Ian De Witt
2023 was a busy year for the restructuring and insolvency industry in Hong Kong. we had a ground breaking decision of the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) ruling on the conflict between dispute resolution clauses and the Court’s jurisdiction to wind-up/bankrupt a debtor. We also…Read More
Tanner De Witt is delighted that our law firm has achieved consistent recognition in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024
Tanner De Witt is delighted that our law firm has achieved consistent recognition in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024. We are honoured to have maintained top-notch rankings for an impressive 14-year stretch. Big congratulations to our exceptional team for earning this well-deserved recognition. Restructuring & Insolvency:…Read More
Our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is acknowledged in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2023
We are pleased to share that for the fifth year running our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is acknowledged as a key player and remains the sole Hong Kong-centred firm in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2023 compilation of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and…Read More
We are delighted to announce that our Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton have been included in the A List 2023-24: Visionaries, compiled by the China Business Law Journal to identify the elite lawyers in the Chinese legal market.
Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane have been listed as Who’s Who Legal 2023 Recommended for Commercial Litigation. Our Partner, Douglas Clark, has been listed as Who’s Who Legal 2023 Global Elite Thought Leader for IP Copyright/Trademarks.
This article was initially published by The Global Legal Post. 1 . What is the structure and organisation of local courts dealing with commercial claims? What are the main procedural rules governing commercial litigation? The Basic Law of Hong Kong (HKBL) is the constitutional document…Read More
The recent Hong Kong Court of First Instance decision of Re Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited marks another intersection between the public domain of insolvency and the private realm of arbitration. In this and previous decisions, the Hong Kong courts have grappled with the issue…Read More
Will the Real Bondholder Please Stand Up? Unravelling the Locus Standi of Global Note Investors in Winding-Up Petitions
Introduction In a landmark decision issued in July, Re Leading Holdings Group Limited  HKCFI 1770, the Hong Kong Courts addressed, for the first time, the right of an investor of a global note to present a winding-up petition as a contingent creditor. The Case…Read More
The Government of Hong Kong continues its push towards favouring digitisation over using hardcopy documents. The new changes to local bankruptcy laws allows: (1) electronic service of statutory demands; (2) using electronic bundles and skeletons for winding-up and bankruptcy applications; and (3) allowing electronic submission…Read More
We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has received recognition in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Guide 2023 across five practice areas, including Insolvency, Commercial and Transactions, Family and Matrimonial, Private Client, and Labor and Employment. Tanner De Witt has received the following awards: Tier…Read More
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
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