Regulatory

21Jun2022

Legal update: Review and public consultation on crowdfunding in 2022

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 25 May 2022, in a written reply by Mr. Christopher Hui, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, to Legislative Council questions on crowdfunding, Mr. Hui confirmed that the Hong Kong Government is reviewing the…Read More

15Jun2022

Legal update: SFC warns of risks associated with NFTs

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 6 June 2022, the SFC issued a warning regarding risks associated with investing in non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The SFC noted that NFTs have risks that are similar to other virtual assets. These include Illiquid secondary markets,…Read More

11May2022

Tanner De Witt seeks Corporate and Commercial Solicitor (2-4PQE)

Tanner De Witt is seeking a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor with 2 – 4 years PQE and a focus on non-contentious corporate, fund and regulatory matters. Join one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong servicing a global client base with business interests in…Read More

21Apr2022

Data breach: Lessons from a recent investigation report in Hong Kong

Investigation reports from the Privacy Commissioner are spilled milk stories that serve as salutary reminders to the mortals among us that there but for the grace of God, go we. This came to the fore again in the investigation report published by the Office of…Read More

15Mar2022

2022 Joint Circular of SFC and HKMA on Virtual Asset Dealing and Advisory Service

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (“HKMA”) recently published a joint circular on intermediaries’ virtual asset-related activities on 28 January 2022 (the “Circular”). The Circular supersedes the earlier circular to intermediaries on distribution of virtual asset funds on 1…Read More

06Oct2021

Press release: Tanner De Witt further grows commercial and regulatory practice with appointment of consultant Munenori Kaku

Click here to read the Japanese translation of this press release. Tanner De Witt confirms the appointment of senior commercial and regulatory lawyer Munenori (Muny) Kaku as a Consultant with the firm’s Corporate and Commercial practice. The appointment was effective Monday 20 September 2021. Muny,…Read More

03Aug2021

Legal Update – Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Review Tribunal and Competence Assessment for Money Service Operators

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, Chapter 615 of the laws of Hong Kong, (“AMLO”) (formerly known as Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance) came into effect on April 1 2012.  It aims to enhance the anti-money laundering (“AML”) and counter-financing of…Read More

13Jul2021

Data Breach Response: The Continuous Improvement Cycle

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. So said Samuel Beckett. And quite pertinent in the context of data breaches. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains that, in a…Read More

06Jul2021

Data Breach Response: Role of the Legal Team

Lawyers play a critical role in the response to a data breach. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains the role of the legal team, why engaging external counsel is often essential, and the importance…Read More

08Jun2021

Data Breach Response: Managing Liability

The stakes are high after a data breach. There is a clear and present danger of legal liability. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt provides guidance on managing liability following a data breach. The primary…Read More

28May2021

Data Breach Response: Ten Tips on Managing Regulatory Inquiries

A letter arrives from the Privacy Commissioner. There are awkward questions. Well, settle in for the long haul. You are now at the start of an inquiry. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt provides ten…Read More

25Feb2021

Arbitration partner Kevin Warburton gives his views on the Supplemental Arrangement in Asian Legal Business

Arbitration partner Kevin Warburton is featured in Asian Legal Business’ recent article Refinement and Clarity which discusses the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between China and Hong Kong. Kevin shares his thoughts on recognition and enforcement, removal of the restriction of…Read More