July 11, 2013

New Corporate Partner joins RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Nizam Ismail as a Partner in our Corporate and Securities Practice with effect from 1 July 2013. Nizam also spearheads RHT Compliance Solutions, a dedicated financial services compliance consultancy/solutions provider. He brings with him 20 years of experience and expertise in financial services regulatory compliance and litigation. Previously Nizam was Executive Director and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia in Morgan Stanley Singapore. Nizam was also formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers Singapore, Executive Director (Legal and Compliance) in Nomura Singapore and Senior Legal Counsel of Citigroup (Corporate and Investment Bank). Prior to these appointments,  Nizam was Director/Division Head (Market Conduct Policy Division) of Monetary Authority of Singapore where he worked on capital markets reform, including the enactment of the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act.
July 10, 2013

Launch of RHT Compliance Solutions

The RHT Group of Companies is pleased to announce the launch of its latest subsidiary – RHT Compliance Solutions. With diverse and exceptional portfolios, the team comprises of Mr Nizam Ismail, Mr Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, Mr Tan Chong Huat and Mr Tan Choon Leng.  With more than 35 years of regulatory and legal experience in Singapore and Malaysia, the team is well-equipped to provide clients with excellent and cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. RHT Compliance Solutions aims to be the leader in providing legal and financial services regulatory compliance solutions for financial institutions in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.   “RHT Compliance Solutions is the first and only integrated outfit providing legal and financial services regulatory compliance solutions for financial institutions in Singapore and Malaysia. The addition of Mr. Nizam Ismail as partner with RHTLaw TaylorWessing’s Corporate and Securities practice will greatly complement the firm’s regulatory capabilities,” said Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw TaylorWessing. When asked about how the changing regulatory landscape would impact financial institutions, Mr Nizam Ismail, Director, RHT Compliance Solutions commented, “We are seeing a global trend of tightening regulations.  This increases the regulatory expectations on banks and financial institutions to have robust compliance processes in place.  This would invariably lead to more investments in compliance. RHT Compliance Solutions aims to be a leading and trusted partner in providing intelligent and cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions to our clients. This will in turn help our clients to manage their cost and manpower investment.” RHT Compliance Solutions is a subsidiary of RHTLaw TaylorWessing.
June 27, 2013

Taylor Wessing Crowned Law Firm of the Year

We are proud to announce that Taylor Wessing has been awarded the Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards held in London on 25 June 2013. The Lawyer Awards celebrates the excellence in the profession across private  practice, the public sector, commerce and the Bar. The Firm earned acclaim for its top tier legal service and innovativeness in delivering legal services which it has managed to hone while maintaining relationships with clients ranging from the smallest start-up to the largest multinational. Additionally, the Firm was recognised as having established itself as one of the leading mid-market players with a global revenue of £228m. The Firm’s relentless expansion and the achievement of opening nine new offices in the last year impressed members of the judging panel. The judging panel also recognised the Firm’s significant increase in PEP in 2012 and staggering 71 per cent pitch hit rate. As one judge was quoted as saying, “2012 was a truly outstanding year for the firm.” The event was attended by more than 1,400 lawyers.
June 26, 2013

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on securing retainer mandate for Fujian Zhenyun Plastics Industry

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on its appointment as the corporate secretarial agent by Fujian Zhenyun Plastics Industry Co., Ltd ("Fujian Zhenyun"), a Catalist Listed Company with effect from 1 July 2013. Established in 1993, Fujian Zhenyun is principally engaged in the R&D, design, manufacture and sale of a wide range of plastic pipes and fittings for four main piping systems – namely water distribution, communication, gas and electrical cable piping systems. Sold under Zhenyun Plastic Industry’s well-recognised brand name, their plastic pipes and fittings are available in different sizes, dimensions and pressure ratings. Depending on the application of their products, customization is also available. At present, Fujian Zhenyun has over twenty branches and employs  more than 2,000 staff (including 350 technical or economical experts). The sales network has spread throughout China and also to countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, USA, South Africa and New Zealand. Our Associate Director, Ms Shirley Tan is the named Company Secretary for Fujian Zhenyun.