Jeff Lane and Ian De Witt featured in Who’s Who Asset Recovery Guide 2017

Tanner De Witt Partner Jeff Lane was recently selected to participate in a round table feature in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2017 alongside three other leading experts to discuss legal developments and concerns observed across the global community of lawyers who specialise in asset…Read More


Asialaw: Third-party funding in arbitration now permitted in Hong Kong

Article from Karry Lai, Editor, Asialaw Like it or not, arbitration can be expensive. Third-party funding arrangements offer a possible solution. Hong Kong has just passed the Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 on 14 June, allowing the method to gain…Read More


Q&A with Ken Ng – Employment Lawyer

Ken joined Tanner De Witt in December 2014 after obtaining a JD and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from City University of Hong Kong. He qualified as a solicitor in 2013. Ken currently assists our Employment practice. Why did you choose to become a lawyer? My first…Read More


Hong Kong Business ranks Tanner De Witt 6th largest local law firm

Hong Kong Business, Hong Kong’s only English-language business monthly dedicated to Hong Kong and China, has included Tanner De Witt in its 2016 rankings for Top 25 Largest Law Firms in Hong Kong. The rankings were based on how many legal professionals each firm has….Read More


Legal update: Proposed Amendments to Hong Kong’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Regulations

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) was introduced into the Legislative Council (“LegCo”) on 28 June 2017. The Bill seeks to make enforceable against designated non-financial businesses and professions (including solicitors, foreign lawyers, accountants, estate agents and trust…Read More


Q&A with Jonathan Yeung – Corporate/Private Client Lawyer

Jonathan joined Tanner De Witt in September 2014 after obtaining a JD and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from City University of Hong Kong. In January 2017, Jonathan completed his training and qualified as a solicitor. He currently assists our Corporate and Commercial practice. Why did you…Read More


Tanner De Witt shortlisted for Hong Kong National Firm of the Year by Asialaw

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for Hong Kong National Firm of the Year in this year’s Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards. The Asialaw Dispute Resolution Awards is now in its third year. On 28 September, Asia’s leading dispute lawyers will…Read More


Natalie Lam runs the Victoria Falls Marathon in Zimbabwe

Trainee solicitor Natalie Lam recently flew to Zimbabwe to run the Victoria Falls Marathon on 18 June 2017. Alongside friend Grace Ghattas, Natalie raised thousands of dollars for The Fred Hollows Foundation and the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. Tanner De Witt is very proud to support its staff in…Read More


Reasons for a shareholders’ agreement

Where a company has more than one shareholder, it is recommended that the shareholders enter into a written shareholders’ agreement to manage their expectations and to provide for when any disagreements may arise between the parties to the shareholders’ agreement. It is also common for…Read More


Legal update: third party funding of arbitration

Background Traditionally litigation funding has been illegal in common law jurisdictions. There were concerns that such funding could result in subornation, threaten the impartiality and integrity of judicial procedure and lead to a culture of excessive litigation. However restrictions on maintenance and champerty prevent legitimate…Read More