July 30, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Consultant hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Peter Koh as a Senior Consultant in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice with effect from 16 July 2015. Peter has represented clients in arbitral, tribunal and court proceedings in Shipping and Commercial law cases in Singapore, England and British Columbia/Canada. He appeared in the Federal Courts of Canada, Supreme Courts of British Columbia, High Courts of Singapore and assisted London Silks in the Commercial Courts and the Privy Council in London. He was a former pupil of Lord Justice Anthony Evans at then 4 Essex Court, Middle Temple, England.  For many years, he acted for major protection and indemnity clubs and was the Legal Correspondent for Japan P & I and China P & I, ship-owners, shipyards and other marine-related industries. Currently, he is a visiting professor at nine Chinese universities, including China University of Political Science & Law, Xiamen University, Renmin University and Wuhan University. He is also a permanent Visiting Professor at China’s two premier maritime universities:  Dalian Maritime University and Shanghai Maritime University.
July 29, 2015

Intellectual Property & Technology Partner Wun Rizwi & Senior Associate Jack Ow quoted in Bloomberg Business article titled “A Veil of Secrecy Aids Surge in Cyber-Attacks in Asia”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Partner Wun Rizwi and Senior Associate Jack Ow were quoted in a Bloomberg Business article titled “A Veil of Secrecy Aids Surge in Cyber-Attacks in Asia”.   The article reveals the astonishing reality that when security breaches occur in Asia, most companies don’t have the legal obligation to disclose when hackers steal personal information. This equates to about 42% of the world’s Internet users (or about 1.4 billion people), remaining in the dark about how much of their personal and sensitive data has been stolen.    An article that Rizwi and Jack had written was used to emphasise a point about regulators in Asia.     The full story can be found in the 29 July 2015 edition of Bloomberg Business.
July 28, 2015

Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat discusses elderly abuse in The Straits Times

Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, was published in The Straits Times discussing the topic of elderly abuse in Singapore. In the wake of a viral video of an alleged assault of an elderly woman, Chong Huat discusses whether current laws go far enough in protecting some of the country’s most vulnerable citizens. Amongst other topics, Chong Huat advocates for a nationwide discussion of a mandatory reporting law, which would require citizens to report suspected cases of elderly abuse and could potentially curtail future incidents. The full article can be found in the 25 July 2015 edition of The Straits Times’ Opinion section.
July 13, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Corporate Practice, Azman Jaafar authors article entitled “Embracing Diversity in the ASEAN Economic Community” for Asian Legal Business

Partner Azman Jaafar authored an article entitled “Embracing Diversity in the ASEAN Economic Community” for the July edition of the Asian Legal Business (ALB). Azman shared how the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has too often been the subject of unfair comparison to the European Union (EU). He highlighted that the motives of the AEC are different from the EU and at the time of the AEC’s inception, the leadership valued the diversity and inequality that already existed within ASEAN. He added that the establishment of the AEC reflected the importance placed on ASEAN’s continued relevance in the global economy. With the AEC, ASEAN will become an important marketplace for Singapore SMEs. To stay competitive in the larger global economy, Singapore SMEs must move their businesses up the value chain and with the attraction of new foreign investments into the AEC market, there will also be opportunities for Singapore SMEs to plug themselves into a more integrated global marketplace. The full article can be found in the July 2015 edition of ALB.