Rajah & Tann tech lawyer moves to RPC

Rajah & Tann Nicholas Lauw moves
Nicholas Lauw

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has hired tech and IP lawyer Nicholas Lauw from Rajah & Tann as a partner for its commercial group in Singapore, RPC Premier Law.

Lauw’s addition is driven by growing client demand and the RPC’s ambition to grow its tech practice, providing a full suite of offerings that comprise digital, data, consumer and regulatory advice alongside transactional and dispute support.

“We are continuing to see an uptick in our clients’ ambitions to unlock new opportunities as Singapore continues to grow as a commercial tech hub in the region,” RPC’s Asia managing partner Antony Sassi said in Hong Kong.

Before the move, Lauw had been a partner at Singapore law firm Rajah & Tann for almost 10 years. Lauw brings 16 years of experience to RPC, covering a mix of contentious and non-contentious IP and technology-related work.

Sassi added that the number of partners at the firm has doubled, with nine new partners joining in Singapore and Hong Kong in the past two years. RPC has now hired eight partners in 2022, in addition to promoting 10 new partners in May across the Hong Kong, Singapore and UK offices.