RHT Law congratulates the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) on its 30th anniversary. In celebration of this special occasion, RHT Law is proud to be one of three Platinum Sponsors for the anniversary dinner held on 18 November 2011 at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Judge of Appeal Justice V. K. Rajah will grace the event as their Guest of Honour. Since its inception in 1981, SIArb has played a pivotal role in the professional development of arbitration in Singapore, and the region. RHT Law's International and Domestic Arbitration Practice Area is actively involved in international and domestic arbitration as arbitrators or counsels, in cases involving multi-million dollar claims from parties which are multinational companies from Asia, Europe and the United States of America. Our lawyers have been involved in many international arbitration cases as the presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or counsel in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and ad hoc arbitration.
RHT Law's Intellectual Property & Technology Partner, Mr Ung Gim Sei, will be speaking on 'Copyright and Geographical Indications Laws' at Zhong Hwa Hospital in Toa Payoh on 2 January 2012. Mr Ung is an experienced journalist with about 27 years in the Media industry under his belt. He will be addressing a group of Chinese physicians who are lecturers of the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As part of RHT Law's commitment to excellence in corporate governance, the firm's Managing Partner, Mr Tan Chong Huat, contributed his views as a panellist in a corporate governance workshop held on 25th October 2011, at Marina Mandarin Singapore. The workshop was one of many workshops organised by the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) as part of the 2011 Corporate Governance Week, and focused on board matters such as the indicators of board performance, changes in the Companies Act/ Code of Corporate Governance and Key Priorities for 2011. The panel discussion covered key issues such as board practices, succession, diversity, risk management, and matters relating to corporate governance. The other panel members include Mr David Chew, Executive Director of Deloitte & Touche Risk Consulting, Mr Chong Yoon Chou, Investment Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, and Mr Shariq Barmaky, Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
RHT Law presented in a series of seminars organised by KPMG Board Advisory Services on the "Proposed changes to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance and Companies Act". Held over 3 sessions in October, RHT Law's session covered the proposed changes, and the implications and practical considerations organisations may face when the changes come into effect. Attendees at the event include C-level, directors and senior management, as well as Board members of listed companies. Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat, and Corporate and Securities Partners Ch'ng Li-Ling and Billy Lau represented RHT Law at the seminars.