Community engagement is central to Tanner De Witt’s spirit. We are committed to providing legal services to and supporting appropriate Hong Kong and international charities, groups and organisations that have special relevance to our team and our clients.

What are we doing in 2019?

As part of Tanner De Witt's 20th Anniversary celebration we are sponsoring four charities that are an active, long-term presence in Hong Kong, and are well-supported in the community.

Alphabetically these are:

As we reflect on the years and changes, both at our firm and in Hong Kong at large, we have lasting joy in being able to give to organisations doing such moving work.

What did we do in 2017?

While carrying out award-winning legal work, we gave time to and raised funds for a number of causes close to our hearts: we dressed in silly pink outfits to raise money for breast cancer research, ran a 10K for clean seas, and gave away mini rugby balls to inspire little players into falling in love with the game. Some of us even ran Zimbabwean marathons, joined professional table tennis tournaments, supported a charity rugby tour in the Philippines as title sponsor, and dressed as Santa in a fun run! We also raised funds for underprivileged Hong Kong children.

2017 Dress Pink Day for breast cancer research at Tanner De Witt

When we’re not doing sports or legal work, we’re attending board meetings (on TMA, IWIRC or the Dutch Chamber of Commerce), speaking at international conferences or supporting events that raise awareness for causes like mental health and school re-building.

From left to right: Partners Ian De Witt, Kim Boreham and Mark Side with Solicitor (and Hong Kong rugby player) Rowan Varty at the 2017 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

ESF Lions Youth Football

Tanner De Witt is proud sponsor of the ESF Lions Youth Football Programme which has been providing after school, girls only and academy sessions for aspiring football stars in Hong Kong for years. ESF Sports, which is a department of ESF Educational Services Ltd, nurtures local talent and provides sporting opportunities for bright young players in Hong Kong.

HKRU Domestic League Referees

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local organisations in the region, we are delighted to announce that we are the official gold sponsor of the Hong Kong Society for Referees for the domestic rugby league on a three year sponsorship contract for the rugby seasons 2015-2016 to 2017-2018. The referee is an integral part of every game in any sport; they must maintain a high level of fitness and are not always the most popular people on the pitch so their commitment to the game is particularly admirable. Furthermore the domestic rugby league of Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength in recent years and none of this is possible without the commitment of the referees and the investment by the HKRU into the referee program.

DB Run for Charity

Tanner De Witt has supported the DB 10k Run for Charity every year since 2013 with participation growing each year. We were proud to sponsor the well attended 2017 DB Run for Charity held on Saturday 15th November with nine runners. More information here.

Tanner De Witt runners in 2017!

Pro-bono legal advice and fundraising

Some organisations that Tanner De Witt have supported are listed below, for more details of our involvement please visit our News and Media section. Whether providing pro-bono legal advice or sponsoring a local sports team, one can always expect high levels of enthusiasm and commitment from our lawyers and staff!

Supporting CancerFund with Dress Pink Day 2014
Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with Dress Pink Day 2014
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Supporting the City Challenge 2013

If your organisation requires our legal services or you would like to suggest a fundraising activity, please contact us.

Organisations that we support

01 Philippines Rugby Union

02 Christina Noble Foundation

03 Enlighten HK

04 ESF Lions Football

05 Childrens Thalassemia Foundation
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08 Serge Betsen Academy
06 Operation Breakthrough HK