RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Life Sciences & Healthcare Partner (Foreign Lawyer) Erwan Barre was invited as a moderator for a MedTech and Digital Health panel discussion at the MedTech SME Workshop 2017, organised by the Asia-Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed).
The 3rd edition of this event featured an information-packed programme tailored to the needs of medical device and IVD start-ups, digital health ventures, mid-sized MedTech R&D and manufacturing businesses, as well as research institutes, investors and service providers. Participants were given guidance and deep insights into the opportunities and challenges presented in the medical technology industry.
Erwan moderated a panel discussion on the topic “Investment into MedTech & Digital Health in Asia” and shared his expert knowledge on the mergers and acquisition scene. The panellists comprised:
Philip Kowalczyk, Senior Director of New Business Development Asia Pacific at Johnson & Johnson Medical
CJ Chen, Head of Strategic Initiatives for Emerging Asia at Baxter
Ong Jeong Shing, Investment Director for Venturecraft
Colin Tan, Chief Operating Officer of EndoMaster
The one-day workshop was attended by over 100 C-Suites, directors and business development professionals from start-ups, SMEs and major organisations including Abbot and the Health Sciences Authority.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Jonathan Kok was invited as part of a team of IP thought leaders, legal experts as well as innovative companies to offer a series of pre-arranged one to one consultations at IP Week @ SG organised by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). The event marks the sixth run of IP Week @ SG and carried the theme “Ideas to Assets: Driving the future economy with IP”.
Jonathan, a market-leading IP lawyer endorsed by Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2017, shared insights on IP commercialisation and protection. He shares his experience at IP Week, “The future economy will be driven by technology that can be accessed not only in Singapore but in any part of the world. Increasingly, companies are adopting technology as a necessity to expand their businesses into the region. As part of growth strategies, companies need to understand how to protect their intellectual property in foreign territories so that they can effectively leverage on their intellectual property for growth. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing participated in the consultation sessions to help companies better understand these issues when they are planning to expand abroad.”
The two-day conference from 29-30 August 2017 was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. It brought together the innovation community to celebrate, network and collaborate on the latest developments in IP. Signature to this year’s IP Week, the event connects IP service providers, businesses, agencies and individuals to explore opportunities to create business growth through IP.
The event saw a turnout of over 1,700 attendees from more than 30 countries, with over 40 major supporting organisations and partners, including Google and PatSnap.
Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam was the Guest-of-Honour.
Mr Sundaram Subramaniam’s extensive experience in commercial insurance, compliance and civil litigation will significantly enhance the Firm’s service offering to clients in the diverse and complex regulatory and compliance environment
Leading international law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing bolsters its Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice with the appointment of Mr Sundaram Subramaniam as a Partner, effective 7 August 2017.
Sundaram has extensive experience in the regulatory and compliance environment. He acts for various notable institutional clients, primarily insurers, on matters relating to corporate policy liabilities, fraud, commercial advisory work, breach of policy implications, and conflicts of interests. Many of his litigation cases involve technical assessments, mediation and dispute resolution.
His legal expertise also includes advising insurers on a broad range of compliance matters arising from regulatory and distribution compliance. Sundaram has also dealt in foreign law matters, having acted in multiple high value cross-border matters relating to injury claims and industrial accidents.
Azman Jaafar, Deputy Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing commented, “We are delighted to welcome Sundaram to the Firm. Increasingly, a portion of our work is from clients in the regulatory and compliance sector and Sundaram’s wealth of experience will greatly enhance the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice’s capabilities. Seen as an expert by insurers, he trains others on a wide range of legal and compliance topics. I look forward to Sundaram sharing his expertise with his new team and know this will further elevate the Firm’s position in the insurance scene.”
Sundaram is dual qualified both in Singapore and Australia with more than 15 years of legal experience.
Sundaram attained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1991 and successfully completed the English Bar Exams with the Council of Legal Education Inns of Court School of Laws UK in 1993. He was called to the English Bar in 1993 and admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1995. In 2013, he attained his Master of Laws (LLM) with the University of Western Australia.
The appointment of Sundaram follows the hiring of Mr Wee Jee Kin, who joined the Firm’s Corporate Practice as Partner in July 2017.
This press release is featured in the following news reports:
"RHTLaw lands regulatory partner from SG boutique Bogaars & Din" - Asian Legal Business, 30 August 2017
"RHTLaw Taylor Wessing brings on partner from Singapore boutique firm" - BigLaw, 30 August 2017
"Corporate Moves" - The Edge Singapore, 15 September 2017
"Appointments" - Asian Legal Business, October 2017, Asia Edition