RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, in conjunction with the RHT Group of Companies, launched the inaugural RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award Ceremony today, 6 January 2015, at its premises. The event was attended by Consultants and Partners of the firm, the award recipients and their families, the media as well as members of Subhas Anandan’s family – his wife Vimala Anandan, son Sujesh Anandan and sister Sugadha Anandan.
As a tribute to its late Senior Partner – Singapore’s most illustrious criminal lawyer – and his honourable work, the RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Award was launched to assist the children of the staff of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and the RHT Group of Companies to meet their basic schooling expenses.
The inaugural bursary award ceremony began with a video tribute to the “legal legend” followed by a speech delivered by Senior Partner Mr Rajan Menon. In his speech, Mr Menon fondly recalled Subhas’ kind and giving nature in person and in the courtroom, describing him “as a man of integrity (with) boundless energy, passion, compassion, generosity and a staunch defender of the Rule of Law”.
The recipients of the RHT Subhas Anandan Bursary Awards are:
1. Kwek Ying Sui, Primary 4
2. Muhd Naasiruddin B Muhammad Zakkaria, Secondary 4
3. Abdul Khair B Muhammed Zakkaria, Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
4. Muhd Irfan N Muhammed Zakkaria, Primary 6
5. Janessa Tan Yi Ling, Primary 6
6. Lucus Tan Yi Jie – Kindergarten 1
Initiated by the Partners of the firm, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is honoured that the late Mr Subhas has allowed the Firm to remember him and his charitable ways by naming this annual bursary award after him.
This annual bursary award is open to students ranging from local pre-school to university and underpins the firm’s desire to focus on inspiring young people and helping them identify their passion and natural skills.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Corporate and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner Patrick Dahm published a post on LinkedIn titled “Das Potential der südostasiatischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft (ASEAN Economic Community)” (The potential of the ASEAN Economic Community).
The post contains the transcript of Patrick’s speech at an event jointly organised by German Asia-Pacific Business Association (Ostasiatischer Verein eV) and Taylor Wessing in Hamburg on 25 November 2015. Held in German, Patrick’s speech discussed the potential of the ASEAN Economic Community.
To view the post, please click here.
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is strengthening its Corporate and Capital Markets Practices further with the appointment of Ms Ow Kim Kit as Partner with effect from 1 December 2015. Kim Kit is a seasoned corporate and banking lawyer with many years of experience as an in-house counsel in both public and private institutions.
Commenting on the appointment, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat said, “We are certain that Kim Kit’s vast corporate and banking experience as well as her in-depth knowledge gained from working with Singapore’s regulatory institution and international arbitration institutions will serve us well in our work with our clients.”
Kim Kit was previously a Senior Legal Counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from 2004 to 2007, during which she was involved in the development and drafting of Singapore’s banking laws and regulations. She went on to lead a team at MAS responsible for the development of the wealth management, intermediaries and trust industry in Singapore from 2013 to 2015.
In banking, Kim Kit served as in-house counsel at Scotiabank and Credit Suisse. She advised on the legal aspects of product development, transactions and documentation, both from an Investment Banking angle and also from a Private Banking angle.
Kim Kit also held a notable role at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services, where she was appointed as the Asian regional director in December 2009. In that role, she was responsible for promoting ICC’s dispute resolution services throughout South and East Asia and Australasia. She was then appointed the Managing Director of the ICC Academy and was responsible for the setting up of its operations and e-Learning platform.
Kim Kit holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar.