Tanner De Witt ranked second tier for employment by Doyles Guide 2018

Tanner De Witt is pleased to be ranked in the second tier for employment by Doyles Guide’s Leading Employment Lawyers – Hong Kong, 2018 and Leading Employment Law Firms – Hong Kong, 2018. Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett are both listed as Leading and…Read More


Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane to speak at Asset Recovery Asia Singapore

We are delighted to announce that Insolvency and Restructuring Partner Ian De Witt and Fraud and Asset Tracing Partner Jeff Lane will both be attending and speaking at Asset Recovery Asia, held on 5 to 6 June at the InterContinental Singapore. Ian will be speaking on…Read More


Legal update: Court of Final Appeal’s answers on the issue of establishing a defence to indecent assaults on underage victims

In October 2017, we wrote about the magistracy appeal decision of香港特別行政區訴蔡偉麟 (HKSAR v Choi Wai Lun) (unreported HCMA 620/2016, 31 July 2017): Is a genuine belief that an underage victim is over 16 a defence to an indecent assault? On 9 May 2018, the Court of…Read More


Tanner De Witt-sponsored Discovery Bay Football Club wins Masters Cup in HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens

We are delighted to report that Discovery Bay Football Club has won the Masters Cup in this year’s HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens! Discovery Bay Football Club played five matches over the three-day tournament against the KCC Veterans, Playon Pros, Wallsend Boys Club, HKFC Masters and…Read More


Q&A with Pádraig Walsh – Corporate and Commercial Partner

Pádraig Walsh recently joined us as Partner in our Corporate and Commercial practice. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Pádraig qualified in Ireland in 1998 and Hong Kong in 2000. This week we had a chance to chat with Pádraig to find out why he chose to become…Read More


Asialaw 2018 Leading Lawyer results announced

Congratulations to Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane, who have just been named Market-leading Lawyers in Asialaw 2018’s Leading Lawyers list for Hong Kong. This is Jeff’s second year as Market-leading Lawyer and Ian’s first. Partners Mark Side, Robin Darton, Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett…Read More


Tanner De Witt proud sponsor of Discovery Bay FC at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2018

We are delighted once again to sponsor Discovery Bay Football Club in their participation at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens. This year’s tournament will take place on 18-20 May at the Hong Kong Football Club and will feature teams such as Aston Villa, West Ham…Read More


Tanner De Witt proud sponsor of McGill Faculty of Law Alumni and Law Professionals McGillians Meetup 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring tomorrow’s McGill University Faculty of Law Alumni and Law Professionals McGillians Meetup. Corporate Commercial Partner Eddie Look, Solicitor Herman Pang and Trainee Solicitor Tara Chan are all proud alumni of McGill University, so we are very…Read More


Russell Bennett to speak at Asia HR Employment Law Forum 2018 in Singapore

We are delighted to announce that Employment Partner Russell Bennett will be speaking at the upcoming Asia HR Employment Law Forum, which will be held from 9 to 10 May at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel Singapore. This year’s theme is “Benchmarking HR Standards & Compliance: Your…Read More


What founders need to know about Employee Share Option Plans

ESOPs can be a case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Founders need an ESOP to build out and retain its team as the business grows. But dilution will often only affect the founders. That can feel like a turkey voting for…Read More


Press release: Tanner De Witt strengthens corporate and commercial practice with appointment of Pádraig Walsh

PRESS RELEASE 2 May 2018 For immediate release Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Pádraig Walsh as Partner. The appointment is effective today, 2 May 2018. Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work. His work encompasses advice on…Read More


Robin Darton speaks at INSOL New York 2018

Insolvency and Restructuring Partner Robin Darton recently spoke at the  International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL) Annual Regional Conference in New York City. Robin participated in the panel session “Offshore restructuring — what’s happening and what’s interesting” at INSOL’s Offshore Day. He spoke on…Read More