Ian De Witt

12May2021

Benchmark Litigation 2021 rankings announced for Asia-Pacific

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 Asia-Pacific rankings. It’s another milestone year for us as we are ranked in five categories this year, compared to four last year and two the year prior. Our awards…Read More

23Apr2021

ALB selects Ian De Witt as one of Asia’s top 50 Disputes Lawyers

Partner and Restructuring and Insolvency co-Head Ian De Witt has been named by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s top 50 disputes lawyers. The Super 50 list, which was compiled by ALB for the first time ever, features top disputes lawyers in the region…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

29Mar2021

Legal update: Presenting winding-up/bankruptcy petitions based on foreign judgment debts – Is registration required?

Can a foreign order or judgment be immediately enforced in Hong Kong?  Generally, the answer is no.  Depending on where the judgment comes from, either it must first pass registration under the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance, or if not caught by that ordinance, there…Read More

22Mar2021

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

17Feb2021

An update on cross-border insolvency cooperation in Hong Kong: recognising and assisting foreign insolvency practitioners

A crucial aspect of cross-border insolvency cooperation is the recognition of foreign proceedings and providing assistance to foreign office holders. A helpful explanation of the purpose of recognition was provided by Lord Hoffman in Cambridge Gas:“[t]he purpose of recognition is to enable the foreign office…Read More

02Feb2021

Four things for directors to keep in mind when considering appointing liquidators

Handing over control of a company to strangers is a tough decision, but is one that is ever-present for a director facing the prospect of insolvency.   Ian De Witt and Troy Greig point to some high-level issues that any sensible director facing this scenario should…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

12Jan2021

Legal update: Bankrupt’s contact details are not ‘confidential’, ‘private’ or ‘privileged’

A bankrupt’s solicitors can be required to handover to the trustees in bankruptcy the bankrupt contact information, full details of last known whereabouts, and client trust account ledger records, pursuant to section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance.  The successful deployment of the trustees examination powers…Read More

27Nov2020

Tanner De Witt recognised in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2020 list

We are delighted to announce that Tanner De Witt’s award-winning, top tier Restructuring and Insolvency practice is once again listed in the Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2020 compilation of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. This year, we are the…Read More

24Nov2020

Ian De Witt speaks on panel at American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Insolvency Forum 2020

Restructuring and Insolvency Partner and Co-Head Ian De Witt was recently invited by the American Bankruptcy Institute to speak on a panel at their annual International Insolvency Forum. Held virtually this year from 18 to 20 November, the panel featured speakers such as former US…Read More

12Oct2020

Tanner De Witt supports INSOL Hong Kong 2020 webinars as Main Sponsor

Tanner De Witt is delighted to support INSOL’s 2020 series of Hong Kong webinars as Main Sponsor alongside boutique accounting firm Perun Consultants. The webinars, which take place this week, are structured in three hour-long sessions. The topics are: Practical challenges arising from the crisis,…Read More