Employment

14Apr2021

Legal update: Reimbursement of Statutory Maternity Leave Pay is now open for applications from employers

Statutory maternity leave was increased from 10 weeks to 14 weeks effective from 11 December 2020. The Labour Department has recently announced that employers can now apply for reimbursement of the statutory maternity leave pay paid to employees in respect of the 11th to 14th…Read More

31Mar2021

Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency team sweeps Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 rankings

Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice is listed in Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 Restructuring and Insolvency guide as one of three Leading Firms in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the sole firm in Hong Kong to have this accolade. Both Ian De Witt and…Read More

15Mar2021

Legal update: Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 proposes to increase statutory holidays from 12 days to 17 days over next 9 years

On 5 March 2021, the Government of the HKSAR published the Employment (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) in the Gazette. The Bill proposes to increase the number of statutory holidays under the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) (the “EO”) in Hong Kong by adding the following 5…Read More

03Mar2021

Working Mothers: Maternity Rights under Hong Kong Law

New mothers have many things to worry about. Those who are working can also face additional problems in terms of maternity rights and difficulties when returning to work. The law provides several protections for working mothers in such situations. Maternity Rights Under Hong Kong Law…Read More

18Feb2021

Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate and Commercial Solicitor (2-4PQE)

Tanner De Witt seeks a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 2-4 years PQE and a focus on non-contentious corporate work and regulatory matters. Join one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong servicing a global client base with business interests in Hong Kong, China…Read More

05Feb2021

Legal update: Does an employee affirm his or her contract of employment and lose the right to claim constructive dismissal by engaging and using the employer’s grievance procedure?

If an employee claims that his or her employer has breached the contract of employment and engages in the grievance procedure, is he or she still entitled to claim constructive dismissal?  We examine the recent UK case of Gordon v J & D Pierce (Contracts) Ltd…Read More

26Jan2021

Accounting Manager (15+ years’ experience)

Tanner De Witt is looking to recruit a motivated team leader to join our independent Hong Kong law firm as our Accounting Manager. Key requirements Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Accounting Minimum 15 years’ experience in sizable company handling full set of accounts Must…Read More

18Jan2021

Legal update: SFC fines company secretary for insider dealing

According to a recent press release issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) on 11 January 2021, Mr. Chow Chiu Chi, the company secretary of China Automation Group Limited (“China Automation”), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of…Read More

14Jan2021

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

17Dec2020

Results of 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2021 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2) Full ranking here. What the team is known for Covers the full range of…Read More

12Oct2020

Legal update: Period of Statutory Maternity Leave to be extended to 14 weeks from 11 December 2020

The Government announced last week that the Hong Kong Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (“Amendment Ordinance”) will come into operation on 11 December 2020. The Amendment Ordinance increases the statutory maternity leave entitlements under the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) in Hong Kong from 10 weeks to…Read More

08Oct2020

Temporary Accountant (5+ years experience)

Tanner De Witt is looking to recruit a bright, self-motivated mid-level Temporary Accountant to join our independent, established, Hong Kong law firm. Key requirements • Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Accounting• Minimum 5 years’ experience in sizable company handling full set of accounts• Must…Read More