May 20, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing nominated as a finalist in eight categories by Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been nominated as a finalist in eight categories by Asian Legal Business Southeast (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2016. The nominated categories are: Arbitration Law Firm of the Year Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year Construction and Real Estate Law Firm of the Year Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year Managing Partner of the Year Asian Legal Business is hosting the presentation of 36 awards before Southeast Asia's legal circle. This black-tie banquet will be graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles, law firms, in-house departments, and the legal academe from across Southeast Asia.
May 12, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Corporate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner Patrick Dahm published a post titled “Singapore to Ratify Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Corporate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner Patrick Dahm published a post on Taylor Wessing’s Partner Peter Bert’s dispute resolution blog titled “Singapore to Ratify Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements”. The post is about Singapore Parliament passing the Choice of Court Agreements Bill, about a year after Singapore signed the Convention. It describes the Convention requirements and how the Choice of Court Agreements Act implements the Convention regime. To view the post, please click here.
May 9, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Taylor Wessing and Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm on their association

Taylor Wessing and Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm announce their association today. Through the association they will provide clients with a robust mix of international and local advice to enable their clients to navigate the complex inbound and outbound opportunities the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and more broadly, the Middle East market has to offer, utilising the combined strength of both firms in areas such as M&A, litigation, project financing and restructuring. Furthermore, it enables Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm to draw on Taylor Wessing's recognised sector expertise in the technology, media & communications, life sciences, private wealth, energy, intellectual property, consumer & retail and hotels & leisure sectors.  All these are growing industries within the Middle East and provide clients with investment opportunities further afield. Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm is an established Kingdom of Saudi Arabian firm with four partners based across two offices in Riyadh and Jeddah.  Alsulaim Alawaji & Partners Law Firm is internationally focused, delivering litigation and corporate advice to a large range of clients including many high net worth families as well as institutional clients. Commenting on the new association, Tim Eyles, Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing UK said: "This is a really exciting opportunity for our respective firms and enables us to put the strength of our global family at the disposal of a broader range of clients." Osama AlSulaim the Chairman of AlSulaim AlAwaji & Partners Law Firm said: "Our association with Taylor Wessing is part of our strategy to provide a highly professional international legal service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; it also benefits our clients by providing access to experts around the world through the Taylor Wessing family." The new association is part of Taylor Wessing's international strategy to grow through mergers and associations.  The firm already has 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US with more than 1,200 lawyers and global revenues £239.8m (FY 2014/2015).  This further strengthens Taylor Wessing's on the ground capability across the Middle East facilitating greater support for the firm's clients.
May 3, 2016

Leading Singapore law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces appointment of Senior Counsel, Roderick Martin, as head of the firm’s growing Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice

The 6th largest law firm in Singapore, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, today announced the appointment of distinguished legal practitioner Senior Counsel, Roderick Martin, as head of its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr Martin, who was from Singapore law firm Martin & Partners, is appointed as Senior Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing with effect from today. Mr Martin boasts a stellar legal career, having joined the Singapore legal service in 1972. He served eight years as a Registrar of the Supreme Court from 1978 to 1986, after which he joined the private practice. In his private practice capacity at Martin & Partners, he focused mainly on civil litigation, loan and security documentation including conveyancing, liquidations and receiverships as well as admiralty and shipping. On the appointment of Mr Martin, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner, Tan Chong Huat, explains, “I am delighted that Roderick has chosen to join us. His addition to the RHT family is a powerful testament to the strength of our litigation and dispute resolution capabilities in Singapore and the region. Our clients face an increasingly complex and global market. Roderick’s extensive experience meshes nicely with our global platform and the needs of our clients. As a Senior Counsel, Roderick has unparalleled depth of expertise and strategic connections in the legal community, having built up more than four decades of experience. With Roderick helming our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, I am confident that he will greatly enhance our existing lawyer bench strength with his unique insights, fresh perspectives and valuable mentorship of the younger lawyers.” Commenting on his appointment, Mr Martin shares, “I am deeply honoured and excited to join RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, a firm that has over the span of five short years developed into a leading law firm in Singapore. I look forward to working with my extremely capable colleagues at the firm and imparting the things I have learnt in my many years of legal experience. I share the firm’s ambitions to deliver intelligent legal solutions with the added perspective and expertise of an international law firm. This is an incredibly exciting time to be at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing as it is a period of transformational growth and I hope to both consolidate and build upon that in the future."   As head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, Mr Martin will be supported by Deputy Head of Practice, Mr Nandakumar Renganathan, as well as a team of senior consultants and partners. Mr Martin graduated from the University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) (Second Class Upper) degree in 1972. He was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2011.