Tim Au

02May2024

A “one stop” recognition order requiring non-responsive third parties to comply

Given Hong Kong’s status as an international financial hub and the fact that more than 75% of the companies listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange are incorporated in either the Cayman Islands or in Bermuda (only around 11 percent are…Read More

07Feb2024

5 Most Impactful Hong Kong Restructuring and Insolvency cases in 2023

2023 was a busy year for the restructuring and insolvency industry in Hong Kong. we had a ground breaking decision of the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) ruling on the conflict between dispute resolution clauses and the Court’s jurisdiction to wind-up/bankrupt a debtor. We also…Read More

24Jan2024

Tim Au and Adrian Au have been recognised as Hong Kong’s most influential lawyers under 40 by Hong Kong Business Magazine

We are thrilled to announce that our partners Tim Au and Adrian Au have been recognised as Hong Kong’s most influential lawyers under 40 by Hong Kong Business Magazine. Congratulations to Tim and Adrian!

21Dec2023

Our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is acknowledged in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2023

We are pleased to share that for the fifth year running our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice is acknowledged as a key player and remains the sole Hong Kong-centred firm in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR100 2023 compilation of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and…Read More

25Sep2023

Bankruptcy overturned – can I have my money back please?

Where a bankruptcy order is set aside after a successful appeal by the debtor, who should be liable for the fees and expenses of the trustees in bankruptcy (whether the Official Receiver (as provisional trustee) or trustees appointed by the creditors)? Should such fees and…Read More

23Aug2023

Stay of Play: Winding-Up v. Arbitration (Again)

The recent Hong Kong Court of First Instance decision of Re Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited marks another intersection between the public domain of insolvency and the private realm of arbitration.  In this and previous decisions, the Hong Kong courts have grappled with the issue…Read More

14Aug2023

Will the Real Bondholder Please Stand Up? Unravelling the Locus Standi of Global Note Investors in Winding-Up Petitions

Introduction In a landmark decision issued in July, Re Leading Holdings Group Limited [2023] HKCFI 1770, the Hong Kong Courts addressed, for the first time, the right of an investor of a global note to present a winding-up petition as a contingent creditor. The Case…Read More

03Jan2023

Tanner De Witt promotes two solicitors to Partner – Veronica Chan and Tim Au

Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce the promotion of Veronica Chan and Tim Au to the position of Partner with the firm, with effect from Sunday 1 January 2023. The promotion of Veronica and Tim brings the firm’s number of partners to 16 and…Read More