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: 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


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


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


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