corporate and commercial law

20Mar2020

Executing contracts: do we really need pen and paper?

As more and more consumers buy their everyday products and services online, it is also increasingly common for parties to execute their more formal business contracts – loan agreements, distribution agreements, share purchase agreements etc. – electronically. Either by signing printed copies in counterparts and…Read More

16Mar2020

Why the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong will soon have fining powers

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has fined Cathay Pacific GBP£500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data. Pádraig Walsh from the Personal Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews. The data breach The data…Read More

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

24Feb2020

When Can The Public Register Of A Company Be Corrected?

What can be done if the public register of a company with the Companies Registry in Hong Kong is incorrect? Carol Ling from the Corporate Commercial practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews some of the guiding principles. This can be an important issue. What…Read More

20Jan2020

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…Read More

20Jan2020

When can directors refuse to register share transfers

The board of directors must approve the transfer of shares in a Hong Kong company. What if the board of directors refuses to approve? Can that decision be challenged? Pádraig Walsh from the Corporate Commercial practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews some of the…Read More

17Jan2020

Partner River Stone speaks at 17th Annual Global Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions Summit

On Tuesday, Partner River Stone and Solicitor Peter Tang were in Shanghai where River spoke at the 2020 17th Annual Global Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions Summit. The summit examines M&A trends, issues, and opportunities from tax, regulatory, financial, operational, and even post-merger HR considerations. River…Read More

06Dec2019

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. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2) What the team is known…Read More

26Nov2019

Tim Drew and Jan Willem Möller attend the 2019 IBA APAC M&A Conference in Tokyo

Corporate Commercial Partner Tim Drew and Solicitor Jan Willem Möller are in Tokyo, Japan this week to attend the International Bar Association’s 2019 Asia Pacific Mergers & Acquisitions Conference. This year’s conference topics include: Current legal developments in M&A in Asia; Corporate governance developments in…Read More

04Nov2019

Pádraig Walsh moderates panel at ITechLaw 2019 Conference in Dublin

Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was recently in Dublin to attend the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)‘s 2019 European Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Held over three days at The Shelbourne Hotel, the conference featured sessions on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data privacy and many more topics…Read More

07Oct2019

Legal update: the Singapore Mediation Convention

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 2018, and was signed by 46 States in Singapore on 7 August 2019. Unsurprisingly, the Convention is commonly referred to as the “Singapore Mediation Convention”. The purpose…Read More

04Oct2019

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…Read More