Robin Darton

14Jan2021

The Legal 500 2021 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, employment, restructuring and insolvency and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham are ranked in the Hall of Fame, while Pamela Mak is recognised…Read More

12Jan2021

Legal update: Bankrupt’s contact details are not ‘confidential’, ‘private’ or ‘privileged’

A bankrupt’s solicitors can be required to handover to the trustees in bankruptcy the bankrupt contact information, full details of last known whereabouts, and client trust account ledger records, pursuant to section 29 of the Bankruptcy Ordinance.  The successful deployment of the trustees examination powers…Read More

27Nov2020

Tanner De Witt recognised in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2020 list

We are delighted to announce that Tanner De Witt’s award-winning, top tier Restructuring and Insolvency practice is once again listed in the Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2020 compilation of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. This year, we are the…Read More

26Nov2020

Robin Darton to speak at OffshoreAlert vGLOBAL 2020 conference

Restructuring and Insolvency Partner and Co-Head Robin Darton will speak on a panel at this year’s OffshoreAlert vGLOBAL conference, which will be held from 7 to 11 December. The vGLOBAL conference is a virtual event on intelligence and investigations for stakeholders in high-value, cross-border finance….Read More

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

20Aug2020

Ian De Witt and Robin Darton recognised as 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyers

The selection makes Tanner De Witt the only independent Hong Kong law firm represented amongst peers spanning the globe, with only 6 Hong Kong solicitors selected overall. As Lawdragon says, 2020 has, “…brought us an exigent set of challenges…it’s [a] can-do spirit, however, that these…Read More

04Jun2020

Liquidators do not require Court Approval for Litigation Funding Agreements

Re Patrick Cowley and Lui Yee Man, Joint and Several Liquidators of the Company, is another welcome decision of the Hong Kong Companies Court supporting third-party funding in the insolvency context, write Robin Darton of Tanner De Witt and James Wood, Barrister-at-law. Background On 27…Read More

19May2020

Another obiter judgment, what is the status of the “Lasmos” approach now?

On 12 September 2019, we discussed the importance of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in But Ka Chon v Interactive Brokers LLC[1] (“But Ka Chon”). In But Ka Chon, the Court of Appeal made obiter observations moderating the Lasmos approach[2] in that a debtor would not be able to simply deny a…Read More

11May2020

Tanner De Witt wins 2020 IFLR Innovative Law Firm Award in Hong Kong

We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has won IFLR’s 2020 award for Most Innovative Law Firm of Hong Kong. IFLR highlighted the challenging restructuring work Tanner De Witt has been involved in over the years, including “acting for the purchaser, China Cinda,…Read More

11May2020

Benchmark Litigation again ranks Tanner De Witt highly, listing twice as many practice groups as previous rankings

Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Jeff Lane were also selected as “Litigation Stars” in dispute resolution Tanner De Witt is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 for Insolvency, Tier 2 for Commercial and Transactions, Recommended in Private client – Domestic firms, and recognised…Read More

14Feb2020

Tanner De Witt Solicitors are 2020 Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders

Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, and Jeff Lane are named to the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal as Global Thought Leaders in Asset Recovery and Restructuring & Insolvency. While Jeff retains his peak status as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Asset Recovery (one…Read More

20Jan2020

The Legal 500 2020 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to once again be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2020 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham have retained their leading…Read More