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.”
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Holdings, the leading professional services group in Asia on the launch of RHT i-Assets Advisory (“RHT i-Assets”), its full service Intellectual Property (IP) practice. A cocktail launch event was held on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, entitled “Moving up the value chain – your full service IP partner”. The cocktail launch event was witnessed by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). Also in attendance were over 80 senior leaders from government agencies, institutes of higher learnings, companies and the VC community dealing with technology and IP. As a one-stop IP practice, RHT i-Assets works closely with companies and public institutions throughout their IP value chain, from creation to commercialisation and monetisation. Helmed by senior industry experts, the practice will assist companies in Singapore and the region to commercialise their technology to entrench their position in markets. “IP is a cornerstone of all businesses. RHT Group of companies positions ourselves as partners to our clients as well. We believe that hidden in most businesses are gems waiting to be uncovered and it is our role as partners to businesses to constantly seek new ideas and help our clients succeed”, Mr J. Prakash, Chief Executive Officer, RHT Holdings, remarked at the cocktail launch. “RHT i-Assets has the experience and capabilities to help uncover hidden intellectual assets for our clients. More importantly, we partner our clients to enhance and realise the maximum value of their intellectual assets. Being part of RHT Group of companies, we are truly a full service IP partner”, Dr Jasmine Kway, Chief Executive Officer, RHT i-Assets Advisory, remarked at the cocktail launch. RHT i-Assets is part of RHT Holdings’ growing suite of services that help companies meet the challenges they face throughout their business life cycles. Together with other RHT affiliated companies and international partners, RHT i-Assets aims to be the go-to IP partner for its diverse range of clients across many industry sectors globally.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner Vernon Voon and Corporate Legal Manager Ian Li were featured in a World Golf article titled “Addressing legal issues at Business Management Institute Course”. The article highlighted the Firm’s participation in an educational event organised by the Asian Golf Industry Federation titled “BMI Asia Pacific”. Held in conjunction with Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), the event focused on various management competency areas defined by the CMAA's Certification and Club Management Institute Committees that are required in club managers across the Asian region. Both Vernon and Ian addressed legal issues that club managers needed to know such as the Tripartite Alliance on Fair Employment Practices, sexual harassment and workplace bullying, and legal employment matters in China. Other notable speakers included Jeffrey Kreafle, General Manager of America’s Congressional Country Club and Dr Larry Ross PHD, Professor of Florida Southern University. The full article dated Monday, 4 April 2016 can be found on www.worldgolf.com.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Wun Rizwi was featured in the March edition of a Singapore Business Review article titled “Is there a need for new cyber security bill?”. The article highlights the Singapore government’s initiatives to pass a legislative cyber security bill which aims to strengthen the country’s information infrastructure from possible cyber-attacks designed to target governments, industries and individuals. To read the full article, please visit www.sbr.com.sg.