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06Oct2022

Legal update: Security assessment measures on PRC cross-border data transfers

In this snapshot legal update, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) reminded businesses in Hong Kong to take timely follow-up actions and seek professional advice to comply with the relevant requirements of the Security Assessment Measures on Cross-border Transfers of Data…Read More

21Sep2022

Legal update: SFC review of online investment services

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 31 August 2022, the Securities and Futures Commission issued a circular to licensed corporations in relation to the SFC’s review of online brokerage, distribution and advisory services (the “Circular”). The SFC conducted a review of the…Read More

14Sep2022

Tanner De Witt’s Family Practice has once again won Asian Legal Business’s Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year 2022

Our Family Practice has been recognised for the second time in the 2022 Kingfisher ALB Hong Kong Awards as Matrimonial and Family Law Firm of the Year. The Practice is led by Joanne Brown and Mark Side, who have built a strong reputation for dispute…Read More

08Sep2022

Tanner De Witt is recommended by Doyles Guide 2022 as Leading Criminal Defence Law Firm

We are thrilled to announce that Tanner De Witt has been recommended as a leading criminal defence law firm in 2022 Doyle’s Guide for Hong Kong. Led by Mark Side and his team, their combined experience delivers realistic representation and dedication to clients confidentially and discreetly.  If…Read More

29Aug2022

Key Terms of Shareholder Agreements for Investment

1.            Overview A shareholder agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company. Shareholder agreements establish additional rights and obligations between the shareholders themselves, and supplement the rights under Articles of Association. As Articles of Association are public, often the shareholders wish to set…Read More

25Aug2022

Legal update: Consultation on proposed acceptance of commitments from seven car distributors

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 1 August 2022, the Competition Commission commenced a consultation on its proposal to accept legally binding commitments (“Proposed Commitments”) from seven car distributors (covering 17 car brands) (“Distributors”) relating to their restrictive warranty terms and conditions…Read More

24Aug2022

Pádraig Walsh is an Asian Legal Business Super 50 TMT Lawyer for 2022

This past year, the Tanner De Witt TMT team advised on the full range of common TMT issues, including licensing, technology procurement and integration, subscription service arrangements, virtual asset regulation, data protection, cyber, telcom regulation, and venture capital and corporate transactions. We thank our clients…Read More

23Aug2022

When a director’s days are numbered… removal of directors under the Companies Ordinance of Hong Kong

Members of a Hong Kong private company may remove a director without cause subject to the requirements set out in the Companies Ordinance (“CO”). The general requirements are set out in s. 462 and s. 463 of the CO. They are:   A director may…Read More

15Aug2022

Equity Incentive Plans

1. What is an equity incentive plan? An equity incentive plan is a scheme adopted and approved by a company that sets out rules that apply to a contract between a company and an individual to provide the individual an interest in or linked to…Read More

08Aug2022

Subscription Agreements for Investment

Overview A subscription agreement sets out the terms of an equity investment into the company. It will set out the commercial terms of the investment such as the subscription price for shares, and the class and number of shares to be purchased. It will bind…Read More

29Jul2022

Russell Bennett is one of only three Hong Kong leading lawyers recommended in both Who’s Who Legal 2022 Labour & Employment and Pension & Benefits listings

Russell Bennett is duly ranked as a 2022 Global Leader in both Labour & Employment and Pension & Benefits by Who’s Who Legal (WWL). Russell has extensive experience acting for both employers and employees across a wide range of sectors, with particular emphasis on high-value…Read More

28Jul2022

Legal update: Law Reform Commission public consultation on new cyber-crimes 

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 20 July 2022, the cybercrime sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission published a consultation paper with its recommendations to introduce five new cyber crimes into law in Hong Kong. The consultation paper followed a comparative and…Read More