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RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP
Six Battery Road #10-01
Singapore 049909
Singapore

Tan Chong Huat is the Managing Partner and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. He also serves as a member of the International Management Board of Taylor Wessing and is Chairman of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation. 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. 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.

Experience

Ramba Energy Limited Acted on the renounceable underwritten rights issue of up to 96,831,204 new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (2013)
Chasen Holdings Limited Acted in its renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 111,801,216 warrants (2014)
MTQ Corporation Limited Acted in its bonus issue of one (1) new ordinary bonus share for every four (4) existing ordinary shares held by shareholders of the Company (2013)
Hai Leck Holdings Limited Acted in its renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 202,786,875 warrants (2014)
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.

Career

Since 2011 Managing Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, Singapore

Education

2008 Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
2007 LL.M. from the University of London, UK
1999 Admission as a lawyer in England & Wales
1990 Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
1989 LL.B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore

Publications

Law and Practice of Corporate Finance in Singapore – Chief editor of this book in 2016
The 3 Cs of defending a siege from short-sellers – The Business Times, September 2015
Make reporting of elder abuse mandatory? – The Straits Times, July 2015
Getting ahead in Islamic Finance – The Business Times, December 2014
Lawyer glut can be a happy problem – The Straits Times, September 2014
Quandaries of short-selling by NRFs – The Business Times, November 2013
Corporate Governance of Listed Companies in Singapore – book released in 2013
Corporate Governance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – book released in 2013
PRC Corporate Secretarial Practice – book released in 1999

Memberships & Associations

Lay Person, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants' Investigation and Disciplinary Panel
Member, International Affairs Committee of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Honorary membership, Financial Planning Association of Singapore
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors
Non-executive Chairman, Ramba Energy Limited and P99 Holdings Ltd
Independent Director, Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte Ltd, Ascendas Hospitality Trust Management Pte Ltd and SIIC Environment Holdings Ltd
Deputy Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Singapore Stock Exchange
Chairman, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation
Chairman, The Road Safety Park Committee
Council Member & Fundraising Committee, Singapore Red Cross

Awards & Recognition

IFLR 1000 – Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets (2017 edition)
Client Choice – Recognized as a winner under the category of “General Corporate” (2016 edition)
IFLR 1000 – Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets (2016 edition)
Asian Legal Business – Nominated as Managing Partner of the Year (2016)
Asialaw Leading Lawyers – Recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets (2015)

Languages

Mandarin

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