Robin Darton

12Apr2024

The Court of Final Appeal upholds the lawfulness of the “Letter of No Consent” Regime

On 10 April 2024, The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”), Hong Kong’s highest court, delivered its ruling in Tam Sze Leung & Ors v Commissioner of Police [2024] HKCFA 8, affirming the validity of the Hong Kong Police’s Letter of No Consent (“LNC”)…Read More

18Jan2024

Tanner De Witt is delighted that our law firm has achieved consistent recognition in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024

Tanner De Witt is delighted that our law firm has achieved consistent recognition in Chambers and Partners Greater China Region Guide 2024. We are honoured to have maintained top-notch rankings for an impressive 14-year stretch. Big congratulations to our exceptional team for earning this well-deserved recognition. Restructuring & Insolvency:…Read More

21Dec2023

Our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is acknowledged in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2023

We are pleased to share that for the fifth year running our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is acknowledged as a key player and remains the sole Hong Kong-centred firm in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2023 compilation of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and…Read More

13Dec2023

Our Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton have been included in the A List 2023-24: Visionaries

We are delighted to announce that our Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton have been included in the A List 2023-24: Visionaries, compiled by the China Business Law Journal to identify the elite lawyers in the Chinese legal market.

25Sep2023

Bankruptcy overturned – can I have my money back please?

Where a bankruptcy order is set aside after a successful appeal by the debtor, who should be liable for the fees and expenses of the trustees in bankruptcy (whether the Official Receiver (as provisional trustee) or trustees appointed by the creditors)? Should such fees and…Read More

28Jul2023

ChatGPT for lawyers – are we out of a job?

It is almost impossible to open a newspaper these days without being confronted by a dozen or so articles about Artificial Intelligence. OK , so I guess the reference to a ‘newspaper’ was the first clue to the fact that I may not be in the…Read More

10May2023

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2023 Recognizes Tanner De Witt

We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has received recognition in the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Guide 2023 across five practice areas, including Insolvency, Commercial and Transactions, Family and Matrimonial, Private Client, and Labor and Employment.  Tanner De Witt has received the following awards: Tier…Read More

13Jan2023

The Chambers and Partners Greater China Region 2023 rankings are announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted once again to be recognised by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural 2023 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. Tanner…Read More

12Jan2023

The Legal 500 2023 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to again be recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2023 for employment, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, technology, media, telecommunications (TMT), commercial, corporate and M&A, private client and family. Legal 500’s Hall of Fame includes Partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton, while Pamela Mak and Russell Bennett are…Read More

09Dec2022

Service by NFT – Court serves defendants by ‘airdrop’ into digital wallet

BACKGROUND In D’Aloia v (1) Persons Unknown and (2) Binance Holdings Limited and others, the High Court of England and Wales granted the claimant permission to serve court proceedings on ‘persons unknown’ over blockchain, by way of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs NFTs are a relatively…Read More

25Nov2022

Leading Firm – Asset Recovery – Asia Pacific

Tanner De Witt is the only leading Hong Kong law firm listed by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Asia Pacific – GIR – Asset Recovery 2022! Jeff Lane, Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Pamela Mak have once again been listed for the 2022 edition with Jeff Lane being the only onshore lawyer listed…Read More

16Nov2022

Client Choice Award 2022 winner – Robin Darton

We are pleased to announce that Partner Robin Darton is the exclusive winner of the Lexology Client Choice Award 2022 for Restructuring & Insolvency, Hong Kong. The Client Choice Award is given in consideration of exceptional client recommendations, a track record of adding value to…Read More