December 12, 2012

ARIS – Protecting the world’s wealthiest families

ARIS is the latest development by the Taylor Wessing Wealth Group, following our hugely successful Family Business Passport initiative. ARIS is designed to offer high net worth individuals advice on issues which impact upon both their business and family interests, addressing some of the unique legal protection issues they may face, including advice on: Asset protection  Reputation management Intelligence Security The brief explains how to deal with a range of issues from a media crisis, to blackmail, intelligence gathering and ring fencing assets.  The ARIS publication can be accessed here.
November 30, 2012

Launch of International Private Client Practice in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its International Private Client Practice in Singapore. The International Private Client Practice will be spearheaded by partners Tan Choon Leng, Amita Dutt and the highly regarded Ryan Myint who recently relocated from Taylor Wessing’s London office to Singapore. While based in Singapore, the Practice will cover Asia as a further development of our award winning teams operating in the UK, Germany, France, Austria and Dubai. This combined capability blends the best of regional business and cultural knowledge with the market leading skills of an integrated international team which has for many years advised royal families, wealthy entrepreneurs and trading dynasties. With over 50 dedicated Private Client specialist lawyers across our offices internationally, the Practice is able to advise high net worth families on strategic matters such as advice on international asset protection, succession planning structures, family governance, preventing and resolving trust and estate disputes. Singapore is increasingly seen as the location of choice for high net worth individuals. Coupled with a rapidly growing economy and strong fundamentals, high net worth individuals see Singapore as a safe haven. According to wealth reports from the Royal Bank of Canada, Cap Gemini, Credit Suisse and Julius Baer, Asia has overtaken Europe and North America in the number of high net worth individuals and as such, demand for private wealth services is expected to grow in the region. With the launch of the International Private Client Practice, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is well placed to offer a complete range of services in Singapore to our high net worth clients.
November 27, 2012

Taylor Wessing launches Global Data Hub

The Taylor Wessing Group has launched a Global Data Hub in the form of a new microsite, which is a one-stop shop for up-to-date, international information on data protection law, insights, practical help and guidance. Data protection law impacts businesses of all sizes in all sectors and industries, from employment to technology to financial services. In this fast moving legal area, both domestic and international companies need to invest in data protection to ensure that they are abreast of developments and, as a result, complying with regulation. We are dedicated to maintaining a strong depth of knowledge in international data protection law and to keeping this knowledge up-to-date. At a time when many individuals, businesses and organisations are struggling to follow this area of law, our lawyers can highlight the key developments in a practical and accessible format. As business becomes increasing international, so does the need for legal advice. The Taylor Wessing group has drawn upon the expertise of its offices in a number of jurisdictions and combined them in one central resource that the public can access.  Further to our international reach and content, the Global Data Hub will feature an innovative 'Risk Map' that enables readers to access details of data protection law by area, compare countries and make informed decisions. The Global Data Hub can be accessed through this link: http://www.taylorwessing.com/globaldatahub/ In addition to covering legal news, we will post details on the Global Data Hub of our regular Data Protection events and monthly seminars. An article about the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) in Singapore is available on the Global Data Hub: http://www.taylorwessing.com/globaldatahub/article_new_law_sing_2013.html RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s  Data Protection Practice Group is led by Intellectual Property & Technology Partner, Mr Wun Rizwi.
November 26, 2012

Renowned International Arbitrator joins RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is proud to announce the addition of renowned academic and international arbitrator, Professor M. Sornarajah, as a Senior Consultant of the firm with effect from 20 November 2012. Professor Sornarajah is a CJ Koh Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), and a regional panel member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), among his other notable appointments. Professor Sornarajah is highly regarded in the area of international arbitration and he brings to the firm his unique expertise in international law. He has appeared in several leading investment arbitrations, either as arbitrator or as counsel, and has published extensively in the areas of public international law and international investment law. Mr Subhas Anandan, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, comments: “At present, we have Senior Consultant, Mr LP Thean, a former Court of Appeal judge, who does International Arbitration work. The addition of Professor Sornarajah augments RHTLaw Taylor Wessing's strength and depth in this area, and enhances the capabilities of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.”