Public Interest

23Feb2021

I committed a trivial breach of quarantine, do I have to go to prison for it? – A case study on breaches of quarantine under the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 struck Hong Kong in early 2020. More than a year later, it is still affecting the lives of many on multiple levels. As a way to control the spread of the virus, the Government of Hong Kong has enacted and updated legislation since March…Read More

05Jan2021

Tanner De Witt sets firmwide record for Pro Bono Awards 2020

In a stellar showing of community support, we are delighted to announce that we have won five individual awards and gained firm recognition in The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Service Awards for 2020. This is the first time in the…Read More

20Nov2020

Tanner De Witt listed as one of ALB’s largest HK domestic firms for 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have been listed as Hong Kong’s 9th largest domestic law firm. This is the first time we have been included in the top 10 portion of the list, a testament to the growth that the firm has had…Read More

28Oct2020

Tanner De Witt celebrates Dress Pink Day 2020

Tanner De Witt continued its annual tradition of participating in Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Dress Pink Day by enjoying pink cupcakes, pink bubbly and donning (very) pink outfits! The Insolvency team continued its winning streak with a slew of well-coordinated costumes, while solicitor Tara added…Read More

08Sep2020

Jan Willem Möller moderates DutchCham webinar on National Security Law

Partner Jan Willem Möller recently moderated a Dutch Chamber of Commerce webinar on the National Security Law and related foreign sanctions. Held on 27 August, the webinar featured Mini vandePol, Head of the APAC Compliance and Investigations Group at Baker McKenzie. Mini fielded questions on…Read More

26Aug2020

Advancing Private Adjudication of financial disputes in matrimonial and family proceedings

The first Private Family Adjudication (‘PFA’) was held recently in Hong Kong. It reportedly ran smoothly and led to a swift decision. It prevented a significant delay in ancillary relief trial proceedings, which had been adjourned due to the impact of Covid-19 on the Courts….Read More

24Aug2020

Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update 6 – Application process for 2nd tranche of Employment Support Scheme (ESS) to start on 31 August 2020 until 13 September 2020

The Hong Kong Government has announced that the application process for the second tranche of the ESS will commence on 31 August 2020 until 13 September 2020.  The second tranche of the ESS is expected to be disbursed within three to four weeks after submission…Read More

27Jul2020

Legal update: Statutory maternity leave extended to 14 weeks (but change may not take effect until end of 2020)

On 17 July 2020, the Government published the Hong Kong Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 (“Amendment Ordinance”) in the Gazette. The Amendment Ordinance increases the statutory maternity leave entitlements under the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) in Hong Kong from 10 weeks to 14 weeks, to be…Read More

12Jun2020

Hong Kong Wage Subsidy Update 5 – Reminder: Deadline to apply for 1st tranche of Employment Support Scheme (ESS) closes on Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 23:59 HKT

A reminder for any employers intending to apply for the first tranche of the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) in Hong Kong that applications will close this coming Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 23:59 HKT.  The application needs to be made online via the ESS portal…Read More

24Apr2020

Covid-19: Can children be separated from parents during quarantines?

Government protocol to manage Covid-19 is to quarantine and hospitalise all positive Covid-19 cases and to isolate all close contacts.  For many parents, the fear of being separated from their children, or of their children facing the trauma of hospitalisation or quarantine on their own,…Read More

21Apr2020

COVID-19: Managing Data Ethics in a Pandemic

In times of stress, you don’t rise to peak performance, you fall to the level of your training. There is a global pandemic. There is quite a lot of stress about. Governments and public institutions are looking for technology solutions to help. Is a balanced…Read More

07Apr2020

COVID-19 Legal Regulatory Framework

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues to spread, Hong Kong has taken rigorous actions in combat of the infection surge.  This article serves to briefly outline the anti-epidemic measures imposed by the Hong Kong Government and their relevant legal implications on individuals. Entry to Hong…Read More