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Pre-nuptial Agreements FAQs, examples

With marital planning, wealth acquired by one’s own hard efforts before marriage could be protected from the financial consequences of divorce. This firm has seen an increased client demand for protection of wealth acquired before marriage including family businesses, interests in family trusts, investment properties,…Read More


Q&A with Jeff Lane – Litigation and Fraud Partner

Jeff Lane joined Tanner De Witt as a commercial litigation Partner in 2013. He has been a practising lawyer in Hong Kong for over 25 years. Today we had a chance to chat with Jeff to find out why he chose to become a lawyer,…Read More


Tanner De Witt remains top for Restructuring and Insolvency and Employment practices

We are pleased to announce that the results of the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2016 have been published and Tanner De Witt continues to be recognised for its work across a range of practice areas. Employment – Band 1 Our dedicated Employment practice continues to…Read More


Will your inheritance count towards the matrimonial pot in your divorce?

The guidelines for how judges should deal with financial provision in a divorce case are set out by the Court of Final Appeal in the landmark case of DD v LKW (2010) 13 HKCFAR 537.  Generally after providing for the needs of both spouses any…Read More


Legal update: Government proposes compulsory reinstatement and re-engagement of unreasonably dismissed employees

The Government published in the Gazette on 12 February 2016 the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2016.  The Bill seeks to amend the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) (“EO”) to allow the Labour Tribunal (the “LT”) to order an employer to reinstate or re-engage an employee where the…Read More


Tanner De Witt expands Hong Kong team with a new hire

Press Release February 2016 Tanner De Witt is pleased to welcome Australian born Troy Greig to the firm. Troy will be joining our Tier 1 Restructuring and Insolvency practice working closely with Leading Lawyers Ian De Witt and Robin Darton. Troy has acted for insolvency…Read More


Marrying rich? Better safe than sorry.

Ranking 3rd in Forbes’s “Cities With The Most Billionaires In 2015”, it is common for married couples in Hong Kong to live lavishly through the generosity of family members but with no absolute entitlement to wealth. This begs the million dollar question, for spouses who…Read More


Improperly obtained documents in divorce proceedings

For the court or parties to reach a decision on financial relief, parties are required to disclose their financial positions to each other fully and frankly.  The fight over financial relief in divorce cases can be long and bitter.  If you know or suspect that…Read More


Tanner De Witt proud sponsor of Discovery Bay’s 10th Annual Picnic in the Park 2016

We are very proud to support the 10th Picnic in the Park held on Saturday 30th January at Siena Park in Discovery Bay. Over 60 acts will perform at Hong Kong’s favourite live music and dance festival which draws thousands of fans to Lantau Island’s…Read More


Tanner De Witt wins a 2015 China Business Law Award

Tanner De Witt is thrilled to be a winner in the 2015 China Business Law Awards for its restructuring and insolvency practice. The China Business Law Awards are presented by the China Business Law Journal and will be published in a special report in the…Read More


Validity and need for registration of foreign marriage in Hong Kong

When people speak of a white wedding, they used to mean the colour of the bride’s dress.  Now they are just as likely to be talking about the colour of the sand on the exotic beach where the ceremony was held. A survey has claimed…Read More


Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623)

A. INTRODUCTION The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623) (the “Ordinance”) came into effect on 1 January 2016. The Ordinance modifies the doctrine of “privity of contract” which states that only those who are named in the contract and have signed it are…Read More