Law Firm and Lawyer Awards

Tanner De Witt awarded Corporate and Commercial Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural Corporate Livewire Offshore Excellence Awards 2016

Offshore Excellence Awards 2016After closely monitoring the rapid growth in the offshore industry, the winners guide showcases firms and individuals that have proven to be innovative and exemplary over the past 12 months.

The awards recognise outstanding company success, safety and technology innovations and exceptional individual performance within dedicated categories across every aspect of offshore business, including finance and law, maritime, energy, and oil & gas.

Tanner De Witt awarded Investment Funds Services Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly Investment Awards 2015

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Tanner De Witt Solicitors is pleased to be awarded 2015 Investment Funds Services Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly Investment Awards 2015. Finance Monthly is a global publication delivering news, comment and analysis to those at the centre of the corporate sector. Finance Monthly reports on the news and topics that matter to CEOs, CFOs, investors, company directors, entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Tanner De Witt – Most Outstanding Law Firm In Hong Kong, According To Corporate LiveWire

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Tanner De Witt Solicitors is pleased to be named Hong Kong’s Most Outstanding Law Firm of the Year 2015 by Corporate LiveWire.

Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards Guide celebrates the achievements of dealmakers, management teams, financiers and professional advisors who, over the past 12 months, have demonstrated excellence in their deal making. Leah Jones and Elizabeth Moore, Awards Directors of the 2015 M&A Awards Winners Guide are thrilled with the stature of this year’s winners. Commenting on the vigorous level of competition this year, Leah said: “We were delighted with the volume of nominations received for this year’s M&A awards. The standard of competition has been incredibly tough this year with our judging panel having spent countless hours deliberating before reaching its conclusion. Each chosen winner has truly deserved to be presented with an award, and we wish all winners continued success over the coming years.”

Tanner De Witt – A Leading Law Firm In Hong Kong, According To Asia Law Profiles

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Tanner De Witt Solicitors is delighted to be featured in the AsiaLaw Profiles leading law firm guide for Hong Kong 2017. The legal industry publication which is part of Euromoney highlighted five of Tanner De Witt’s practice areas – Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Financial Services Regulatory, Labour & Employment and Restructuring & Insolvency – in its latest guide. “I am impressed with the knowledge and commercial experience of the partners and the high quality of the associates,” said one client.

Tanner De Witt maintains a reputation for being an “excellent” local firm in Hong Kong for restructuring and insolvency work, ” said AsiaLaw Profiles at the time of publication – please scroll down for the full article.

Tanner De Witt’s Asset Recovery Lawyers Named Leaders In The Field By Who’s Who Legal

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Hong Kong law firm Tanner De Witt Solicitors is proud to see its co-heads of Restructuring and Insolvency, Ian De Witt and Robin Darton, and  consultant Jeff Lane named in the global industry guide for Asset Recovery – Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery: 2014 .

“Our research has revealed 373 practitioners in 66 jurisdictions who can truly be considered leaders in the [asset recovery] field,” said Who’s Who Legal at the time of publication.

Tanner De Witt Solicitors Wins Award For Insolvency Practice

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Hong Kong’s Tanner De Witt Solicitors is delighted to be recognised as a top law firm in the Insolvency and Restructuring  space, after being named a China Business Law Awards Winner.

China Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia Publishing Limited, an independent publisher based in Hong Kong. The journal is published 10 times a year (monthly with the exception of combined issues for July/August and December/January) in a fully-bilingual format. The Journal’s editorial team includes China-focused professionals with more than 40 years’ combined experience in leading media groups.

Ian De Witt, Co-head of Insolvency and Restructuring, focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency matters at Tanner De Witt Solicitors. This includes debt recovery, asset tracing and the enforcement of judgments, pre-emptive actions such as injunctions, court appointed receivers, and the appointment of provisional liquidators. He acts and advises in a variety of insolvency cases, acting for liquidators, receivers, creditors and directors.

Robin Darton, Co-head of Insolvency and Restructuring at the Hong Kong law firm, has extensive experience in litigation and other contentious issues across a range of subjects, with an emphasis on contentious insolvency and banking matters. His experience includes acting in winding-up proceedings; appointments of provisional liquidators; claims against directors; claims against auditors; fraud and asset tracing; and the court-related aspects of creditors’ schemes of arrangement.

Tanner De Witt Solicitors Wins M & A Award for Hong Kong

Hong Kong law firm Tanner De Witt Solicitors has won an Acquisition International 2014 M & A Award. Corporate and Commercial Partners Eddie Look, Tim Drew and Edmond Leung are delighted to receive the award. As well as M & A, the practice deals with a wide range of non-contentious matters. These include legal services related to company formation; corporate reorganisation; commercial arrangements and contracts; due diligence; banking and finance; private placements; private equity and venture capital transactions, and intellectual property protection and licensing . Clients include public and private companies, multinationals, partnerships and individuals involved in a wide range of industries, both within Hong Kong and internationally.

Acquisition International is a monthly magazine produced by AI Global Media Ltd, a publishing house that specialises in corporate finance news and reporting. Its regular features include the Deal Diary, the Deal Guru, Cover Stories and regional, sector and specialist reviews. The list of 2014 M & A award winners can be found here.

Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and its winners. They are given solely on merit and recognise leaders in their respective fields,” says AI on its website.

Tanner De Witt Solicitors scoops eight Leading Lawyer titles

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Asialaw, part of Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, said the following about Tanner De Witt’s lawyers in its 2014 publication:

‘Tanner De Witt maintains a reputation for being an “excellent” local firm in Hong Kong for restructuring and insolvency work.

The firm has ten partners, and was founded in 1999 by the now-retired Richard Tanner and Ian De Witt. The latter is still active at the firm, and heads the R&I practice. “He is good on both contentious and non-contentious matters,” acknowledges a peer. As an independent firm in Hong Kong, Tanner De Witt receives referral work from a number of international firms in need of local law advice.

The corporate practice’s key partners are Eddie Look and Tim Drew. The team has worked for private equity funds on China acquisitions, for a listed company on a stake acquisition in the hotel management field and on the establishment of joint ventures in Hong Kong.

The disputes resolution team is led by commercial litigator Mark Side. Recent cases the team on which the team has been engaged involve breach of contract claims in a labour dispute, a commodities dispute, fraud and white-collar crime litigation.

Litigators Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett head the labour and employment department, advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters in Hong Kong. Recent mandates involve the enforcement of restrictive covenants and claims of misuse of confidential information. The firm also helps clients on contract negotiations and termination agreements.

Robin Darton co-heads the firm’s esteemed restructuring and insolvency practice. The firm acts on Hong Kong law aspects of major global bankruptcy cases. A sample of the practice’s clients include KPMG, PwC, Standard Chartered Bank, FTI, RSM Nelson Wheeler and Briscoe Wong Ferrier.’

Asialaw also named Jeff Lane as a Leading Lawyer. Jeff joined Tanner De Witt’s litigation practice in January 2014.

Asialaw’s research material comes from a combination of sources including law firm surveys and in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients. The publication is part of Euromoney’s Legal Media Group, which boasts other well-known legal titles such as IFLR 1000.

Tanner De Witt Solicitors named 2014 Employment & Labour law firm Of The Year – Hong Kong

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Tanner De Witt Solicitors is pleased to be named Hong Kong’s Employment & Labour law firm of the Year 2014 by Corporate LiveWire.

Corporate LiveWire provides business professionals and individuals in the corporate finance sector with information on the latest news and developments from around the globe. The resource offers regular up to date content on an array of subject areas such as corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in legislation. The Global Awards Guide 2014 champions those who are leading from the front. “With more categories and an even greater international spectrum, these awards honour those who standout as consistently showing best practice in every aspect of their work,” said the Corporate LiveWire.

The Employment practice at Tanner De Witt Solicitors is led by Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett.

Hong Kong law firm Tanner De Witt Solicitors wins China Legal Business Award 

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Tanner De Witt Solicitors lead litigators Mark Side, Pamela Mak, Ian De Witt and Robin Darton are delighted to be recognised as a top law firm in the Dispute Resolution space, after being named a China Business Law Awards Winner.

China Business Law Journal is published by Vantage Asia Publishing Limited, an independent publisher based in Hong Kong. The journal is published 10 times a year (monthly with the exception of combined issues for July/August and December/January) in a fully-bilingual format. The Journal’s editorial team includes China-focused professionals with more than 40 years’ combined experience in leading media groups.

Mark Side, Head of Litigation, has extensive commercial litigation experience in both the UK and Hong Kong and has worked on restrictive covenant cases involving departing partners of law firms. He acts for shareholders, main contractors, financial companies, public companies and accountants. Mark Side is also CEDR accredited mediator.

Pamela Mak, Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, has extensive commercial litigation experience. She acts for high net worth individuals to claim against financial institutions for negligent investment advice. Pamela Mak also acts for individuals in investigations conducted by the SFC/HKMA. She has handled shareholders’ disputes, sale of goods disputes and debt collection cases.

Ian De Witt, Co-head of Insolvency and Restructuring, focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency matters. This includes debt recovery, asset tracing and the enforcement of judgments, pre-emptive actions such as injunctions, court appointed receivers, and the appointment of provisional liquidators. He acts and advises in a variety of insolvency cases, acting for liquidators, receivers, creditors and directors.

Robin Darton, Co-head of Insolvency and Restructuring, has extensive experience in litigation and other contentious issues across a range of subjects, with an emphasis on contentious insolvency and banking matters. His experience includes acting in winding-up proceedings; appointments of provisional liquidators; claims against directors; claims against auditors; fraud and asset tracing; and the court-related aspects of creditors’ schemes of arrangement.