News & Media

25Feb2022

Recent District Court decision on whether ‘gweilo’ remark discriminatory

Introduction More than three years ago, we published an article on this site in respect of a District Court claim lodged by a British construction professional (the “Employee”) who alleged that his former employer (the “Employer”) had discriminated against him on the ground of his…Read More

15Feb2022

Important points for making discrimination claims highlighted in a recent District Court case by a former student against a local university

The background The Claimant in the case of C v The Chinese University of Hong Kong [2022] HKDC 77 is a former postgraduate student in the Chinese University (the “University”) who was suffering from depression and generalized anxiety disorder during her studies. The Claimant’s studies…Read More

Uncategorized
14Feb2022

Tanner De Witt seeks a Litigation and Arbitration Lawyer (2-5PQE)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt seeks a litigation and arbitration lawyer with 2-5 years’ PQE to join our Dispute Resolution Department. This role is good opportunity for a lawyer to grow one’s practice within an established…Read More

25Jan2022

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Tiger! 祝您虎年吉祥身體健康! (Office closed 1-3 February)

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Tiger! 祝您虎年吉祥身體健康! Our offices will be closed from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 February for Chinese New Year. We will resume normal office hours on Friday 4 February at 9am.

13Jan2022

The Legal 500 2022 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to be recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2022 for employment, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution and technology, media, telecommunications (TMT). Legal 500’s Hall of Fame includes Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton and Consultant Kim Boreham, while Pamela Mak and Russell Bennett are recognised as Leading Individuals. Sunny Hathiramani is listed as…Read More

12Jan2022

Results of 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2022 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. What the…Read More

06Jan2022

Tanner De Witt seeks Restructuring and Insolvency Solicitor (3-6PQE)

Tanner De Witt is a business law firm based in Hong Kong that provides legal services to clients worldwide with business interests in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. We seek a 3-6PQE solicitor to join our renowned Restructuring and Insolvency practice and…Read More

05Jan2022

Tanner De Witt seeks an Accounting Manager (15+ years’ experience)

Tanner De Witt is looking to recruit a motivated team leader to join our independent Hong Kong law firm as our Accounting Manager. Key requirements Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Accounting Minimum 15 years’ experience in sizable company handling full set of accounts Must…Read More

20Dec2021

Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate Legal Secretary 3+ years’ experience

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Tanner De Witt seeks a pro-active, organised, enthusiastic and experienced candidate to join our law firm’s Corporate Commercial Practice as Legal Secretary. Job Highlights Excellent English and Chinese (including Putonghua) communication skills Minimum 3 years’ relevant…Read More

03Dec2021

Pádraig Walsh to speak at PrivacyRules 2021 conference

Corporate and Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh will speak at PrivacyRules‘ 2021 three-day global conference on privacy and cybersecurity. Taking place from 7 to 9 December, the conference will be held virtually at 12.30-1.30pm London time (8.30-9.30pm HK time) with an interactive FAQ segment at the…Read More

03Dec2021

Tanner De Witt marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On 3 December, Tanner De Witt is observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day of recognition and awareness was established by the United Nations in 1992 to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all facets of society. UNESCO…Read More

02Dec2021

Legal update: Abolition of fraud exception to summary judgments in Hong Kong

Introduction Notwithstanding heightened awareness of cyber-fraud, it is still common for individuals to be duped by fraudsters into remitting money to bank accounts in Hong Kong (and elsewhere of course) with the funds then being further dissipated by the fraudsters to put them beyond the…Read More