litigation

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

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

02Jan2019

Legal update: Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Highlights)

Background Previous situation Enforcement of foreign judgments in Hong Kong is ordinarily governed by the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance. Following the handover in 1997 however, China is no longer considered a foreign country by Hong Kong, therefore this ordinance is no longer applicable when…Read More