Monthly Archives: February 2015
Tanner De Witt recommended in Doyle’s Leading Hong Kong Family law firms, 2015
Tanner De Witt has been recommended by Doyles as a Leading Hong Kong Family law firm in its recently published 2015 rankings. This listing has been compiled from the results of an online survey of, and telephone interviews with, senior family lawyers and divorce specialists who practice…Read More
Legal update: Does the ‘new’ cause of action for general harassment open Pandora’s Box?
The judgment in the case of Lau Tat Wai v Yip Lai Kuen, Joey handed down on 24 April 2013 appears to be a watershed in the development of a general law of harassment. New development Prior to this judgment there had been no authoritative…Read More
Tanner De Witt is delighted to be shortlisted for Hong Kong National Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015
The Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 rankings were recently published and in addition to achieving Band 1 rankings for Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency, Tanner De Witt has been nominated alongside five other firms for Hong Kong National Firm of the Year 2015. We are thrilled to be…Read More
Are Lawyers Hackers?
Did a law firm infringe copyright and hack a website? Those were among the charges brought against the US law firm Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey, which specializes in intellectual property law, by a patient advocacy organization, Healthcare Advocates, Inc. The Harding firm had successfully…Read More
Legal update: Chinese domain names
Has this happened to you? Someone calls and says he is the local affiliate of an accredited Chinese domain name registration agency. He tells you he noticed someone trying to register your company’s name as a ‘.com.cn’ and/or ‘.cn’ domain name with CNNIC (China Internet…Read More
Legal update: Aircraft Liens – The Oasis Judgment
The word “lien” can be described in layman’s terms as a right, often arising by operation of law rather than under contract, to retain the property of another party until that other party pays his debts. The word also enjoys a second, rather more obscure,…Read More
Legal update: Adverse Costs Consequences in Discrimination Claims
The recent decision of Chan Wai Ho v Civil Service Bureau shows an increasing and important trend in the court’s approach to ordering costs against unsuccessful parties in discrimination cases. Facts of the Case The above case of Chan Wai Ho v Civil Service Bureau…Read More
Tanner De Witt’s Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency teams ranked top in Hong Kong
The results of the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 legal rankings guide have been published and our Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency teams have been ranked in Band 1. We publish highlights of the rankings below: Employment (Band 1) What the team is known for: Renowned for…Read More
Chinese New Year Office Opening Hours
Hong Kong will celebrate Chinese New Year this week and our office will be closed Thursday 19th and Friday 20th February. We will reopen as usual on Monday 23rd February. Please see our Contact page for further details. The team at Tanner De Witt wishes…Read More
Supporting the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association
Tanner De Witt members attended the first Hong Kong Investment Funds Association New Year Dinner for the asset management industry this month. Mark Side, Russell Bennett, Jeff Lane, and Edmond Leung were joined by guests this February 2015.
Legal update: Visa requirements for US citizens taking evidence in Hong Kong
Hong Kong residents are sometimes asked to provide witness statements or depositions for use in the United States and attorneys from the United States may travel to Hong Kong to take such statements or depositions for use in proceedings in the United States. Generally, a…Read More