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SFC announces full roll-out of Manager-In-Charge regime

In January this year, we wrote about upcoming changes to the Manager-In-Charge Regime. It was announced then that Managers-In-Charge (MIC) of eight core functions should have applied for approval to become Responsible Officers (ROs) by 16 October 2017. In addition, licensed corporations and corporate licence…Read More


IFLR once again lauds Tanner De Witt’s Insolvency and Restructuring practice

We are elated to announce that world renowned law firm guide IFLR 1000 has once again awarded a Tier 1 ranking to our Insolvency and Restructuring practice for its 2018 edition. Two other practice areas in our firm gained recognition: Financial Services Regulatory and Corporate, with…Read More


Halfway house in criminal strict liability offences

Many Ordinances in Hong Kong contain offences to regulate issues of social concern such as public safety in the provision of goods and services. These offences are commonly drafted without the prosecution having to prove any intention or ‘mens rea’ of the Defendant to commit…Read More


New apology legislation for Hong Kong

An apology can assist in the restoration of trust between parties in all kinds of dispute and certainly encourage settlement in disputes which have already escalated to Court action. The most obvious cases are disputes containing elements of ‘damage to feelings’ such as defamation, personal…Read More


Can a litigant in person be represented by an unqualified person?

Parties to legal proceedings in the Hong Kong Courts are entitled to represent themselves. When they do, they are referred to as Litigants in Person (LIP). The court also has inherent jurisdiction to permit a LIP to receive assistance from, or be represented by, an…Read More