Nicholas Lauw joins RPC as tech partner in Singapore

30 September 2022

Nicholas Lauw joins RPC as tech partner in Singapore

International law firm RPC has hired Nicholas Lauw as a partner in its commercial group, where he specializes in technology. He joins the firm’s joint legal venture RPC Premier Law in Singapore.

With more than 16 years’ international experience, Lauw has a broad practice covering a mix of high-value contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and technology-related work.

Lauw will join RPC’s technology practice, which provides a full technology offering of digital, data, consumer and regulatory advice alongside transactional and dispute support to major global technology players through to start-ups and high-profile blue-chip companies across the globe. He joins from Rajah & Tann, where he was a partner practicing entertainment and media, intellectual property and technology law. He joined Rajah & Tann in 2009 from Baker Mckenzie.Wong & Leow; he had previously trained and qualified at Drew & Napier. Commenting on Nicholas' arrival,

“I am thrilled that Nicholas has agreed to join our rapidly-growing offices in Asia, where we have doubled our number of partners in the last two years, with nine new partners joining in Singapore and Hong Kong,” said Antony Sassi, the firm's Asia managing partner. 

“Nicholas’ arrival is of strategic importance as we look to build out our award-winning Technology practice led globally by Jeremy Drew spanning across RPC’s four offices. 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. I have no doubt Nicholas will be a real asset in supporting our clients to achieve their ambitions.”

RPC’s head of commercial Jeremy Drew added: “Nicholas’ pedigree as a leading technology lawyer in Singapore complements our technology practice. Our commercial group has added six new partners since the beginning of the year. Nicholas’ hire reflects our commitment to focus on growing our number of clients in the TMT sector across the globe.”

Lauw said: “RPC has offered me an exciting platform to build out my practice and work within a leading technology group underpinned by a group of talented lawyers that are commercial, people-focused and collaborative at their core.”

Lauw is the eighth new partner joining the firm in the last seven months (Arash Rajai, Reshma Raja (General Counsel & Partner), Shai Wade, Tania Williams, Mike Newham, Rathi Thiagamoorthy and Peter Kwon) across its commercial and insurance groups, as well as promoting 10 new partners to the partnership in May. RPC now has 125 partners across its four offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Bristol.

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