September 18, 2014

Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat Pledges S$150,000 to NUS Faculty of Law

To honour his father, Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, has pledged S$150,000 in his personal capacity to NUS Faculty of Law to establish the Tan Han Boon Bursary. Chong Huat recollects his father’s achievements with much pride, “He was born in Batu Pahat, Malaysia on 31 August 1939. At the age of 15, he came to Singapore to work as an apprentice technician and later settled into the position of a clerk in a commodities trading company. Eventually, he rose to the position of trading director. He was held in high regard by his peers for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings in the rice and sugar industry in both Singapore and Thailand.” Through the Bursary, Chong Huat wants to offer deserving students the opportunity to further their studies regardless of their circumstances. He hopes the recipients will do well in life and, when they are ready and financially able, they will give both time and money back to society, as well as to NUS. Chong Huat shared, “A good education lays only the basic foundation for one’s journey in life. Values, character, affiliation and ethics are factors that will determine how meaningful and happy that journey will be. Giving is an act of sharing and believing in a better future that we all share. Giving originates from the heart. It is the heart of each alumnus that this giving seeks to touch. In doing so, other aspects of our lives will be touched.”
September 16, 2014

Lawyer Glut can be a Happy Problem

An opinion piece by Managing Partner, Tan Chong Huat, and Head, Professional Services Support, Alvin Chen, was published on 16 September 2014 in The Straits Times’ Opinion Section. The commentary, entitled “Lawyer glut can be a happy problem”, discusses how the leap in the number of Singaporeans enrolling in overseas law schools raises larger issues, in particular how the legal community should allocate more resources to enhance the practice of community law and why younger citizens should be educated about the role of law in society. To view the article, please click on this link.
August 19, 2014

Partner Tan Choon Leng makes Singapore Business Review list of 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under

The Singapore Business Review recently announced a list of 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under. These lawyers are thought leaders and have wielded strong influence in the legal industry. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is happy to report that Partner Tan Choon Leng made this list. Tan Choon Leng is the firm’s Head of Private Wealth and co-Head of M&A. Here is the link: http://sbr.com.sg/professional-serviceslegal/exclusive/singapore%E2%80%99s-20-most-influential-40-and-under-lawyers The Management, Partners and staff congratulate Choon Leng on this achievement!
August 15, 2014

Partner Nandakumar Renganathan Appointed Deputy Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nandakumar Renganathan as Deputy Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Nanda is a highly experienced and regarded lawyer, well known for his intense commitment to excellence in the provision of legal services as well as to the community at large here in Singapore. Commenting on his new appointment with the firm, Nanda says: “I am tremendously honoured that the partners and management of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP have entrusted me with this leadership position. The team at Litigation and Dispute Resolution will continue to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. We pride ourselves for providing clients intelligent and innovative legal and business solutions. We will continue to work hard and grow our expertise especially in the ASEAN+ region so that we will be able to create opportunities for our clients.” In addition to his role as Deputy Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Nanda will continue to serve clients in his leading litigation and dispute resolution practice.