May 27, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing celebrates its four-year anniversary in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP (“the Firm”), currently the eighth-largest law firm in Singapore, is pleased to celebrate its four-year anniversary tomorrow, 28 May 2015. Founded in 2011, the Firm has rapidly grown to become the eighth-largest law firm in Singapore with 101 professionals. Since inception, the Firm has built a formidable suite of practices, with expertise in criminal and civil litigation, banking and finance law, technology and intellectual property law, compliance and an emerging Islamic Finance practice, all with regional capabilities. In addition to retaining a top position in Singapore, the Firm is actively expanding in key international markets, as part of its endeavour to become a local firm with international capabilities. In 2012, the Firm joined the Taylor Wessing network, giving the Firm and its clients access to over 1,050 professionals in Europe, Middle East and North America. Additionally, in 2014, to further strengthen the Firm’s presence in the ASEAN region, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing established the ASEAN+ Group, an association of leading law firms in eight jurisdictions across ASEAN. The Group now has over 750 professionals working in Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. To complement its strength in law, the RHT Group of Companies was formed to address clients’ needs for streamlined and integrated legal and professional services and now comprises 13 companies in total, with expertise in corporate advisory, regulatory and compliance, technology risk management, continuing sponsorship, media consultancy, business management services and other professional services. To further strengthen the group’s professional service offerings, RHT Holdings plans to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange Catalist Board in Q1 2016 or earlier. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Mr. Tan Chong Huat said, “Today marks a momentous occasion for RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies. When we began this improbable journey four years ago, there was no guarantee of success. Now, as we celebrate our four-year anniversary in Singapore, we are eager to continue our journey forward to become the leading professional services group in Asia. With access to over 1,800 professionals in Asia and around the world, we have evolved into a home-grown law firm with global strength and access. For this reason, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing truly is the miracle firm. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to our dedicated and valued employees, who have all played a vital role in the RHT story. We look forward to what the future holds for our Firm, our employees and our clients.”
May 25, 2015

Inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2015 raised $114,500 for beneficiaries

On 22 May 2015, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Holdings hosted the inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf at the Singapore Island Country Club. The day saw more than 120 senior executives participating in the charity golf tournament, many of them C-Suite business leaders in Singapore. This was followed by dinner where they were kept highly entertained by a singing act, auctions, lucky draw and golf awards. Mr Han Fook Kwang, Chairman of SPMF and Ms Elaine Tan, CEO of WWFS  were the Guest-of-Honours . It was heartening to see our corporate leaders come together to raise funds for our beneficiaries, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) and the World Wide Fund for Nature, Singapore (WWFS).  A total of $114,500 was raised. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their contributions and belief. The charity golf tournament is one of many charitable endeavours that will be undertaken by the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation in conjunction with the SG50 celebrations. The inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2015 was mentioned in Saturday’s edition (23 May 2015) of The Straits Times.
May 22, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Holdings Announce Inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and RHT Holdings proudly announce the inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, to be held at the Singapore Island Country Club on 22 May 2015. The event will be a day-long tournament open to business leaders throughout Singapore, and aims to raise over S$100,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and the World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore. More than 120 participants from throughout Singapore are expected to attend, including Guest of Honour, Mr. Han Fook Kwang, Chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. The golf outing is one of many charitable endeavours undertaken by the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation this year in conjunction with the SG50 celebrations, as the foundation – named after RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP founding partner Mr. Rajan Menon – is actively involved in initiatives to address environmental, educational and socioeconomic issues in Singapore. Mr. Rajan Menon, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, said, “The RHT Rajan Menon Foundation is committed to supporting environmental conservation, supporting the educational pursuits of underprivileged children, and providing assistance to disadvantaged groups throughout Singapore. We are proud to showcase our commitment to Singapore by launching our first Charity Golf Tournament to support the World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Both of these organisations play a vital role in educational and environmental programmes for the people of Singapore, and we look forward to working with them in the future.” Guest of Honour, Mr. Han Fook Kwang, Chairman of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, said, “We are extremely grateful to the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, RHT Holdings and the RHT Group of Companies for their support of our organisation. Events such as this help The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund support approximately 14,000 children and youth from low-income families, and help raise awareness amongst business leaders in Singapore that much can still be done to help local communities. The funds raised from this tournament will undoubtedly have a positive impact on local communities.” The RHT Rajan Menon Foundation sincerely thanks all of its Corporate Sponsors: Platinum Sponsor: Kewalram Chanrai Group Bronze Sponsors: Chip Eng Seng Group, Mech-Power Generator Pte. Ltd., OKH Global Ltd. and Union Steel Holdings Limited Print Sponsors: Cupid Gifts Collections, Xpress Holdings Limited Main Sponsors: RHTLaw TaylorWessing LLP and RHT Holdings
May 18, 2015

Family & Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth quoted in Channel Newsasia and TODAY

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Family & Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth was quoted in Channel Newsasia (CNA) and TODAY about the Collaborative Family Practice (CFP) that was established in 2013. Under the CFP scheme, trained lawyers sit in with their clients to facilitate negotiations on the terms and they reach a mutually-agreed proposal that they then file with the Family Courts. Michelle added, “Couples will also have to sign upfront an agreement informing them that they cannot use the same lawyers engaged for the CFP process if the matter proceeds to litigation in court should they fail to reach an agreement. It is to provide a holistic and safe environment for negotiation on a without prejudice platform. And I think it incentivises the settlement process; everybody is kept focused on the ultimate goal which is to come to a resolution.” The full articles can be found on the 18th May 2015 editions of CNA and TODAY.