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RHT Law Partner recognised by Euromoney as world’s leading real estate lawyer

November 16, 2011
Ms Amita Dutt, Partner and co-head of RHT Law’s Finance and Real Estate Practice has been nominated by in-house counsel and professional peers as one of the outstanding practitioners in Euromoney’s 9th edition of the Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers, to be published in December 2011.   To qualify as an outstanding practitioner, each individual must meet a strict threshold of nominations from his or her peers after analysis and screening for firm, formal network, group or alliance bias. The research involved a survey over 3,000 questionnaires to senior in-house counsel, partners at pre-eminent law firms, and other specialists in over 60 jurisdictions, as well as interviews with a select group of specialists in leading commercial centres worldwide.   This is the latest addition to her list of accolades, which include recognition as one of the top Real Estate lawyers by the International Bar Association in the 2008 edition of Who's Who Legal-Singapore and by AsiaLaw as a Leading Lawyer in Banking and Real Estate in 2010. This is also her second consecutive nomination as an outstanding practitioner in her field in the Guide to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers. RHT Law congratulates and supports Amita on her pursuit of excellence in this field.
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RHT Law to share insights at talk for Chinese enterprises

November 11, 2011
RHT Law’s Corporate & Securities Partner, Mr Lawrence Wong, will be delivering a talk in Chinese at the Chinese Enterprise Management Seminar (中资企业管理交流研讨会) on 15 November 2011, on the Proposed Changes to Companies Act and the amendments to the SGX Listing Manual. Organised by the China Enterprises Association (Singapore), Lawrence will join representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, who will cover topics on financing, tax risk management, and enhancing competitiveness through restructuring of the supply chain for Chinese enterprises. Lawrence has acted as the leading partner in numerous initial public offerings, secondary fund raising and merger and acquisitions exercises and was recognised as a 'Leading Lawyer' in IFLR 1000’s 2011 rankings. He is a director of several public listed companies and is also a registered professional with RHT Capital Pte. Ltd., an approved continuing sponsor on Catalist, the sponsor-supervised board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
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SIArb celebrates 30th anniversary

November 9, 2011
RHT Law congratulates the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) on its 30th anniversary. In celebration of this special occasion, RHT Law is proud to be one of three Platinum Sponsors for the anniversary dinner held on 18 November 2011 at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Judge of Appeal Justice V. K. Rajah will grace the event as their Guest of Honour. Since its inception in 1981, SIArb has played a pivotal role in the professional development of arbitration in Singapore, and the region. RHT Law's International and Domestic Arbitration Practice Area is actively involved in international and domestic arbitration as arbitrators or counsels, in cases involving multi-million dollar claims from parties which are multinational companies from Asia, Europe and the United States of America. Our lawyers have been involved in many international arbitration cases as the presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or counsel in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and ad hoc arbitration.
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RHT Law to give talk on copyright and geographical indications law to TCM physicians

November 8, 2011
RHT Law's Intellectual Property & Technology Partner, Mr Ung Gim Sei, will be speaking on 'Copyright and Geographical Indications Laws' at Zhong Hwa Hospital in Toa Payoh on 2 January 2012. Mr Ung is an experienced journalist with about 27 years in the Media industry under his belt. He will be addressing a group of Chinese physicians who are lecturers of the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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RHT Law Managing Partner spoke at SIAS Corporate Governance Week Workshop

November 4, 2011
As part of RHT Law's commitment to excellence in corporate governance, the firm's Managing Partner, Mr Tan Chong Huat, contributed his views as a panellist in a corporate governance workshop held on 25th October 2011, at Marina Mandarin Singapore. The workshop was one of many workshops organised by the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) as part of the 2011 Corporate Governance Week, and focused on board matters such as the indicators of board performance, changes in the Companies Act/ Code of Corporate Governance and Key Priorities for 2011. The panel discussion covered key issues such as board practices, succession, diversity, risk management, and matters relating to corporate governance. The other panel members include Mr David Chew, Executive Director of Deloitte & Touche Risk Consulting, Mr Chong Yoon Chou, Investment Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, and Mr Shariq Barmaky, Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
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Proposed changes to the Code of Corporate Governance and Companies Act

November 2, 2011
RHT Law presented in a series of seminars organised by KPMG Board Advisory Services on the "Proposed changes to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance and Companies Act". Held over 3 sessions in October, RHT Law's session covered the proposed changes, and the implications and practical considerations organisations may face when the changes come into effect. Attendees at the event include C-level, directors and senior management, as well as Board members of listed companies. Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat, and Corporate and Securities Partners Ch'ng Li-Ling and Billy Lau represented RHT Law at the seminars.
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RHT Law congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd. on securing retainer mandate for Duty Free International Limited

November 1, 2011
RHT Law congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd. on securing listed company Duty Free International Limited ("DFI") to engage their corporate secretarial services. DFI (formerly known as Esmart Holdings Limited) is the largest local duty-free trading group in Malaysia with strategic presence at all leading entry and exit points in Peninsular Malaysia. DFI's core business is in the trading of duty-free merchandise and hospitality services which are marketed under the well-known brand name, 'Zon' in Peninsular Malaysia. As part of the Group's hospitality business, DFI owns the Zon Johor Bahru Duty Free Complex. The Group manages the shopping mall (the Zon Mall) and hotel (the Zon Regency Hotel by the Sea), and operates the international ferry terminal (Johor Bahru International Ferry Terminal) located within the duty-free zone. In addition, DFI also owns an 18-hole golf club (Black Forest Golf And Country Club) located at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, near the Malaysia-Thailand border. RHT Law's Corporate & Securities Partner, Lawrence Wong and RHT Corporate Advisory Manager, Shirley Tan are the named Company Secretaries for DFI.
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RHT Law and RHT Capital pledges support for excellence in corporate governance

October 31, 2011
RHT Law and RHT Capital have pledged their support to uphold and advance good corporate governance standards as Corporate Governance Professionals. The pledge is a key feature of this year's Singapore Corporate Governance week organised by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) or SIAS. RHT Law and RHT Capital joins leading institutions and corporations who have endorsed this pledge, namely the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The pledge is deemed to be timely given the sharp rise in average number of fraud cases in Singapore, notwithstanding that the Asian Corporate Governance Association in Hong Kong recently rated Singapore as having the best corporate governance standard in Asia. The Statement of Support for Year 2011 reads: "As an Organisation we are committed to upholding high standards of corporate governance to enhance shareholder value. We believe practising good corporate governance is central to the health and stability of our financial markets and economy." A total of 105 companies have signed the Statement of Support for excellence in corporate governance which has been published in the Business Times on 24th October 2011.
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RHT Law congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as sponsor for Lereno Bio-Chem Ltd

October 25, 2011
RHT Law congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as the Sponsor for Lereno Bio-Chem Ltd with effect from 19 October 2011. Lereno Bio-Chem Ltd is a Catalist listed company, engaged in biofuel and investment holdings. The Company operates in two business segments: biofuel and related business, and others.
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RHT Law strengthens litigation practice with strategic partner hire

October 21, 2011
RHT Law has brought to its ranks two key Partner hires - veteran lawyer Mr Sim Yong Chan, and Ms Tan Siew Kim, in a move to bolster its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Mr Sim joins as a Partner of RHT Law from his previous firm, Arthur Loke & Sim. He is a Litigator and Arbitrator, and is also reputed as an excellent deal initiator and negotiator for merger and acquisition transactions. His experience as a businessman prior to his present vocation as a lawyer stands him in good stead in advising on the dynamics of a deal and in signing up the interests of the parties. He is the current president of The Tanglin Club and legal advisor to the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, and also holds directorships in two companies listed on the SGX. Ms Tan joins as a Partner of RHT Law from her previous firm, Wong Tan & Molly Lim LLC. She has a wide range of litigation experience, having conducted proceedings regularly in the Subordinate Courts (including the Family and Juvenile Courts), the High Court of Singapore and the Court of Appeal. In particular, she specialises in all aspects of contentious family matters including Appeals in the Court of Appeal. She has been involved in many aspects of civil / commercial litigation including the areas of banking (both corporate and individual), debts work, insurance as well as construction. She has also advised local companies, major banks, MNCs and various statutory boards and liaised with counsel from other jurisdictions for both corporate and family matters. She is regularly featured in local magazines and the press, notably for her views and comments on Family matters. She is also a keen writer on dining / entertainment. With them on board, RHT Law has a total of 29 Partners.
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