December 7, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Corporate and Capital Markets Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is strengthening its Corporate and Capital Markets Practices further with the appointment of Ms Ow Kim Kit as Partner with effect from 1 December 2015. Kim Kit is a seasoned corporate and banking lawyer with many years of experience as an in-house counsel in both public and private institutions.    Commenting on the appointment, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat said, “We are certain that Kim Kit’s vast corporate and banking experience as well as her in-depth knowledge gained from working with Singapore’s regulatory institution and international arbitration institutions will serve us well in our work with our clients.”      Kim Kit was previously a Senior Legal Counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from 2004 to 2007, during which she was involved in the development and drafting of Singapore’s banking laws and regulations. She went on to lead a team at MAS responsible for the development of the wealth management, intermediaries and trust industry in Singapore from 2013 to 2015.    In banking, Kim Kit served as in-house counsel at Scotiabank and Credit Suisse. She advised on the legal aspects of product development, transactions and documentation, both from an Investment Banking angle and also from a Private Banking angle.    Kim Kit also held a notable role at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services, where she was appointed as the Asian regional director in December 2009. In that role, she was responsible for promoting ICC’s dispute resolution services throughout South and East Asia and Australasia. She was then appointed the Managing Director of the ICC Academy and was responsible for the setting up of its operations and e-Learning platform.   Kim Kit holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar.
December 4, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Lawyers Ranked Singapore’s Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce that its Partners, Chong Eng Wee and Arvin Lee, have been ranked Singapore’s Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under in the latest list by the Singapore Business Review publication. Chong Eng Wee, a Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Capital Markets, Corporate and China Practice, as well as Arvin Lee, a Partner and Head (China-related Disputes), have been included in the latest ranking and selected from a hundred nominees based on three main criteria: thought leadership, influence, and success. The list recognises the 40 young lawyers who have shaped the legal industry inside and outside the courtroom, or on the negotiating table. “We are very pleased to have Eng Wee and Arvin recognised as Singapore’s Top 40 Most Influential Lawyers below 40 and under in the latest Singapore Business Review ranking. Both Eng Wee and Arvin are leaders in their respective fields and possess the right attributes to excel and have influence over their peers,” according to RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Mr Tan Chong Huat. Eng Wee is a corporate practitioner whose areas of practice include corporate and securities law, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work. He has advised companies on a range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions such as initial public offerings, pre-IPO investment, reverse take-overs, rights issues and placements, acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets, joint ventures, private equity, and corporate restructuring transactions. Eng Wee has also acted as counsel for clients in various cross border transactions with PRC elements, and frequently advises listed companies on their regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. Arvin is a partner and Head (China-related Disputes) and is also involved in the Banking & Finance and China Practice groups at the law firm. Arvin’s international dispute resolution experience was given a strong institutional foundation through earlier roles as Deputy Head (China) and Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Arvin combines disputes work with advisory work in relation to China deals to develop a solid feel for the transactional anatomy of disputes – recent experience includes advice on a complex arbitration clause in relation to a bespoke equity buyout agreement; and on Singapore law aspects of suite of definitive agreements in a USD 50 Chinese private equity investment in Indonesia’s largest ferro-nickel project to date, which he was personally instructed on.
November 30, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Corporate Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Patrick Dahm as a Partner (Foreign Lawyer) in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Corporate Practices with effect from 13 November 2015.   Patrick graduated from the University of Hamburg in 2001. After a stint as legal advisor with the German Embassy in Singapore and his pupillage, he was admitted in 2006 and registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore in 2008. In 2014, he was registered as a Foreign Practitioner admitted to practise Singapore law. He is currently the only Foreign Practitioner admitted to practise both German and Singapore law.   Patrick's areas of practice encompass commercial arbitration, commercial and administrative litigation as well as corporate and commercial law.   He has published professional articles and delivered speeches and lectures on a variety of subjects, most of them related to international arbitration, corporate commercial and Internet law. He is registered with the German Embassy in Singapore as an official translator.
November 19, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing partners with Singapore Management University to establish “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize For Best Student in Corporate Crime”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has partnered with Singapore Management University (SMU) to establish the “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize For Best Student in Corporate Crime” award. An annual prize will be presented to the Best Student in the Corporate Crime elective and this Book Prize will run consecutively for five years.  A sum of money will also go towards the School of Law for the purpose of scholarships, book allowances and other student support schemes. On the importance of expanding the talent pool to fight financial crimes, Rajan Menon, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing said, “This Book Prize is part of our ongoing effort to recognize, motivate and ultimately, enlarge the talent pool among the undergraduate population in Singapore.  It also serves as a reminder of our commitment as a corporate citizen to the urgent cause of improving our ability as a country to tackle financial and corporate crimes. We will continue to play a role in bringing more legal talents into the corporate sector and raising awareness of the importance of having a strong financial crime fighting and compliance capabilities.”