Regulatory

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

21Aug2020

Top Tips for Startups Seeking Legal Advice

Meeting lawyers can be intimidating. They seem to speak a different language. Sometimes, you’re none the wiser after the meeting. Then, the bill arrives. It doesn’t have to be that way. Forewarned is forearmed, and planning is everything. Tara Chan from the Corporate and Commercial…Read More

28Jul2020

Key Points in the SFC Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the REIT Code

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) released a consultation paper on 9 June 2020, proposing amendments to the Hong Kong Code on Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REIT Code”), to invite market participants and interested parties to comment on the proposed amendments. Pádraig Walsh…Read More

17Jul2020

Managing Down Rounds in Venture Capital Fundraising

There is a global recession presently that has made fundraising a difficult task. Investors are looking to support their existing portfolio. Fresh capital deployment is scarce. There is real pressure on valuations. Many young businesses that have taken venture capital are running out of runway,…Read More

29May2020

Key project team members for a Security Token Offering

Security token offerings (“STO”) are a next-generation financing model that combine the benefits of blockchain technology with traditional fund raising.  As with any fundraising exercise, conducting an STO can be stressful.  The stress is increased as the novelty of STOs makes the process more opaque. …Read More

28May2020

Section 183 notice: your right to silence may be put on hold when the SFC calls

Right to silence is a fundamental legal right that has been recognized in Hong Kong as well as in many of the world’s legal systems.  However, such a right of an individual is not guaranteed in all circumstances and it has often become a trap…Read More

09Apr2020

Senior Regulatory Solicitor

Senior Regulatory and Compliance Solicitor (8-15 PQE) Tanner De Witt is seeking a highly experienced Regulatory Lawyer to champion the Regulation and Compliance Practice, further expanding the depth of our Corporate and Commercial Group. The Partnership will provide further resources and assistance in marketing and…Read More

01Apr2020

COVID-19 and the Competition Ordinance

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Competition Commission (“Commission”) issued a press release on 27 March 2020 on the application of the Competition Ordinance (Cap 619) (“Ordinance”) in terms of the supply of critical goods and services in Hong Kong. The Commission recognises…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

11Nov2019

Legal update: SFC clarifies obligations on licensed corporations using cloud-based storage for keeping records with “external electronic data storage providers”

Under section 130 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571) (SFO), a licensed corporation shall not, without the Securities and Futures Commission’s (SFC) prior written approval, use any premises for keeping records or documents relating to the carrying on of the regulated activity for…Read More

18Sep2019

Legal update: TCSP licensees – assessing risk and keeping records

Since 1 March 2018 any person who intends to carry on a trust or company service business in Hong Kong (i.e. a trust and company service provider (“TCSP”)) is required under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (“AMLO”) to apply for a licence from…Read More

17Sep2019

Asialaw 2020 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2020 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. Each firm ranking is divided into the following categories: Outstanding; Highly recommended; Recommended; and Notable. Besides the ranking for our private client practice (which is new…Read More