising awareness of the importance of having a strong financial crime fighting and compliance capabilities.”
November 17, 2015

Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Jonathan Kok invited as panellist in industry roundtable titled “Data Sharing and Greater Transparency on Cases of Security Breaches”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Jonathan Kok was invited to be a panellist in an industry roundtable titled “Data Sharing and Greater Transparency on Cases of Security Breaches”. The event is held today, 17 November 2015, at Zafferano, hosted by LogRhythm, a leading international firm in security intelligence and analytics. The roundtable boasts a strong panel featuring industry experts in the fields of data protection and cybersecurity. Distinguished panellists comprise: Jonathan Kok, Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Chris Petersen, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at LogRhythm Benjamin Lian, Associate Professor at School of Computing at National University of Singapore Kelvin Ang, Chief Operating Officer at CSS Industrial Pte Ltd Lam Kwok Wing, Enterprise Security Chief Architect at Fujitsu Some of the discussion topics the audience will be engaging in include: People challenge: EDB reported that Singapore will have 6000 vacancies in Security. What skills do we need to teach them moving forward? How transparent do enterprises need to be when it comes to security breaches? How should governments address the cybersecurity threats associated with the convergence of greater interconnectivity, big data analytics, the cloud and all other components of a “smart” ecosystem? The roundtable will be moderated by Bill Taylor-Mountford, LogRhythm’s Vice President - Asia Pacific and Japan.