Russell Bennett


Legal update: Period of Statutory Maternity Leave to be extended to 14 weeks from 11 December 2020

The Government announced last week that the Hong Kong Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 (“Amendment Ordinance”) will come into operation on 11 December 2020. The Amendment Ordinance increases the statutory maternity leave entitlements under the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) in Hong Kong from 10 weeks to…Read More


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


Onerous Contractual Requirements with Regard to Insurance – How can Contractors and Employers avoid Potential Conflicts

Introduction Increasing costs of insurance and increasing demands from employers have led to some very practical difficulties for contractors. This paper will set out some main underlying themes and then discuss two specific provisions which are currently causing problems for contractors. There is a view…Read More


Let’s Be Reasonable: Quantum Meruit and Asian Equivalents

It is very common for judges and arbitrators to consider one of the following situations: two parties have tried to negotiate the terms of a construction contract but eventually failed to do so, whilst in the meantime, one of the parties has been doing work…Read More