Setting up a Company

08Aug2022

Subscription Agreements for Investment

Overview A subscription agreement sets out the terms of an equity investment into the company. It will set out the commercial terms of the investment such as the subscription price for shares, and the class and number of shares to be purchased. It will bind…Read More

27Jul2022

Agreeing to be unfair: Can shareholders agree to oust the right to petition to wind up a company?

Establishing a new company can be nerve-racking. A well-drafted shareholders’ agreement ensures that everyone’s respective rights and obligations are clear, helping to minimise potential future disputes. But what are the limits of these agreements; can a shareholder agree that it will not present an “unfair…Read More

13Nov2020

Padraig Walsh and Tara Chan give training to HKSTP entrepreneurs

On Thursday 12 November partner Padraig Walsh and solicitor Tara Chan gave a two-hour training session on technology contracts and contracting to more than thirty members of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park’s Incubation Programme. This programme supports the development of young biomedical tech…Read More

21Aug2020

Top Tips for Startups Seeking Legal Advice

Meeting lawyers can be intimidating. They seem to speak a different language. Sometimes, you’re none the wiser after the meeting. Then, the bill arrives. It doesn’t have to be that way. Forewarned is forearmed, and planning is everything. Tara Chan from the Corporate and Commercial…Read More

24Feb2020

When Can The Public Register Of A Company Be Corrected?

What can be done if the public register of a company with the Companies Registry in Hong Kong is incorrect? Carol Ling from the Corporate Commercial practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews some of the guiding principles. This can be an important issue. What…Read More

17Jul2019

Legal update: What you need to know about convertible loan notes

This article was originally published on Zegal.com as “Everything You Need To Know About Convertible Loan Notes”. My present favourite startup financing document is the convertible loan note. Ask me next week, and it will be something else. The convertible loan note has enough good…Read More

15Jul2019

Padraig Walsh and Tara Chan attend RISE Conference 2019

Corporate Commercial Partner Padraig Walsh and Solicitor Tara Chan were in attendance at this year’s RISE Conference, which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 9 to 11 July. Known as “the largest tech conference in Asia”, this year’s conference gathered…Read More

25Apr2019

River Stone and Katherine Ng attend the 2019 Annual China Intellectual Property Conference

Corporate and Commercial Partner River Stone and Solicitor Katherine Ng recently attended the 2019 Annual China Intellectual Property Conference, which was held at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel on 18 April 2019. Over 200 delegates attended this conference, which discussed: China’s Patent System and Latest…Read More

29Mar2019

Tanner De Witt supports the DutchCham Business Awards 2019 as Silver Sponsor

We are delighted to support this evening’s Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s Business Awards 2019 as Silver Sponsor. The gala dinner, which will be held tonight at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, promises to be a wonderful evening of awarding business excellence….Read More

22Feb2019

Jan Willem Möller hosts DutchCham Panel at Tanner De Witt

On Wednesday 21 February, Tanner De Witt hosted a Dutch Chamber SME Academy event on how to go from a great business idea to an actual business. Speakers Paul du Long (BlueMeg), Iris ten Teije (Neat) and Tina Goguia (Pandasia Digital) discussed three important pillars…Read More

25Jan2019

Tanner De Witt’s Corporate department attends StartmeupHK Festival 2019 events

It was a very busy week for our Corporate and Commercial department as they attended a number of conferences and summits that were part of this year’s StartmeupHK Festival 2019. Partner Edmond Leung and Solicitor Herman Pang kicked things off by participating in the Jumpstarter Conference, which…Read More

04Jul2017

Reasons for a shareholders’ agreement

Where a company has more than one shareholder, it is recommended that the shareholders enter into a written shareholders’ agreement to manage their expectations and to provide for when any disagreements may arise between the parties to the shareholders’ agreement. It is also common for…Read More