June 21, 2013

Private Client Seminar

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is hosting a Private Client Seminar focusing on Family Disputes – with practical insights borne out of our long experience advising ultra-high net worth families, on 5 July 2013, from 9am - 2pm at the Amara Sanctuary in Sentosa. The seminar will cover key topics including: Strategies to minimise the risk of disputes Stress-testing family wealth holding structures Preserving confidential information Resolving Disputes The use of proceedings to divide up family assets The seminar will feature presentations from a combined team of experts in the field from Singapore and the UK. The Singapore team will comprise of Ryan Myint and Tan Siew Kim; the UK team will be represented by Andrew Goodman and Kirstie McGuigan. To register, please email your name, contact details, designation and company name to events@rhtlawtaylorwessing.com.You will receive a reply email from us confirming your registration.
June 5, 2013

Recognised by ALB as a leading firm for Patent and Trademark/Copyright in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP has been ranked by Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) for its Patent and Trademark/Copyright work in Singapore. The Patent and Trademark/Copyright ranking is consolidated by the ALB editorial team based on the feedback & recognition from lawyers and clients in Asia. Only 10 firms were recognised for their work in Patents while 11 were recognised for their work in Trademarks/Copyrights in the 2013 ranking. ALB is owned by Thomson Reuters and is a leading provider of print and online legal news and information for legal professionals in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
May 31, 2013

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory on securing retainer mandate for GKE Corporation Limited

RHT Corporate Advisory is pleased to inform that they have been appointed as the corporate secretarial agent by GKE Corporation Limited ("GKE"), a Catalist Listed Company with effect from 1 June 2013. The business activities of GKE’s group of companies are divided into three distinctive business segments namely Micro Biotechnology, Renewable Energy and Logistics. 2012 has been a challenging and exciting year for GKE as the group undergoes a major board restructuring and refocuses in its core logistics business in Singapore and expansion in the Asia Pacific region. GKE main focus was to reorganise the individual business segments and evaluate the viability of each business segments. During the financial year FY 2012, GKE achieved a profit before taxes of S$3.1 million. The Group revenue saw a significant increase of 24.8% to S$35.6 million. These results were achieved in spite of a highly competitive operating environment with business costs continuing to rise and new players penetrating the market. To increase the visibility of "GKE" and become a leading integrated logistics provider in the region, the Group effected the change in name from Van der Horst Energy Limited to GKE Corporation Limited. The Group believes that a change in name will provide a clearer identity for the Group and better reflect the Group's principal business in logistics segment and corporate profile in future. GKE’s subsidiary, GKE Private Limited, has on 17 May 2013 entered into a sale and purchase agreement with HSBC Institutional Trust Services Limited, in its capacity acting as trustee of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust for the purchase of the property located at 6 Pioneer Walk Singapore 62775. It is a 2-storey warehouse with a ramp-up driveway and a 4-storey ancillary office as well as a single storey workshop and a container yard with a gross floor area of 20,094 sqm. The property will provide the Group a ready warehouse space to meet its urgent and immediate needs. Also, as the Group has been facing difficulties acquiring land parcels in the recent years, the purchase of property will allow the Group to capture the growth opportunities and higher yielding new business areas that will utilize the full value chain of the Group’s business.  Our Associate Director, Ms Shirley Tan is the named Company Secretary for GKE.
May 28, 2013

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing celebrates 2nd Anniversary

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, the leading local international law firm celebrated its 2nd anniversary today in Singapore.  Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner for RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, speaking at a celebration event attended by many of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s staff in Singapore said, “This is a significant milestone for the firm. Over this time we have seen the firm grow into one that offers a full suite of legal services to our clients. Our talent pool has grown as well from about 50 lawyers to 70 lawyers over the last 20 months with many talented legal practioners opting to join the firm.” RHTLaw Taylor Wessing was established on 28 May 2011 as a limited liability partnership in Singapore. On 16 March 2012, the firm joined the Taylor Wessing Group as a member firm. This development means that the firm is now able to offer clients access to a network of over 900 legal professionals across 22 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is also the exclusive Singapore member of The Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms. Tan Chong Huat added, “These are exciting times for the firm. Our clients can expect intelligent and innovative legal and business solutions from a team that has the pulse of Asia, with expertise of an international law firm. We look forward to the continued support of our clients and staff!”