RHTLaw Taylor Wessing launched its Financial Crime and Compliance (FCC) Practice yesterday, 4 November 2015, at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. The launch was held in tandem with the inaugural Financial Crime and Compliance Symposium which attracted a crowd of more than 180 people.
The full-day conference began with a welcome address by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Senior Partner Rajan Menon, followed by a keynote speech by Guest-of-Honour Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Associate Professorial fellow at National University of Singapore and former Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Home Affairs for Singapore.
Panel discussions comprising distinguished legal and industry experts from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and United Kingdom followed after. Some of the esteemed speakers included:
1. Professor Walter Woon, Chairman of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
2. Nizam Ismail, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
3. Chua Eng Hui, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
4. Conrad Campos, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
5. Nandakumar Renganathan, Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
6. Mark Jacobsen, Senior Foreign Counsel of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
7. Reuben P., Director of RHT Compliance Solutions
8. Chionh Chye Kit, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of Cynopsis Solutions
9. Sartono S.H. M.H., Partner of Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners
10. Mike Goldammer, Partner of Taylor Wessing China
11. Tim Stong, Partner of Taylor Wessing London
12. Keith Kok, Digital Strategy Director of RHT Digital & Media
13. Tan Swee Wan, Direct of Forensic & Litigation Support of Nexia TS Risk Advisory Pte. Ltd.
The FCC team can assist in the following areas:
- Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions
- Money Laundering & Proceeds of Crime
- Anti-bribery & Corruption
- Cyber Security & Data Breaches
- Crisis & Reputation Management
- Corporate & Regulatory Investigations
- Fraud & Asset Tracing
- Defending Prosecutions & Regulatory Enforcement Actions
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RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was invited to participate in a global study conducted by Harvard Business School, the UN Global Compact and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Sustainable Development Task Force. Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat, Partner Ch’ng Li-Ling, Senior Legal Counsel Dr Tan Lay Hong and General Counsel Alvin Chen provided valuable input in drafting the legal memo that was submitted pro bono for the study. This is a significant project which also involved the participation of our ASEAN Plus Group law firms, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (Indonesia) and Azmi & Associates (Malaysia).
Professor Robert G. Eccles and Tim Youmans of Harvard Business School led the study by gathering legal perspectives from law firms globally on the fiduciary duties of Directors with respect to protecting shareholder and corporate value. The purpose of this campaign is to urge companies to have their board of directors issue an annual “Statement of Significant Audiences and Materiality”, with a key goal of supporting integrated reporting and the move towards a more sustainable society.
The memos are available for viewing on the ABA Sustainability Development Task Force website.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar was featured in a Channel NewsAsia article titled “Partner community to expand learning opportunities for students: Ng Chee Meng”.
The article highlighted the need for schools and the community to strengthen partnerships to create more learning opportunities for students. As chairperson of Tanjong Katong Girls’ School student advisory committee, Azman arranged for students to undergo internships at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing where he is Deputy Managing Partner. He did this with the intention of enabling these students to be more reflective about justice and how it affected them. To value-add to the school, he commented that it is necessary to allow the school to leverage on the private sector resources in cultivating values.
The full article can be found in the 24 October 2015 edition of the “Singapore” section of Channel NewsAsia’s website.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Partner Nizam Ismail was featured in a Berita Harian article titled “Industri Kewangan Islam ‘masih relevan’ di S’pura” (Islamic Finance Industry ‘still relevant’ in S’pore).
The report mentioned the Islamic Finance Contemporary Challenges 2015 conference held on 22 October 2015, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, organised by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Compliance Solutions. The report also highlighted the possible opportunities for growth in the Islamic Finance sector as there is still demand from foreign investors, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinational corporations (MNCs) for Shari’ah-compliant products.
The full story can be found in the 23 October 2015 edition of the “Ekoniaga” section of the Berita Harian.