Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate Commercial Legal Secretary 2+ years’ experience

This position has been filled. Responsibilities: Provide secretarial support to a team of Corporate and Commercial lawyers Update and maintain filing system Coordinate meetings and schedule daily activities when necessary Requirements: Good PC knowledge and skilled in MS Office applications Good command of spoken and…Read More


River Stone competes in Hong Kong Table Tennis Association Cup 2016

Congratulations to Partner River who competed in team 28 in the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association (HKTTA) Cup held at the Cornwall Street Squash and Table Tennis Centre in Kowloon Tong on Saturday 20 August. The HKTTA Cup is the highest-level table tennis game in Hong Kong…Read More


An introduction to the legal aspects of illegal betting

International and domestic crackdown on illegal gambling on the Euro 2016 Championship and the Copa d’America football competitions reached headlines that summer. In late July 2016 Hong Kong Police announced that HK$586 million was seized and 103 arrests were made during the European Championship from…Read More


Legal update: An introduction to the legal aspects of match-fixing in sport

As illegal gambling has grown so has the awareness by local and international law enforcement agencies of the link between illegal gambling, organized crime and match-fixing and the severity of the match fixing. For instance in 2014 fifteen of the member states of the Council…Read More


Asialaw 2016 Leading Lawyer results announced

Tanner De Witt congratulates five partners from three of its core practice areas on achieving Leading Lawyer status in Asialaw’s Leading Lawyers list published online today. Asialaw selected these Partners following an extensive survey of senior corporate executives, in-house counsel and private practice lawyers. The…Read More


Tanner De Witt puts up a good fight at Britcham & JLL 5-A-Side Corporate Football Tournament 2016

After a tough team selection process, Tanner De Witt was pleased to put out a strong side at the Britcham & JLL 5-A-Side Corporate Football Tournament this year. The event was held on Wednesday 10 August on the multi-surface pitches at the Hong Kong Football…Read More


Tanner De Witt shortlisted for four awards in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for four awards in this year’s Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. The four awards categories are: Insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year BDO Limited Award Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year Labour…Read More


Legal update: Escaping the abscondee regime – Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance 2016

A bankrupt’s successful 2006 Court of Appeal1  challenge to the “abscondee” provisions in the Bankruptcy Ordinance effectively forced LegCo to tighten up one of the loopholes plaguing the current legislation.  As a result, the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance became law earlier this year and will come…Read More


Tanner De Witt Marketing Executive (2+ years’ experience)

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Joining one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong and operating under the overall guidance of a Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Marketing Executive will provide marketing support to the Marketing…Read More


Tanner De Witt wishes Queen Elizabeth II a very happy 90th birthday

For many of us who hail from Commonwealth countries around the world but live in Hong Kong, home can feel very far away. Therefore it is with extra special excitement that we celebrate this special day; the birthday of the longest reigning monarch of the…Read More


Happy Easter 2016!

The team at Tanner De Witt wishes you a Happy Easter… Our offices will be closed for the Easter Holiday on Friday 25th March and Monday 28th March. For legal emergencies please email Mark Side. For criminal emergencies please call Phil Swainston +852 9466 1700.


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