Insolvency

27Jul2022

Agreeing to be unfair: Can shareholders agree to oust the right to petition to wind up a company?

Establishing a new company can be nerve-racking. A well-drafted shareholders’ agreement ensures that everyone’s respective rights and obligations are clear, helping to minimise potential future disputes. But what are the limits of these agreements; can a shareholder agree that it will not present an “unfair…Read More

25Jul2022

Tanner De Witt is the only law firm listed in 2022 by Who’s Who Legal with Hong Kong qualified thought leading lawyers covering asset recovery and insolvency

Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Jeff Lane are listed in the 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL) as Global Thought Leaders in Restructuring & Insolvency and Asset Recovery. For Ian, WWL states, “Ian De Witt is considered a top name for commercial litigation…Read More

07Jul2022

You Only Liquidate Twice

Can a winding-up petition be presented when a company is being wounded up voluntarily? The relevant law (the Companies Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions Ordinance) states clearly that the winding up of a company shall not bar the right of any creditor (or contributory) to…Read More

14Jun2022

Seven things directors should keep in mind as the company circles insolvency: the view from Hong Kong

The impact upon the economy as a result of COVID-19 sees no signs of abatement in the near-term and not a single sector of industry has been spared.  Economic data shows that GDP declines in real terms, along with private expenditure. Perhaps some of the…Read More

13Jan2022

The Legal 500 2022 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to be recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2022 for employment, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution and technology, media, telecommunications (TMT). Legal 500’s Hall of Fame includes Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton and Consultant Kim Boreham, while Pamela Mak and Russell Bennett are recognised as Leading Individuals. Sunny Hathiramani is listed as…Read More

12Jan2022

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

06Jan2022

Tanner De Witt seeks Restructuring and Insolvency Solicitor (3-6PQE)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong that provides legal services to clients worldwide with business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. We seek a…Read More

19Nov2021

Tanner De Witt recognised in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2021 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 2021 compilation of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. We continue to be the only firm from Hong…Read More

17Sep2021

Asialaw 2022 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2022 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. All practices and lawyers have maintained their rankings from the previous year. Our 2022 awards are as follows: OutstandingLabour and EmploymentRestructuring and Insolvency Highly RecommendedCorporate and M&ADispute ResolutionRegulatory…Read More

08Sep2021

Injunction to restrain the presentation of a winding-up petition

Introduction Rather unfortunately, there are no statutory provisions available to a company to set aside a statutory demand. If a company is served with a statutory demand and disputes the alleged debt, save for agreeing with the alleged creditor not to present a winding-up petition,…Read More

03Sep2021

Recognition in IFLR1000 for Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency, M&A and Banking practices

We are delighted to announce that IFLR1000, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms, has recognised our restructuring and insolvency, corporate and commercial and banking and finance teams in its 2021 Asia Pacific rankings. We are recognised as a leading Hong…Read More

02Jul2021

Seeking a Legal Secretary – Restructuring and Insolvency Department

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt is a friendly, independent Hong Kong law firm with a stable and professional working environment. We are looking for a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm…Read More