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.
May 14, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Vernon Voon as a Partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice with effect from 13 May 2015. Vernon has extensive experience in assisting clients with their debt recovery litigation and management, having honed his skills in the area since 2004. He has acted for a broad range of clients including local and foreign financial institutions, securities trading firms, vehicle rental companies and a local co-operative. He has experience in recovery of unsecured and secured debts and payments due under debentures, bonds and other facilities. Prior to that, he practised general litigation and has had extensive experience advising clients and arguing cases before the Strata Titles Board, the State Courts, the High Court and assisting in matters before the Court of Appeal. His practice areas included contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty, the provisional liquidation and winding up of companies, trust and contentious family law matters.
May 5, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing nominated in several categories for Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been nominated in seven categories at the upcoming Asian Legal Business Southeast (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2015.   The nominated categories are:   • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year • Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year • Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year • Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year • Real Estate Law Firm of the Year • Managing Partner of the Year   The ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2015 recognises the excellent and outstanding achievements of SE Asia's leading law firms and in-house legal teams as well as the top deals and dealmakers of 2014.    Winners will be announced during the gala dinner at the Fullerton Hotel on 28 May 2015.