Tanner De Witt unveils its sporting personalities

Last Thursday we hosted a drinks event at Peak Cafe Bar for Business of Sport Network as part of our community and sporting efforts. A number of our partners and solicitors are keen sportsmen in addition to talented lawyers, so our Marketing team designed tags…Read More


Jeff Lane participates in panel on cross-border enforcement at Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit

Tanner De Witt Partner Jeff Lane participated in the panel session “Cross-border enforcement – what to be aware of” at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit 2017, Thursday 28 September at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.  Also on the panel were Jessica Pyman (Partner, Mintz Group) and Tim Meng (Managing Partner,…Read More


Legal update: Completion of newly announced e-courses by Responsible Officers and Representatives will earn Continuous Professional Training (CPT) hours

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) have announced the launch of its online Advanced Learning Platform (ALP) today. The ALP will enable licensed Responsible Officers and licensed Representatives to learn relevant skills and techniques online at a…Read More


First Hong Kong criminal conviction for actively marketing unlicensed regulated activities carried out overseas

Case background On 21 September 2017, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued a press release about its conviction against ETRADE Securities (Hong Kong) Limited (“ETrade HK”) for actively marketing to the Hong Kong public US brokerage services provided by E*TRADE Securities LLC (“ETrade US”)….Read More


Jeff Lane to speak at Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit 2017

Tanner De Witt Partner Jeff Lane will participate in the panel session “Cross-border enforcement – what to be aware of” at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit 2017, Thursday 28 September at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.  Also on the panel are Jessica Pyman (Partner, Mintz Group) and…Read More


Legal update: Initial Coin Offerings Hit Regulatory Walls

The emergence of digital currencies and blockchain technology has now paved the way for various blockchain-based companies to raise billions of dollars by initial coin offerings (“ICOs”).  An ICO occurs when a company sells digital tokens or existing digital coins (such as bitcoin or ether)…Read More


Identity theft in Hong Kong: what it is and how to avoid it

While the US remains the hub of cybercrime, China is a clear second, and identity theft is a very real issue in Hong Kong. Sam Agars looks into some of the most common scams and how best to avoid them. In an age where just…Read More


River Stone competes in Joint Professional Table Tennis Tournament

Organized by the Recreation and Sports Club for Hong Kong Professional Bodies, the Joint Professional Table Tennis Tournament is an annual event where members of various professional bodies gather to play their favorite sport – table tennis! Partner River Stone was a member of The Law Society…Read More


Tanner De Witt adds strength to emerging practice areas and welcomes new intake of trainees

Tanner De Witt is pleased to announce the addition of two new faces to the firm:  Samantha Chu and Vanessa Pang . Samantha joined our Family & Private Client practice in September this year after completing her training at a renowned matrimonial law firm in…Read More


Veronica Chan and Natalie Lam visit the Po Leung Kuk Residential Children Care Service

Our Restructuring and Insolvency lawyer Veronica Chan and trainee Natalie Lam recently paid a visit to Po Leung Kuk’s Residential Children Care Service in Causeway Bay. This visit was organized by the Community Relations Commitee of The Law Society of Hong Kong, which endeavours to organise visits…Read More


Tanner De Witt acknowledged in PathFinders’ Annual Report for 2016

Local humanitarian services and human rights organisation PathFinders has just released its annual report for 2016. They reported reaching a total of 9,329 vulnerable individuals, most of whom were migrant workers that were pregnant or had just given birth. In 2016, PathFinders reported working with 70…Read More


Damages for “injury to feelings” in discrimination cases may be about to increase

In Hong Kong certain types of discrimination are unlawful including:- Sex, pregnancy and marital status discrimination Race discrimination Disability discrimination Family status discrimination In certain situations harassment, vilification and victimization linked to the above are also unlawful. One of the express statutory entitlements to compensation…Read More