Tanner De Witt receives training on Investigative Interviewing from Hilburg Associates

On 28 November, fee earners from a variety of practice areas attended an internal CPD (continuing professional development) course on Investigative Interviewing. The course was conducted by Hilburg Associates’ James Ellender, an ex-detective sergeant from the UK who now specialises in consultancy and training to…Read More


Jeff Lane to attend The UN International Colloquium on Civil Asset Tracing and Recovery

Tanner De Witt’s Jeff Lane will be attending The International Colloquium on Civil Asset Tracing and Recovery on 5 December 2019. The Colloquium will be held in Vienna after the fifty-sixth session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law) of the United Nations Commission on International…Read More


Tanner De Witt seeks Employment Legal Secretary 2+ years’ experience

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt seeks a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm’s Employment Practice as Legal Secretary. Responsibilities: Provide secretarial support to a team of Employment lawyers Update and maintain filing system…Read More


Tim Drew and Jan Willem Möller attend the 2019 IBA APAC M&A Conference in Tokyo

Corporate Commercial Partner Tim Drew and Solicitor Jan Willem Möller are in Tokyo, Japan this week to attend the International Bar Association’s 2019 Asia Pacific Mergers & Acquisitions Conference. This year’s conference topics include: Current legal developments in M&A in Asia; Corporate governance developments in…Read More


The Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance and relief available to complainants of domestic violence in Hong Kong

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive human rights issues faced around the globe. 25 November marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women seeks to raise awareness of the unique abuses girls and women face worldwide including rape,…Read More


Tanner De Witt commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Today marks 30 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a treaty recognising the unique and inherent vulnerability of children and their need for protection. It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty which…Read More


Looking Back at the 32nd Annual LAWASIA Conference

While the 32nd Annual LAWASIA Conference has come and gone, we are still catching up with the new connections we have made and reading updates of the same: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 From what we observed the conference was seen as a great success by all attendees. Over…Read More


Ian De Witt attends the 15th International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Paris

Insolvency and Restructuring Partner Ian De Witt recently paid a visit to the City of Light to attend the 15th International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium. He was the sole delegate from Hong Kong. Held at the InterContinental Paris le Grand Paris, the Symposium was co-hosted…Read More


Legal update: Can an employer be liable for disability discrimination without knowing the disability suffered by an employee?

It is not uncommon for the personal health situation of an employee to adversely affect his or her work performance. When this happens, however, the underlying reason may not always be immediately apparent or known to the employer. Despite this, the employer may have taken…Read More


Jeff Lane attends OffshoreAlert 2019 Europe Conference in London

Fraud and Asset Tracing Partner Jeff Lane was in London earlier this month to attend the OffshoreAlert 2019 Europe Conference. Held at the Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s, the conference gathered more than 250 investigators, providers, and buyers of high-value, cross-border financial products and services,…Read More


Legal update: SFC clarifies obligations on licensed corporations using cloud-based storage for keeping records with “external electronic data storage providers”

Under section 130 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571) (SFO), a licensed corporation shall not, without the Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) prior written approval, use any premises for keeping records or documents relating to the carrying on of the regulated activity for…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports the 2019 Kiwi Ball as Gold Sponsor

Hong Kong’s Kiwi population descended onto the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel on Saturday 9 November for the annual ANZ Kiwi Ball, an evening of enjoyment and friendship between the city’s residents from New Zealand and their friends. Now in its eighth year, this year’s Kiwi…Read More