Legal update: What’s the problem with “gweilo” and various local slangs applied to certain ethnicities?

A discrimination claim was recently lodged with the District Court in Hong Kong by a British construction worker, against his former employer, after his employment was terminated, alleging he was racially harassed and treated less favourably by his employer and his colleagues because of his…Read More


Jeff Lane to speak at LexisNexis Webinar on Online Fraud

Fraud and Asset Tracing Partner Jeff Lane will be speaking at an online LexisNexis seminar on Thursday 6 December. The presentation, titled ‘Online Fraud: Asia Pacific’s next big threat’ is open to all; more information and details on registration can be found at this link….Read More


Tanner De Witt Tech Talks: Lessons from the Gig Economy: Its Rise, Fall… and Rise?

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE It started as the technological utopia of the sharing economy. Now, we have the gig economy business platform designed to enable freelance work for hire. Is the vision tarnished, or has reality set in? In this TDW…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports the 10th Private Banking and Family Office Summit Asia 2018

We were delighted to sponsor the recently concluded 10th Private Banking and Family Office Summit Asia 2018, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel Shenzhen on 14 to 15 November. Corporate and Commercial Partners Eddie Look and River Stone attended the Summit along with…Read More


Tanner De Witt in the press: That Urgent Email From Your Boss Could Be a Dangerous Fake

This article, which mentions Fraud and Asset Tracing Partner Jeff Lane, was originally published on Bloomberg.com. That Urgent Email From Your Boss Could Be a Dangerous Fake Scammers are persuading executives to send money to Hong Kong banks, where it disappears. By Sheridan Prasso If…Read More


Tanner De Witt hosts cocktail evening to celebrate Sunset Survivors book

On Wednesday 21 November we hosted a cocktail evening to celebrate the launch of Sunset Survivors, a book featuring Hong Kong’s sunset industries written by Lindsay Varty. Lindsay’s brother, Employment Solicitor Rowan Varty, introduced Lindsay to the audience. Lindsay then gave a fascinating talk about Hong…Read More


Press release: Tanner De Witt appoints Michael Kot and Mark Chiu, boosting its employment practice

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 21 November 2018 For immediate release Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Michael Kot and Mark Chiu as the newest members of the Employment department. The practice has a Band One ranking from Chambers and Partners. Michael qualified…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports 2018/19 season of Mini Rugby in Hong Kong

Charmaine Mirandilla from Tanner De Witt distributed more than 1000 mini rugby balls at the HKU Sandy Bay Mini Rugby Festival on Sunday 18 November — the most we’ve given away in one day since we started this initiative in 2016! We were delighted to…Read More


Veronica Chan and Natalie Lam attend the IWIRC Asia Restructuring & Insolvency Conference 2018

Restructuring and Insolvency Solicitors Veronica Chan and Natalie Lam had the pleasure of attending the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)’s Asia Restructuring & Insolvency Conference, which was held in Hong Kong on Thursday 8 November. Attendees of this one-day conference attended panels on crypto-currency, leadership and…Read More


Attending the Joint Business Community Luncheon with Chief Executive of the HKSAR

As members of the German Chamber of Commerce we were delighted to join fellow Chambers members at the Annual Joint Business Community Luncheon with Chief Executive of the HKSAR Carrie Lam held on Wednesday 14 November at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. This annual lunch…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports Operation Breakthrough’s Breakthrough Boxing Night

We were delighted to support Operation Breakthrough’s Breakthrough Boxing fight night, which was held at the Police Sports and Recreation Club on Saturday 10 November. Eight exciting bouts were held, featuring boxers from a variety of boxing clubs all over the city. The auditorium was…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports Pathfinders’ 10th Anniversary

We were delighted to support Pathfinders’ 10th Anniversary, which was held at The American Club’s Country Club in Tai Tam on Friday 2 November. Joanne Brown, Philip Swainston, Mark Chiu, Joanne Lam and Elizabeth Seymour-Jones  all attended this James Bond-themed fundraiser, which collected almost HK$3…Read More