JTJB News June 2019

JTJB launches Regulatory & Compliance Practice Area!

In a business environment where companies frequently conduct cross-border deals and engage third parties to handle different aspects of the business, companies cannot afford not to have a strong and effective compliance program in place. Changes in the regulations coupled with heightened enforcement by regulators worldwide mean that companies need to properly manage legal and regulatory risk in order to avoid reputational damage to the company.

JTJB’s Regulatory & Compliance Practice provides compliance advice, solutions for managing risk and training in areas such as corporate governance, regulatory obligations, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance.

Leveraging on our global network, we provide advisory services for cross-border regulatory matters and support in cases where there are investigations by regulators and government authorities.

The Practice will be headed by our Partner, Nicola Loh. Nicola’s extensive background in dispute resolution has enabled her to provide compliance advice and handle both the advisory and contentious aspects of regulatory matters. Nicola is also an Associate Member of the International Compliance Association (AICA), a certified individual of the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF), a member of the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee as well as an Ordinary Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

The Practice is also able to offer corporate secretarial services through JTJB’s associated company, MP Corporate Secretarial Services Pte. Ltd.

Nicola Loh


JTJB Singapore Office
E : nicolaloh@jtjb.com
T : 6223 3477 / 9170 7925

JTJB attends ADVOC Joint AGM in Moscow

JTJB’s Dato’ Jude Benny, Dato’ Peter Madhavan and John Sze attended the ADVOC Joint AGM in Moscow.

Advoc is an international network of independent law firms and JTJB is the sole Singapore-member. Each member-firm of ADVOC has a proven record and a wide experience of commercial work within their region.

The Advoc network enables JTJB to assist our clients around the globe and the AGM served as an invaluable opportunity to strengthen ties, friendships and unity within the network.

The AGM ended with a wonderful Gala Dinner with the “War and Peace” theme, capping off an excellent 3 days of AGM. On the right is a picture taken at the Gala Dinner, involving (from left to right): Dato’ Peter Madhavan, Garry McKay (CEO of Ashfords and Chair of ADVOC Europe), Matvey Levant (Managing Partner of Levant & Partner, AGM host law firm), Dato’ Jude Benny and John Sze.

JTJB attends the IUMI Asia Forum in Shanghai

JTJB Singapore’s Deputy Managing Partner, John Sze and JTJB Bangkok’s Managing Director, Naiyachon Tathong, attended the IUMI Asia Forum, a leading marine insurance forum focusing on issues and opportunities for the marine insurance market.

JTJB regularly advises or acts for clients in the marine insurance sector.

Joint Venture Series in Yangon

With the anticipated influx of foreign investments into Myanmar and the implementation of the Myanmar Companies Law 2017, it is important for Myanmar and foreign companies going into joint ventures to be informed of the various legal vehicles and mechanisms involved.

Head of JTJB’s Corporate department, Ms Florence Goh, and Bunnasomboon Chaiparinya, Director of JTJB Bangkok, were in Yangon in May to address some of the key concerns businesses going into joint ventures may face.