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RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Adds Hong Kong Capabilities with Addition of Hong Kong Law Firm HM Chan & Co

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-Sixth largest law firm in Singapore adds Hong Kong and Greater China capabilities to the growing bench strength and reach of the ASEAN Plus network across Asia. Move comes after successful launch of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam.

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP (“the Firm”), the sixth largest law firm in Singapore has boosted its presence in Hong Kongand Greater China following an official association with local firm HM Chan & Co inHong Kong.

This association in Hong Kong is the latest addition to RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s rapidly growing ASEAN Plus Group, a Pan-Asian grouping of leading legal firms. By being an integral part of ASEAN Plus Group, HM Chan & Co opens up unprecedented opportunities for cross-border collaboration between Hong Kong / Greater Chinaand the rest of the Pan-Asian offices in the ASEAN Plus grouping which was launched in 2014. Launching a new office in Hong Kong is part of a series of strategic growth initiatives the firm has planned to bolster presence across ASEAN and North Asia.

Today’s association with HM Chan & Co also adds Hong Kong and Greater China capabilities to the network’s increasing bench strength and reach across the whole of Asia. This latest association with HM Chan & Co comes soon after RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s successful merger with PBC Partners & RHTLaw on 30 June 2016 to form RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam. The months ahead will also see Partners from the Singapore office being seconded to Hong Kong and vice versa, a move aimed to boost knowledge transfer and capacity building. The industry areas that will see secondments include:

  1. Banking & Finance
  2. Regulatory Governance
  3. Private Wealth
  4. Intellectual Property and Technology.

Through the association, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing and HM Chan & Co will continue to deliver corporate advisory work with a focus on assisting clients in multi-jurisdictional transactions, a core competence of the team.

Commenting on the association, Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing said, “This is a very exciting move for our firms and draws on our combined and recognised strengths. We are very pleased to welcome HM Chan & Co into the Taylor Wessing and ASEAN+ network. With the growing volume of transactions flowing between Hong Kong and Singapore, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing sees exciting opportunities for both firms to serve the legal needs of international clients with strategic and business presence in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In addition, with this development, we are also now able to seamlessly serve clients in Singapore with a local Hong Kong and Greater China team. We will also be seconding our Partners to Hong Kong to boost our knowledge and capabilities. This is in line with our aim of helping our clients succeed. I am pleased that this development comes quickly after the successful launch of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Vietnam.”

The new Hong Kong office further strengthens RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s already extensive capability acrossAsia, which comprises a network of more than 1050 lawyers in South East Asia operating through its ASEAN+ Group. Internationally, the firm has 33 offices, operating in 20 jurisdictions, across Europe, the Middle East andAsia, with representative offices in the US (Palo Alto and New York). The latest venture in Hong Kong is consistent with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s strategy to bolster its service offerings across the region. In the last few years, the Firm has forged strategic alliances with leading Indonesian law firm, Hanafiah Ponggawa and Partners, and South Korean firm DR & AJU, together with several other leading firms in Asia under the ASEAN Plus Group.

About RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP

We pride ourselves as a law firm that delivers international capabilities, locally.

Clients of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing can expect intelligent and innovative legal and business solutions from a team that is attuned to the nuances of working in Asia, with the added perspective and expertise of an international firm.

We offer clients access to a network of over 1050 legal professionals across 33 offices in Asia, the Middle Eastand Europe via our membership with Taylor Wessing group. We are also the exclusive Singapore member of The Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms. In 2014, we launched the ASEAN Plus Group (APG) which is a group of full-services law firms that blends the best of knowledge, culture and international expertise. APG firms have a strong presence in Asia with offices located in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea,Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Our model is driven by the focus on helping clients succeed, which translates to clear and precise solutions with high-level legal and commercial insights. We proactively grow our practice in tandem with regional and international fast growing industries like Consumer Brands, Education, Energy and Environment, Financial Institution and Services, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Infrastructure and Technology, Media and Communications. These industries complement our core areas of practice in Banking and Finance, Corporate, Capital Markets, Intellectual Property and Technology, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate.

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About HM Chan & Co

HM Chan & Co is a Hong Kong corporate law firm established by professionals with many years of experience in handling international transactions. The team, led by its founder Mark Chan, comprises Hong Kong qualified lawyers fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, who understand the commercial and financial context of deals and can therefore better help clients achieve their goals in a timely manner.

HM Chan & Co specialise in helping clients at all stages of the business life cycle – from development and seed funding of start-ups via private equity or venture capital investment, to growth and restructuring through public or private M&As, and fund raising through IPOs, secondary listings or equity or debt financing. The team also assists listed companies in their post-listing regulatory and compliance matters, restructurings and investments.

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Source: RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP

Written by asiafreshnews

July 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm

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