Tanner De Witt recognised by IFLR 1000’s Financial and Corporate Rankings 2016


We are pleased to announce that Tanner De Witt has achieved a Tier 1 ranking for Insolvency and Restructuring and has been recognised for its Corporate and Commercial and Financial services regulatory practice areas in the 2016 edition of the IFLR rankings. The IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms – has been a leading independent global guide to the world’s financial and corporate law firms and lawyers since 1990 covering 120 jurisdictions around the world.

In addition, we are thrilled to announce that partners Ian De Witt and Robin Darton and consultant Anthony Hill have been ranked as Leading Lawyers in the Restructuring and Insolvency field.


Review from IFLR1000

“Tanner De Witt provides very good and relevant advice and guidance,” one client says. “Its focus, attention to detail, knowledge, and inspired confidence during negotiations help achieve a very good result.”

The regulatory team is led by partners Mark Side and Russell Bennet supported by partner Edmond Leung and newly-appointed partner Jeff Lane who has extensive experience in SFC investigations. Deal highlights include advising multiple asset management companies in relation to licence applications and on regulatory compliance matters.

In terms of M&A, the firm saw quite a bit of work in the food and beverage industry. One of the deal highlights saw the firm representing Berlin-based online food delivery company foodpanda in its acquisition of one arm of a Hong Kong-based food delivery company Dial-a-Dinner as part of foodpanda’s expansion plan in Asia.

In the restructuring and insolvency area the team acted on a cross-border liquidation matter where it acted for the liquidators of the Hong Kong arm of Denmark’s second largest marine fuel supplier OW Bunker Group.

“As an insolvency practitioner, I primarily use Tanner De Witt for advice in the area of insolvency and related litigation,” one client says. “It has a number of partners, namely Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Anthony Hill, who are very capable and experienced in this area. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”