December 2, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat quoted in The Business Times

Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat shared his thoughts with The Business Times on what he felt was the most significant news event of 2014. Chong Huat felt that the emergence of the ISIS took many headlines this year and reinforced the importance of racial harmony here in Singapore. While Singapore is largely considered to be immune from such risks, Chong Huat reminded readers that ISIS has made inroads into our neighbouring countries. Chong Huat remarked about how fortunate we all are to live in country which is safe, non-violent and governed by the rule of law. However Singaporeans should not take for granted the religious and racial harmony which we have enjoyed all these years. May 2015 mark a return to peace and stability around the world.  To read the full article, please click here.
November 19, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, RHT Corporate Advisory and RHT Capital – Proud Sponsors of the SGX Bull Charge Charity Run 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, RHT Corporate Advisory and RHT Capital were the proud sponsors of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) Bull Charge Charity Run 2014 that was held on Friday, 14 November 2014. Started in 2004, the SGX Bull Charge Charity Run aims to bring the financial industry and all SGX-listed companies together for a common charitable cause. Over 50 different charities have since benefitted from this charity run including Autism Association, Fei Yue Community Services and Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA). In the recent run, an estimated S$2.6 million was raised for underprivileged children, youth and the elderly. Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, graced the event as Guest-of-Honour and flagged off the run for a total of 6,000 participants, including our very own lawyers and staff. The enthusiastic team from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP comprised of Ng Yi Wayn, Yvonne Quek, Serena Chin, Shellen Tay, Stephanie Teo and Lavin Nair. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, RHT Corporate Advisory and RHT Capital also sponsored the Bull Charge Lollipop Wall which took place at Vivocity on 17 to 19 October 2014. The massive display helped raise awareness on the charity run and aided in raising a sum of S$172,000 for the SGX Bull Charge Charity Run through donations.
November 14, 2014

“Jokowi has to empower the private sector” says Senior Partner Andre Rahadian from ASEAN PLUS member firm, Hanafiah Ponggawa and Partners (HPRP) in an interview with Asian Legal Business.

Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP) Senior Partner Andre Rahadian shares his views with Asian Legal Business on Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo. In this interview, Andre comments that despite Jokowi’s lack of experience, he has shown that he is willing to carry out the implementation work. His election also ignites new hope for the people and the country and with the arrival of a new president, the Indonesian economy will receive a boost. Andre added that investors worry about the country’s infrastructure and he is confident that Jokowi is the right candidate to execute such policies. To read the full article: please click here: http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/features/%E2%80%98jokowi-has-empower-private-sector%E2%80%99/67427
November 12, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing ranked as 8th largest law firm in Singapore (2014) by Asian Legal Business

Asian Legal Business (ALB) has ranked RHTLaw Taylor Wessing as the 8th largest law firm in Singapore (2014), with 90 fee earners and 24 Partners. Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat commented, “As a firm based in Singapore, we also offer clients access to a network of over 1,050 legal professionals across 24 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe via our membership with the Taylor Wessing group. This includes us having offices in Shanghai and Beijing, which further extends our ASEAN Plus network of firms. In the pipeline are plans to expand the APG to Hong Kong and Japan.” “The retention of talent is a key component for a successful firm. At RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, we strive towards achieving a low attrition rate. One of our goals is to ensure that our people are provided ample opportunities to learn, grow and eventually become leaders. The firm has undertaken numerous initiatives to retain its talent, including the introduction of a talent management framework and a rewards-driven culture for exceptional performance, comprehensive training programmes as well as other programmes to integrate new joiners to the firm and to bind existing employees together to create a sense of belonging.” Through its ASEAN Plus strategy, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing  has access to over 750 lawyers across its ASEAN Plus Group (APG) of full-service and well-established law firms in Asia with offices located in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia. To view the full report, please click here: http://www.legalbusinessonline.com/reports/asia%E2%80%99s-top-50-largest-law-firms-2014