The Legal and Accounting Connect 2018 was held on 29 June 2018 and was co-organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Law Society of Singapore (LSS).
In the report of the working group (under Singapore’s CFE (Committee on the Future Economy)) for the Legal and Accounting Sectors, published in 2017, several areas of growth opportunities were identified. This discovery demands that legal and accounting practices will need to work closer together than ever before to fully grasp the opportunities which lie in the region.
The report was the basis for the event which brought together thought leaders from both legal and accounting fields together for a time of knowledge sharing and networking.
Present at the event were key figures in the industry including Ms Indranee Rajah S.C. – Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Law, Finance and Education, Mr Gregory Vijayendran – President, The Law Society of Singapore and Mr Chaly Mah - Chairman of Singapore Accountancy Commission.
CEO & Managing Partner Executive Chairman RT LLP & RT Group, RT ASEAN
"Clients today face the challenges of a tough business environment and the need to manage businesses that cross geographical borders. As a result, an integrated service that comprises cross-border networks of multidisciplinary service providers would better meet the needs of today’s clients"
RT ASEAN’s Chairman Ravi Arumugam, and managing director Peter Doraisamy from member firm Peter Doraisamy LLC were also present at the event as guest speakers covering the topic of “A Call to Market - A One Stop Solution without Borders”
Managing Director, Peter Doraisamy LLC
"Legal and accounting practices are facing an increasing need to work together to meet the rising demand for overlapping and cross-border services that Clients today require. One viable and effective solution is to provide Clients one point of contact through an integrated network of Legal and Accounting firms for an array of multidisciplinary services regardless of jurisdiction and location."