RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Ms Michelle Woodworth as a Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice with effect from 1 August 2014.
After more than 12 years in private practice with a focus on Family Law, Michelle served as a District Judge of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore (now the State Courts of Singapore) in the Family & Juvenile Justice Division (the Family Court) from 2010 to 2012 before joining the Law Society of Singapore, as Director and Head of their Representation and Law Reform Department.
She is a successful Negotiator, Mediator and Litigator with a passion for the welfare of children. Her dedication in Family Law Practice enables Michelle to assist husbands and wives when marriages break down. She is regarded by her peers as professional, respectful and knowledgeable in her area of practice.
Michelle holds the following appointments:
Primary Justice Lawyer, Community Justice Centre
Collaborative Family Practitioner, Singapore Mediation Centre
Associate Mediator, Matrimonial Mediation Scheme, Singapore Mediation Centre
Healthcare Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
Volunteer Mediator, Family Court
Member, Law Society of Singapore’s Family Law Practice Committee
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, a leading law firm in Singapore was recognised by Asia Law Profiles for having highly recommended practice areas. The practice areas recognised were:
Banking & Finance
IT, Telco & Media
In addition, Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat, Senior Partner Subhas Anandan and Partners Jonathan Kok, Ch’ng Li-Ling and Wun Rizwi were recognised as leading lawyers in their area of practice.
Client quotes include:
The firm has good domain knowledge in the fields of corporate finance, capital markets, corporate secretarial work and intellectual property work, which are the main areas we engage the firm for,
Ch’ng Li-Ling is “very responsive” and “provides timely service notwithstanding her busy schedule,”
The firm congratulates RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and the recognised partners for this achievement.
Xyec Holdings Co. Ltd.’s first Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) after its listing in Singapore was successfully held in Tokyo and Singapore concurrently on 27 June 2014.
According to Mr. Manabu Kobayashi, Executive Chairman, President, CEO and Representative Director of Xyec Holdings Co. Ltd,
“The success of the concurrent AGM in both countries would not have been made possible without the support of our legal adviser RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and our corporate secretarial service provider RHT Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd. The RHT teams worked tirelessly with us on addressing legal, technical, and logistical issues in the period leading up to the AGM. As RHT’s video conference facility was to be used for the concurrent AGM, we had multiple testing sessions with RHT so as to ensure that the shareholders in Tokyo was able to clearly see, hear and understand (through translation aids) the conduct of the meeting in Singapore. All these would not have been made possible with the help and assistance from the teams at RHT.”
Ch’ng Li-Ling, Partner and Deputy Head, Capital Markets, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing comments,
“We thank Mr Kobayashi for his compliments. Here at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Corporate Advisory, we strive to deliver intelligent and innovative legal and business solutions for our clients. We are driven to help our clients succeed. This translates to finding solutions to all kinds of issues. We shall continue to work closely with our clients, to anticipate their needs and to help them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues.”
J Prakash, Chief Operating Officer, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Group of Companies comments,
“We are delighted to have been able to deliver a successful Annual General Meeting in two different locations. The is testament to the creativity of the team and their constant desire to innovate for clients. The team at RHT Corporate Advisory will continue to delight their clients at every opportunity with business solutions that are both practical and innovative. Congratulations to Xyec Holdings Co. Ltd on their first Annual General Meeting!”
In conjunction with its first anniversary, RHT Compliance Solutions is pleased to announce its expanded geographical presence and capabilities. Together with our partner law firm in Indonesia, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, we have formed PT RHT Solusi Indonesia to offer compliance and risk solutions to financial institutions and corporates in Indonesia.
Mr Constant Marino Ponggawa, Managing Partner, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners comments:
"We are excited about our collaboration with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP in setting up PT RHT Solusi Indonesia. This allows us to weave our expertise on Indonesian financial and corporate regulations tap along with the risk and compliance expertise of RHT Compliance Solutions.
We are immensely proud to be the first and only provider of legal, risk and compliance solutions for financial institutions and corporates in Indonesia. This will allow us to deepen our engagement with our clients, and provide a holistic set of services to better serve the needs of greater complexity of businesses in a fast-evolving regulatory environment."
RHT Compliance Solutions is also pleased to announce that it has added on Technology Risk Management as part of its capabilities. Nizari Mohamed joins the Team as Director, Technology Risk Management. Nizari has over 20 years of IT experience, mostly in the banking industry. He was formerly Vice President with JPMorgan Chase leading IT Risk Management for 15 countries in the Asia Pacific Region. He was also the IT Security Head for Coutts, RBS and Vice President for Citibank managing 55 countries in the area of Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity. Nizari was an IT Auditor with Ernst & Young during his earlier career.
Given the intertwining of legal, regulatory and technology risk management issues, and the greater scrutiny on technology risk by regulators, our expanded capability will allow us to offer a seamless, "one-stop shop" to better serve our clients.
Mr Nizam Ismail, Director of RHT Compliance Solutions comments.
"RHT Compliance Solutions has grown quickly and come a long way since its inception in Jul 2013. We have quickly built up a solid client base. Our clients appreciate the value proposition of a holistic set of legal, compliance and risk solutions, as well as our depth and breadth of regulatory, risk and compliance expertise. We are privileged to work with Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, a leading law firm in Indonesia, in setting up PT RHT Solusi Indonesia. Additionally, our expanded capability of Technology Risk Management complements our current suite of services - especially given the greater interest of regulators regionally in technology risk management practices.
These twin dimensions of growth - geographical expansion and enhanced capability - will allow us to serve our clients in the best possible way. We look forward to the continued growth of RHT Compliance Solutions in Southeast Asia and beyond.
Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing adds,
"I would like to congratulate the RHT Compliance Solutions team and Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, a leading law firm in Indonesia on the setting up of PT RHT Solusi Indonesia. With this development, we are proud to be the first only outfit offering a holistic set of legal, compliance, risk and technology risk management solutions in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This also provides a natural extension to our aim of providing our clients access to jurisdictions where they are increasingly active through our ASEAN+ strategy.
I have no doubt that this partnership will give us a unique regional footprint and we are confident that this will open up considerable opportunities for our clients as we pool our expertise and experience together. I am confident that clients can expect greater things from us in the future."