17Jun2022

Legal update: Amendments to Employment Ordinance relating to sickness leave and vaccination requests take effect today

The Hong Kong Legislative Council had passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 on 15 June 2022. The above Bill is gazetted today and becomes the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2022 (the “EAO”)which takes effect immediately. The EAO does not have a retrospective effect. In short, the…Read More

16Jun2022

Tanner De Witt seeks an Employment Lawyer (1-5 PQE)

Tanner De Witt seeks a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 1-5 years PQE to join our Employment Department. Join one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong servicing a global client base with business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region….Read More

15Jun2022

Legal update: SFC warns of risks associated with NFTs

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 6 June 2022, the SFC issued a warning regarding risks associated with investing in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The SFC noted that NFTs have risks that are similar to other virtual assets. These include Illiquid secondary markets,…Read More

14Jun2022

Seven things directors should keep in mind as the company circles insolvency: the view from Hong Kong

The impact upon the economy as a result of COVID-19 sees no signs of abatement in the near-term and not a single sector of industry has been spared.  Economic data shows that GDP declines in real terms, along with private expenditure. Perhaps some of the…Read More

09Jun2022

Legal update: MPF offsetting arrangement relating to statutory severance and long service payments to be abolished

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has passed the Employment and Retirement Schemes Legislation (Offsetting Arrangement) (Amendment) Bill 2022 with its third reading given on 9 June 2022. Pursuant to the Bill, the existing arrangement under which employers may elect to offset any statutory severance/ long…Read More

09Jun2022

Legal update: New recommended model clauses for cross-border transfer of personal data

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 12 May 2022 the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) published new guidance on recommended model contractual clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data (“Model Contractual Clauses Guidance”). This supplements prior guidance published by the PCPD…Read More

06Jun2022

Troy Greig promoted to Partner to further boost Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency Practice

Tanner De Witt is pleased to announce the appointment of restructuring and insolvency lawyer Troy Greig as a Partner of the firm. Troy remarks: “I am incredibly grateful to the Partners and staff for their continuing support; to be afforded this opportunity with TDW is an…Read More

06Jun2022

Tanner De Witt is seeking an IT Support Technician

Tanner De Witt is seeking a candidate to join us as an IT Support Technician. Key requirements Maintain incident ownership through the incident lifecycle to satisfactory Customer resolution. Experience in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting hardware and software. Experience in diagnosing, reporting, and resolving or correcting…Read More