RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat and Deputy Head of Banking & Finance Ow Kim Kit participated in the 21st ASEAN Banking Conference held on 27 and 28 November 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Lawyers from various law firms in the ASEAN Plus Group, namely, Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam, Siam City Law Offices and VDB Loi, also participated in the conference, which was organised by the Thai Bankers’ Assocation.
Chong Huat was a speaker in one of the conference panel discussions titled “How can banks help to develop regional infrastructure?”. One of the issues discussed concerned the key impediments to private and commercial bank lending for public infrastructure projects.”
With warm smiles, sweet carols, and holiday gifts, a 20-strong team of volunteers from the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation spent an afternoon spreading festive cheer to residents at the Red Cross Home for the Disabled yesterday. The Christmas visit is part of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s yearly Christmas outreach programme to give back and bring joy to the local community.
Decked out in Santa hats, volunteers regaled the residents with Christmas classics such as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”. There was even a RHT Santa Claus dressed up to further spread the festive joy. With Santa making his rounds, the volunteers also presented the residents with Christmas gifts.
Reflecting on the Christmas celebration with the residents, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s Chairman, Tan Chong Huat, said, “The RHT Rajan Menon Foundation’s vision is to actualise philanthropic activities into meaningful programmes for our donors and staff to participate and contribute to. The visit to the Home allows staff from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies to carry out a meaningful activity together. The Foundation’s tagline “Our Success, Our Responsibility” carries the message of how we want to take our success responsibly. In this festive season of giving, I hope to encourage everyone to think beyond themselves, think beyond business, and to spare a thought for the disadvantaged. Let me also take this opportunity to wish all our beneficiaries a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.
The volunteers also brought smiles and laughter to the residents at mealtime when they had the opportunity to befriend and spend time with the residents while helping out during their feeding programme.
The Red Cross Home for the Disabled is a residential home for those with multiple disabilities and operates a Day Activity Centre providing day care services.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates RHT Rajan Menon Foundation on its successful registration as a Grant-making Philanthropic Organisation under the IRAS Tax Deduction Scheme with effect from 28 November 2016. As a registered Grant-making Philanthropic Organisation, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation may issue tax deduction receipts to its donors with respect to donations made to it.
For further information, please contact Senior Partner Tan Chong Huat and Partner Kaylee Kwok.