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July 8, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Capital Markets and Corporate Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Chong Eng Wee as a Partner in our Capital Markets and Corporate Practice with effect from 1 July 2015. Eng Wee is a corporate practitioner whose areas of practice include corporate and securities laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work. Prior to joining RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Eng Wee practised at a leading joint law venture firm and a leading local law firm in Singapore and worked as in-house legal counsel at several major companies listed on the main board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. Eng Wee was also the Representative for the Shanghai Representative Office of the joint law venture and possesses a good working knowledge of foreign investment laws in China. Eng Wee was also the joint Company Secretary for 3 main board listed companies.
June 30, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Taylor Wessing UK on being crowned Real Estate Team of the Year 2015

Lawyer Awards for its work in securing planning permission for Brentford FC's new stadium. Taylor Wessing has worked with Brentford FC to secure planning permission on a new 20,000 seater stadium for the club, the first new stadium to be built in London for ten years. This was the first time that the Social Value Act had been used in a planning context, demonstrating the contribution that the stadium would bring to the local community. The Lawyer Awards, hosted by the publication of the same name, celebrate excellence across the legal industry. Now in their 21st year, the awards are judged by an expert panel which looks to reward firms and companies which have demonstrated excellence and set themselves apart from the rest of the legal industry. To read the full article, please click here.
May 28, 2015

RHT Holdings CEO featured in The Straits Times

RHT Holdings is planning a listing on the Catalist board in the first half of 2016. In an interview with The Straits Times, RHT Holdings CEO Jayaprakash Jagateesan spoke about the company’s plans to expand regionally and reiterated the broad range of services that is on offer. ASEAN Plus Group and the new city studio were also featured in the interview. Prakash touched on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility in the DNA of the organisation and highlighted the amount raised at the inaugural RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf event last Friday. He commented, “Right now there are actually no competitors who can match the broad range of services we offer. We want to grow the business and take it regional. We have already started rolling out a plan for regional expansion.” RHT Holdings consists of RHT Academy, RHT i-Assets, RHT Compliance Solutions, RHT Corporate Advisory, RHT Capital and RHT Management Services. The full article can be read on the 28 May 2015 edition of The Straits Times.
May 27, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing celebrates its four-year anniversary in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP (“the Firm”), currently the eighth-largest law firm in Singapore, is pleased to celebrate its four-year anniversary tomorrow, 28 May 2015. Founded in 2011, the Firm has rapidly grown to become the eighth-largest law firm in Singapore with 101 professionals. Since inception, the Firm has built a formidable suite of practices, with expertise in criminal and civil litigation, banking and finance law, technology and intellectual property law, compliance and an emerging Islamic Finance practice, all with regional capabilities. In addition to retaining a top position in Singapore, the Firm is actively expanding in key international markets, as part of its endeavour to become a local firm with international capabilities. In 2012, the Firm joined the Taylor Wessing network, giving the Firm and its clients access to over 1,050 professionals in Europe, Middle East and North America. Additionally, in 2014, to further strengthen the Firm’s presence in the ASEAN region, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing established the ASEAN+ Group, an association of leading law firms in eight jurisdictions across ASEAN. The Group now has over 750 professionals working in Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. To complement its strength in law, the RHT Group of Companies was formed to address clients’ needs for streamlined and integrated legal and professional services and now comprises 13 companies in total, with expertise in corporate advisory, regulatory and compliance, technology risk management, continuing sponsorship, media consultancy, business management services and other professional services. To further strengthen the group’s professional service offerings, RHT Holdings plans to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange Catalist Board in Q1 2016 or earlier. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Mr. Tan Chong Huat said, “Today marks a momentous occasion for RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies. When we began this improbable journey four years ago, there was no guarantee of success. Now, as we celebrate our four-year anniversary in Singapore, we are eager to continue our journey forward to become the leading professional services group in Asia. With access to over 1,800 professionals in Asia and around the world, we have evolved into a home-grown law firm with global strength and access. For this reason, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing truly is the miracle firm. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to our dedicated and valued employees, who have all played a vital role in the RHT story. We look forward to what the future holds for our Firm, our employees and our clients.”