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.
July 13, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Corporate Practice, Azman Jaafar authors article entitled “Embracing Diversity in the ASEAN Economic Community” for Asian Legal Business

Partner Azman Jaafar authored an article entitled “Embracing Diversity in the ASEAN Economic Community” for the July edition of the Asian Legal Business (ALB). Azman shared how the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has too often been the subject of unfair comparison to the European Union (EU). He highlighted that the motives of the AEC are different from the EU and at the time of the AEC’s inception, the leadership valued the diversity and inequality that already existed within ASEAN. He added that the establishment of the AEC reflected the importance placed on ASEAN’s continued relevance in the global economy. With the AEC, ASEAN will become an important marketplace for Singapore SMEs. To stay competitive in the larger global economy, Singapore SMEs must move their businesses up the value chain and with the attraction of new foreign investments into the AEC market, there will also be opportunities for Singapore SMEs to plug themselves into a more integrated global marketplace. The full article can be found in the July 2015 edition of ALB.
July 8, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces promotion of Suleen Ding to Corporate Partner

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms Suleen Ding as a Partner in our Corporate Practice with effect from 1 April 2015.   Suleen specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investments across the ASEAN region. She has assisted clients in putting together various legal documentation such as investment agreements, subscription agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements and sale and purchase agreements. Suleen has also led legal due diligence teams and coordinated cross-border transactions with professional advisors located in other jurisdictions.
July 8, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Capital Markets and Corporate Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Chong Eng Wee as a Partner in our Capital Markets and Corporate Practice with effect from 1 July 2015. Eng Wee is a corporate practitioner whose areas of practice include corporate and securities laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work. Prior to joining RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Eng Wee practised at a leading joint law venture firm and a leading local law firm in Singapore and worked as in-house legal counsel at several major companies listed on the main board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. Eng Wee was also the Representative for the Shanghai Representative Office of the joint law venture and possesses a good working knowledge of foreign investment laws in China. Eng Wee was also the joint Company Secretary for 3 main board listed companies.