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May 30, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces Intellectual Property & Technology Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Ms Kong Seh Ping as a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Practice with effect from 23 May 2016. Seh Ping specialises in corporate and commercial transactions across sectors and jurisdictions, with a particular focus on the technology and telecommunications sectors. She regularly advises start-ups on financing, investments, joint ventures, general employment law, and commercialisation of intellectual property rights in the Asia Pacific region (including licensing, franchising and technology transfer). In addition, Seh Ping has extensive experience in cross border M&A transactions, FDIs and joint ventures in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. She was ranked as a leading lawyer in the M&A category by the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2013. Some of her notable transactions include: Advising Grey Orange Pte Ltd, a Singapore technology company which caters to warehousing and automation space in providing disruptive technology to make innovative products for efficient logistics and distribution, in connection with a Series A funding round from Tiger Global, Blume Ventures, Alok Rawat (President of FG Wilson FZE), Dileep Nath (co-founder Kanbay acquired by CapGemini) and other angel investors; Advising MoneyMax Financial Services Ltd in respect of its first overseas investment to hold the majority stake, through a own wholly-owned subsidiary, in a network of Malaysian pawnshops; and Advising Omya AG, one of the largest calcium carbonate producers in the world, in respect of its acquisition of chemicals distribution businesses in Indonesia and the Philippines respectively, and on mining related acquisitions and joint ventures in Bhutan, Malaysia and the Philippines respectively.
May 26, 2016

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing shortlisted as Visionary Law Firm of the Year by In-House Community

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been shortlisted as Visionary Law Firm of the Year by In-House Community 2016. The In-House Community Research team have set the challenge for New Silk Road-based legal service providers to demonstrate that they can truly stand inside the shoes of their clients and proffer inspiring service. The team canvassed 100 legal providers and asked them to provide examples of the following: budget-orientated project management for a client advice to a client regarding productivity and efficiency exceeding client expectations (inclusive of client testimonials) The winner will be decided solely by independent judges.
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.