Awards

Tanner De Witt’s four main practice areas are consistently ranked highly by international publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.  Our Family practice was recently awarded Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year in Asian Legal Business’ 2020 Hong Kong Law Awards and we are the only Hong Kong firm in the Global Restructuring Review’s 2020 list of top 100 restructuring and insolvency firms worldwide. Tanner De Witt was also chosen as one of the world’s top 250 leading firms by Intercontinental Finance and as a National Firm of the Year by Chambers & Partners 2015.

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Recent awards and wins

  • Tanner De Witt lauded in China Business Law Awards 2021
    We are delighted to announce that we have been included in the China Business Law Awards as one of the top firms for Restructuring and Insolvency, Asset Management and Fintech and blockchain. Please see China Business Law Awards 2021 for more information. China Business Law Awards are only granted to the best Chinese and international…Read More
  • Benchmark Litigation 2021 rankings announced for Asia-Pacific
    We are delighted to announce that we have once again been included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 Asia-Pacific rankings. It’s another milestone year for us as we are ranked in five categories this year, compared to four last year and two the year prior. Our awards are as follows: Tier 1 Insolvency – Domestic firms Tier…Read More
  • ALB selects Ian De Witt as one of Asia’s top 50 Disputes Lawyers
    Partner and Restructuring and Insolvency co-Head Ian De Witt has been named by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s top 50 disputes lawyers. The Super 50 list, which was compiled by ALB for the first time ever, features top disputes lawyers in the region when it comes to client service. Ian is one of…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency team sweeps Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 rankings
    Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice is listed in Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 Restructuring and Insolvency guide as one of three Leading Firms in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the sole firm in Hong Kong to have this accolade. Both Ian De Witt and Robin Darton are listed as Global Thought Leaders. Robin Darton…Read More
  • 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 as a Leading Individual. Sunny Hathiramani is listed as a next generation…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt sets firmwide record for Pro Bono Awards 2020
    In a stellar showing of community support, we are delighted to announce that we have won five individual awards and gained firm recognition in The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Service Awards for 2020. This is the first time in the firm’s history that multiple individuals have been recognised for outstanding…Read More
  • Results of 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced
    Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2021 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2) Full ranking here. What the team is known for Covers the full range of corporate and commercial matters, including investments, joint ventures and M&A…Read More
  • Award win for Tanner De Witt’s Family practice as the firm is recognised as Asian Legal Business’s BDO Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2020
    We announce with great pleasure that our Family practice was recognised – out of a group of nine Hong Kong law firms – as the BDO Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year in the 19th Annual ALB Hong Kong Law Awards on Friday 27 November. Led by partners Joanne Brown and Mark Side,…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt listed as one of ALB’s largest HK domestic firms for 2020
    We are delighted to announce that we have been listed as Hong Kong’s 9th largest domestic law firm. This is the first time we have been included in the top 10 portion of the list, a testament to the growth that the firm has had during an especially tumultuous time. Despite a challenging economic period,…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt shortlisted in six categories in the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2020
    We are pleased to be recognised by Asian Legal Business for our work across six award categories this year. We have been shortlisted in the following categories (in alphabetical order): Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year Innovative Technologies Law Firm of the Year Labour and Employment Law…Read More
  • Press release: Sunny Hathiramani named in ALB’s “40 Under 40” list of most outstanding young lawyers in Asia
    For media: Download a PDF copy of this press release at this link. Tanner De Witt announces with great pride and pleasure the inclusion of Restructuring and Insolvency Partner, Sunny Hathiramani, in Asian Legal Business’ list of 40 Under 40 lawyers. This year’s line up features a diverse mix of lawyers from all over Asia; Sunny is…Read More
  • Asialaw 2021 rankings announced
    Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2021 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. All practices and lawyers have maintained their rankings from the previous year. Our 2021 awards are as follows: OutstandingLabour & EmploymentRestructuring and Insolvency Highly RecommendedCorporate and M&ADispute Resolution and LitigationRegulatory Other notable firmsPrivate Client In addition…Read More
  • Ian De Witt and Robin Darton recognised as 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyers
    The selection makes Tanner De Witt the only independent Hong Kong law firm represented amongst peers spanning the globe, with only 6 Hong Kong solicitors selected overall. As Lawdragon says, 2020 has, “…brought us an exigent set of challenges…it’s [a] can-do spirit, however, that these times require and these lawyers bring it in abundance.” And…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt wins 2020 IFLR Innovative Law Firm Award in Hong Kong
    We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has won IFLR’s 2020 award for Most Innovative Law Firm of Hong Kong. IFLR highlighted the challenging restructuring work Tanner De Witt has been involved in over the years, including “acting for the purchaser, China Cinda, on the restructuring of Kimberley Hotel. The project was uniquely…Read More
  • Benchmark Litigation again ranks Tanner De Witt highly, listing twice as many practice groups as previous rankings
    Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Jeff Lane were also selected as “Litigation Stars” in dispute resolution Tanner De Witt is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 for Insolvency, Tier 2 for Commercial and Transactions, Recommended in Private client – Domestic firms, and recognised as Notable for work done in Family and matrimonial by…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt wins China Business Law Award 2020
    We are delighted to announce that our firm has won an industry award from the China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards 2020.  This accolade is a feature of the April issue of China Business Law Journal. The China Business Law Awards are an aggregation of hundreds of nominations received from China-focused corporate counsel and legal…Read More
  • Both Tanner De Witt Employment Partners selected by Doyle’s Guide
    Tanner De Witt Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett, co-heads of the Employment Practice, are both named in the 2020 listing of Hong Kong Employment Lawyers by Doyle’s Guide. Kim achieves the rank of Preeminent Lawyer while Russell follows as a Leading Lawyer, both rankings of which Doyle’s states, “consistently draw the praise of both clients and peers. “…Read More
  • Joanne Brown is a Recommended Family and Divorce Lawyer in Hong Kong 2020 Doyle’s Guide
    Partner Joanne Brown, Head of the Tanner De Witt Family Practice, is recommended as one of only twenty other leading Hong Kong Family and Divorce lawyers by Doyle’s Guide 2020. To reach Joanne, please find her contact information here: Joanne BrownPartner | E-mail About Joanne Joanne was made Partner at Tanner De Witt in 2017 and…Read More
  • Both Tanner De Witt Employment Partners named 2020 Thought Leaders by Who’s Who Legal
    Tanner De Witt Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett, co-heads of the Employment Practice, are both named as Thought Leaders in Labour & Employment by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Hong Kong 2020. The honour also secures Tanner De Witt as the only Hong Kong law firm to have two Labour & Employment Thought…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt Solicitors are 2020 Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders
    Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, and Jeff Lane are named to the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal as Global Thought Leaders in Asset Recovery and Restructuring & Insolvency. While Jeff retains his peak status as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Asset Recovery (one of only two in Asia), Ian and Robin are honoured…Read More
  • Client Choice Award given to Ian De Witt for 2020
    Today it is with great pleasure that we announce Ian De Witt is a Client Choice Award winner for 2020.  Lexology and Law Business Research present the award after receiving nominations by corporate counsel and clients of Ian. Upon completion of their research, they award Ian as a worthy winner with excellent reviews. Past reviews…Read More
  • 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 individual ranking, while Sunny Hathiramani–promoted to partner in 2019–is recognised as…Read More
  • 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 Silver Award (not less than 50 hours): Mark Chiu Bronze Award…Read More
  • Results of 2020 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced
    Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas in particular its Band 1 ranking for Labour and Employment. Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms) — China (Band 1) Strengths: One client asserts: “In general, I see the firm as pragmatic when it…Read More
  • Tanner De Witt selected as Asia Pacific’s only Leading Firm in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2019 – Jeff Lane highlighted as a Global Elite Thought Leader
    It is with great pleasure that Tanner De Witt announces Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, and Jeff Lane are Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal Global Investigations Review & Asset Recovery 2019.  Consultant Anthony Hill is also listed as a leading lawyer while Jeff Lane is specifically highlighted as a Global Elite Thought Leader,…Read More
  • Russell Bennett selected as top lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits 2019
    Partner Russell Bennett has been selected as one of the world’s leading Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits lawyers by the Who’s Who Legal: 2019.