RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Jack Ow was quoted in an article published in SecurityBrief Asia titled “In depth: A lawyer's perspective on ethical hacking & penetration testing in Asia”.The article was first published in SecurityBrief Asia on 26 October 2017.The article discussed the possibility of ethical hacking and penetration testing taking a bigger role as organisations increasingly rely on technologyfor daily and critical operations. Jack commented on (1) how ethical hacking and penetration testing could go some way toward identifying new or unknown vulnerabilities for the improvement of existing defences”, (2) the associated legal risks and regulatory considerations, and (3) the importance of having appropriate policies and practices to guard against abuse and to manage security risks.The full article dated Thursday 26 October 2017 can be found in SecurityBrief Asia.
The ASEAN Plus Group (APG) congratulates Partners from our member firms on making the Asian Legal Business 40 under 40 list.APG congratulates:Melinda Marie D’Angelus, Partner, Azmi & Associates
Hendra Ong, Partner, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP)Melinda was recognised for her work in the labour and employment as well as litigation and arbitration areas. In particular, Melinda acted for an oil and gas company in an unfair dismissal claim brought by a former employee in the Industrial Court of Malaysia. Additionally, she provided legal advice on employment law and practices in Malaysia to two individuals for an ongoing arbitration in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).Hendra has been distinguished for his experience in the resources and infrastructure practices. He acted on the restructuring of PT Mandala Airlines and represented Garuda Indonesia Airlines on its purchase of 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s aircrafts, valued at $4.9 billion at 2014 list prices. Moreover, he provided legal assistance to the Lonza Group on its $5 billion acquisition of Capsugel as well as to Sriwijaya Air on its IPO plan preparation.The Asian Legal Business 40 under 40 list shines light on 40 outstanding legal professionals in Asia under the age of 40 who have worked on significant deals and disputes in the past year and have earned accolades from their peer, superiors and clients.The full ranking can be viewed in the October 2017 issue of the Asia Edition of Asian Legal Business.
The ASEAN Plus Group (APG) congratulates Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) for winning three prestigious Asian Legal Business (ALB) Indonesia Law Awards 2017.Under the firm categories, HPRP was awarded by ALB in the following areas:Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the YearUnder the deal categories, HPRP was awarded by ALB in the following area:Project Finance Deal of the YearThe Project Finance Deal of the Year was awarded for the Palapa Ring Project East Package led by Partner Chadri Jurnalis. In addition to the above, HPRP was the finalist for other categories including Banking & Finance, Litigation, Project Energy Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications.The ALB Indonesia Law Awards recognize outstanding in-house teams from Indonesia’s top corporations, market-leading private practice firms and rising law firms as well as exceptional individual lawyers from Indonesia’s legal community. The fourth annual award ceremony took place at a black-tie gala at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta.To view the full list of the ALB Indonesia Law Award 2017 winners, please visit the Asian Legal Business website.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar on his recent appointment to the National Arts Council (“NAC”).The NAC champions the creation and appreciation of the arts locally and promotes Singapore arts overseas. The NAC is led by a team representing a broad cross-section of top management of corporate Singapore. The NAC was formed in 1991 from the amalgamation of the Singapore Cultural Foundation, Cultural Division of Ministry of Community Development, Festival of Arts Secretariat and the National Theatre Trust.Azman grew up immersed in the arts. His late father, Jaafar A. Latiff, was one of Singapore’s pioneer artists. His paintings, both batik and acrylic, adorn the walls of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s office. Azman is honoured by the appointment and looks forward to playing his part as a council member of the NAC.