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.
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.
Lawyer Awards for its work in securing planning permission for Brentford FC's new stadium.
Taylor Wessing has worked with Brentford FC to secure planning permission on a new 20,000 seater stadium for the club, the first new stadium to be built in London for ten years. This was the first time that the Social Value Act had been used in a planning context, demonstrating the contribution that the stadium would bring to the local community.
The Lawyer Awards, hosted by the publication of the same name, celebrate excellence across the legal industry. Now in their 21st year, the awards are judged by an expert panel which looks to reward firms and companies which have demonstrated excellence and set themselves apart from the rest of the legal industry.
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RHT Holdings CEO Jayaprakash Jagateesan shared with The Edge Singapore the key reasons for RHT Holdings planned listing as well as RHT’s regional expansion plans.
“A key reason for the listing is to raise capital to acquire other professional service providers across the region,” said Prakash. With this, RHT’s other entities can offer a suite of other services to clients of the acquired businesses without having to start from scratch. The grand vision for RHT is to look beyond the law as the way to compete in the fast-shifting legal landscape. Currently, there are 14 RHT companies.
Building relationships internally is also key to RHT’s success. That is why RHT has been able to draw in leading names from the various fields such as RHT Digital & Media CEO Woon Tai Ho, who created Channel Newsasia and RHT Compliance Solutions Director Nizam Ismail, who was a former deputy director and head of the market conduct policy division at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Prakash also commented, “At the end of the day, the RHT brand itself carries a certain reputation. It spans from the law firm to the group of companies. The risk of us not delivering what we set out to do is quite significant.”
The full article titled “RHT plans Catalist IPO for unit providing services ‘providing law’” can be found in the June 15-June 21 edition of The Edge Singapore.