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13Jul2021

Data Breach Response: The Continuous Improvement Cycle

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. So said Samuel Beckett. And quite pertinent in the context of data breaches. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains that, in a…Read More

08Jul2021

Legal update: Statutory holidays to be increased from 12 days to 17 days over the next 9 years

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 with its third reading given on 7 July 2021.  Starting from 1 January 2022, 5 days will be added to the list of statutory holidays progressively with one day added every 2 years. …Read More

06Jul2021

Data Breach Response: Role of the Legal Team

Lawyers play a critical role in the response to a data breach. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains the role of the legal team, why engaging external counsel is often essential, and the importance…Read More

02Jul2021

Seeking a Legal Secretary – Restructuring and Insolvency Department

Tanner De Witt is a friendly, independent Hong Kong law firm with a stable and professional working environment. We are looking for a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm as a legal secretary.  Successful candidates should be able to work…Read More

02Jul2021

Recognition of rights for same-sex partners and their children in Hong Kong

In a landmark ruling by the High Court last month the non-biological mother of two children born to her former same-sex partner was granted guardianship rights, joint custody and joint care and control of the children. The former couple had the children with the assistance…Read More

30Jun2021

Marketing Assistant (3+ years’ experience)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Job Description Excellent opportunity for junior marketing candidate with at least three years of experience (preferably at least one in a law firm) looking to build their skills in a broad marketing role. You…Read More

25Jun2021

High Court rules Housing Authority policy amounts to unlawful discrimination against same-sex spouses

In another step forward for same-sex rights in Hong Kong, the High Court today handed down a judgment confirming that the Housing Authority’s policy excluding same-sex married couples from their Home Ownership Scheme (“HOS”) amounts to unlawful discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation. The…Read More

22Jun2021

Tanner De Witt seeks a Senior IT Support Technician

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Job Highlights Senior IT Support Technician Reporting to the Head of IT Supervising a team of 2 IT support Technicians Providing 2nd and 3rd Line support Administration and support of IT security infrastructure Administration…Read More

22Jun2021

Tanner De Witt Seeks a General Manager

Tanner De Witt is seeking an experienced candidate to join us as our General Manager, to lead up the administrative functions of the firm and to work with the partners of the firm. Key requirements and qualities Experience in management-level HR, administration, and operational roles,…Read More

15Jun2021

Legal update: Reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments of matrimonial and family cases in Hong Kong and Mainland China

Attempts to enforce civil judgments in family cases between Hong Kong and Mainland China have faced many difficulties in the past, despite Hong Kong’s reunification in 1997. With a view to promote further legal cooperation between the borders, on 20 June 2017, the Supreme People’s…Read More

08Jun2021

Data Breach Response: Managing Liability

The stakes are high after a data breach. There is a clear and present danger of legal liability. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt provides guidance on managing liability following a data breach. The primary…Read More

04Jun2021

New licensing regime for Virtual Asset Service Providers: The Consultation Conclusions

On 21 May 2021, the Financial Service and the Treasury Bureau (“FSTB”) published the conclusions to the consultation on legislative proposals to enhance anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (“AML/CTF”) regulation in Hong Kong.  We reported on the key points of the consultation for virtual asset…Read More