29 Jul 2020
Rajah & Tann Asia raises US$40,000 for Habitat for Humanity at an Inter-Galaxy Virtual Event
Close to 700 participants attended Rajah & Tann Asia’s inaugural virtual fund raiser event A New Hope – Happy Hour with RTA.
The Star Wars themed event featured song and dance performances by multi-talented lawyers, including a live art auction to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, a global non-profit housing organisation working in local communities with a vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Audiences were treated to an hour of entertainment which features the RTA Courtyard Band that comprises Senior Counsel Francis Xavier (Regional Head of Disputes) on drums, Partners Danny Ong (Singapore) as vocalist, Steven Cheok (Malaysia) on keyboard and Jeremy Gan (Singapore) on bass, and lawyers from across the Rajah & Tann Asia network on vocals and guitars. There was also a live solo song performance by Emily Cheah, an associate from the Kuala Lumpur office, Christopher & Lee Ong. Others took part in an upbeat music video, performing to a special COVID-19 ABBA mash up.
The highlight of the event was an art auction with art pieces created and generously donated by Dr. Quang Chau Huy, Managing Partner of Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers (Vietnam). This series of art pieces was painted during the lockdown in Vietnam in COVID-19 times. All proceeds from the Live Art Auction has been matched dollar-for-dollar by the Rajah & Tann Foundation. Collectively, Rajah & Tann Asia is pleased to have raised US$40,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
Lee Eng Beng, SC, Chairperson of Rajah & Tann Asia said: “These are challenging times. To show solidarity with those who are impacted by the pandemic, through this event, we hope to bring some warmth and light-hearted entertainment to our clients and friends, while doing our bit for the community.”
Rajah & Tann Asia is grateful to all who have attended and participated in the event. With the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, Habitat for Humanity’s work is critical. All funds raised for Habitat for Humanity will go towards providing more needy families with decent housing solutions and we are pleased to play our part in this movement.
About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com
Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 800 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.