April 15, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was ranked as a 2015 Employer of Choice in Singapore by the Asian Legal Business

Leading Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was ranked as a 2015 Employer of Choice in Singapore by the Asian Legal Business (ALB). The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from managing partners to support staff. The firm was also ranked in 2014.  Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing comments, “We are delighted with this award. As a firm, we place a lot of emphasis on our people’s professional and personal development. We have a culture of open-mindedness and our partners understand that they have a responsibility to mentor, guide and impart their expertise. We care about what our staff think and this is reflected in the town halls and practice retreats that we organise throughout the year. We will continue to engage and ensure that our most important commodity, our people, have every opportunity to excel as role models and leaders. This recognition is for everyone associated with the firm. Thank you ALB.”
April 8, 2015

In Memoriam of our late Senior Partner Subhas Anandan, by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Chairman Professor Walter Woon SC

In an article written for the Law Gazette, the official publication of The Law Society of Singapore, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Chairman Professor Walter Woon SC pays tribute to the dedication and passion Mr Anandan encompassed as a criminal lawyer. Professor Woon describes how Mr Anandan’s efforts helped shape the landscape of criminal law in Singapore and how Mr Anandan saw hope in cases where others deemed hopeless, simply because he was a firm believer in second chances. The full story can be found in the March 2015 issue of the Law Gazette, the official publication of The Law Society of Singapore. The Partners, Management and Staff at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies will continue to honour and remember this giant of a man who had a heart of gold.
April 1, 2015

RHT Digital & Media launches in Singapore – Company is the first in Singapore to offer strategic media consulting services supported by market-leading legal and professional services practices

The RHT Group of Companies (“the Group”) – the leading professional services group in Asia – is proud to announce the successful launch of RHT Digital & Media, a strategic communications consultancy. RHT Digital & Media focuses on strategic communications consulting services in the areas of branding, corporate public relations, investor relations, media training for top executives, crisis management, strategic PR counsel, digital competency and compliance training. The company is a part of the RHT Group of Companies, which comprises 12 professional services companies affiliated with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, currently the eighth-largest law firm in Singapore. In addition to the legal services provided by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, the Group offers continuing sponsorship, post-listed compliance and secretarial services, corporate governance advisory, share registration, compliance solutions, data analytics, as well as professional training and development. RHT Digital & Media offers strategic communications consulting services in alignment with the Group’s other market-leading professional services, to meet the increasing demands for integrated professional services, and to provide counsel in areas in which professional and media issues intersect. RHT Digital & Media comprises a team of some of Singapore’s most accomplished media professionals, with decades of experience in print, broadcast and digital journalism. Former CEO of MediaCorp News Mr. Woon Tai Ho is Chief Executive Officer of the company, and brings with him a deep knowledge of traditional and digital media with first-hand media and marketing experience working across Asia, principally Southeast Asia, India and China. Mr. Woon is best known for starting the Asian-wide news channel, Channel NewsAsia in 1999, and was an instrumental figure in the creation, production and marketing of award-winning broadcast channels, programmes and documentaries. Commenting on the launch of RHT Digital & Media, Mr. Woon said, “We are a group of veteran media strategists backed by a visionary professional services firm, the RHT Group of Companies. This is strategic because many media issues today have legal and other professional implications; conversely, winning in the court of law or any forum is only complete when you can also win in the court of public opinion.” RHT Digital & Media already represents a portfolio of public and private clients, supported by the RHT Group of Companies. The company is fully operational as at 1 April 2015.
March 27, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing holds memorial ceremony in honour of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP (“the Firm”) held a memorial ceremony for Singapore’s Founding Father, the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. The memorial tribute brought together the entire firm’s staff to pay their respects. A minute of silence was held, which allowed members of the Firm and group of companies to honour the First Prime Minister. Guest speakers included Members of Parliament Mr. Yeo Guat Kwang (Ang Mo Kio GRC) and the now retired Dr. Low Seow Chay, who touched upon Mr. Lee’s pragmatism as a leader and his place in history as a great man. Speaking on behalf of the Firm during the ceremony, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Senior Partner Mr. Rajan Menon said, “The RHT family is deeply saddened to have lost a remarkable leader and our founding father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Mr. Lee will be remembered for generations to come as the father of modern Singapore and for his lasting contributions, both to Singapore and to the region. As such, the Firm will strive to continue to uphold his legacy for years to come.” RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Managing Partner Mr. Tan Chong Huat said, “RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP will honour the spirit of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew by embracing ‘Singapore's destiny’ – the legacy that Mr. Lee had tirelessly strived for in his life's work. We shall do well to imbibe his wisdom to heart as we move forward as a nation.” Following the memorial ceremony, the Firm’s staff departed to attend the Lying in State at the Parliament House to bid one last farewell to the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP will also present a commemorative book to the Lee family, signed with notes of condolences by the Firm’s staff.