29Jan2021

Key Points in the FSTB Consultation Paper to the new licensing regime for VASPs

The Financial Service and Treasury Bureau released a consultation paper on 3 November 2020, proposing amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (Chapter 615, Laws of Hong Kong)(“AMLO”) to introduce a licensing regime for virtual asset services providers (“VASP(s)”). River Stone, Pádraig Walsh…Read More

28Jan2021

Legal issues in the booming arts industry – what you need to know

This article was originally published in the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s DutchCham magazine. As investors all over the globe are looking to diversify beyond the volatile and uncertain stock and bonds markets, they increasingly turn to alternative investment classes such as wine,…Read More

27Jan2021

Press release: Tanner De Witt boosts technology practice with appointment of consultant Nigel Stamp

For media: Download a PDF copy of this press release at this link. Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of technology law veteran Nigel Stamp as Foreign Legal Consultant. The appointment was effective Monday 25 January 2021. Nigel’s addition to the firm is part…Read More

22Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The notification

If a tree falls in the woods, but no-one sees or hears it, did it ever really happen? Tough question. Here’s another one. If a data breach occurs, but the data subject does not know of it, did it ever really happen? Data breach notification…Read More

22Jan2021

Relocation amidst a pandemic: COVID-19 and a wish to permanently leave Hong Kong with children

23 January 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the confirmation that COVID-19 has spread to Hong Kong. In a year filled with uncertainties and challenges, following on from a year of protests in Hong Kong, our Family Practice has seen an increase in enquiries,…Read More

20Jan2021

Tanner De Witt White Collar Crime and Regulatory Lawyer (2-6PQE)

Tanner De Witt seeks a 2-6PQE Litigator to join its growing Criminal Law, White Collar Crime and Regulatory Practices. This lawyer will support Consultant and Practice Head Philip Swainston. This role is an opportunity for a junior lawyer to grow his or her practice within…Read More

18Jan2021

Legal update: SFC fines company secretary for insider dealing

According to a recent press release issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) on 11 January 2021, Mr. Chow Chiu Chi, the company secretary of China Automation Group Limited (“China Automation”), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of…Read More

15Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The first 24 hours

A data breach can be a crisis, but if you have a plan for the first 24 hour response, you can avoid making a drama out of a crisis. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt…Read More

14Jan2021

The Legal 500 2021 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, employment, restructuring and insolvency and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham are ranked in the Hall of Fame, while Pamela Mak is recognised…Read More

14Jan2021

Introduction to Restructuring and Insolvency department

Tanner De Witt Restructuring and Insolvency solicitor Veronica Chan introduces our firm, the practice area, type of clients and matters we advise on. Tanner De Witt is an established Hong Kong law firm, our Restructuring and Insolvency team is highly ranked by many leading industry…Read More

12Jan2021

Legal update: Bankrupt’s contact details are not ‘confidential’, ‘private’ or ‘privileged’

A bankrupt’s solicitors can be required to handover to the trustees in bankruptcy the bankrupt contact information, full details of last known whereabouts, and client trust account ledger records, pursuant to section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance.  The successful deployment of the trustees examination powers…Read More

08Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The importance of training

In a crisis, you don’t rise to the level of your aspiration, you fall to the level of your training. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains why training before a data breach occurs is…Read More