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08Apr2020

Tanner De Witt wins China Business Law Award 2020

We are delighted to announce that our firm has won an industry award from the China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards 2020.  This accolade is a feature of the April issue of China Business Law Journal. The China Business Law Awards are an aggregation of…Read More

07Apr2020

COVID-19 Legal Regulatory Framework

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues to spread, Hong Kong has taken rigorous actions in combat of the infection surge.  This article serves to briefly outline the anti-epidemic measures imposed by the Hong Kong Government and their relevant legal implications on individuals. Entry to Hong…Read More

07Apr2020

Retailers’ Relief – deadline of 12 April 2020

Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme – Eligibility and Requirements The HKSAR Government has established the “Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme” (the “Scheme”) being a part of the HK$30 billion “Anti-epidemic Fund” to provide relief to retailers over financial difficulties arising from the COVID-19 epidemic. This summary intends…Read More

06Apr2020

Both Tanner De Witt Employment Partners selected by Doyle’s Guide

Tanner De Witt Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett, co-heads of the Employment Practice, are both named in the 2020 listing of Hong Kong Employment Lawyers by Doyle’s Guide. Kim achieves the rank of Preeminent Lawyer while Russell follows as a Leading Lawyer, both rankings of which Doyle’s states,…Read More

03Apr2020

Separate representation of children in court proceedings in Hong Kong

At common law, children (in Hong Kong being persons below the age of 18 years old) do not have the capacity to initiate or participate in civil proceedings (Order 80 rule 2 of the Rules of the High Court (Cap. 4A)). However, family law proceedings…Read More

02Apr2020

Joanne Brown is a Recommended Family and Divorce Lawyer in Hong Kong 2020 Doyle’s Guide

Partner Joanne Brown, Head of the Tanner De Witt Matrimonial and Family Practice, is recommended as one of only twenty other leading Hong Kong Family and Divorce lawyers by Doyle’s Guide 2020. To reach Joanne, please find her contact information here: Joanne BrownPartner | E-mail About…Read More

01Apr2020

COVID-19 and the Competition Ordinance

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Competition Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release on 27 March 2020 on the application of the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) (“Ordinance”) in terms of the supply of critical goods and services in Hong Kong. The Commission recognises…Read More

31Mar2020

Family Violence and COVID-19 – what to do about family violence while isolated at home

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in observance of recommendations made by the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) and governments around the world billions of people are under mandatory quarantine or isolation, or are self-quarantining or self-isolating at home to stem the tide of…Read More

30Mar2020

To Will or not to Will

The matter of preparing a will is deeply personal and one that many individuals postpone until they are well into their years.  Often we are asked when an individual should have a will in place.  Taking a moderate approach, any person who is married (with…Read More

25Mar2020

Video: COVID-19 Hong Kong employer and employee concerns and considerations

Please enjoy the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong‘s video of partner Russell Bennett‘s session from its first webinar. Technical note: during the first 20 seconds of this video there is an echo in the audio due to a recording conflict. The audio for the rest…Read More

24Mar2020

All meetings to be held remotely

24 March 2020 UPDATE: Until further notice, meetings with Tanner De Witt lawyers will only be held remotely, preferably by telephone or Zoom, but we will also do our best to accommodate requests for using other services. Please contact your solicitor to help with scheduling….Read More

23Mar2020

Press Release: Kevin Bowers leaving Tanner De Witt to set up Bowers

Kevin Bowers will shortly be leaving our firm to set up his law firm under the name “Bowers”. This move is an exciting chapter for Kevin, and he takes this step with our full, ongoing support and best wishes. Kevin joined our firm as a…Read More