29Aug2018

Legal update: Popping the question and sealing the deal: nuptial agreements since SPH

Just over four years ago the Court of Final Appeal endorsed nuptial agreements in Hong Kong, in SPH v SA (2014) 17 HKCFAR 364, [2014] HKCFA 56. “Full weight” should now be given to a pre or post nuptial agreement, provided that it was not…Read More

28Aug2018

Legal update: Home alone in Hong Kong

At what age can children stay at home without parental supervision? In Hong Kong there is no clear-cut rule identifying the age at which a minor child can remain in the home unsupervised. Asia Times reported in January 2018 that a mother was arrested after…Read More

22Aug2018

Pádraig Walsh speaks at MaGESpire event on legal challenges in blockchain ventures

We are delighted to announce that Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was guest speaker at a MaGESpire fireside chat on blockchain ventures. Entitled ‘Legal Challenges in Blockchain Ventures – A deep dive from shallow waters’, the event was the fourth in MaGESpire’s Blockchain & Tokenomics…Read More

22Aug2018

Legal update: The New Open-Ended Fund Company Regime in Hong Kong

Introduction On 30 July 2018, the new Open-Ended Fund Company (“OFC”) regime came into operation which introduced the OFC as a new form of corporate vehicle in Hong Kong. The legal framework of this new OFC regime consists of the three main pieces of legislation:…Read More

21Aug2018

Pádraig Walsh speaks about Term Sheets to members of the Founder Institute

Corporate and Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh recently spoke at a Founder Institute event on Term Sheets. Held at co-working space theDesk in Causeway Bay on Monday 20 August, Pádraig focused on the legal aspects of a Term Sheet: what it is, why it’s a good…Read More

16Aug2018

Legal update: New Arrangement for Application for Leave to Appeal in the Family Court

The Court of Appeal has made several suggestions to improve the processing time of filed appeals in the Family Court. This has resulted in the adoption of the New Arrangement for Application for Leave to Appeal in the Family Court (“NAAL”), which is summarised below:…Read More

15Aug2018

Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate Commercial Legal Secretary 2+ years’ experience

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Responsibilities: Provide secretarial support to a team of Corporate and Commercial lawyers Update and maintain filing system Coordinate meetings and schedule daily activities when necessary Requirements: Good PC knowledge and skilled in MS Office…Read More

06Aug2018

Shortlisted in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018

Tanner De Witt is pleased to be shortlisted for five awards at The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018 to be held in Hong Kong on Friday 7 September. We have been shortlisted for: Restructuring and Insolvency Law Firm of the Year; Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm…Read More

02Aug2018

Tanner De Witt supports the Kiwi Ball 2018 as Silver Sponsor

We are delighted to announce that we are supporting this year’s Kiwi Ball as Silver Sponsor. Organised by Kiwi Events Hong Kong since 2012, the Kiwi Ball is an annual not-for-profit gathering that aims to bring New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand together. It is…Read More