Corporate and Commercial Law


Tanner De Witt recognised by ALB for its M&A work in Hong Kong

Tanner De Witt is pleased to be included in Asian Legal Business’ M&A rankings for Hong Kong in its September 2016 issue. Tanner De Witt’s Corporate and Commercial practice has grown in recent years to a team of over 10 lawyers. Led by partners Eddie…Read More


Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate Commercial Legal Secretary 2+ years’ experience

This position has been filled. Responsibilities: Provide secretarial support to a team of Corporate and Commercial lawyers Update and maintain filing system Coordinate meetings and schedule daily activities when necessary Requirements: Good PC knowledge and skilled in MS Office applications Good command of spoken and…Read More


Shareholders’ disputes and directors’ fiduciary duties – lessons from Poon Ka Man Jason v Cheng Wai Tao [2016] HKEC 759

In a stagnant economic climate, entrepreneurs are generally keen to structure their businesses in such a way as to limit the damage that a non-performing business unit may have on the rest of their operations.  One of the ways in which this can be achieved…Read More


Legal update: Stored Value Facilities: Are you ready for the 13 November 2016 deadline?

With the rapid development and growth of non-traditional and digital payment and settlement facilities in recent years, a new regulatory regime was needed in Hong Kong to protect users of stored value facilities (“SVFs”).  In particular, regulators wanted to ensure that issuers and operators of…Read More


An introduction to company mergers in Hong Kong

Introduction Generally speaking from a corporate law perspective a merger or amalgamation is a legal process under which the assets and liabilities of two or more companies merge and are brought under one of the original companies or a newly incorporated company (as the case…Read More


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


Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623)

A. INTRODUCTION The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623) (the “Ordinance”) came into effect on 1 January 2016. The Ordinance modifies the doctrine of “privity of contract” which states that only those who are named in the contract and have signed it are…Read More


Legal update: The Competition Ordinance – Leniency Policy

INTRODUCTION The Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) (the “Ordinance”) came into force on 14 December 2015.  Since our previous overview of the Ordinance (click here), the Competition Commission (the “Commission”) and the Competition Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) have been formally established.  The Enforcement Policy published by the…Read More


Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate Commercial Lawyer 1-3+ PQE

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong, which provides legal services to clients worldwide who have business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region.  We are…Read More


Tanner De Witt recognised by IFLR 1000’s Financial and Corporate Rankings 2016

We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has achieved a Tier 1 ranking for Insolvency and Restructuring and has been recognised for its Corporate and Commercial and Financial services regulatory practice areas in the 2016 edition of the IFLR rankings. The IFLR1000 – The…Read More


Company Formation, Registration and Management

Formation of Hong Kong companies We can provide ready formed Hong Kong companies for a client’s immediate use. Alternatively and preferably (if our client can wait approximately ten days, being the period of time that it takes the Companies Registry of Hong Kong to form…Read More


Recent case confirms Joint Ventures cannot be prosecuted under the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations

Tanner De Witt Legal Update, December 2005 On 1 December 2005, the Court of First Instance, in HKSAR – v – Hyundai Engineering Construction Company Limited and China Engineering Construction Corporation Joint Venture decided that an unincorporated joint venture could not be prosecuted under the…Read More