Arbitration

24Sep2020

Kevin Warburton speaks on Global Law Students Association panel

Partner Kevin Warburton spoke to more than 100 students today at an online panel discussion organised by the Global Law Students Association, a wholly-student run organisation with over 1,000 highly ambitious, academically driven and internationally minded student members. The panel that Kevin participated in was…Read More

17Sep2020

Tanner De Witt sponsors Healthcare Compliance Summit and Foreign Investment Law Conference series in Shanghai

Tanner De Witt attends as Gold Sponsor another remarkable China-focused conference series in Shanghai. Corporate and Commercial solicitor Peter Tang, currently based in Shenzhen, joined The Annual China Cross-border Litigation Conference, The Annual China Healthcare, Pharmaceutical & Life Science Industry Compliance Summit and The Annual…Read More

07Sep2020

Press release: Tanner De Witt bolsters arbitration practice with appointment of Kevin Warburton

For media: Download a PDF copy of this press release at this link. Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Kevin Warburton as Partner to join our arbitration practice. The appointment is effective today, Monday 7 September 2020. Prior to joining Tanner De Witt,…Read More

26Aug2020

Advancing Private Adjudication of financial disputes in matrimonial and family proceedings

The first Private Family Adjudication (‘PFA’) was held recently in Hong Kong. It reportedly ran smoothly and led to a swift decision. It prevented a significant delay in ancillary relief trial proceedings, which had been adjourned due to the impact of Covid-19 on the Courts….Read More

14Aug2020

Hong Kong Government launches Visa-Free Entry for Arbitration Participants

Generally, anyone who does not have the right of abode or the right to land in Hong Kong requires a visa to work in Hong Kong.  In the past, this requirement applied to all participants in arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong including arbitrators, witnesses, counsel,…Read More

30Jul2020

Hong Kong: Arbitration hub in the Greater Bay Area

Arbitration has become the leading process for resolving international business disputes in Hong Kong as the region sees an increasing number of matters involving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. This article originally appeared in DutchCham Magazine’s July 2020 issue. Hong Kong is widely recognised…Read More

29Jun2020

HKIAC permitted to administer corporate disputes in Russia upon award of PAI status

As of 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) is the first foreign arbitral institution permitted by the Russian Ministry of Justice to function as a permanent arbitral institution (“PAI”) under Article 44(3) of the Federal Law No. 382-FZ dated 29 December…Read More

19May2020

Another obiter judgment, what is the status of the “Lasmos” approach now?

On 12 September 2019, we discussed the importance of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in But Ka Chon v Interactive Brokers LLC[1] (“But Ka Chon”). In But Ka Chon, the Court of Appeal made obiter observations moderating the Lasmos approach[2] in that a debtor would not be able to simply deny a…Read More

09Apr2020

Senior Arbitration / Construction Arbitration Lawyer (8-15 PQE)

Please note: This role has been filled. Tanner De Witt is looking for an experienced Arbitration Lawyer to assist in building and leading an Arbitration practice within its Hong Kong office. The firm has a critical mass of existing Arbitration work and attracts work through its…Read More

18Mar2020

Legal update: Reciprocal Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Pre-1997 Pre-1997, the mutual enforcement of arbitral awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong was carried out by way of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The convention ceased to apply once Hong Kong became a Special Administrative…Read More

12Sep2019

Legal update: Arbitration clauses and insolvency proceedings revisited

Introduction In a recent Court of Appeal judgment, But Ka Chon v Interactive Brokers LLC[1] (“But Ka Chon”), Tanner De Witt was successful in resisting an appeal by a debtor who had sought to set aside a statutory demand issued by a leading online trading…Read More

10Apr2019

Mark Side judges The Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2019

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Head Mark Side was delighted to take part in judging this year’s Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The competition was hosted by Vis East Moot Foundation Ltd, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) and City University of…Read More