Legal Updates

15Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The first 24 hours

A data breach can be a crisis, but if you have a plan for the first 24 hour response, you can avoid making a drama out of a crisis. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt…Read More

14Jan2021

Introduction to Restructuring and Insolvency department

Tanner De Witt Restructuring and Insolvency solicitor Veronica Chan introduces our firm, the practice area, type of clients and matters we advise on. Tanner De Witt is an established Hong Kong law firm, our Restructuring and Insolvency team is highly ranked by many leading industry…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

08Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The importance of training

In a crisis, you don’t rise to the level of your aspiration, you fall to the level of your training. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains why training before a data breach occurs is…Read More

04Jan2021

Legal update: Arbitrator’s duty of disclosure

On 27 November 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) [2020] UKSC 48 (see also the summary of the case here). Lord Hodge (with whom Lord Reed, Lady Black and Lord Lloyd-Jones…Read More

31Dec2020

Change is not coming: Further possible improvements to privacy protection in Hong Kong

Almost a year ago, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong, provided its report on recommended changes to personal data privacy law in Hong Kong. There were six key proposals, but also some omissions. In the final…Read More

30Dec2020

Legal update: Client facilitation in the execution of residual odd lots

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) issued an FAQ on 18 December 2020 clarifying the applicability of the exemption from the requirement for licensed corporations (“LCs”) to obtain explicit client consent on a trade-by-trade basis prior to each client facilitation trade. As a…Read More

18Dec2020

Data Breach Response: The importance of information security certifications

In every corner of the business world, people measure performance to benchmarks and standards. Information security is no different. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains why certification for recognised information security standards supports an…Read More

11Dec2020

Data Breach Response: The importance of an incident response plan

Mike Tyson once said that everyone has a plan until they get hit. Plans are still important. Without a plan, you have worse problems. With a plan, you have a better chance to pick yourself up, dust yourself down, and get back in the race….Read More

30Nov2020

Key points in the SFC Consultation Paper to amend the SFC AML Codes

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) released a consultation paper on 18 September 2020, proposing amendments to (1) the Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (For Licensed Corporations) and (2) the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Guideline issued by…Read More

09Nov2020

Introducing and Selling Pharmaceutical Products to the Hong Kong Market

With increasing interaction between Hong Kong and China’s healthcare industries, Hong Kong has received support from both the Central Government of China and the Hong Kong Government in promoting its healthcare services within the mainland China market, and in particular within the Greater Bay Area….Read More

20Oct2020

Radmacher v Granatino, 10 years on: revisiting the landmark case on nuptial agreements

Nuptial agreements have often been met with conflicting views. For the romantics, the idea of entering into a nuptial agreement may suggest planning for an imminent divorce. For the cautious and financially prudent, it can be seen to be a sensible financial and succession planning…Read More