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Legal update: “The arbitration agreement is spent” – Hong Kong Court lifts stay of proceedings notwithstanding pending application to set aside arbitral awards in foreign court

Hong Kong is widely recognised as an efficient and reliable jurisdiction for international arbitration.  It is a popular dispute resolution venue due to its modern arbitration legal framework and an independent judiciary.  The Hong Kong Courts’ intervention to arbitration proceedings is typically kept to a…Read More


ChatGPT for lawyers – are we out of a job?

It is almost impossible to open a newspaper these days without being confronted by a dozen or so articles about Artificial Intelligence. OK , so I guess the reference to a ‘newspaper’ was the first clue to the fact that I may not be in the…Read More


Legal Update: PCPD investigation report on credit reference agency data subject complaint

In this snapshot legal update, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) published an investigation report on 1 June 2023 concerning the TE Credit Reference System, developed by Softmedia Technology Company Limited (“Softmedia”) in January 2016. Softmedia was not a credit reference…Read More


Five Tanner De Witt partners once again ranked in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL)

We are pleased to say that the firm is well represented in rankings published in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal (WWL). in the fields of Restructuring and Insolvency; Asset Recovery; Labour and Employment; and Pensions and Benefits. Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton,…Read More


Divorce Proceedings and Your Business Part 2

In our previous article, we explored the confidential nature of divorce proceedings; the legal framework of protection of confidentiality over documents and information disclosed in divorce proceedings; and remedies available from the Court if you discovered that your spouse has obtained your confidential information without…Read More


Divorce Proceedings and Your Business Part 1

Parties to divorce proceedings owe an ongoing duty to the Court to give full and frank financial disclosure.  If you are the sole proprietor or a substantial shareholder of your private company, will the company’s assets be treated as your assets? Will you have to…Read More


Tanner De Witt supports PathFinders

At Tanner De Witt, we are committed to making a positive contribution to society and as a business firmly believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the communities where we operate. Through this contribution, we are able to enable Pathfinders Hong Kong…Read More


Veronica Chan awarded as “junior” woman under the age of 40 who is a name to watch in the future by GRR

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce that one of our Partners, Veronica Chan, has been recognised as “junior” woman under the age of 40 who is a name to watch in the future by Global Restructuring Review. In a survey conducted by Global Restructuring…Read More


Legal Update: Privacy considerations for online shopping platforms

In June 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) published a report (“Report”) on the privacy settings of ten common online shopping platforms in Hong Kong, including Baby Kingdom (“BKmall”), Carousell, eBay, Fortress, HKTVmall,, PlayStation App,, Samsung and Taobao…Read More


Tanner De Witt Highlights Issue 1

The first half of 2023 certainly has gone by in a flash! Enjoy an overview of what has happened at Tanner De Witt over the last 6 months – we have had the opportunity to host events and travel around the world attending conferences, making new friends and…Read More


Tanner De Witt wins three awards in the China Business Law Awards 2023

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce that we have been recognised by China Business Law Journal in the China Business Law Awards 2023 in three categories, Pro-Bono, Data Protection and Privacy and Employment and Labour. The Pro Bono Achievers Award recognises our team’s exceptional…Read More


An Overview of 3 Common Immigration Offences in Hong Kong – Overstaying, Making false representation and Employment of illegal workers

After the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and the borders between countries reopen, there has been a noticeable increase in prosecutions related to immigration offences in Hong Kong, such as overstaying and making false statements. In Hong Kong, the Immigration Department is the primary law enforcement agency…Read More