October 27, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar featured in Channel NewsAsia

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar was featured in a Channel NewsAsia article titled “Partner community to expand learning opportunities for students: Ng Chee Meng”. The article highlighted the need for schools and the community to strengthen partnerships to create more learning opportunities for students. As chairperson of Tanjong Katong Girls’ School student advisory committee, Azman arranged for students to undergo internships at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing  where he is Deputy Managing Partner. He did this with the intention of enabling these students to be more reflective about justice and how it affected them. To value-add to the school, he commented that it is necessary to allow the school to leverage on the private sector resources in cultivating values. The full article can be found in the 24 October 2015 edition of the “Singapore” section of Channel NewsAsia’s website.
October 26, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner Nizam Ismail featured in Berita Harian

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Partner Nizam Ismail was featured in a Berita Harian article titled “Industri Kewangan Islam ‘masih relevan’ di S’pura” (Islamic Finance Industry ‘still relevant’ in S’pore). The report mentioned the Islamic Finance Contemporary Challenges 2015 conference held on 22 October 2015, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, organised by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Compliance Solutions. The report also highlighted the possible opportunities for growth in the Islamic Finance sector as there is still demand from foreign investors, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinational corporations (MNCs) for Shari’ah-compliant products. The full story can be found in the 23 October 2015 edition of the “Ekoniaga” section of the Berita Harian.
October 23, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Compliance Solutions hosted the inaugural Islamic Finance conference

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Compliance Solutions hosted the inaugural Islamic Finance Contemporary Challenges 2015 conference yesterday, 22 October 2015, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The conference attracted an audience of more than 60 people. The full-day programme began with welcome remarks by Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, co-founder of RHT Compliance Solutions Sdn. Bhd, followed by various panel discussions comprising distinguished legal, academic and banking and finance experts from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Some of the distinguished speakers included: Nizam Ismail, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and Co-Founder of RHT Compliance Solutions Vernon Loh, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Ahmad Lutfi Abdull Mutalip, Managing Partner of Azmi & Associates Chadri Jurnalis, Partner of Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners Habib Ullah, Partner and Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) of Taylor Wessing Mohamed Abdul Akbar bin Mohamed Abdul Kader, Vice President of the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nazmi Camalxaman, Associate Director in Group Islamic Banking Division of CIMB Bank Singapore Raja Mohamad, Founder of Five Pillars Pte Ltd and the Secretary of the Gulf Asia Shari’ah Compliant Investments Association (GASCIA) Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin, Treasurer and Founding Member of GASCIA Sani Hamid, Director (Economy & Market Strategy) of Financial Alliance Professor Clement M. Henry, Visiting Research Professor of National University of Singapore M. Nazri Muhd, Group CEO of Vector Scorecard (VSC) Group Professor Madya Dr. Rusni binti Hassan, Shari’ah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank), Malaysia Ustaz Mohd Nazri Chik, Chief Shari’ah Officer of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad Erly Witoyo, Founding Partner of Club Ethis These experts kept the attendees absorbed with major and interesting Islamic Finance topics such as “Islamic Finance in Asia” and “FinTech in the Islamic Financial Landscape”.
October 20, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner Wun Rizwi and Senior Associate Jack Ow co-authored an opinion piece titled “End of safe-harbour deal: S’pore’s position” for The Business Times

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Wun Rizwi and Senior Associate Jack Ow co-authored an opinion piece titled “End of safe-harbour deal: S’pore’s position” for The Business Times. The article highlights the recent ground-breaking decision taken by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that counter-surveillance measures in the US have made the EU-US safe-harbour agreement (“Safe Harbour Principles”) no longer a valid ground. This means that personal data transferred to the US is protected by measures not recognised as adequate under EU Data Protection Laws. This is a reminder to organisations that it is not enough to simply rely on Safe Harbour Principles to comply with the Transfer Limitation Obligation (TLO) under Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012, and provides an opportunity for Singapore to clarify what is an acceptable standard for international data transfers from Singapore into the US. The full article can be found in the 17 October 2015 edition of The Business Times’ Opinion section.