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14Apr2021

Legal update: Reimbursement of Statutory Maternity Leave Pay is now open for applications from employers

Statutory maternity leave was increased from 10 weeks to 14 weeks effective from 11 December 2020. The Labour Department has recently announced that employers can now apply for reimbursement of the statutory maternity leave pay paid to employees in respect of the 11th to 14th…Read More

13Apr2021

Sunny Hathiramani to speak at INSOL Focus Webinar 2021

On Tuesday 20 April, Restructuring and Insolvency Partner Sunny Hathiramani will speak on a webinar hosted by the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International), the foremost organisation for accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency. The webinar is on cross-border insolvencies under…Read More

12Apr2021

Press release: Continued growth for Tanner De Witt’s international arbitration practice

For media: Download a PDF copy of this press release at this link. The growing arbitration department at one of Hong Kong’s largest independent firms continues to reach new heights, with two new hires and various community initiatives in the pipeline. It has been an eventful and…Read More

09Apr2021

What is a Deed of Guardianship and why is it important?

Members of our Wills, Probate and Trusts team answer some common questions about Deeds of Guardianship and why they are necessary. What is a Deed of Guardianship and how is it different from having guardianship provisions under a will? In the event of both parents…Read More

01Apr2021

Happy Easter 2021!

We have concluded our digital Easter Egg Hunt for 2021. Many thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winner! The team at Tanner De Witt wishes you a Happy Easter! To get the (remote) festivities started, the Easter Bunny has hidden five Easter…Read More

31Mar2021

Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency team sweeps Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 rankings

Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice is listed in Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 Restructuring and Insolvency guide as one of three Leading Firms in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the sole firm in Hong Kong to have this accolade. Both Ian De Witt and…Read More

29Mar2021

Legal update: Presenting winding-up/bankruptcy petitions based on foreign judgment debts – Is registration required?

Can a foreign order or judgment be immediately enforced in Hong Kong?  Generally, the answer is no.  Depending on where the judgment comes from, either it must first pass registration under the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance, or if not caught by that ordinance, there…Read More

25Mar2021

Tanner De Witt sponsors the Annual China Global Mergers & Acquisitions Summit in Shanghai

Tanner De Witt is proud to sponsor the Annual China Global Mergers & Acquisitions Summit taking place this week at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel in Shanghai. Highlights of the conference: The new Foreign Investment Law and the Export Control Law in China Update on…Read More

22Mar2021

Legal update: Statutory maternity leave extended to 14 weeks with effect from 11 December 2020

The Hong Kong Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (“Amendment Ordinance”) came into effect on 11 December 2020.  Below is a summary of the key provisions introduced by the Amendment Ordinance:

22Mar2021

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Hong Kong and China

Registration Registration of intellectual property rights can be a cost-effective way for a company to protect its IP assets. Note, however, that China and Hong Kong are separate jurisdictions, so registration in one jurisdiction does not extend protection to the other jurisdiction. IP owners must…Read More

22Mar2021

Covid-19: Can children be separated from parents during quarantine? (March 2021 update)

This is an update to an article that was published in April 2020. Recently, an international school teacher tested positive after being linked to a spreading gym cluster. Consequently, a class of 8- to 9-year-old students were sent to the government quarantine centre. Following intervention…Read More

15Mar2021

Legal update: Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 proposes to increase statutory holidays from 12 days to 17 days over next 9 years

On 5 March 2021, the Government of the HKSAR published the Employment (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) in the Gazette. The Bill proposes to increase the number of statutory holidays under the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) (the “EO”) in Hong Kong by adding the following 5…Read More