October 8, 2013

Taylor Wessing adds office in Jakarta, Indonesia

Today Taylor Wessing announces the addition of a new office in Jakarta, Indonesia.  A cooperation agreement has been signed with leading Indonesian law firm Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP). This cooperation agreement will see Taylor Wessing and HPRP share knowledge, resources and best practice, enabling them to provide a seamless service to clients in Singapore, Indonesia and across Taylor Wessing's wider network of offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  HPRP in Indonesia and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing in Singapore both have reputations as leading firms in their respective jurisdictions, and have been close partners over the last two years.  This partnership marks another strategic step forward for both firms in deepening their Southeast Asian presence. “This past year has seen significant growth for Taylor Wessing,” says Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and Member of the International Management Board of Taylor Wessing. “In Singapore we are fortunate to have grown into new markets, and developed practice specialisms along the way. Our partnership with HPRP, one of the most respected law firms in Indonesia, will give a tremendous boost to our regional Southeast Asian practice.  It will add value and counsel to our clients, many of whom are Indonesian or have a presence in Indonesia. This new and exciting arrangement will not only bring about greater integration in our practices, but also raise our capabilities to a higher level, enhancing our reputation as a firm that blends the best of local knowledge with international capability. This partnership not only brings our two firms closer together; it also brings our people closer together. This is what we have always been good at.” Constant Marino Ponggawa, Managing Partner, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners added: “Our partners have enjoyed a long-standing and solid relationship with the partners of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP and are pleased to be in association together to offer our clients the added resources and expertise of a full-services international firm. Both our firms share common values and are committed to ensuring that great opportunities are created for our clients.  This new partnership will give us a new regional footprint in the market.” With the addition of HPRP, Taylor Wessing offers clients access to more than 950 legal professionals across 23 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is one of the top tier law firms engaged in transnational practice as a full service firm, with roots in one of Indonesia’s first post-independence law firms, the Law Offices of Mr. L. Hanafiah, which was established in 1953. The firm was reconstituted in 1990 as Hanafiah Soeharto Ponggawa and reorganized at various times in the 1990s to reflect Indonesia’s changing situation before taking its present structure in 2004. Providing clients with access to 63 lawyers, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners is active in the practice areas of Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Natural Resources, Power, Infrastructure and Telecommunications, Real Property, Transportation, Banking and Financial Services including Sharia, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Commercial Law and Information Technology. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is based in Singapore and offers clients access to a network of over 900 legal professionals across 22 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe via membership with Taylor Wessing group. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is also the Singapore member of The Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms.
October 4, 2013

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on the collaboration with IML Asia Limited

RHT Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of RHT Holdings Pte Ltd, is pleased to announce a collaboration with IML Asia Limited (henceforth referred to as IML) to offer poll voting services (including electronic) in Singapore. This will see RHT Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd and IML promote and market this service to public listed companies on the SGXNET. According to Mr. Chew Kok Liang, Partner of RHT Taylor Wessing and co-head of RHT Corporate Advisory, “This collaboration with IML is in line with new regulatory changes and international best practices and is part of our continual innovation to expand our range of corporate secretarial, advisory, training and compliance services to poll voting services (including electronic) to assist our clients and listed companies to meet the new listing requirement to conduct voting by poll with effect from 1 August 2015.  With uncompromising dedication, we look forward to providing clients with a comprehensive range of services to assist the growth of their companies and take them to new heights.  We are proud to be associated with a market leader like IML Asia Ltd. Mr Merion Trask, Managing Director of IML added “IML is proud to partner with RHT Corporate Advisory in helping companies to embrace regulation-driven best practise in voting services.  Combining IML’s technology platform and experience of events with RHT’s range of professional services makes a compelling offer to listed companies in Singapore.”” RHT Corporate Advisory Pte.Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary by RHT Holdings Pte Ltd The team comprises a group of experienced, dedicated and dynamic professionals. RHT Corporate Advisory is committed to delivering our service with excellence and assisting our clients to achieve their goals.  As a trusted partner, our experienced professionals astutely recognise individual organisations’ requirements for corporate services, advisory, training as well as regulatory and compliance support, and work together with our clients at every stage of their organisational and business growth. A strong believer of long-term partnerships, we are committed to providing tailored solutions that not only meets clients’ objectives, but leaves them with the peace of mind to focus on developing their business. IML Asia Ltd is part of IML Worldwide, a global meeting and event solutions company which provides technology to thousands of AGMs every year in all markets. IML works with companies and organisations that trust it to deliver dynamic, cost-effective and worry-free events. Since its launch in 1991, IML has continued to invest heavily in the ongoing research and development of its event technology to ensure that its systems are always progressing. With over 10 years of experience in delivering poll voting services at company AGMs as well as being the first company to deliver electronic polling in Singapore, IML technology is now used at over 1000 company AGMs globally. IML has offices in the UK, United States, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa. Earlier this year, IML was acquired by Lumi Mobile, the specialist in consumer insight mobile technology and real-time audience engagement.
October 2, 2013

Partner for Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Awarded Prize for Best Paper

Mr Nandakumar Renganathan, a Partner from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice has been awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (GCIA) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). In addition to this significant achievement, Mr Nandakumar obtained a Prize for the best paper in the Drafting and Award-Writing module of the course. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP congratulates Mr Nandakumar for his achievement.
August 30, 2013

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Partner to speak on MediaCorp Radio 938LIVE – Moneywise

Moneywise runs every Monday evening at 7pm and covers a range of topics related to managing money and covers updates on government regulations and on-going developments in the financial industry. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP’s Partner and Head of Private Wealth, Mr Tan Choon Leng will go live this Monday evening, 2 September, at 7.10pm and will speak about the private wealth landscape. In particular, he will speak about estate planning, wealth succession and the implications of not planning. Please tune in for more information.