26Jan2020

Change is coming: An update on proposed changes to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

Two major data breach incidents in 2018 involving Cathay Pacific and TransUnion are now driving long overdue legislative change to personal data privacy protection in Hong Kong. On 20 January 2020, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong…Read More

26Jan2020

What we learned from the WebSAMS data breach

Nine schools in Hong Kong were attacked in a recent cybersecurity incident, resulting in a data breach for four schools. Pádraig Walsh from the Personal Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews what happened, and what general guidance can be learned…Read More

20Jan2020

The Legal 500 2020 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to once again be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2020 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham have retained their leading…Read More

20Jan2020

When can directors refuse to register share transfers

The board of directors must approve the transfer of shares in a Hong Kong company. What if the board of directors refuses to approve? Can that decision be challenged? Pádraig Walsh from the Corporate Commercial practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews some of the…Read More

17Jan2020

Partner River Stone speaks at 17th Annual Global Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions Summit

On Tuesday, Partner River Stone and Solicitor Peter Tang were in Shanghai where River spoke at the 2020 17th Annual Global Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions Summit. The summit examines M&A trends, issues, and opportunities from tax, regulatory, financial, operational, and even post-merger HR considerations. River…Read More

15Jan2020

Legal Update: Recent judgment revises guidance for amount of damages for injury to feelings in pregnancy discrimination case

The recent District Court decision of 秦秀清 v 長鴻鋁窗裝飾工程有限公司 (“Tsun”; DCEO3/2018) updated the starting point of the award of damages for injury to feelings in pregnancy discrimination cases and provided further guidance as to the factors which the Court may take into account in awarding…Read More

14Jan2020

Legal Update: Obtaining Validation Orders to pay restructuring costs

INTRODUCTION Tanner De Witt successfully assisted China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings Limited (“Singyes”)[1] in obtaining a validation order that enabled Singyes to pay certain operation expenses and professional fees incurred for the purpose of a substantial restructuring exercise notwithstanding the existence of a winding up…Read More

14Jan2020

Tanner De Witt Insolvency/Restructuring Lawyer (1-3PQE)

THIS ROLE HAS BEEN FILLLED Job Description Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong, which provides legal services to clients worldwide who have business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. We are seeking a solicitor with…Read More

10Jan2020

PE Firms and Family Offices on the SFC Radar: An Update on SFC Licensing in Hong Kong

The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong (SFC) actively engaged with the private equity sector in 2019. The purpose was to highlight securities licensing requirements that affect private equity (PE) fund managers and family offices in Hong Kong. On 7 January 2020, the SFC…Read More

06Jan2020

Hong Kong Law Society Awards Tanner De Witt Solicitors for Pro Bono Services

We are delighted to announce that three members of our team have won awards in The Law Society of Hong Kong’s 2019 Pro Bono and Community Service Award Presentation Ceremony, which was held on 19 December 2019. Gold Award (not less than 100 hours): Elizabeth Seymour-Jones…Read More