Private Client

27May2022

Another Reason to have a Will – Inter Vivos Gift

It is not uncommon for a parent to transfer properties and assets to their children as an advancement or a gift on the marriage of the children during their lifetime. However, if subsequently the parent dies intestate with only surviving children, the distribution of the…Read More

29Mar2022

Legal update: Reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments of matrimonial and family cases in Hong Kong and Mainland China

This is an update to our article dated 15 June 2021 regarding Reciprocal enforcement of civil judgments of matrimonial and family cases in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap. 639) came into…Read More

12Jan2022

Results of 2022 Chambers Greater China Region Guide announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2022 Greater China Region Guide for each of its main practice areas. Please see full results and editorial commentary below. Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms (Band 2)Full ranking here. What the…Read More

17Sep2021

Asialaw 2022 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2022 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. All practices and lawyers have maintained their rankings from the previous year. Our 2022 awards are as follows: OutstandingLabour and EmploymentRestructuring and Insolvency Highly RecommendedCorporate and M&ADispute ResolutionRegulatory…Read More

09Apr2021

What is a Deed of Guardianship and why is it important?

Members of our Wills, Probate and Trusts team answer some common questions about Deeds of Guardianship and why they are necessary. What is a Deed of Guardianship and how is it different from having guardianship provisions under a will? In the event of both parents…Read More

29Oct2020

40th Anniversary of Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Monday, 25 October 2020 marked the 40th anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Convention). The Convention is given effect in Hong Kong in 1997 by the Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance (Cap. 512) (CACO). The objectives of…Read More

20Oct2020

Radmacher v Granatino, 10 years on: revisiting the landmark case on nuptial agreements

Nuptial agreements have often been met with conflicting views. For the romantics, the idea of entering into a nuptial agreement may suggest planning for an imminent divorce. For the cautious and financially prudent, it can be seen to be a sensible financial and succession planning…Read More

18Sep2020

Legal update: Two equality rights cases ruled on by High Court on 18 September 2020

The High Court today handed down two decisions concerning same-sex rights in Hong Kong. Ng Hon Lam Edgar v Secretary for Justice [2020] HKCFI 2412 In the Judgment of the Honourable Mr Justice Anderson Chow, the High Court today ruled in favour of Mr Edgar…Read More

18Sep2020

Asialaw 2021 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2021 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. All practices and lawyers have maintained their rankings from the previous year. Our 2021 awards are as follows: OutstandingLabour & EmploymentRestructuring and Insolvency Highly RecommendedCorporate and…Read More

16Sep2020

I do… agree to get divorced

My spouse and I agree to dissolve our marriage. Should I file a petition based on the fact of One Year Separation with Consent or should we apply under for divorce under a joint application? If you and your spouse have to come to agreement…Read More

04Sep2020

Joanne Brown and Kim Boreham featured in Expat Living magazine

Partners Joanne Brown and Kim Boreham have been featured in Expat Living Magazine‘s Autumn issue in an article about families and the pandemic. As Head of the Family and Private Client practice, Joanne answered some readers’ questions on how to navigate tricky family situations created/exacerbated…Read More

03Jul2020

The new Limited Partnership Fund regime of Hong Kong

Private Equity (“PE”) funds play a critical role in providing growth capital to companies especially pre-IPO companies and unicorns. The past few years have witnessed the burgeoning development of PE funds across Asia-Pacific, in particular Hong Kong and Mainland China. PE funds have also gained…Read More