Dispute Resolution

29Jun2020

HKIAC permitted to administer corporate disputes in Russia upon award of PAI status

As of 25 April 2019, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) is the first foreign arbitral institution permitted by the Russian Ministry of Justice to function as a permanent arbitral institution (“PAI”) under Article 44(3) of the Federal Law No. 382-FZ dated 29 December…Read More

11May2020

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…Read More

31Mar2020

Family Violence and COVID-19 – what to do about family violence while isolated at home

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in observance of recommendations made by the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) and governments around the world billions of people are under mandatory quarantine or isolation, or are self-quarantining or self-isolating at home to stem the tide of…Read More

18Mar2020

Legal update: Reciprocal Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Pre-1997 Pre-1997, the mutual enforcement of arbitral awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong was carried out by way of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The convention ceased to apply once Hong Kong became a Special Administrative…Read More

16Dec2019

Jeff Lane featured in Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leaders Global Elite 2020

Fraud and Asset Tracing Partner Jeff Lane was recently featured in legal directory Who’s Who Legal’s 2020 Guide as a Global Elite Thought Leader for Asset Recovery. The guide includes an interview with Jeff which details his inspiration to pursue a legal career, what clients…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. Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms) — China (Band 1) Strengths: One client…Read More

17Sep2019

Asialaw 2020 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2020 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. Each firm ranking is divided into the following categories: Outstanding; Highly recommended; Recommended; and Notable. Besides the ranking for our private client practice (which is new…Read More

04Jun2019

Libel update: Definitions of words used in social media posts not to be found in dictionaries!

In a recent high-profile Facebook libel case following an acrimonious divorce in Stocker v Stocker, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that when determining the natural and ordinary meaning of words published on social media – fleeting and hastily written – the First Instance Judge…Read More

28May2019

Press release: Tanner De Witt bolsters its litigation practice with appointment of Sharina Mahtani as Solicitor

Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Sharina Mahtani as a Solicitor in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. The appointment was effective on Tuesday 14 May 2019. Prior to joining Tanner De Witt, Sharina worked for a litigation firm in…Read More

02May2019

Kevin Bowers gives presentation on Residential Properties Ordinance to Knight Frank agents

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Consultant Kevin Bowers paid a visit to the Hong Kong office of global real estate consultancy Knight Frank on Monday 29 April to give a presentation on the Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance. Kevin discussed: the types of properties covered by…Read More

17Apr2019

Press release: Tanner De Witt strengthens its litigation practice with appointment of Philip Lee as Solicitor

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 17 April 2019 For immediate release Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Philip Lee as a Solicitor in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. The appointment was effective on Monday 15 April 2019. Prior to joining Tanner…Read More

13Feb2019

Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane featured in Who’s Who Litigation Guide 2018

We are delighted to announce that Partners Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane have been included in Who’s Who Legal’s Litigation Guide 2018. This list of the world’s top litigation practitioners only includes twenty-three lawyers from Hong Kong, so we are extremely pleased that two of…Read More