News & Media

27Feb2015

Protection of Wages on Insolvency (Amendment) Ordinance 2012

Employees in Hong Kong famously enjoy a relatively liberal 12 days of statutory holidays every year (statutory holidays are referred to as “public holidays” in certain other jurisdictions where, rather confusingly, the term “statutory holidays” is used to refer to annual leave). When you factor…Read More

27Feb2015

Reserve Director

Are you a sole director and shareholder of a Hong Kong company? A board of directors generally exercise most of the powers of a company and in the case where there is only one director, that sole director is the only person who can exercise…Read More

26Feb2015

Summary of Key Changes in 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (effective from 1 November 2013)

This article summarises key changes which arbitration practitioners and clients should be aware of in the revised administered arbitration rules recently unveiled by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”). The revised rules (the “2013 HKIAC Rules”), finalised after a revision process and consultation period…Read More

26Feb2015

TDW in the Media

South China Morning Post, 24 April 2011 – Ian De Witt is quoted in an report by Chris Davis headlined “Just how professional are the professional investors?”. Ian expresses some views on professional investors, and advocates mandatory indemnity insurance for all advisers.South China Morning Post,…Read More

26Feb2015

Tanner De Witt recommended in Doyle’s Leading Hong Kong Family law firms, 2015

Tanner De Witt has been recommended by Doyles as a Leading Hong Kong Family law firm in its recently published 2015 rankings.  This listing has been compiled from the results of an online survey of, and telephone interviews with, senior family lawyers and divorce specialists who practice…Read More

25Feb2015

High Court dismisses claims against senior employees and confirms provisions of Employment Ordinance are part of the mandatory employment laws of Hong Kong

Summary In a judgment, the Court of First Instance dismissed claims that a group of senior employees had breached their contractual and fiduciary duties by resigning and signing contracts to work for the same employer on the same day. The Court also confirmed that an…Read More

25Feb2015

Business Visa requirements for Hong Kong visits

Introduction Recently in the litigation department, a client asked what type of visa to apply for if he intends to travel to Hong Kong for business purposes including, for example, to attend seminars and trade shows, look for business opportunities, meet clients or suppliers based…Read More

24Feb2015

Corporate Rescue in Hong Kong: What will it eventually look like?

Introduction Unlike many other common law jurisdictions, Hong Kong still lacks a statutory corporate rescue regime, despite a proposal for one first having been made by the Law Reform Commission in 1996 and a proposed bill containing a corporate rescue regime subsequently being introduced in…Read More

24Feb2015

Legal update: Does the ‘new’ cause of action for general harassment open Pandora’s Box?

The judgment in the case of Lau Tat Wai v Yip Lai Kuen, Joey handed down on 24 April 2013 appears to be a watershed in the development of a general law of harassment. New development Prior to this judgment there had been no authoritative…Read More

24Feb2015

Directors and Officers Beware Liability for Wage Payment Offences by Company

24 February 2015 Directors and officers of companies with staff in Hong Kong should be aware that they may be held criminally liable and ordered to personally pay arrears in wages if their company commits wage payment offences with their consent or connivance or due…Read More

24Feb2015

Conditional MT 103? No Siree!

“Until that moment I hadn’t paid much attention to what he’d been eating. Now I saw he’d ordered the best thing in the house, this gorgeous, frothy confection of an earlier age. Who ever dreamed up the deviled egg? Who knew that a simple egg…Read More

24Feb2015

Tanner De Witt is delighted to be shortlisted for Hong Kong National Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

The Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 rankings were recently published and in addition to achieving Band 1 rankings for Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency, Tanner De Witt has been nominated alongside five other firms for Hong Kong National Firm of the Year 2015. We are thrilled to be…Read More