26Feb2015

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

25Feb2015

Legal update: High Court dismisses claims against senior employees and confirms provisions of Employment Ordinance are part of the mandatory employment laws of Hong Kong

Summary In a recent judgment, the Court of First Instance dismissed claims that a group of senior employees had breached their contractual and fiduciary duties by resigning and signing contracts to work for the same employer on the same day. The Court also confirmed that…Read More

25Feb2015

Legal update: Hong Kong visa requirements – business visits

Introduction Recently in the litigation department, a client asked what type of visa to apply for if he intends to travel to Hong Kong for business purposes including, for example, to attend seminars and trade shows, look for business opportunities, meet clients or suppliers based…Read More

24Feb2015

Legal update: Corporate Rescue in Hong Kong: What will it eventually look like?

Introduction Unlike many other common law jurisdictions, Hong Kong still lacks a statutory corporate rescue regime, despite a proposal for one first having been made by the Law Reform Commission in 1996 and a proposed bill containing a corporate rescue regime subsequently being introduced in…Read More

24Feb2015

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

24Feb2015

Legal update: Directors and Officers Beware Liability for Wage Payment Offences by Company

Directors and officers of companies with staff in Hong Kong should be aware that they may be held criminally liable and ordered to personally pay arrears in wages if their company commits wage payment offences with their consent or connivance or due to their neglect….Read More

24Feb2015

Legal update: Conditional MT 103? No Siree!

“Until that moment I hadn’t paid much attention to what he’d been eating. Now I saw he’d ordered the best thing in the house, this gorgeous, frothy confection of an earlier age. Who ever dreamed up the deviled egg? Who knew that a simple egg…Read More

24Feb2015

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

24Feb2015

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

24Feb2015

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

24Feb2015

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

24Feb2015

Legal update: Adverse Possession: Mind Your Property

How is it possible that someone can end up rightfully possessing land by being a trespasser? Strange as it may be, this is possible under the centuries-old doctrine of adverse possession. Adverse possession allows someone to obtain a right to possess land by occupying it…Read More