Russell Bennett gives talk “Legal Insights On Employment Issues and Employee Moves”

Russell Bennett, Partner in Tanner De Witt’s Employment Practice, gave a talk on employment law entitled Legal Insights On Employment Issues and Employee Moves at the Hong Kong Club on Thursday 9 February. This event was well attended by labour industry professionals and topics covered…Read More


Tanner De Witt recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2017

We are pleased to announce the results of the Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2017. We are yet again ranked in Band 1 for our Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency practices and we have been promoted to Band 3 for our Litigation and Dispute…Read More


Legal update: Manager In Charge Regime – ComplianceAsia

This is a Client Alert from ComplianceAsia. For employment and regulatory related legal enquiries please contact Russell Bennett. Introduction In January 2017, the SFC released a circular on clarifications to its current regime on senior management, expectations as to Board obligations of licensed firms and…Read More


Tanner De Witt employment partner Kim Boreham joins panel discussion on Hong Kong’s expatriate workforce

Tanner De Witt Employment Partner Kim Boreham joined a panel discussion on the global expatriate workforce at the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting at the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong on May 4…Read More


Legal update: The Draft Code of Practice for Employment Agencies

The Labour Department is conducting a consultation on a draft Code of Practice for Employment Agencies. Through promulgating the Code for the industry’s compliance, the Labour Department aims to promote professionalism and quality services in the employment agencies industry. Members of the public can obtain…Read More


Tanner De Witt ranked tier 1 for employment by Doyles Guide

Tanner De Witt is pleased to be ranked top for employment by Doyles Guide’s Leading Employment Lawyers – Hong Kong, 2016 and Leading Employment Law Firms – Hong Kong, 2016. Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett are both listed as Leading Lawyers in the field…Read More


Are your employees stressed at work?

“In our daily work, there are many factors which may exert great stress on us, such as heavy workload or mundane job, poor working environment, long working hours, no clear working instructions, no job security, inharmonious relationships with colleagues and supervisors etc.” Labour Department, Occupational…Read More


Tanner De Witt remains top for Restructuring and Insolvency and Employment practices

We are pleased to announce that the results of the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2016 have been published and Tanner De Witt continues to be recognised for its work across a range of practice areas. Employment – Band 1 Our dedicated Employment practice continues to…Read More


Legal update: Government proposes compulsory reinstatement and re-engagement of unreasonably dismissed employees

The Government published in the Gazette on 12 February 2016 the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2016.  The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) (“EO”) to allow the Labour Tribunal (the “LT”) to order an employer to reinstate or re-engage an employee where the…Read More


Congratulations to Mae Lim on ten years with the firm

Tanner De Witt would like to congratulate legal secretary Mae Lim on her ten year anniversary with the firm. As Mark Side‘s secretary and right hand woman, Mae has been a pleasure to work with over the past decade and been a central part of…Read More


Hiring Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong: Pitfalls and Misconceptions

In Hong Kong when most people mention “helpers” they actually mean a “Foreign Domestic Helper” (“FDH”) employed from overseas via a recruitment agency or directly via an advertisement or referrals. In order to employ a FDH and obtain a work visa for that employment, the…Read More


Russell Bennett selected as top lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment 2015

Tanner De Witt is pleased to announce that Partner Russell Bennett has been selected as one of the world’s leading Management Labour & Employment lawyers by the Who’s Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment 2015. Russell specialises in all matters relating to employment law as…Read More