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17Sep2021

Asialaw 2022 rankings announced

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce Asialaw’s 2022 rankings of domestic law firms which can be found here. All practices and lawyers have maintained their rankings from the previous year. Our 2022 awards are as follows: OutstandingLabour and EmploymentRestructuring and Insolvency Highly RecommendedCorporate and M&ADispute ResolutionRegulatory…Read More

08Jul2021

Legal update: Statutory holidays to be increased from 12 days to 17 days over the next 9 years

The Hong Kong Legislative Council has passed the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 with its third reading given on 7 July 2021.  Starting from 1 January 2022, 5 days will be added to the list of statutory holidays progressively with one day added every 2 years. …Read More

01Jun2021

Kim Boreham moves from partner to consultant

We are pleased to announce that from 1 June 2021 Kim Boreham has changed roles and become a consultant at our firm. We are delighted that Kim will remain an integral part of the firm and are pleased to continue to support Kim’s career. This…Read More

12May2021

Benchmark Litigation 2021 rankings announced for Asia-Pacific

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 Asia-Pacific rankings. It’s another milestone year for us as we are ranked in five categories this year, compared to four last year and two the year prior. Our awards…Read More

14Apr2021

Legal update: Reimbursement of Statutory Maternity Leave Pay is now open for applications from employers

Statutory maternity leave was increased from 10 weeks to 14 weeks effective from 11 December 2020. The Labour Department has recently announced that employers can now apply for reimbursement of the statutory maternity leave pay paid to employees in respect of the 11th to 14th…Read More

31Mar2021

Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency team sweeps Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 rankings

Tanner De Witt’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice is listed in Who’s Who Legal’s 2021 Restructuring and Insolvency guide as one of three Leading Firms in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the sole firm in Hong Kong to have this accolade. Both Ian De Witt and…Read More

22Mar2021

Legal update: Statutory maternity leave extended to 14 weeks with effect from 11 December 2020

The Hong Kong Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (“Amendment Ordinance”) came into effect on 11 December 2020.  Below is a summary of the key provisions introduced by the Amendment Ordinance: Statutory maternity leave increases from 10 weeks to 14 weeks for employees who give birth on or…Read More

15Mar2021

Legal update: Employment (Amendment) Bill 2021 proposes to increase statutory holidays from 12 days to 17 days over next 9 years

On 5 March 2021, the Government of the HKSAR published the Employment (Amendment) Bill (the “Bill”) in the Gazette. The Bill proposes to increase the number of statutory holidays under the Employment Ordinance (Cap. 57) (the “EO”) in Hong Kong by adding the following 5…Read More

03Mar2021

Working Mothers: Maternity Rights under Hong Kong Law

New mothers have many things to worry about. Those who are working can also face additional problems in terms of maternity rights and difficulties when returning to work. The law provides several protections for working mothers in such situations. Maternity Rights Under Hong Kong Law…Read More

05Feb2021

Legal update: Does an employee affirm his or her contract of employment and lose the right to claim constructive dismissal by engaging and using the employer’s grievance procedure?

If an employee claims that his or her employer has breached the contract of employment and engages in the grievance procedure, is he or she still entitled to claim constructive dismissal?  We examine the recent UK case of Gordon v J & D Pierce (Contracts) Ltd…Read More

18Jan2021

Legal update: SFC fines company secretary for insider dealing

According to a recent press release issued by the Securities and Futures Commission (the “SFC”) on 11 January 2021, Mr. Chow Chiu Chi, the company secretary of China Automation Group Limited (“China Automation”), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of…Read More

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