RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Head of Private Wealth Practice Tan Choon Leng was featured in The Edge Singapore article titled “Spotlight on Shadowy Money”. The article discussed about the Panama Papers leak which involved many country leaders and well known celebrities. It also highlighted the current trend of corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and offshore tax havens. Such cases have garnered a strong public interest and have made many headlines in the media. Choon Leng gave his opinion on how to overcome and manage the risks involved in investments made with offshore companies. He commented that, “For some transactions, good planning can make the difference between a profitable and non-profitable investment.” The full article dated Monday 2 May 2016, can be found in The Edge Singapore.
The 6th largest law firm in Singapore, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, today announced the appointment of distinguished legal practitioner Senior Counsel, Roderick Martin, as head of its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr Martin, who was from Singapore law firm Martin & Partners, is appointed as Senior Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing with effect from today. Mr Martin boasts a stellar legal career, having joined the Singapore legal service in 1972. He served eight years as a Registrar of the Supreme Court from 1978 to 1986, after which he joined the private practice. In his private practice capacity at Martin & Partners, he focused mainly on civil litigation, loan and security documentation including conveyancing, liquidations and receiverships as well as admiralty and shipping. On the appointment of Mr Martin, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner, Tan Chong Huat, explains, “I am delighted that Roderick has chosen to join us. His addition to the RHT family is a powerful testament to the strength of our litigation and dispute resolution capabilities in Singapore and the region. Our clients face an increasingly complex and global market. Roderick’s extensive experience meshes nicely with our global platform and the needs of our clients. As a Senior Counsel, Roderick has unparalleled depth of expertise and strategic connections in the legal community, having built up more than four decades of experience. With Roderick helming our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, I am confident that he will greatly enhance our existing lawyer bench strength with his unique insights, fresh perspectives and valuable mentorship of the younger lawyers.” Commenting on his appointment, Mr Martin shares, “I am deeply honoured and excited to join RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, a firm that has over the span of five short years developed into a leading law firm in Singapore. I look forward to working with my extremely capable colleagues at the firm and imparting the things I have learnt in my many years of legal experience. I share the firm’s ambitions to deliver intelligent legal solutions with the added perspective and expertise of an international law firm. This is an incredibly exciting time to be at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing as it is a period of transformational growth and I hope to both consolidate and build upon that in the future." As head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, Mr Martin will be supported by Deputy Head of Practice, Mr Nandakumar Renganathan, as well as a team of senior consultants and partners. Mr Martin graduated from the University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) (Second Class Upper) degree in 1972. He was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2011.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Partners Vernon Voon and Patrick Dahm will be speaking at a Breakfast Briefing organised by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) titled 'Legal Action and Enforcement in Singapore for Debt Recovery Claims' on 24 May 2016 at Orchard Hotel. The SGC is one of the largest National Business Chambers of Europe in Singapore. This briefing will cover issues regarding the legal enforcement regime in Singapore to recover debts and what you can do to protect yourself from recalcitrant debtors. Given today’s slowing global economic conditions and political uncertainties, companies need to keep abreast of their cashflow situation and know what systems there are to put in place to recover their account receivables. To find out more about the event and to register, please click here.
Leading Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP was ranked as a 2016 Employer of Choice in Singapore by the Asian Legal Business (ALB). The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account responses from thousands of law firm employees across Asia, ranging from Managing Partners to support staff. Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar comments, “We are delighted with this recognition. As a people centric firm, we put a lot of emphasis on our people’s professional and personal development. We go beyond just an ‘open-door’ policy but are constantly pushing towards a culture of open-mindedness. Our Partners know that they have responsibility to guide, nurture and impart their expertise. More importantly, we also listen and pay close attention to what our staff tell us. This is reflected in the town halls and practice retreats that we organise throughout the year. We will continue to engage and ensure that our most important commodity, our people, have every opportunity to excel as role models and leaders. This recognition is for everyone associated with the firm.”