October 29, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Senior Partner Mr. Subhas Anandan Honoured with Launch of Bursary

Singapore, 29 October 2014 – RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP proudly announces a tribute for Senior Partner Mr. Subhas Anandan, Singapore’s top criminal lawyer and a titan of the Singapore Bar. The tribute event was held at the Supreme Court of Singapore with Guest of Honour Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs. The event was attended by leaders of Singapore’s legal community comprising the Attorney-General Mr. V. K. Rajah, as well as judges from the Supreme Court and State Courts, lawyers, legal officers, law academics and students. As a fitting tribute to Mr. Anandan, members of the local legal community pledged a sum of S$100,000 towards the newly formed "Yellow Ribbon Fund Subhas Anandan Star Bursary Award," which will provide financial support to ex-inmates who wish to pursue further education and a second chance in society, a cause pioneered by Mr. Anandan during his four-decade career. In addition to the announcement of fund, the event featured remarks from high-profile members of Singapore’s legal community, all praising the professional and personal attributes of Mr. Anandan. Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs, said, “As one of Singapore’s top criminal lawyers with over 1,500 criminal cases under his belt, Subhas is a legend in the courtroom. His sharp intellect, combative spirit and indomitable will are well-known. Subhas’ steadfast belief in a fair defence for the accused, and for a second chance to be accorded to them regardless of their chequered past, is well-known.” Mr. Rajan Menon, Senior Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, said, “In 43 years of legal practice, Subhas has established himself as an outstanding criminal lawyer we have today at the Singapore Criminal Bar. Subhas is a man of integrity, boundless energy, passion, compassion, generosity and a staunch defender of the rule of law. All these called for hard work and commitment which he wholeheartedly gave. On behalf of my partners and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, we are delighted and also honoured in this special tribute to our Senior Partner and a founding member of the firm.” Mr. Anandan is a Senior Partner for the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice for RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP.
October 21, 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, on the panel of Inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, will be on the panel discussing How Crypto-Currencies are Changing the Future at the Inaugural CAIA-SKBI Cryptocurrency Conference 2014 on 4 November 2014. This conference is organised by the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) in conjunction with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). It will be held at the Singapore Management University, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. Cryptocurrencies have been gaining much attention recently as we observe industry leaders and institutions taking part in discussions on Bitcoin or buying stakes in the cryptocurrency industry. It can potentially change the way businesses are conducted, and challenge established institutions such as central banks, exchanges, and even governments. This conference will be an opportunity for industry professionals and regulators to improve their understanding of the area and explore how their institutions can address or engage in this technology. To RSVP, please click here.
October 21, 2014

Azman Jaafar, Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing quoted in Asian Legal Business article entitled “A time for tie-ups”

Azman Jaafar, Partner and Head of Corporate, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was quoted in an article by Asian Legal Business. Entitled “A time for tie-ups”, the article explores the law firm alliances being forged in South East Asia. Azman speaks about regional connectivity and the need to maintain quality in a diverse region. With the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community, Azman also expects an increase in cross-border trade between member countries, as well as with countries within and outside the rest of Asia. For the full article, please visit http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/features/time-tie-ups/67174
October 20, 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, on the panel of Cloud Expo Asia 2014

Jonathan Kok, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, has been invited to join the panel discussion on Data Sovereignty – A Legislative Problem at CloudAsia 2014, which will be held on 29-30 October 2014 at Suntec Exhibition Centre. Over 7,000 international attendees are expected to attend. CloudAsia 2014, co-organised with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), is co-located with Cloud Expo Asia & Data Centre World for the second year. CloudAsia’s 2-day conference programme will emphasise 6 main themes: Cloud Adoption in Asia, Government, Data & Analytics, Finance, Manufacturing and Healthcare. To RSVP, please click here.