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10Mar2020

Jeff Lane attends C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Geneva

Fraud and Asset Tracing Partner Jeff Lane was in Geneva for the 14th Edition of the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference from 5 – 6 March. Held at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, the conference gathered the full spectrum of professionals specialising in…Read More

06Mar2020

Recognition of paternity in Hong Kong: Parentage 1 of 2

Under Hong Kong family law, a man is presumed to be the biological father of a child if he is married to the woman who gave birth to the child. As this circumstance accounts only for some of the circumstances of the birth of a…Read More

05Mar2020

Both Tanner De Witt Employment Partners named 2020 Thought Leaders by Who’s Who Legal

Tanner De Witt Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett, co-heads of the Employment Practice, are both named as Thought Leaders in Labour & Employment by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Hong Kong 2020. The honour also secures Tanner De Witt as the only Hong…Read More

04Mar2020

Hong Kong’s High Court rules Government’s discrimination against same-sex couples in public housing policy unconstitutional

In a decision handed down today the High Court has ruled that the Hong Kong Housing Authority (“HA”)’s exclusion of same-sex couples from eligibility for public housing as “Ordinary Families” is unlawful and unconstitutional. Background Applications to the HA for public housing are available to…Read More

28Feb2020

In The Midst Of A Crisis – An employment lawyer’s perspective

In response to the spreading outbreak of COVID-19, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong hosted its first webinar with Tanner De Witt Employment Practice partner Russell Bennett as one of the guest speakers. The event began with an update from Dutch Consul General…Read More

24Feb2020

When Can The Public Register Of A Company Be Corrected?

What can be done if the public register of a company with the Companies Registry in Hong Kong is incorrect? Carol Ling from the Corporate Commercial practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews some of the guiding principles. This can be an important issue. What…Read More

20Feb2020

Considerations for parents when planning travel with children during the COVID-19 outbreak

Closure of schools and public spaces The Hong Kong Education Bureau has announced that all schools in Hong Kong are to remain closed until at least 16 March 2020 in consideration of the ongoing public health concerns related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus…Read More

20Feb2020

Sharenting – risks and tips to sharing information about your children online

What is Sharenting? Sharenting is the phenomenon where parents (over)share information, usually pictures of children, on the internet.  The act itself is so prevalent that it is now a term defined in the Collins English Dictionary as “the habitual use of social media to share…Read More

14Feb2020

Tanner De Witt Solicitors are 2020 Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders

Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, and Jeff Lane are named to the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal as Global Thought Leaders in Asset Recovery and Restructuring & Insolvency. While Jeff retains his peak status as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Asset Recovery (one…Read More

14Feb2020

Legal Secretary – Litigation and Dispute Resolution / Matrimonial and Family Law Department

Legal Secretary – Litigation and Dispute Resolution / Matrimonial and Family Law Department Tanner De Witt seeks a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm as a Legal Secretary with 2+ years experience. Job Highlights Excellent English communication skills Chinese language…Read More

13Feb2020

Client Choice Award given to Ian De Witt for 2020

Today it is with great pleasure that we announce Ian De Witt is a Client Choice Award winner for 2020.  Lexology and Law Business Research present the award after receiving nominations by corporate counsel and clients of Ian. Upon completion of their research, they award…Read More

12Feb2020

Legal update: MK v Government of HKSAR – High Court holds marriage does not extend to same sex couples

The Hong Kong courts have had much cause to consider equality rights in a number of cases in the past two years, particularly in respect of the recognition of same sex rights in Hong Kong. The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has recently handed down…Read More