News & Media

15Apr2020

Challenging Capital Reductions by Hong Kong Companies

Until recently, a Hong Kong incorporated company was allowed to reduce its share capital only with the approval of the court.  In 2014, the new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) introduced a new court-free procedure to allow a company to reduce its capital by passing a…Read More

14Apr2020

Practical steps in tackling sexual harassment in the workplace

The UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (the UK counterpart to the Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission) recently published a guideline under the Equality Act to address the specific issues of sexual harassment and harassment at work (the “Guide”).[1] Although the statutory framework of the…Read More

09Apr2020

Senior Intellectual Property Solicitor

Senior Intellectual Property Solicitor (8-15 PQE) Tanner De Witt is seeking a highly experienced IP Lawyer to champion the Intellectual Property Practice, further expanding the depth of our Corporate and Commercial Group. The Partnership will provide further resources and assistance in marketing and attracting additional…Read More

09Apr2020

Senior Regulatory Solicitor

Senior Regulatory and Compliance Solicitor (8-15 PQE) Tanner De Witt is seeking a highly experienced Regulatory Lawyer to champion the Regulation and Compliance Practice, further expanding the depth of our Corporate and Commercial Group. The Partnership will provide further resources and assistance in marketing and…Read More

09Apr2020

Senior Arbitration / Construction Arbitration Lawyer (8-15 PQE)

Please note: This role has been filled. Tanner De Witt is looking for an experienced Arbitration Lawyer to assist in building and leading an Arbitration practice within its Hong Kong office. The firm has a critical mass of existing Arbitration work and attracts work through its…Read More

09Apr2020

Happy Easter 2020!

The team at Tanner De Witt wishes you a Happy Easter! To get the (remote) festivities started, the Easter Bunny has hidden five Easter eggs in five images across the website. The first two to identify all five photos will win a prize! E-mail general@tannerdewitt.com…Read More

09Apr2020

Wage subsidy and employment relief announced in second round of Anti-epidemic fund

UPDATE 5: 12 June 2020 – Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update 5 – Reminder: Deadline to apply for 1st tranche of Employment Support Scheme (ESS) closes on Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 23:59 HKT UPDATE 4: 19 May 2020 – Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update…Read More

08Apr2020

Tanner De Witt wins China Business Law Award 2020

We are delighted to announce that our firm has won an industry award from the China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards 2020.  This accolade is a feature of the April issue of China Business Law Journal. The China Business Law Awards are an aggregation of…Read More

07Apr2020

COVID-19 Legal Regulatory Framework

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues to spread, Hong Kong has taken rigorous actions in combat of the infection surge.  This article serves to briefly outline the anti-epidemic measures imposed by the Hong Kong Government and their relevant legal implications on individuals. Entry to Hong…Read More

07Apr2020

Retailers’ Relief – deadline of 12 April 2020

Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme – Eligibility and Requirements The HKSAR Government has established the “Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme” (the “Scheme”) being a part of the HK$30 billion “Anti-epidemic Fund” to provide relief to retailers over financial difficulties arising from the COVID-19 epidemic. This summary intends…Read More

06Apr2020

Both Tanner De Witt Employment Partners selected by Doyle’s Guide

Tanner De Witt Partners Kim Boreham and Russell Bennett, co-heads of the Employment Practice, are both named in the 2020 listing of Hong Kong Employment Lawyers by Doyle’s Guide. Kim achieves the rank of Preeminent Lawyer while Russell follows as a Leading Lawyer, both rankings of which Doyle’s states,…Read More

03Apr2020

Separate representation of children in court proceedings in Hong Kong

At common law, children (in Hong Kong being persons below the age of 18 years old) do not have the capacity to initiate or participate in civil proceedings (Order 80 rule 2 of the Rules of the High Court (Cap. 4A)). However, family law proceedings…Read More