The Chambers and Partners Greater China Region 2023 rankings are announced
Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2023 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. Tanner…Read More
The Legal 500 2023 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific
Tanner De Witt is proud to again be recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2023 for employment, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, technology, media, telecommunications (TMT), commercial, corporate and M&A, private client and family. Legal 500’s Hall of Fame includes Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton, while Pamela Mak and Russell Bennett are…Read More
Another Reason to have a Will – Inter Vivos Gift
It is not uncommon for a parent to transfer properties and assets to their children as an advancement or a gift on the marriage of the children during their lifetime. However, if subsequently the parent dies intestate with only surviving children, the distribution of the…Read More
Executors’ Power over Administration of an Estate
Recent High Court case Lam Man Cheung v Lam Man Yin  HKCFI 866 concerns a dispute between executors and a beneficiary of an estate. The beneficiary, who is entitled to 40% interest of a property, requested the executors to execute an assent to vest…Read More
Has the Administration of the Estate been Unacceptable?
In the recent High Court case Chu Wing Chuen Paul v Chu Oi Yan  HKCFI 804, beneficiaries of the estate contend that the administrator did not act in their interest and failed to provide adequate estate accounts. While there was indeed a delay in…Read More
Results of 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide announced
Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2022 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. What the…Read More
Tanner De Witt joins the Greener Litigation Pledge
We are proud to announce that Tanner De Witt is now a signatory to the Greener Litigation Pledge.
What is a Deed of Guardianship and why is it important?
Members of our Wills, Probate and Trusts team answer some common questions about Deeds of Guardianship and why they are necessary. What is a Deed of Guardianship and how is it different from having guardianship provisions under a will? In the event of both parents…Read More
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Hong Kong and China
Registration Registration of intellectual property rights can be a cost-effective way for a company to protect its IP assets. Note, however, that China and Hong Kong are separate jurisdictions, so registration in one jurisdiction does not extend protection to the other jurisdiction. IP owners must…Read More
New option if your employment / dependant visa is expiring soon or has expired
A recent change in policy on extensions of stay by the Immigration Department is now permitting applications to be made by applicants who are unable to return to Hong Kong before the expiry of their employment or dependant visas. To be eligible, the applicant must…Read More
The Legal 500 2021 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific
Tanner De Witt is proud to be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, employment, restructuring and insolvency and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham are ranked in the Hall of Fame, while Pamela Mak is recognised…Read More
Eddie Look and Tim Drew attend the Mergermarket Asian M&A Forum
Corporate Commercial Co-Heads Eddie Look and Tim Drew recently attended the Mergermarket Asian M&A Forum, which was held virtually from 18 to 20 August. Co-hosted by Mergermarket and AVCJ, the forum connected over 600 leading corporates, private equity investors, and professional advisors for an exclusive…Read More