7 December, 2015
RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is strengthening its Corporate and Capital Markets Practices further with the appointment of Ms Ow Kim Kit as Partner with effect from 1 December 2015. Kim Kit is a seasoned corporate and banking lawyer with many years of experience as an in-house counsel in both public and private institutions.
Commenting on the appointment, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat said, “We are certain that Kim Kit’s vast corporate and banking experience as well as her in-depth knowledge gained from working with Singapore’s regulatory institution and international arbitration institutions will serve us well in our work with our clients.”
Kim Kit was previously a Senior Legal Counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from 2004 to 2007, during which she was involved in the development and drafting of Singapore’s banking laws and regulations. She went on to lead a team at MAS responsible for the development of the wealth management, intermediaries and trust industry in Singapore from 2013 to 2015.
In banking, Kim Kit served as in-house counsel at Scotiabank and Credit Suisse. She advised on the legal aspects of product development, transactions and documentation, both from an Investment Banking angle and also from a Private Banking angle.
Kim Kit also held a notable role at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services, where she was appointed as the Asian regional director in December 2009. In that role, she was responsible for promoting ICC’s dispute resolution services throughout South and East Asia and Australasia. She was then appointed the Managing Director of the ICC Academy and was responsible for the setting up of its operations and e-Learning platform.
Kim Kit holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar.