RHT Law hosted members of the media at a cocktail session on the 2nd of August 2011, at the Singapore Cricket Club. The event was attended by more than 10 members of the press who were eager to hear more about the directions forward for RHT Law, as well as her future plans.
Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat stressed that RHT Law is not a new law firm but comprised senior and experienced lawyers. She is led by her 5 Senior Partners and is a people centric, caring, and business driven firm. Striving to be a local international law firm, RHT Law will work with international law firms to expand the offering of international capabilities and networks to clients.
RHT Law commenced business on Saturday, 28 May 2011.
The soft launch was heralded through the opening of the firm's office premises at Six Battery Road by former Court of Appeal Judge Mr LP Thean. Staff and their families were invited for a tour of the new premises which was followed by a celebratory lunch at the Singapore Cricket Club.
RHT Law and RHT Group of Companies currently have the strength of over 100 legal professionals and staff.
RHT Law will be organising its annual Movie Night at Golden Village Marina on 14th July 2011, the opening night of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Staff, families and friends of the firm are invited to participate in the 'Be Potter-ised' photo contest which will have a Halloween-in-July effect, with wizard hats and wands expected to make their appearance in a bid to win 5 pairs of GV movie tickets.
RHT Law will also present the pledge book in support of Saferoads.sg during the movie night. The nationwide campaign promotes road safety in Singapore, and is organised by Automobile Association Singapore, Singapore Road Safety Council and People's Association, and is supported by the Traffic Police.
Partner Lin Song from RHT Law’s China Practice provided comment on the recent concern from regulators worldwide regarding accounting irregularities surrounding S-chips listed on various exchanges.
He highlighted that companies in China are generally more focused on growth than corporate governance, and while there are laws in China against commercial crimes and fraud, enforcement is still not up to scratch as local governments tend to protect local businesses.