April 26, 2017

RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award Supports Children of Employees in Meeting Education Expenses

Into its 2nd year, the RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award was presented to four of our colleagues’ children today. All of them are students pursuing either their secondary or post-secondary education. The quantum awarded to each student ranges from $400 to $500, with a total of $2400 being awarded in all. Established in 2015, the Bursary Award helps children of the staff of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Group of Companies to meet education expenses. Named in honour of the late Subhas Anandan, a Senior Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, the Bursary Award is a tribute to his legacy of helping others in need.  A man for others, Subhas cared not only for the unprivileged and unrepresented, but for fellow colleagues as well. A bursary scheme was an initiative he had wanted to start. Last year, the RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award supported six students with a total awarded amount of $2000.   RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award ceremony was featured in The Straits Times Online. The article was first published in The Straits Times Online on 26 April 2017. Five students receive RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award in honour of late criminal lawyer Source: Straits Times Online © Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Date: 26 Apr 2017 Author: Camillia Deborah Dass It was supposed to be one of the biggest days of any mother's life - her daughter's wedding day. However, that morning, Huzaimah Haji Tanon, 53, suffered a stroke and died two weeks later. Since then her family has struggled to manage on a single income, but on Wednesday (April 26), her son Muhammad Irman Abdul Aziz, 18, got help with his educational expenses through the RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award. He was one of the five students who received the bursary, which was established in 2015 and launched in 2016. It was named in honour of the late Subhas Anandan, who was a notable criminal lawyer and a senior partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. The award, which is sponsored by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and RHT Group of Companies, aims to help children of staff meet their educational expenses by awarding deserving recipients with amounts between $200 and $600, depending on their educational level. Students are selected based on both academic as well as extra-curricular performances. Deputy managing partner at RHTLaw TaylorWessing, Mr Azman Jaafar, 52, said at the ceremony: "Subhas was a man for others. He had a heart of gold not just for the underprivileged and underrepresented, but also for the people in our midst - our staff who have worked tirelessly through these years." Irman is currently in his final year at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) where he is pursuing a career in opticianry. He intends to apply to a polytechnic, after graduating from ITE, and eventually go to a university. "I'm going to use the money for food and transport and things like that so I don't have to keep asking my dad for money," he said. His father, Abdul Aziz Latiff, 49, who is a dispatch clerk at the firm, said: "I want him to be a successful person and I want him to make the family proud."
April 18, 2017

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing nominated as a finalist in seven categories by Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2017

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has been nominated as a finalist in seven categories by Asian Legal Business Southeast (ALB SE) Asia Law Awards 2017. The nominated categories are: Banking and Financial Services Law Firm of the Year Corporate Citizenship Law Firm of the Year Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year Real Estate Law Firm of the Year Singapore Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Singapore Managing Partner of the Year Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year This year's awards mark the brave move of ALB towards transforming the prestigious event into a regional platform to foster friendly ties and mutual support among the finest legal practitioners. New categories and mechanics were introduced to make the contest more inclusive, engaging and truly reflective of the stellar leadership and expertise that have changed and influenced today's legal landscape. The event promises to bring together the elites from the different sectors of the legal profession across the SE Asian region and India, including the crème de la crème from the country awards in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
April 13, 2017

Senior Partner Tan Chong Huat appointed as Deputy Chairman of SGX Disciplinary Committee

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Senior Partner Tan Chong Huat on his appointment as Deputy Chairman of Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) Disciplinary Committee. Chong Huat will be joined on the committee by senior executives with experience in corporate  finance, legal, accounting, directorship and market experience whose skills, expertise and knowledge provide sound and authoritative decision-making. The committee is established to enforce the highest standards in regulation and governance in Singapore’s capital markets.   As a front-line regulator of Singapore’s capital markets with a duty to operate fair, orderly and transparent markets, SGX relies on its independent Disciplinary Committee and Appeals Committee to adjudicate on breaches of SGX’s listing, trading and clearing rules governing the activities on SGX’s markets. The members of the Disciplinary Committee are appointed by SGX, in consultation with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Ch’ng Li-Ling, Head of the Firm’s Capital Markets, said of Chong Huat’s appointment, “I’m delighted to congratulate Chong Huat on this appointment. It demonstrates the high regard in which Chong Huat is held within our legal profession and among our regulators, and is also a testament to the unique mix of business savvy, intellectual contribution and professional integrity that he brings to the wider business community.”
April 11, 2017

International law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing lauded as Employer of Choice within Singapore’s legal circle

The Firm has been named for the fourth consecutive year as one of Singapore’s best law firms to work for, testimony to its people-centric approach to nurturing talent. International law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has once again been recognised as one of Singapore’s best law firms to work for. The Firm has been named Employer of Choice by Asian Legal Business (ALB), a leading legal industry publication, in its April 2017 issue. This is the fourth consecutive year that RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has emerged as the Employer of Choice among local and foreign law firms in Singapore. This is an encouraging outcome for the Firm, who had just celebrated its fifth anniversary last year, as it represents a vote of confidence in the Firm’s people-centric approach to human resource development. Commenting on its latest ranking, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Deputy Managing Partner Azman Jaafar said, “It is our belief that attracting and retaining talents is paramount to an organisation’s success. Our people are the ones who drive success. Without the right people in place, we would not have been able to achieve all that we have for the past five years. I will like to thank our Partners, lawyers and staff for all their contribution and good work.” “This ranking is a testament of not only the Firm’s commitment to continually invest in our people and create a nurturing environment for them to excel and reach full potential; but also our people’s dedication to their good work. Regular training and development courses are conducted to ensure our lawyers are kept abreast of the latest changes in the law and industry. We are grooming them to become industry experts, developing useful skills in them that will stay throughout their career. Our Partners also see it as their responsibility to guide and impart their expertise downwards, as we recognise this is key to sustaining the flow of knowledge from one generation to the next,” he added. He added, “Our lawyers and staff are also receiving training in leadership and management throughout the year as part of their self-development.  This is an important component of our Firm’s human resource strategy.  Investing in our people will bring out the best in them.” The ALB Employer of Choice Rankings were compiled taking into account results of an Asia-wide survey of more than 3,500 private practice lawyers as well as ALB’s own market knowledge. These law firms were assessed on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship and job security to determine the best law firms to work for in each jurisdiction. RHTLaw Taylor Wessing's latest ranking comes just after it was ranked the sixth largest law firm in Singapore by headcount, in a survey by the Singapore Business Review publication. The Firm's position by headcount remains unchanged from a year ago, based on the publication’s annual listing of Singapore’s 25 largest law firms.