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Number of partners: 15

Number of lawyers: 43

Languages: Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Hokkien, Mandarin, Nepalese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Tagalog and Urdu


Firm Overview:

Founded in 1999 Tanner De Witt is one of the largest leading independent law firms in Hong Kong. The firm provides legal advice on business issues in Hong Kong, China and the wider Asia-Pacific region and has excellent contacts with law firms globally. The team at Tanner De Witt works to protect the interests of its clients by drawing on their own deep-rooted experience of Hong Kong and its surrounding region.


Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & Commercial

Dispute Resolution including Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

Employment & Immigration

Restructuring & Insolvency

Family, Wills & Trusts

China Practice Group

Banking & Finance

Technology, Data Privacy & Investigations

Intellectual Property

Regulatory & Compliance

Criminal including White Collar Crime

Fraud & Asset Tracing

Hospitality & Liquor Licensing

Corporate and Commercial:

6 partners, 12 fee earners

■ Advise multinationals and SMEs on mergers and acquisitions; business sales and purchases; corporate reorganisations; joint ventures; investment and shareholders agreements; private placements; private equity and venture capital transactions; due diligence; banking and finance; commercial arrangements and contracts; establishment of new companies and businesses; PRC related commercial matters; Intellectual Property protection and licensing; distributorship, agency and franchise arrangements; employment and immigration; data privacy and cybersecurity

■ Sector expertise includes automobile, luxury and retail, financial services, technology, healthcare and more

Partners: Eddie Look, Tim Drew, Edmond Leung, River Stone, Pádraig Walsh, Jan Willem Möller

Emails: [email protected], [email protected] tannerdewitt.com, [email protected] com, [email protected], [email protected] tannerdewitt.com, [email protected] com

Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:

4 partners, 10 fee earners

■ Act on a wide variety of commercial, civil and criminal cases for individuals, corporates and regulatory bodies, many of which have involved landmark decisions

■ Advise on complex and cross-border arbitrations; also provide mediation services

■ Strong focus on commercial fraud, cross-border PRC disputes, financial services sector disputes, investigations, data breach response, privacy and professional negligence

■ Complex shareholders’ disputes and contentious probate cases are also our core practice areas

Partners: Mark Side, Pamela Mak, Jeff Lane, Kevin Warburton

Email: [email protected], [email protected] tannerdewitt.com, [email protected], [email protected]


Restructuring & Insolvency:

3 partners, 9 fee earners

■ Strong reputation across all areas of insolvency and restructuring, including advising on appointment and powers of liquidators, provisional liquidators and receivers; in particular contentious matters such as avoidance actions, and actions against directors and third parties for breach of duty, misappropriation and fraud to recover/trace assets; schemes of arrangement

■ Involved in most of the major insolvency and restructuring matters in the region; for example Kimberley Hotel, Natural Dairy, Hong Kong Airlines, Kaisa Group, China Fishery Group, China Singyes Solar Technologies, Lehman Brothers, Shanghai Huaxin, China Energy Reserve & Chemical Group, Gibson, MF Global, ECM Real Estate Investments, General Resources, STX Pan Ocean, ENRE and DMX Technologies Group

■ Strong commercial relationships with major insolvency practitioners and accounting firms including KPMG, PwC, EY, Deloitte, Borrelli Walsh, RSM Nelson Wheeler, FTI Consulting, Grant Thornton, Alvarez & Marsal, and Briscoe Wong

Partners: Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, Sunny Hathiramani

Emails: [email protected], [email protected] tannerdewitt.com, [email protected] tannerdewitt.com


Employment:

2 partners, 6 fee earners

■ Advise employers and employees on the full range of employment related matters. Strong focus on the financial services sector and contentious employment disputes

■ This includes all related advice on employment, contracts, handbooks and policies (including discrimination and harassment, bribery), visas, non-competes, litigation injunctions and relevant criminal law issues

Partner: Russell Bennett

Email: [email protected]


Family:

2 partners, 5 fee earners

■ Strong family law team with extensive experience working with families in Hong Kong and internationally through professional intermediaries, law firms and individuals

■ Areas of legal and practical interest include jurisdictional issues, divorce, separation, financial arrangements for spouse and children, nuptial agreements, custody and other disputes relating to children including applications to remove children from Hong Kong, paternity and adoption cases

■ Further experience includes family mediation, collaborative practice and parenting coordination

Partners: Joanne Brown, Mark Side

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


China Practice Group:

2 partners, 6 fee earners

■ Established in response to the growing need of clients to understand better the legal and commercial landscape in Mainland China (the People’s Republic of China or PRC) and for clients in Mainland China to develop their business in Hong Kong and other parts of the world

■ The firm utilises its established relationships with networks of recommended law firms and professional intermediaries around the world to assist clients based in Mainland China to expand and establish their business internationally

Partners: River Stone, Pamela Mak

Emails: [email protected], [email protected] tannerdewitt.com


Banking & Finance:

2 Partners, 4 fee earners

■ Frequently instructed to advise on the Hong Kong law aspects of complex high value and multi-jurisdictional banking and finance work

■ Advised the senior creditors on the Hong Kong aspects of the US$9.5 billion project financing for a refinery and petrochemical project located in Malaysia (Project Marigold)

Partners: Edmond Leung, Jan Willem Möller

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Asia-Pacific

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China

Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms
Band 2
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
Band 4
Employment: Hong Kong Law (International Firms)
Band 2
Family/Matrimonial (International Firms)
Band 3
Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)
Band 2

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Jeff Lane
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Mark Side
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Pamela Mak
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