Litigation

04Jun2020

Liquidators do not require Court Approval for Litigation Funding Agreements

Re Patrick Cowley and Lui Yee Man, Joint and Several Liquidators of the Company, is another welcome decision of the Hong Kong Companies Court supporting third-party funding in the insolvency context, write Robin Darton of Tanner De Witt and James Wood, Barrister-at-law. Background On 27…Read More

11May2020

Benchmark Litigation again ranks Tanner De Witt highly, listing twice as many practice groups as previous rankings

Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Jeff Lane were also selected as “Litigation Stars” in dispute resolution Tanner De Witt is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 for Insolvency, Tier 2 for Commercial and Transactions, Recommended in Private client – Domestic firms, and recognised…Read More

20Jan2020

The Legal 500 2020 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to once again be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2020 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham have retained their leading…Read More

06Dec2019

Results of 2020 Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide for each of its main practice areas in particular its Band 1 ranking for Labour and Employment. Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms) — China (Band 1) Strengths: One client…Read More

04Oct2019

Tanner De Witt selected as Asia Pacific’s only Leading Firm in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2019 – Jeff Lane highlighted as a Global Elite Thought Leader

It is with great pleasure that Tanner De Witt announces Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, and Jeff Lane are Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal Global Investigations Review & Asset Recovery 2019.  Consultant Anthony Hill is also listed as a leading lawyer while Jeff…Read More

17Sep2019

Asialaw 2020 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2020 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. Each firm ranking is divided into the following categories: Outstanding; Highly recommended; Recommended; and Notable. Besides the ranking for our private client practice (which is new…Read More

04Jun2019

Libel update: Definitions of words used in social media posts not to be found in dictionaries!

In a recent high-profile Facebook libel case following an acrimonious divorce in Stocker v Stocker, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that when determining the natural and ordinary meaning of words published on social media – fleeting and hastily written – the First Instance Judge…Read More

14Mar2019

Kevin Bowers gives talk on defamation to Haymarket journalists

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Consultant Kevin Bowers recently visited the Hong Kong office of international media group Haymarket to give a defamation update to its Hong Kong journalists. The talk, which was held on Monday 11 March, discussed: the definition of defamation; the statutory framework…Read More

04Mar2019

Robin Darton and Jeff Lane attend Asset Recovery International 2019 in Dublin

Partners Robin Darton and Jeff Lane were recently in Dublin to attend the 2019 edition of Asset Recovery International, which was held at the Conrad Hotel from 27 February to 1 March. Known as the foremost conference for asset recovery practitioners,  the conference featured a…Read More

13Feb2019

Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane featured in Who’s Who Litigation Guide 2018

We are delighted to announce that Partners Ian De Witt and Jeff Lane have been included in Who’s Who Legal’s Litigation Guide 2018. This list of the world’s top litigation practitioners only includes twenty-three lawyers from Hong Kong, so we are extremely pleased that two of…Read More

22Jan2019

The Legal 500 2019 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is very pleased to be recommended again this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2019 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. We are very proud to announce that Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim…Read More

11Dec2018

Legal update: New claim values for District Court and Small Claims Tribunal in effect

Increases to the maximum claim values in the jurisdiction of the District Court and Small Claims Tribunal came into effect on 3 December 2018, following a consultation launched by the Judiciary in August 2015 and a passing of the resolution by the Legislative Council on…Read More