RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Wun Rizwi and Senior Associate Jack Ow co-authored an opinion piece titled “End of safe-harbour deal: S’pore’s position” for The Business Times.
The article highlights the recent ground-breaking decision taken by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that counter-surveillance measures in the US have made the EU-US safe-harbour agreement (“Safe Harbour Principles”) no longer a valid ground. This means that personal data transferred to the US is protected by measures not recognised as adequate under EU Data Protection Laws.
This is a reminder to organisations that it is not enough to simply rely on Safe Harbour Principles to comply with the Transfer Limitation Obligation (TLO) under Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012, and provides an opportunity for Singapore to clarify what is an acceptable standard for international data transfers from Singapore into the US.
The full article can be found in the 17 October 2015 edition of The Business Times’ Opinion section.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Deputy Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, Nandakumar Renganathan, was quoted in The Straits Times article titled “Ivy Lee Realty fighting application to wind up firm”. The article discusses the High Court case of realty firm, Ivy Lee Realty, averting an application by licensed moneylender MWA Capital, to wind up the company for failure to pay up its loan. Representing MWA Capital, Nandakumar informed the Court that Ivy Lee Realty was unable to pay the judgment sum to MWA Capital. He added that the company has insufficient funds to pay the judgment sum. This High Court case is due for another hearing at a later date. The full article can be found on the 10 October 2015 edition of The Straits Times.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates our Partners for being recognised by IFLR1000 as Leading Lawyers in its 2015/25th edition. The Partners recognised as leading lawyers are: 1. Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, Deputy Head of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Practices 2. Azman Jaafar, Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Corporate Practice 3. Ch’ng Li-Ling, Deputy Head of Capital Markets 4. Tan Choon Leng, Co-head of M&A and Head of Private Wealth The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The IFLR1000 exclusive leading lawyers rankings brings together individuals who are recognized by their peers and clients to be the leading figures in their specialist areas.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner Chua Eng Hui have successfully co-authored an opinion piece titled “The 3 Cs of defending a siege from short-sellers” for The Business Times. The article highlights recent high-profile cases of listed companies being under siege by short-sellers and discusses how competence, clarity and effective communication can assist in preparing a crucial response that is timely and appropriate to such negative research reports issued by short-sellers. The full article can be found in the 25 September 2015 edition of The Business Times’ Opinion section.