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 three-day trip to Bali

To honour our colleagues’ efforts and contributions towards the firm, we whisked them away from the city’s hustle and bustle to a three-day retreat on an island where a portion of the movie Eat.Play.Love was filmed . That’s right, Bali! We gave them the best from 17 - 19 May, no doubt, with accommodation at the Sheraton Hotel which is just a few minutes away from the beach. We were split into two groups for the activities in an aim to cater to both the outdoorsy and the sight-seeing personalities. The outdoorsy bunch got to experience white-water rafting in the Ayung River which caves through some of Bali’s most appealing landscapes.  The other group was taken to the Golden Coffee Factory where one of the most expensive coffees in the world – Kopi Luwak – is produced. While we did not get to sample this exclusive coffee, we did have a taste of their traditional Bali coffee.  This group also visited the GWK Cultural Park, the Batik Factory and Ubud – which is the cultural centre of Bali.   Inevitably, there were massages and spas roped into the itinerary too. It was a good get-away bonding session with everyone feeling rejuvenated. Though short, it left us with beautiful memories.