Skip to content
3
Greater China Region Guide 2023
China Family/Matrimonial (International Firms)
3
Band 3

1 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Tanner De Witt

Tanner De Witt advises families on divorce and associated matters in Hong Kong, often involving international considerations. For companies in the SME sector divorce of owners is frequently a major corporate event.

The approach of Tanner De Witt to divorce and family law is to reduce the impact on all concerned of the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next chapter of life. To achieve this lawyers in Tanner De Witt work to the best modern professional practice in putting the interests of children first and encouraging reasoned compromise and negotiations as first principles.

The areas of legal and practical interest include financial maintenance (sometimes known as alimony), estate distribution, child custody and child access. Many of the instructions in this area come from commercial clients who are expatriates in Hong Kong and are concerned about the implications of divorce for their employment visas and the immigration status of family members.

Tanner De Witt has professional relationships with law firms in other countries closely connected with Hong Kong where international divorces may lead to issues and works with a group of experienced mediators, counsellors, parenting co-ordinators and child psychiatrists where appropriate.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Family/Matrimonial (International Firms) - China
3
Band 3
What the team is known for

Tanner De Witt is an independent Hong Kong practice offering advice on a range of family and matrimonial matters. The firm is experienced in handling divorce proceedings and child-related cases. It assists on cross-border abduction matters, with particular expertise in cases involving the Hague Convention. The team also provides support in nuptial agreements and trust arrangements.

Notable Practitioners

Provided by Chambers
N
Joanne Brown
2
Band 2

Joanne Brown heads Tanner De Witt's family law practice. She draws widespread support from sources and is especially skilled in divorce, custody and nuptial matters. Her expertise in cross-jurisdictional matters is regularly sought by clients.

"Joanne is solution-oriented, so she doesn't shy away from telling the truth. She is respected among solicitors."

"She has a very good strategic mind. She is extremely fair and very practical."

Ranked Lawyers at
Tanner De Witt

Provided by Chambers
Filter by
Band

China

Family/Matrimonial (International Firms)

2
Joanne Brown
2
Band 2

Members

Provided by Tanner De Witt

Joanne Brown

Head of Department

Mark Side