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TAN Chong Huat

Senior Partner

Tan Chong Huat is the Senior Partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia LLP, a leading full services legal practice with an Asia Pacific presence. Chong Huat is the Non-Executive Chairman of RHT Group of Companies which is involved in sectors such as Fintech & Financial Services, Training, Learning & Development, Consulting & Advisory and Wealth & Asset Management. Chong Huat is also the chairman of China ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA), a regionally focused think tank and business network.

His experience and track record, set out below, as a leading finance and corporate lawyer, successful entrepreneur and investor, reputable corporate leader and public service champion, and dedicated law professor coupled with his strong practical and academic grounding throughout his career has made Chong Huat the trusted go-to expert for regulatory issues, complex financing (corporate finance and project finance) transactions, deals structuring, funding and matching, corporate governance and board matters, and reputational management matters for corporate leaders and major corporates in the region and internationally.

Chong Huat is currently the deputy chairman of the SGX disciplinary committee and a member of the Appeals Committee of SGX. He was a member of the first corporate governance council set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Chong Huat was involved in the regulatory applications, formation and operational set up of numerous leading financial institutions including the Investment Company of the People’s Republic of China, a subsidiary of the People’s Bank of China.

Chong Huat has extensive experience in corporate, banking and project finance law in Singapore and the region, and acted in numerous significant corporate transactions in the areas of IPOs, RTOs, MBOs, restructuring, M&As, and financing of major real estate and infrastructure in Asia. He has been named frequently a leading practitioner in many reputable professional publications, including IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Chong Huat has been helping business owners and family businesses throughout his successful career. He has advised Asian and European high net worth clients in their M&A, listing, divestment, business succession planning, probate, wealth and asset preservation and protection, and family governance. As a trusted go-to adviser, Chong Huat has been appointed as administrator and trustee for the estate of his high net worth clients, as well as counsel in estate disputes involving families of leading Asian conglomerates.

Chong Huat is a Fellow with the Singapore Institute of Director and Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He has been appointed on the boards as non-executive chairman, and independent director of listed companies in Singapore and Hong Kong. He also co-founded RHT group of companies which is a leading professional services group in Asia. The Financial Planning Association of Singapore has also conferred on Chong Huat an honorary membership. Over the years he has successfully invested in start-ups, SMEs and listed companies. Notably, he is knowledgeable and passionate in blockchain, distributed ledger and related technologies, and cryptocurrencies having invested into 2 exchanges which apply the DLT technology. Chong Huat was recently appointed as a mentor for the 10th Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition.

Chong Huat is also active in public service and charity work. He is Chairman of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation which serves causes such as Arts, Disadvantaged Groups, Education and Sustainability. He is a member of the executive board of the Singapore Golf Association. He is also a member of the International Affairs Committee of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He also sits as a Lay Person on the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants’ Investigation and Disciplinary Panel. Chong Huat is a member of the Selection Panel of SIM University Law School. He has also established a National University of Singapore Grant in favour of the Law Faculty under the name of his deceased father. An award named RHT Tan Chong Huat Corporate Crime Award has also been established by the School of Law, Singapore Management University.

Chong Huat taught at the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore (AY 2007- 2013), Business School, National University of Singapore (AY 2008/2009), Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (AY 2008-2012) and various other universities in Asia. Besides authoring two leading literature on PRC Investment laws, he has co-authored leading titles on Corporate Governance, and Corporate Finance Law.

Chong Huat has extensive experience in corporate, banking and project finance law in Singapore and the region, and acted in numerous significant corporate transactions in the areas of IPOs, RTOs, MBOs, restructuring, M&As, and financing of major real estate and infrastructure.

Chong Huat has been helping business owners and family businesses throughout his successful career. He has advised Asian and European high net worth clients in their M&A, listing, divestment, business succession planning, probate, wealth and asset preservation and protection, and family governance. As a trusted go-to adviser, Chong Huat has been appointed as administrator and trustee for the estate of his high net worth clients, as well as counsel in estate disputes involving families of leading Asian conglomerates.

  • LL.B (Hons) (Singapore);
  • LL.M (London);
  • Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (NUS);
  • Graduate Diploma in Management Research (University of South Australia);
  • Certificate in Blockchain Strategy Programme (University of Oxford)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore;
  • Solicitor, England & Wales;
  • Solicitor, Hong Kong;
  • Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia;
  • Commissioner for Oaths;
  • Notary Public;
  • FSIArb (Singapore);
  • FCIArb (UK);
  • FSID;
  • HKIOD
  • Arbitrator (CIETAC)

He has been named a leading practitioner in many reputable professional publications, with a recent recognition by IFLR1000 as a “Leading Lawyer” and by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Leading Individual” for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions.

LL.B (Hons) (Singapore); LL.M (London); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore; Solicitor, England & Wales; Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia; Solicitor, Hong Kong SAR, Commissioner for Oaths; Notary Public; FSIArb (Singapore); FCIArb (UK); FSID; Arbitrator (CIETAC)

Key Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Capital Markets, General Corporate, International & Domestic Arbitration, Regulatory Compliance & Corporate Governance

Direct: +65 6381 6787
Fax: +65 6816 0857
Email: chonghuat.tan@rhtlawasia.com

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