January 10, 2012

Former Court of Appeal and High Court Judge joins RHT Law

RHT Law warmly welcomes former Court of Appeal and High Court Judge Mr LP Thean, who joined the firm as a Senior Consultant on 3rd January 2012. Mr LP Thean’s appointment with RHT Law was featured as one of the key moves at the start of the year in The Straits Times published on 5 Jan 2012. Mr LP Thean has extensive legal and judicial experience. He was in legal practice in Kuala Lumpur from July 1958 to November 1964 and in Singapore from November 1964 to January 1984. He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Singapore from 1984 to 1993 and as a Judge of Appeal in the Court of Appeal from 1993 till his retirement in February 2002. The judgments which he delivered as a Judge of the High Court and as a member of the Court of Appeal have been extensively reported in the Singapore Law Reports. Mr LP Thean is currently a member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore, Chairman of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, Chairman of the Competition Appeal Board, Chairman of the Market Surveillance and Compliance Panel of National Electricity Market of Singapore, and a Director of Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation Limited. In the last 5 months, RHT Law has bolstered its strength with 4 veteran hires, namely Mr John Wang, Mr Sim Yong Chan and Ms Tan Siew Kim to the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, and Mr Ung Gim Sei to the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. The Firm currently has a total of 58 lawyers and legal professionals.
December 16, 2011

RHT Law congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd. on her appointment by Mercator Lines

RHT Law congratulates RHT Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd. on her appointment as the corporate secretarial agent by Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited, a Mainboard Listed Company as well as its group of 12 private entities with effect from 30 November 2011. Mercator Lines is a leading Indian-owned international dry bulk shipping company focused on India and other high growth markets, such as Indonesia and China. They have established a strong market presence in the transportation of coal into India having rapidly grown our young and modern fleet, with repeat business from reputable customers. Mercator Lines (Singapore) Ltd with its high standards of performance and strong corporate governance has been winning the Singapore Corporate Awards for three consecutive years in a row, inclusive of this year’s Best Investor Relations Award (Silver).  In June 2011, the Company was placed 18th in overall performance amongst listed shipping companies in the world by Marine Money Survey and they rank amongst the top 50 Singapore public listed companies according to the Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) jointly conducted by NUS and Business Times. The Company has also been presented with the prestigious "Global Entrepreneur of Year" 2010 from CNBC-TV18/ICICI Bank.
December 7, 2011

Christmas fund raising in aid of Children’s Cancer Foundation

As a caring and people centric firm, RHT Law is passionate about giving back to the community and participating actively in charitable causes. This Christmas season, the firm hopes to play a part in ensuring that children with cancer can still lead a normal childhood by leading a donation drive in aid of RHT Law’s adopted charity, Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) . Apart from internal donations from members of the firm, an appeal also goes out to clients and visitors of RHT Law to chip in generously in support of the beneficiaries of CCF. Donations can be via cash or cheque made payable to ‘Children’s Cancer Foundation’. Each donor will be given a card to write their well wishes for the children and families affected by childhood cancer, which will be given to CCF to convey their love and well wishes at the end of the donation drive. The collection period will be throughout December 2011.
November 23, 2011

Legal Advisor to Learn-A-Thon 2011 fund raising for regional flood victims

As a caring and people centric firm, RHT Law is supporting the ‘Learn-A-Thon 2011’ charity event and is the Honorary Legal Advisor to its organising committee. This social media driven philanthropic initiative expects to draw in 2000 attendees at Kallang Theatre and raise S$100,000 for Singapore-based regional relief charity, Mercy Relief. The funds raised by the Learn-A-Thon will be donated to Mercy Relief and will mostly go towards humanitarian relief, clean up and reconstruction efforts after the waters have subsided, which is where international aid contributions will be most welcomed. 14 of Asia’s top wealth creation and motivational speakers, some of whom have flown in especially for this event, will share their expertise free of charge during the event. More information can be found on their website http://learnathon2011.wordpress.com/. The Learn-A-Thon 2011 will take place at 7pm on Monday, 28 November 2011 at Kallang theatre. Interested participants may register via this website: http://learn-a-thon2011.eventbrite.com/