Tan Chong Huat is a Non-Executive Director and one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia. His experience and track record, set out below, as a leading finance and corporate lawyer, successful entrepreneur and investor, reputable corporate leader and public service champion, and dedicated law professor coupled with his strong practical and academic grounding throughout his career has made Chong Huat the trusted go-to expert for complex financing (corporate finance and project finance) transactions, deals structuring, funding and matching, corporate governance and board matters, and reputational management matters for corporate leaders and major corporates in the region and internationally.
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.
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.
He also co-founded RHT group of companies which is the leading professional services group in Asia. Over the years he has successfully invested in start-ups, SMEs and listed companies.
Chong Huat is also active in public service and charity work. He is chairman of the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation. He is currently a council member and fund raising committee chairman of the Singapore Red Cross, council member of the Singapore Road Safety Council as well as Chairman of the The Road Safety Park Committee. He is also a member of the International Affairs Committee of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He also sits as a Lay Person on the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants’ Investigation and Disciplinary Panel. The Financial Planning Association of Singapore has also recently conferred on Chong Huat an honorary membership. Chong Huat was recently invited to be a member of the Selection Panel of SIM University Law School. He was until recently a council member of the Corporate Governance Council set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, board member of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore and council member and audit committee chairman of the Football Association of Singapore. He has also established a National University of Singapore Grant in favour of the Law Faculty under the name of his deceased father. An award named RHT Tan Chong Huat Corporate Crime Award has also been established by the School of Law, Singapore Management University.
Despite his active practice, management duties and public service, Chong Huat continues to serve as an adjunct professor and lectures on a regular basis locally and overseas. He taught at the Law Faculty, National University of Singapore (AY 2007- 2013), Business School, National University of Singapore (AY 2008/2009), Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (AY 2008-2012) and various other universities in Asia. Besides authoring two leading literature on PRC Investment laws, he has co-authored leading titles on Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Law.