SINGAPORE, 17 July 2009 – The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) and KhattarWong have signed an Official Sponsorship Agreement, under which KhattarWong will be the Official Legal Services Sponsor for the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010).

Under the Agreement, KhattarWong’s Sports Law Practice Group will provide legal services and assistance on a wide range of subjects for the organisation and management of the Games.

“The planning and organisation of an international multi-sport event such as the Youth Olympic Games is complex. KhattarWong will come onboard to provide its legal expertise and advice in contractual and Intellectual Property matters, among others. We are encouraged by KhattarWong’s commitment, and we believe its involvement will also contribute to the development of the local sport law industry.

With strong partners like KhattarWong, we are confident that we will be able to deliver a successful Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games,” says Mr Goh Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer of SYOGOC.

“We are extremely proud and honoured to be the Official Legal Services Provider for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games,” says Mr Tan Chong Huat, Managing Partner of KhattarWong.

“KhattarWong’s involvement in Singapore 2010 reflects our continuing and deep commitment to playing a key role in the development of sports and sports business in Singapore and the region. We have made available our Sports Law expertise to various businesses for many years, including advising the Singapore Sports Council and various National Sports Associations. It was a natural step up for us to take up the sponsorship for legal services to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and SYOGOC to be in-line with our initiatives to contribute to the community in Singapore.

“We are greatly excited to be playing such an integral role in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, and are proud to be able to contribute to the aspirations of our young sports talents.”

KhattarWong’s sports law practice includes Senior Partner Rajan Menon and IOC Women and Sport Trophy recipient Annabel Pennefather, the firm’s Senior Consultant. They drive the practice group and will be heavily involved in the provision of the legal services for SYOGOC.

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About Singapore 2010
Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games will receive some 5,000 athletes and officials from the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with an estimated 800 media representatives, 20,000 local and international volunteers, and more than 500,000 spectators. Young athletes – aged between 14 and 18 years – will compete in 26 sports and take part in a Culture and Education Programme.

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aims to inspire youth around the world to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. It will create a lasting sports, culture and education legacy for Singapore and youths from around the world, as well as enhance and elevate the sporting culture locally and regionally.

For more information, please visit www.singapore2010.sg

About KhattarWong
KhattarWong is a leading Asian firm with established global alliances. Our areas of practice include banking, finance & property, corporate & securities laws, criminal law, litigation & dispute resolution, intellectual property & technology, shipping and tax & trusts.

With more than 150 lawyers and professionals at offices and associate offices in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand and in a network of law firms in cities around the world, KhattarWong provides clients with the advantage of being advised by a firm with global knowledge and extensive local expertise.

Jointly issued by: Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and KhattarWong

For media queries, please contact:

NG Kee Haur
Head, Programmes
Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee
Email: NG_Kee_Haur@singapore2010.sg
Tel: +65 6471 9735

LEE Wai Leng
Senior Executive, Programmes
Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee
Email: LEE_Wai_Leng@singapore2010.sg
Tel: +65 6471 9365

Yvonne LIM
Director
Marketing, Communications & Business Development
KhattarWong
DID: (65) 6238 3072
Fax: (65) 6535 4892
Email: yvonnelim@khattarwong.com

Shaan SETH
Senior Business Development & Communications Executive
KhattarWong
DID: (65) 6238 3126
Fax: (65) 6535 4892
Email: shaanseth@khattarwong.com