The Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance – A weak attempt to modernize Hong Kong’s Winding Up Regime

After the enactment of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) on 3 March 2014, Hong Kong’s legislation regarding the winding up of Companies remained in the (newly named) Companies (Winding up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (“CWUMPO”).  For some time, there had also been discussion…Read More


Robin Darton speaks to Debtwire Radio’s APAC Explorer podcast

Restructuring and Insolvency Co-Head Robin Darton was recently interviewed by Debtwire Asia’s senior editor Chaim Estulin on the state of Hong Kong’s insolvency regime. Through a 30-minute podcast, Robin and Chaim discuss Hong Kong’s lack of a holistic bankruptcy code, steps that should be taken to…Read More


Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Veronica Chan attend the Singapore Insolvency Conference

Three members of our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice (Co-Heads Ian De Witt and Robin Darton, and Solicitor Veronica Chan) were recently in Singapore to attend the Singapore Insolvency Conference, of which we were Gold Sponsor. About the conference After successfully organising five annual National and Regional Insolvency…Read More


Veronica Chan attends IWIRC Restructuring and Insolvency Conference in Singapore

Our Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer Veronica Chan recently attended the inaugural International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Pacific Rim (PacRim) Conference in Singapore. While Hong Kong battled with the strongest typhoon it’s seen in five years, the Linklaters Singapore office hosted a half day conference that targeted professionals…Read More


Tanner De Witt’s rugby ball makes an appearance in a TV commercial!

An eagle-eyed child recently spotted Tanner De Witt’s mini rugby ball in a commercial for health food store Catalo. We produced last year’s batch of mini rugby balls as a response to the growing mini rugby scene in the city. Previously, all players could only…Read More


The Hague Convention and child abduction cases in Hong Kong

Objectives of the Convention The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“the Convention”) is given effect in Hong Kong by the Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance (Cap. 512) (“CACO”). The Convention, and more specifically in Hong Kong CACO, are being invoked…Read More


Legal update: MPF Offset Mechanism

Under the current offset mechanism, an employer who is liable to pay an employee statutory severance pay (“SP”) or long service pay (“LSP”) is allowed to offset against the SP or LSP due to an employee,  the accrued value of benefits derived from: the employer’s…Read More


Asialaw 2017 Leading Lawyer results announced

Tanner De Witt congratulates five partners from three of its core practice areas on achieving Leading Lawyer status in Asialaw’s Leading Lawyers list published online today.  In addition to our five Leading Lawyers, one of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partners, Jeff Lane, has been…Read More


Shortlisted in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017

Tanner De Witt is pleased to be shortlisted for four awards at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017 to be held in Hong Kong on Friday 8 September. We have been shortlisted for: Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm the Year; Insolvency and Restructuring…Read More


Tanner De Witt Marketing and CRM Executive (5+ years’ experience)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Joining one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong and operating under the overall guidance of the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Marketing and CRM Executive will provide support to the…Read More


Fees for Data Access Requests for Medical Records

In Hong Kong, the collection, handling, storage and processing of sensitive personal data–including medical records–of individuals (referred to as “data subjects”) is restricted and controlled by the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong). Under section 28 of the Personal…Read More


Tanner De Witt turns 18 years old

Today Tanner De Witt celebrates its 18th birthday. Time has certainly flown! It has been a marvelous eighteen years, and we have since grown to a team of over 70, including 40 Hong Kong lawyers. Thank you very much to everyone who has been a…Read More