RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar on his recent appointment to the National Arts Council (“NAC”).
The NAC champions the creation and appreciation of the arts locally and promotes Singapore arts overseas. The NAC is led by a team representing a broad cross-section of top management of corporate Singapore. The NAC was formed in 1991 from the amalgamation of the Singapore Cultural Foundation, Cultural Division of Ministry of Community Development, Festival of Arts Secretariat and the National Theatre Trust.
Azman grew up immersed in the arts. His late father, Jaafar A. Latiff, was one of Singapore’s pioneer artists. His paintings, both batik and acrylic, adorn the walls of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s office. Azman is honoured by the appointment and looks forward to playing his part as a council member of the NAC.
Singapore Red Cross (“SRC”) and RHT Rajan Menon Foundation (“Foundation”) celebrated “Together for Humanity” at the annual Singapore Red Cross – RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2017. Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Patron of the Foundation, graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour.
The Foundation was honoured to be the title sponsor for this event whereby more than $118,000 was raised for Singapore Red Cross local humanitarian services TransportAid, FootAid, ElderAid, HoME+ and the Red Cross Home for the Disabled. This strongly resonates with the Foundation’s goal of offering assistance to disadvantaged groups.
Mr Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of the Foundation and Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, said in his welcome address, “For many years, community development goals were philanthropic activities that were seen as separate from business objectives. But I think that is changing. What many of the organisations that are represented here today are realising is that competitive advantage can result from weaving social considerations into business strategy.”
The charity golf event drew over 140 golfers and 190 participants in the charity golf dinner which included a charity auction, live performances and prize presentation.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and Taylor Wessing UK organised an Asia Tech Roadshow covering the key technology trends in Asia and the region. The event was supported by SGInnovate, a government agency tasked to develop Singapore’s start-up ecosystem by connecting entrepreneurs with industry mentors, venture capitalists and research talent. The highlight of the event was the panel discussion featuring legal experts and key industry players with significant experience in the technology sector.
Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, Jonathan Kok, moderated the panel discussion titled ''Tech Trends and Predictions in Asia and Beyond''. The panel members comprised Robert Fenner, Partner at Taylor Wessing; Saufung Ma, Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing; Manoj Sharma, Founder and CEO of CusJo and Mohan Belani, Co-founder and CEO of e27. The Panel shared their insights on trending topics including artificial intelligence, data analytics, Internet-of-Things, sharing economy, fintech and cryptocurrency. They also explored possible legal implications and government regulations that may shape the development of these technologies.
The Panel closed with an engaging Q&A session and a networking session over drinks and light bites. The session saw a turnout of close to 100 representatives across various industries including Healthcare & Life Sciences, Technology & Communications and Media & Entertainment.
This session is timely in view of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative to apply digital and smart solutions aimed at improving services and living and working conditions for citizens and businesses.