January 7, 2015

Today we grieve the loss of a great man

Today RHTLaw Taylor Wessing lost one of our family members and one of its leading lights. Mr Subhas Anandan passed away this morning leaving behind his wife Vimala and only son Sujesh. Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with Vimala, Sujesh and their immediate family in this difficult time. Mr Subhas Anandan was a founding father and a Senior Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. Mr. Rajan Menon, Senior Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, said, “Over 44 years of legal practice, Subhas has established himself as one of the most outstanding criminal lawyers the Singapore Bar has ever had. Subhas was a man of integrity, boundless energy, passion, compassion, generosity and a staunch defender of the rule of law. People who have been helped by Subhas, and there have been so many, will know that beneath that stern and fierce demeanour, was one of the kindest and warmest man you could ever meet. Subhas gave wholeheartedly to those to whom he could. On behalf of my partners, management and staff at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, we are sad to have lost one of our own but are honoured to have served with this giant of a man who had a heart of gold. Today we grieve the loss of a great man. ” Mr Subhas Anandan was 67 years old.
December 22, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner Wun Rizwi’s article published in Bloomberg BNA’s December 2014 edition

An article prepared by Wun Rizwi, Intellectual Property & Technology Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, titled Singapore’s Regulatory Framework for Electronic Marketing: Practical Tips for Compliance was featured as a commentary and analysis piece in the December 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA’s World Data Protection Report. The commentary discusses regulations specific to electronic marketing in Singapore, primarily two main pieces of legislation – The Singapore Spam Control Act (SCA) and The Do Not Call (DNC) Registry established under the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The World Data Protection Report helps readers understand the latest developments in privacy laws worldwide. The report ensures that readers have details of all new laws and requirements, in addition to providing practical guidance on issues such as cross-border data flows, monitoring and surveillance. To read the full article, please log in to www.bna.com    This article was written in conjunction with the Data Protection Practice at Taylor Wessing U.K.
December 8, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner and Head of Private Wealth Tan Choon Leng recognised at Singapore Business Review Inaugural Business Rankings Awards 2014

Singapore Business Review set out to recognize the country’s trailblazing professionals at the inaugural Business Rankings Awards 2014 held on 4 December 2014 at The Shangri-La Singapore. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner and Head of Private Wealth Tan Choon Leng was an award recipient for the category – Singapore’s 20 most influential 40 and under lawyers. Choon Leng was recognised for his leadership in Private Wealth and M&A. In 2014, he represented UHNW families in Asia on their private client and corporate matters and worked with numerous partners across our global offices to deliver a cross-border holistic solution to clients.   He is a regular contributor to trade publications and journals and most recently contributed his views on “The Singapore Budget” to high profile publications such as Reuters and The Edge Singapore. For the full article, please click here.
December 3, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Taylor Wessing UK on winning the Property Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards

Taylor Wessing UK has won the Property Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards. Hosted by Legal Week, the British Legal Awards set out to recognise the important contribution that the legal business community makes not just to the UK economy, but also to the wider community. The judging panel was made up of senior members of the legal community, including several former law firm managing partners and general counsel. Taylor Wessing's submission was made around the work the firm has done for Brentford Football Club, securing planning permission for the club's new 20,000 seater stadium – the first new stadium to be built in London in ten years. What was different was the team's use of the Social Value Act – which had never before been used in a planning context – to demonstrate the contribution that the stadium would make to the local community. To read the full article, please click here.