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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


VATP regulation in Hong Kong: The regulatory perimeter

It is possible to apply to the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong to obtain a licence to engage in activities relating to virtual assets. However, not all virtual asset services are regulated and require a licence from the SFC. So, the key…Read More


Consultation for a new re-domiciliation regime for non-Hong Kong companies

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (“FSTB”) published a public consultation in March 2023 on proposals relating to the introduction of a new company re-domiciliation regime in Hong Kong (“New Regime”). The New Regime follows the Hong Kong government’s earlier regime to implement user-friendly…Read More


Tanner De Witt is recommended by Doyles Guide 2023 as Leading Criminal Defence Law Firm

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce that we have been acknowledged as one of the recommended law firms by Doyle’s Guide 2023 for the Leading Criminal Defence Law Firms in Hong Kong. If you have enquiries related to criminal law matters, please contact: Tanner De WittEmail


High Court holding that a foreign plaintiff – with no assets or presence within the Hong Kong jurisdiction – has “a high probability of success” for the purpose of defeating a claim for security for costs 

On 16 May 2023, The Honourable Mr Justice Wilson Chan handed down a written decision dismissing Grand Network Technology Limited’s (“GNT”) appeal against the dismissal of its application or security for costs against a foreign plaintiff XY, LLC in XY, LLC v Jesse Zhu (also…Read More