August 3, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Corporate Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Ms Moira Khaw as a Partner in our Corporate Practice with effect from 27 July 2015. Moira’s tax practice focuses on corporate income tax where her experience covers the following areas of expertise: ·         Tax disputes and controversies ·         Transactional advisory ·         Tax treaties and international taxation Moira is an external lecturer at UniSIM where she teaches international taxation in the Masters in Taxation (MTax) course. She is also a regular course lecturer at Singapore Tax Academy’s Advanced Tax Programme.  She has authored chapters in the published title Revenue and Taxation, Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore and was Singapore Consultant Editor of the Tax Planning and Compliance Manual published by CCH Asia Ltd. She has contributed to journals and professional publications and was Singapore Reporter to Cahiers De Droit Fiscal International.  She was also a member of the International Fiscal Association (Singapore Branch) Committee.
July 30, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Consultant hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Peter Koh as a Senior Consultant in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice with effect from 16 July 2015. Peter has represented clients in arbitral, tribunal and court proceedings in Shipping and Commercial law cases in Singapore, England and British Columbia/Canada. He appeared in the Federal Courts of Canada, Supreme Courts of British Columbia, High Courts of Singapore and assisted London Silks in the Commercial Courts and the Privy Council in London. He was a former pupil of Lord Justice Anthony Evans at then 4 Essex Court, Middle Temple, England.  For many years, he acted for major protection and indemnity clubs and was the Legal Correspondent for Japan P & I and China P & I, ship-owners, shipyards and other marine-related industries. Currently, he is a visiting professor at nine Chinese universities, including China University of Political Science & Law, Xiamen University, Renmin University and Wuhan University. He is also a permanent Visiting Professor at China’s two premier maritime universities:  Dalian Maritime University and Shanghai Maritime University.
July 29, 2015

Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Wun Rizwi & Senior Associate Jack Ow quoted in Bloomberg Business article titled “A Veil of Secrecy Aids Surge in Cyber-Attacks in Asia”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner Wun Rizwi and Senior Associate Jack Ow were quoted in a Bloomberg Business article titled “A Veil of Secrecy Aids Surge in Cyber-Attacks in Asia”.   The article reveals the astonishing reality that when security breaches occur in Asia, most companies don’t have the legal obligation to disclose when hackers steal personal information. This equates to about 42% of the world’s Internet users (or about 1.4 billion people), remaining in the dark about how much of their personal and sensitive data has been stolen.    An article that Rizwi and Jack had written was used to emphasise a point about regulators in Asia.     The full story can be found in the 29 July 2015 edition of Bloomberg Business.
July 28, 2015

Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat discusses elderly abuse in The Straits Times

Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, was published in The Straits Times discussing the topic of elderly abuse in Singapore. In the wake of a viral video of an alleged assault of an elderly woman, Chong Huat discusses whether current laws go far enough in protecting some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens. Amongst other topics, Chong Huat advocates for a nationwide discussion of a mandatory reporting law, which would require citizens to report suspected cases of elderly abuse and could potentially curtail future incidents. The full article can be found in the 25 July 2015 edition of The Straits Times’ Opinion section.