RHT Law LLP numbering more than 100 including 60 fee earners, is pleased to announce that the Firm will join Taylor Wessing to become RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP on 16 March 2012.
This is the next step for RHT Law LLP in the internationalisation of the Firm's business, following the earlier formation of a relationship between the Firm and Taylor Wessing through an exclusive co-operation agreement in August 2011.
As a result of the move, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s clients will now have access to a network of over 800 legal professionals across 14 offices in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. This is in line with the firm’s strategy of delivering international capabilities locally, having the added advantage of industry specific expertise catered to each client’s business needs.
Subhas Anandan, Senior Partner and Supervisory Council Member of RHT Law LLP, comments:
"Our cooperation of the past six months has clearly established that joining Taylor Wessing will further internationalise our business and maximise the opportunities in this dynamic region. We are delighted to join Taylor Wessing and together we look forward to driving our further growth in the coming years."
Tim Eyles, Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing UK, comments:
"Having established a relationship with a Singapore practice that combines a deep rooted local knowledge with an active international outlook, this addition of RHT Law to Taylor Wessing is the natural next step for Taylor Wessing as part of our wider goal to expand into the growth economies and to be recognised as a premium law practice in Asia and South East Asia for both in and outbound business. With the opening up of the Asian legal market, we are now perfectly positioned to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the regional and global markets and turn our collective experience to the benefit of our clients."
RHT Law congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as the Sponsor for Elektromotive Group Limited with effect from 8 March 2012.
Elektromotive Group Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the publishing and sale of periodicals and magazines primarily in Singapore and Malaysia.
The Group is also involved in media publishing and event management and technology & engineering solutions for electric vehicle re-charging stations.
RHT Law’s Partner and Deputy Head of Corporate and Securities Practice Mr Lawrence Wong, is the appointed Registered Professional for Elektromotive Group Limited.
RHT Law congratulates RHT Capital on her appointment as the Sponsor for Oakwell Engineering Limited with effect from 18 February 2012.
Oakwell Engineering Limited, which was listed in 1994, started off as a distributor of engineering products for the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, marine and utilities industries. With the introduction of shipbuilding business, Oakwell and its subsidiaries core businesses support the requirements of both onshore and offshore, oil, gas petrochemical, chemical and marine industries. The Group’s operating segments comprises distributorship, engineering design and fabrication and shipbuilding.
RHT Law’s Senior Partner Mr Subhas Anandan responded to Straits Times forum letter in his capacity as president of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore (ACLS), regarding its stand on the issue of the Attorney-General’s (A-G) prosecutorial discretion.
In an exchange of letters between Mr Anandan and Mr M. Ravi, Mr Anandan clears the air on ALCS’s stand that the A-G should not be required to explain how he exercises his discretion, as the public should trust that the A-G will carry out his duty in good faith and act in the public interest and not abuse his prosecutorial power. The ACLS has full faith that the courts will intervene if the contrary is shown, and the public should trust that criminal lawyers will raise these issues before the court to do their best for the client.
Mr Anandan also questions whether it is time to consider allowing the courts to decide who should be hanged even if guilty of a capital offence, and not only leave it for the A-G to exercise discretion.
References have made to Straits Times Forum letters published on 23 Jan, 28 Jan, and 3 Feb 2012.