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16Mar2020

Why the Privacy Commissioner in Hong Kong will soon have fining powers

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has fined Cathay Pacific GBP£500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data. Pádraig Walsh from the Personal Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews. The data breach The data…Read More

04Feb2020

Personal data: Do you know your identified persons from your identifiable persons?

The definition of personal data may be changed under current proposals to update privacy laws in Hong Kong. The current definition of personal data is directed to data of an identified living individual. This may be changed to that is relates to an identified or…Read More

26Jan2020

Change is coming: An update on proposed changes to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

Two major data breach incidents in 2018 involving Cathay Pacific and TransUnion are now driving long overdue legislative change to personal data privacy protection in Hong Kong. On 20 January 2020, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, in collaboration with the Privacy Commissioner of Hong…Read More

26Jan2020

What we learned from the WebSAMS data breach

Nine schools in Hong Kong were attacked in a recent cybersecurity incident, resulting in a data breach for four schools. Pádraig Walsh from the Personal Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews what happened, and what general guidance can be learned…Read More

20Jan2020

The Legal 500 2020 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to once again be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2020 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham have retained their leading…Read More

20Jan2020

When can directors refuse to register share transfers

The board of directors must approve the transfer of shares in a Hong Kong company. What if the board of directors refuses to approve? Can that decision be challenged? Pádraig Walsh from the Corporate Commercial practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews some of the…Read More

10Jan2020

PE Firms and Family Offices on the SFC Radar: An Update on SFC Licensing in Hong Kong

The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong (SFC) actively engaged with the private equity sector in 2019. The purpose was to highlight securities licensing requirements that affect private equity (PE) fund managers and family offices in Hong Kong. On 7 January 2020, the SFC…Read More

04Nov2019

Pádraig Walsh moderates panel at ITechLaw 2019 Conference in Dublin

Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh was recently in Dublin to attend the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)‘s 2019 European Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Held over three days at The Shelbourne Hotel, the conference featured sessions on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data privacy and many more topics…Read More

25Oct2019

Tanner De Witt competes in Annual IWIRC Charity Quiz 2019

On Wednesday 23 October 2019, burger restaurant Beef & Liberty was transformed into a hub of competitive energy courtesy of IWIRC Hong Kong‘s Annual Charity Quiz Night. Fifteen teams participated in this event, including our very own, the Beyonce Know Alls! Our team was composed…Read More

07Aug2019

Padraig Walsh appears on prominent Data Privacy Detective podcast

Corporate Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh recently had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on prominent privacy podcast Data Privacy Detective. This is the second podcast that Padraig has recently recorded with regards to data privacy: to listen to the first one where Padraig discusses…Read More

05Aug2019

Legal update: Privacy, Politics and Protests: Perspectives on privacy issues in Hong Kong

Personal data privacy is often seen as one of the lesser legal rights in this part of the world. You are in a coffee shop, and click through the free wifi Terms of Use. You’re using a new site to buy an experience holiday, and…Read More

17Jul2019

Legal update: What you need to know about convertible loan notes

This article was originally published on Zegal.com as “Everything You Need To Know About Convertible Loan Notes”. My present favourite startup financing document is the convertible loan note. Ask me next week, and it will be something else. The convertible loan note has enough good…Read More