Press release: Sunny Hathiramani named in ALB’s “40 Under 40” list of most outstanding young lawyers in Asia


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Tanner De Witt announces with great pride and pleasure the inclusion of Restructuring and Insolvency Partner, Sunny Hathiramani, in Asian Legal Business’ list of 40 Under 40 lawyers. This year’s line up features a diverse mix of lawyers from all over Asia; Sunny is one of only eight from Hong Kong and is one of the youngest.

Sunny Hathiramani - Hong Kong Insolvency Lawyer Tanner De Witt Solicitors

ALB’s list is an annual accolade that is given to 40 of the most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years old. Sunny’s selection is made all the more satisfying given that a record-breaking 400 or so lawyers across Asia submitted their profiles.

Sunny is one of the youngest high-profile restructuring and insolvency lawyers in Hong Kong. Sunny is a home-grown Tanner De Witt success story; he first joined the firm in 2008 as a paralegal and re-joined the firm as a trainee solicitor once receiving his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 2010. He was promoted to partner in 2019 and has been a protégé of Ian De Witt and Robin Darton, two of Hong Kong’s best-known insolvency lawyers, throughout his career.

Sunny has extensive experience in advising on a range of restructuring and insolvency issues. Sunny regularly represents insolvency practitioners, shareholders, creditors and debtors in complex commercial, winding-up and bankruptcy disputes, including cross-border transactions.

Sunny also advises and represents directors and companies in regulatory matters, including investigations by the Securities and Futures Commission and the Confederation of Insurance Brokers Disciplinary Committee. He is a member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty (RIF), the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL), and the South Asian Lawyers Group (SALG), amongst others.

Sunny remarks: “I am extremely grateful and proud to receive this accolade from Asian Legal Business. It is very inspiring to be listed alongside 39 other industry leaders, and I look forward to continuing to grow my profile as a Partner in Tanner De Witt’s award-winning Restructuring and Insolvency practice.”

Robin Darton, Co-Head of the Restructuring and Insolvency practice, commented “On behalf of the entire firm, we are delighted for Sunny on his well-deserved recognition. Sunny has been an integral member of the firm ever since he joined in 2008 and in particular the R&I team since he qualified in 2012. His rapid ascent to Partner after only 7 years is testament to the strength of his work and the growth of his profile and it is satisfying to see ALB recognise this too… He is also a very nice guy and just became a father – so a good week for him!”

About Tanner De Witt

Tanner De Witt is an established and recommended independent law firm in Hong Kong. Many of our lawyers have international law firm backgrounds and our firm and its lawyers receive top ratings from industry publications such as Chambers and Legal 500.

Tanner De Witt is an equal opportunities employer and strives to promote a culture of opportunity and success. Hong Kong enjoys a diversity of perspectives, history, culture and outlook; our team and client base reflect this.

The firm provides legal advice and representation in the following areas: Restructuring and Insolvency; Dispute Resolution (including Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation); Corporate and Commercial; Employment; Family; Private Client’ Fraud and Asset Tracing; Investigations; Banking and Finance; Regulatory and Compliance; Criminal Law and White Collar Crime.

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