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RHT Law welcomes new additions to the team

September 5, 2011
RHT Law warmly welcomes our new Equity Partner, Mr John Wang as well as Legal Associate Ms Chong Li Lian into RHT Law's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr Wang and Ms Chong have joined us from Robert Wang & Woo. Mr Wang has been in practice for about 13 years and his main area of practice is in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has acted for multi-national companies, public listed companies, a major property REIT, private companies and private individuals.
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RHT Law announces co-operation with leading international law practice group

September 3, 2011
RHT Law has signed a Co-operation Agreement with Taylor Wessing, a leading international law practice group, to establish a co-operation for the provision of legal services in South East Asia. The cooperation will connect the Firm with Taylor Wessing's international network and global legal expertise. Taylor Wessing offers an integrated service across the full range of practice areas, with core strengths in corporate, finance, real estate, IP and private wealth. Taylor Wessing is driven by where the industries of tomorrow are growing the fastest and is active in Technology, Communications & Brands, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Financial Institutions & Services, Real Estate & Infrastructure, and Energy & Environment. Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHT Law, comments: "The relationship with Taylor Wessing forms a network of over 800 lawyers working across 14 offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and opens up immense opportunities for our clients and us internationally. We are confident that this cooperation will enable us to internationalise our business, enhance our core strengths and seize the opportunities in this dynamic region."
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Silver sponsor for 11th Teen Challenge Charity Golf 2011

August 26, 2011
RHT Law is proud to be the Silver sponsor for the 11th Teen Challenge Charity Golf 2011 event on 30th September 2011. In doing so, the Firm plays her part to aid offenders, ex-offenders, troubled teens and families in rebuilding their lives. Under the care and support from sponsors of Teen Challenge (Singapore), marginalised offenders, ex-offenders, teens and families are better able to assimilate back into the community. RHT Law is dedicated to giving back to society and is glad to play a part in such causes.
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RHT Law congratulates RHT Capital Pte. Ltd. on obtaining approval from the SGX as a continuing sponsor

August 26, 2011
RHT Law congratulates RHT Capital Pte. Ltd. on obtaining the approval-in-principle (AIP) as a continuing sponsor on Catalist from the Singapore Exchange (SGX), with effect from 26th August 2011. Partners Lawrence Wong and Billy Lau have also received the AIP as Registered Professionals under RHT Capital.
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RHT Law organises first media cocktail

August 3, 2011
RHT Law hosted members of the media at a cocktail session on the 2nd of August 2011, at the Singapore Cricket Club. The event was attended by more than 10 members of the press who were eager to hear more about the directions forward for RHT Law, as well as her future plans. Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat stressed that RHT Law is not a new law firm but comprised senior and experienced lawyers. She is led by her 5 Senior Partners and is a people centric, caring, and business driven firm. Striving to be a local international law firm, RHT Law will work with international law firms to expand the offering of international capabilities and networks to clients.
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Children’s Cancer Foundation as RHT Law’s adopted charity

August 3, 2011
The Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) and RHT Law signed a memorandum of understanding on 2nd August 2011 to formalise the adoption of CCF as the Firm's principal charity. The Firm is committed to giving back to society, and plans to organise various fundraising events, such as a charity golf fundraiser in 2012, and to also encourage staff to volunteer and participate in CCF's activities. Executive Director Ms Chee Wai Yee represented CCF in signing the memorandum.
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RHT Law soft launch and celebratory lunch

July 14, 2011
RHT Law commenced business on Saturday, 28 May 2011. The soft launch was heralded through the opening of the firm's office premises at Six Battery Road by former Court of Appeal Judge Mr LP Thean. Staff and their families were invited for a tour of the new premises which was followed by a celebratory lunch at the Singapore Cricket Club. RHT Law and RHT Group of Companies currently have the strength of over 100 legal professionals and staff.
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RHT Law Movie Night for staff, families and friends

July 11, 2011
RHT Law will be organising its annual Movie Night at Golden Village Marina on 14th July 2011, the opening night of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Staff, families and friends of the firm are invited to participate in the 'Be Potter-ised' photo contest which will have a Halloween-in-July effect, with wizard hats and wands expected to make their appearance in a bid to win 5 pairs of GV movie tickets. RHT Law will also present the pledge book in support of Saferoads.sg during the movie night. The nationwide campaign promotes road safety in Singapore, and is organised by Automobile Association Singapore, Singapore Road Safety Council and People's Association, and is supported by the Traffic Police.
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S-chips accounting irregularities a problem to worldwide Exchanges

June 27, 2011
Partner Lin Song from RHT Law’s China Practice provided comment on the recent concern from regulators worldwide regarding accounting irregularities surrounding S-chips listed on various exchanges. He highlighted that companies in China are generally more focused on growth than corporate governance, and while there are laws in China against commercial crimes and fraud, enforcement is still not up to scratch as local governments tend to protect local businesses.
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Promoting intellectual property laws to the general public

June 25, 2011
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is stepping up efforts to bring intellectual property (IP) closer to the people, through an integrated campaign optimising both online and offline activities to engage the general public. Partner Jonathan Kok from RHT Law’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice observed that there has been an increase in local companies having basic knowledge of IP law and the importance of protecting their own IP locally and overseas.
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