banking and finance

11Mar2020

Q&A with Ivy Chan – Registered Foreign Lawyer

Ivy Chan is a Registered Foreign Lawyer and English qualified Solicitor who assists the Corporate and Commercial practice at Tanner De Witt. She specialises in banking and finance with a strong focus on secured lending involving both onshore and offshore structures. Prior to joining Tanner De Witt, Ivy…Read More

17Jul2019

Legal update: What you need to know about convertible loan notes

This article was originally published on Zegal.com as “Everything You Need To Know About Convertible Loan Notes”. My present favourite startup financing document is the convertible loan note. Ask me next week, and it will be something else. The convertible loan note has enough good…Read More

18Sep2018

Pádraig Walsh to speak at HKU on Blockchain and Financial Institutions

We are delighted to announce that Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh will be speaking at The University of Hong Kong’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) on Friday 21 September. The topic of the talk will be Blockchain and Financial Institutions – Pandora’s Box or…Read More

30Jul2018

Legal update: Magistrate acquitted a broker of illegal short selling on re-trial

Case background Mr Wong Hung who was licensed to carry on Type 1 regulated activity (dealing in securities) under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (“SFO”) was charged by way of summons on 20 counts of illegal short selling. The Securities and Futures Commission…Read More

06Jun2018

Legal update: Ten myths about token sale regulation in Hong Kong

No part of the tech universe has a greater abundance of myths than the crypto space, and no part of the crypto space has a deeper black hole of urban legends than the weird and wonderful world of token sales. Here are some of the…Read More

24Jan2018

Legal update: SFC bans former Investment Counsellor for taking confidential client lists

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) announced on 22 January 2018 that under section 196(1)(iii) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”) it has banned former DBS Bank employee Mr Chan Wai-Nun from re-entering the industry for a period of 6 months, on the grounds…Read More

15Jan2018

Edmond Leung to speak at TTN Hong Kong Tax Conference

Partner Edmond Leung will be speaking at this year’s Transnational Tax Network Hong Kong Tax Conference. Held at The Park Lane Hotel in Causeway Bay on 5 February, the Conference is one of three worldwide conferences that TTN is hosting this year, with Miami and…Read More

01Dec2017

The Legal 500 2018 rankings are announced for Asia Pacific

Tanner De Witt is very pleased to be recommended again this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. We are very proud to…Read More

18Oct2017

SFC announces full roll-out of Manager-In-Charge regime

In January this year, we wrote about upcoming changes to the Manager-In-Charge Regime. It was announced then that Managers-In-Charge (MIC) of eight core functions should have applied for approval to become Responsible Officers (ROs) by 16 October 2017. In addition, licensed corporations and corporate licence…Read More

12Oct2017

Legal update: SFC bans investment consultant for four months for taking client orders on an unrecorded mobile phone

The Securities and Futures Commission announced yesterday that Mr Xu Tao, a former investment consultant of China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited (CICC), has been banned from trading for four months. Mr Tao had used his mobile phone and WeChat messaging application to…Read More

24Mar2016

Q&A with Eddie Look – Corporate and Commercial Partner

Eddie Look joined Tanner De Witt in 2002 and was made Partner of the Corporate and Commercial practice in 2009. He qualified in British Columbia Canada in 1998 before qualifying in Hong Kong in 2001. This week we had a chance to chat with Eddie…Read More