14 Nov 2019

Rajah & Tann Technologies, Singapore Institute Of Management partner Jyvaskyla Technology Group and Finnish university JAMK University of Applied Sciences to raise cybersecurity capabilities in Singapore

At a time of heightened global concern over cybersecurity, Rajah & Tann Technologies (RTT) and the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) have inked a proposed collaboration with leading Finnish institutions, JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK), and Jyvaskyla Technology Group (JTG – JAMK’s sole and exclusive Singapore-based partner), to help build capacities and capabilities for addressing cybersecurity risks in Singapore.

Under the MOU signed today, the partners will explore both the provision of sophisticated cybersecurity simulation services to businesses and companies as well as the offering of higher education programmes and training to boost the knowledge and competencies of cybersecurity professionals. The provision of cyber exercises, simulation and/or training services or products will be done through the setting up of a state-of-the-art cyber range to meet emerging and increasing national and transnational cybersecurity needs of the private and public sectors. SIM, Singapore’s leading institution in private education and executive training, will also explore introducing degree programmes and professional training to elevate the standard of cybersecurity expertise.

The Finnish university JAMK besides being known for its state-of-the-art academic programmes in the field, also operates Finland’s National Cyber Range through its cybersecurity research, development, and training center, JYVSECTEC - Jyväskylä Security Technology. It is well known for its cyber exercises which help organisations to integrate people, processes and technology to protect their critical information, services and assets. These exercises take place in JAMK’s Realistic Global Cyber Environment (RGCE), a next-generation, hyper-realistic live cyber range environment where cyberattacks are simulated.

The collaboration comes in the wake of several high-profile cyber-attacks in Singapore, highlighting the need for organisations to remain vigilant and strengthen their cybersecurity defences to combat increasingly targeted and sophisticated threats.

Her Excellency Katri Kulmuni, Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Finland, was the Guest-of-Honour at the MOU signing. The event was also attended by His Excellency Antti Vanska, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore, and representatives from the Embassy of Finland.

Mr Patrick Ang, Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann Singapore, said: “We are excited to be working with some of the leading academic and technology organisations in the world to provide solutions that address real-world needs of our clients.

“We are confident that the expertise and experience that our Finnish partners have built up over the years will help Rajah & Tann to be at the cutting edge of technology for cybersecurity simulation training and education.”

Mr Steve Tan, Director at RTT, said: “This proposed partnership will enhance our suite of offerings to clients who are concerned about mitigating cybersecurity risks and minimising disruptions to their business. Cybersecurity simulation exercises and training are a much needed service for organisations operating in a digital economy while navigating compliance with data protection and cybersecurity laws.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr Seah Chin Siong, SIM’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “The proposed collaboration is significant in that it offers a holistic approach to addressing increasingly sophisticated cyber security threats. Besides the technical and practical aspects of helping companies bolster their security, it is critical that we build and maintain a constant pipeline of cybersecurity talent through education and training. Finland is a reputed pioneer in both the education and innovation of smart technologies, particularly in information and cyber security. We are very proud to be partnering its leading institutions, JAMK and JTG in this important initiative.”

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 750 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

About Rajah & Tann Technologies – www.rttechlaw.com

Rajah & Tann Technologies, a unit of law firm Rajah & Tann Singapore, provides tech-enabled services including electronic discovery, cybersecurity, data breach readiness and response, and other legal tech and regulatory technology services, to clients and the member firms of the Rajah & Tann Asia network.

 

01 Nov 2019

Rajah & Tann Asia’s Corporate Investigations Practice named in the latest GIR 100 rankings

For the fourth consecutive year, Rajah & Tann was recognised among the world’s top 100 firms for corporate investigations by the Global Investigation Review (“GIR”). The GIR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.

The accolade which recognises the firm’s expertise in handling sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations is led by our market leading Fraud, Asset Recovery, Investigations & Crisis Management (FICM) team which includes former prosecution lawyers and legal advisers to the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force. With the wealth of experience gathered by our lawyers in dealing with complex investigations across a multitude of industries ranging from banking and finance, shipping, building and construction and natural resources, we are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service.

For more information about our Fraud, Asset Recovery and Investigations Practice, please click here.

For more information about the GIR 100 2019, please click here.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 750 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

18 Oct 2019

Rajah & Tann Laos forms alliance with Phongsavanh Group to expand in Lao PDR

Rajah & Tann (Laos) Co Ltd., a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, announced today that it has formed an alliance with Laotian conglomerate Phongsavanh Group to expand its operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

One of the largest and most established business conglomerates in Lao PDR, the Phongsavanh Group has interests in banking and financial institutions, oil and petroleum products and related businesses, trading and logistics.

The alliance will see the Phongsavanh Group, founded over four decades ago by its namesake family, provide market intelligence and business development direction to Rajah & Tann Laos. However, it will not be involved in the law firm’s day-to-day operations.

Mr Lee Eng Beng, Chairperson of Rajah & Tann Asia, said: “We are honoured to have Phongsavanh Group as our partner in Lao PDR.  

“This partnership will deepen Rajah & Tann Asia’s connections and resources across Southeast Asia, and we look forward to learning and benefitting from the strong industry expertise, experience and capabilities of Phongsavanh Group.”

Mr Lee Hock Chye, Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann Laos, added: “Lao PDR is one of the fastest growing economies in the region and we are delighted to be working with the Phongsavanh Group to serve clients in Lao PDR in particular and Indochina in general.

“This collaboration will allow us to leverage on the Phongsavanh Group’s networks and expertise in Lao PDR, and for them to have access to the highly rated legal services that Rajah & Tann Asia is known for.”

Mr Thedlakhone Douangsonthi, Vice Chairman of Phongsavanh Group, said: “The Phongsavanh Group is always on the lookout for opportunities and partners to expand in Lao PDR and beyond. We are confident that this alliance with Rajah & Tann, Southeast Asia’s largest legal network, will help advance our business objectives and position us for future growth.”

Based in Vientiane, Rajah & Tann’s office in Lao PDR was established in 2010 and is helmed by lawyers with experience in Laotian laws. Its team of lawyers advises clients on a broad range of transactions in Lao PDR and the wider Indochina region, including banking and finance, commercial litigation, construction projects, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency.

The Lao PDR office has won several accolades since it was established, including “Laos Law Firm of the Year” by Asialaw Regional Awards 2019, “Highly Recommended Firm” in General Business Law from Asialaw Profiles and “Leading Firm” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2019. It has also been recognised for its well-established finance and corporate practices by IFLR1000 and for general business law by Chambers Asia-Pacific.

In recent years, the firm has been involved in several large-scale cross-border projects. They include the financing of a loan provided by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to state-owned energy generator Électricité du Laos for the expansion of the national grid, and for Hong Kong-headquartered telecommunications equipment company Comba Telecom to enter the domestic telecommunications market through the acquisition of a majority stake in Lao state-owned telecommunication provider, Enterprise of Telecommunications Laos.

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About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 750 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.

07 Oct 2019

Rajah & Tann wins Singapore Health Award 2019

We are pleased that Rajah & Tann Singapore is the only law firm among 169 organisations honoured by the Health Promotion Board (“HPB”) for our health initiatives in the workplace. At the Singapore HEALTH Awards 2019, we were given the Merit Award in recognition of our commitment to drive health programmes that would help our employees lead healthy and vibrant lives.

This award recognises the top 50 organisations with commendable Workplace Health Promotion programmes. A special thanks and appreciation to our HR colleagues who worked very hard to drive the health programmes and to all who have participated actively in the firm’s health programmes.

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