RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Senior Consultant Peter Koh participated as a speaker at the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (‘CMAC”) conference in Shanghai. Held on 23 September 2016, the event was organised by CMAC to promote international maritime arbitration in Shanghai.
Peter presented two informative papers in relation to the merits of arbitration and provisional measures in international arbitration. Peter is an accredited arbitrator with both CMAC and CIETAC.
The conference was attended by more than 100 lawyers, arbitrators, in house counsel, top executives of shipping and maritime organizations, in addition to scholars from the major maritime universities and institutes in China and overseas.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce that RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) has been successfully registered as a charity in Singapore effective from 16 September 2016. Named after our Founder-Senior Consultant Rajan Menon, the Foundation acts as a vehicle through which our Firm and the RHT Group of Companies contribute to their charitable endeavours. In May this year, the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2016 helped to raise more than S$260,000 in support of WWF Singapore, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and National Gallery Singapore.
In October 2016, the Foundation will be partnering with the Singapore Red Cross (“SRC”) as SRC’s title sponsor for a charity golf event to be held at the Orchid Country Club.
For more information, please contact Senior Partner Tan Chong Huat and Partner Kaylee Kwok.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his views in this week’s topic in the Business Times’ weekly column, Views from the Top.
This article was first published in The Business Times on 26 September 2016.
Bridging the trust gap
SEP 26, 2016 5:50 AM
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What can be done - by business leaders and companies - to build trust?
Tan Chong Huat
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
At the risk of over simplifying the subject, I would recommend that business leaders and companies remember the acronym "GRACE" ie Governance, Risk, Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance & Ethics. These are important virtues when it comes to building trust.
The embracing of each and every one of them will be essential to guide and promote trust, and prevent the destruction of trust that have been established, built over time and maintained between companies and stakeholders.
Good governance that delivers performance and profitability which complies with regulations (among others, anti-money laundering as in the recent BSI / 1MDB case), conforms with good ethics, and is equipped with adequate and effective risk management will offer a good trust-enabling framework.
Needless to say, the honesty, diligence and accountability of business leaders will be of foremost importance in determining the trust quotient of the companies they helm. Examples include Dr Cheong Choong Kong (Singapore Airlines) and Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway), just to name a notable few.
Over time, some of these companies become great institutions which are trusted and loved by their stakeholders, with a distinctive culture of honour and integrity. Hence the importance of "GRACE"
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Family & Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth was invited to speak at a conference organised by Singapore Academy of Law and the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple titled “Recent Developments in Law and Practice in the UK and Singapore”. The conference was held over two days from 23-24 September 2016 at the Supreme Court Auditorium Singapore. Honourable Judge of Appeal Justice Chao Hick Tin from the Supreme Court of Singapore gave the opening remarks.
Michelle spoke about "Developments in Family Law” where topics discussed included:
• Developments in the Approach to a “Just and Equitable” Division of Matrimonial Assets
• Developments in post-divorce maintenance
• Parental responsibility as substantive principle regulating parenting
Other renowned speakers comprised Professor Leong Wai Kum from Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and Ms Ann Hussey QC from 1 Hare Court.
The conference was attended by practitioners, judges and academics professionals from both the UK and Singapore.