September 30, 2014

SIIC Environment Holdings transaction featured in Lawyer Monthly

Lawyer Monthly magazine in its September edition featured a transaction led by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Partner Ch’ng Li-Ling. The SIIC Environment Holdings transaction saw the company entering into a placement agreement with global investment banking firm, Jefferies Singapore Limited and Credit Suisse (Singapore) Limited. The Joint Placement Agents have agreed on a placement of up to 1,000,000,000 ordinary shares at the placement price of S$0.158 per Placement share. To view the complete article, please visit page 75 of this link: http://headley.co.uk/headturner/LM0914
September 26, 2014

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Lee Bagshaw as a Partner (Foreign Lawyer) in our Corporate Practice

Lee Bagshaw is a Partner in the Corporate Technology practice group in Singapore and has considerable experience in advising businesses in the technology sector at various stages of the corporate life cycle, both in Singapore and across Asia, including venture capital financing, inward investment across the ASEAN+ jurisdictions and cross border M&A. Lee advises international venture capital funds together with technology companies from early stage to listed entities, originating from across Asia, Europe and the US. Lee’s experience in Asia advising technology businesses includes: advising both investors and companies on all aspects of venture capital financing, ranging from initial investments, subsequent funding rounds and convertible debt investments; managing complex legal and regulatory issues relating to setting up operations or transacting in unfamiliar jurisdictions across Asia; advising technology companies across Asia on acquisitions or disposals and joint ventures with international counterparties; providing added value on M&A and other transactions, coordinating input from dedicated specialists experienced in advising technology businesses; assisting US and European technology businesses on inward investment into various territories across Asia, coordinating advice through the firm’s dedicated ASEAN+ platform.
September 18, 2014

Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat Pledges S$150,000 to NUS Faculty of Law

To honour his father, Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, has pledged S$150,000 in his personal capacity to NUS Faculty of Law to establish the Tan Han Boon Bursary. Chong Huat recollects his father’s achievements with much pride, “He was born in Batu Pahat, Malaysia on 31 August 1939. At the age of 15, he came to Singapore to work as an apprentice technician and later settled into the position of a clerk in a commodities trading company. Eventually, he rose to the position of trading director. He was held in high regard by his peers for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings in the rice and sugar industry in both Singapore and Thailand.” Through the Bursary, Chong Huat wants to offer deserving students the opportunity to further their studies regardless of their circumstances. He hopes the recipients will do well in life and, when they are ready and financially able, they will give both time and money back to society, as well as to NUS. Chong Huat shared, “A good education lays only the basic foundation for one’s journey in life. Values, character, affiliation and ethics are factors that will determine how meaningful and happy that journey will be. Giving is an act of sharing and believing in a better future that we all share. Giving originates from the heart. It is the heart of each alumnus that this giving seeks to touch. In doing so, other aspects of our lives will be touched.”
September 16, 2014

Lawyer Glut can be a Happy Problem

An opinion piece by Managing Partner, Tan Chong Huat, and Head, Professional Services Support, Alvin Chen, was published on 16 September 2014 in The Straits Times’ Opinion Section. The commentary, entitled “Lawyer glut can be a happy problem”, discusses how the leap in the number of Singaporeans enrolling in overseas law schools raises larger issues, in particular how the legal community should allocate more resources to enhance the practice of community law and why younger citizens should be educated about the role of law in society. To view the article, please click on this link.