Private Client

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

17Feb2015

Tanner De Witt’s Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency teams ranked top in Hong Kong

The results of the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 legal rankings guide have been published and our Employment and Restructuring and Insolvency teams have been ranked in Band 1. We publish highlights of the rankings below: Employment (Band 1) What the team is known for: Renowned for…Read More

02Feb2015

Legal update: Visa requirements for US citizens taking evidence in Hong Kong

Hong Kong residents are sometimes asked to provide witness statements or depositions for use in the United States and attorneys from the United States may travel to Hong Kong to take such statements or depositions for use in proceedings in the United States. Generally, a…Read More

16Jan2015

Legal update: Can an employee continuing to work amount to acceptance of a unilateral variation of terms in an employment contract?

When an employee simply continues to work after an employer’s unilateral change in terms and conditions of an employment contract, can this constitute acceptance? We examine the case of Wess v Science Museum Group. Background The employee was initially employed on “Civil Service” terms until…Read More

13Jun2014

Legal update: Divorce in Hong Kong – Legal Advice

Divorce rates in Hong Kong have increased close to 8 percent, according to the biannual Hong Kong Council of Social Services social development index, released last week. The 2014 index, shows over 21,000 divorces were decreed in 2012, the latest recorded period available. This figure…Read More