January 4, 2013

Winner of the Acquisition International 2012 legal award – Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year: Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has won the Acquisition International 2012 legal award - Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year: Singapore. The voting forms were sent out to over 90,000 individuals in the global legal and corporate finance community, 53,064 of these individuals are subscribers to the Acquisition International monthly magazine. Ms Amita Dutt, Partner of the Firm’s Banking & Finance and Real Estate Practice, was also recognised together with the award.
December 13, 2012

Crouching Tiger – How China will impact Europe’s renewable energy landscape

The results of new research conducted by the Taylor Wessing Group, in conjunction with Clean Energy pipeline, highlights the dramatic increase of Chinese investment into Europe’s renewable energy sector.  As predicted in a similar report last year, the market has experienced an explosion in cross-border M&A activity between Chinese and European clean energy companies during the past year.  Survey respondents are unequivocal that this is just the beginning – over 75% of survey respondents predict that the number of Chinese acquisitions of European clean energy companies and projects will increase during the next 18 months.  The survey was conducted in Autumn 2012 and was completed by five types of respondents: corporates, investors, debt providers, service providers and government agencies. The Crouching Tiger report can be accessed through here.
December 12, 2012

ARIS – Protecting the world’s wealthiest families

ARIS is the latest development by the Taylor Wessing Wealth Group, following our hugely successful Family Business Passport initiative. ARIS is designed to offer high net worth individuals advice on issues which impact upon both their business and family interests, addressing some of the unique legal protection issues they may face, including advice on: Asset protection  Reputation management Intelligence Security The brief explains how to deal with a range of issues from a media crisis, to blackmail, intelligence gathering and ring fencing assets.  The ARIS publication can be accessed here.
November 30, 2012

Launch of International Private Client Practice in Singapore

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its International Private Client Practice in Singapore. The International Private Client Practice will be spearheaded by partners Tan Choon Leng, Amita Dutt and the highly regarded Ryan Myint who recently relocated from Taylor Wessing’s London office to Singapore. While based in Singapore, the Practice will cover Asia as a further development of our award winning teams operating in the UK, Germany, France, Austria and Dubai. This combined capability blends the best of regional business and cultural knowledge with the market leading skills of an integrated international team which has for many years advised royal families, wealthy entrepreneurs and trading dynasties. With over 50 dedicated Private Client specialist lawyers across our offices internationally, the Practice is able to advise high net worth families on strategic matters such as advice on international asset protection, succession planning structures, family governance, preventing and resolving trust and estate disputes. Singapore is increasingly seen as the location of choice for high net worth individuals. Coupled with a rapidly growing economy and strong fundamentals, high net worth individuals see Singapore as a safe haven. According to wealth reports from the Royal Bank of Canada, Cap Gemini, Credit Suisse and Julius Baer, Asia has overtaken Europe and North America in the number of high net worth individuals and as such, demand for private wealth services is expected to grow in the region. With the launch of the International Private Client Practice, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is well placed to offer a complete range of services in Singapore to our high net worth clients.