RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Wun Rizwi and Senior Associate Jack Ow co-authored an opinion piece titled “End of safe-harbour deal: S’pore’s position” for The Business Times.
The article highlights the recent ground-breaking decision taken by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that counter-surveillance measures in the US have made the EU-US safe-harbour agreement (“Safe Harbour Principles”) no longer a valid ground. This means that personal data transferred to the US is protected by measures not recognised as adequate under EU Data Protection Laws.
This is a reminder to organisations that it is not enough to simply rely on Safe Harbour Principles to comply with the Transfer Limitation Obligation (TLO) under Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012, and provides an opportunity for Singapore to clarify what is an acceptable standard for international data transfers from Singapore into the US.
The full article can be found in the 17 October 2015 edition of The Business Times’ Opinion section.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Deputy Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, Nandakumar Renganathan, was quoted in The Straits Times article titled “Ivy Lee Realty fighting application to wind up firm”.
The article discusses the High Court case of realty firm, Ivy Lee Realty, averting an application by licensed moneylender MWA Capital, to wind up the company for failure to pay up its loan.
Representing MWA Capital, Nandakumar informed the Court that Ivy Lee Realty was unable to pay the judgment sum to MWA Capital. He added that the company has insufficient funds to pay the judgment sum.
This High Court case is due for another hearing at a later date.
The full article can be found on the 10 October 2015 edition of The Straits Times.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Family & Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth was quoted in a TODAY article titled “Mediation ‘vital as more people turn to courts for family disputes’ ”. Michelle commented about how the introduction of child representatives in dispute cases give a voice to the children involved. Child representatives are appointed lawyers who look into the child’s best interests during court proceedings and make an objective assessment of the arrangements.
The increasing trend of seeking court intervention for family disputes has resulted in the Family Justice Courts implementation of child representatives in an aim to take a softer approach towards dispute resolution.
The full article can be found on the 2 October 2015 edition of TODAY.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates our Partners for being recognised by IFLR1000 as Leading Lawyers in its 2015/25th edition.
The Partners recognised as leading lawyers are:
1. Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, Deputy Head of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Practices
2. Azman Jaafar, Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Corporate Practice
3. Ch’ng Li-Ling, Deputy Head of Capital Markets
4. Tan Choon Leng, Co-head of M&A and Head of Private Wealth
The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The IFLR1000 exclusive leading lawyers rankings brings together individuals who are recognized by their peers and clients to be the leading figures in their specialist areas.