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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