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Tanner De Witt

Greater China Region 2022
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Firm Overview

Tanner De Witt, founded in 1999, is an established and recommended independent Hong Kong law firm, consistently receiving top ratings and awards from leading industry publications. As a multilingual law firm, we provide legal advice and representation for clients including public and private companies, multinationals, partnerships and individuals involved in a wide range of activities and industries, both within Asia and Internationally. We have several award-winning practice areas and our lawyers are highly regarded as hands-on, practical, swift and reliable and have each been highly ranked by international publications and peers alike.Our relationships with law firms in other jurisdictions enable Tanner De Witt to provide legal support in many countries including China with many international clients based in Hong Kong and overseas.

Number of partners: 14

Number of lawyers: 60

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


Main Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial: 5 partners, 20 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

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],

Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation: 4 partners, 20 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

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency: 4 partners, 15 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, Kroll, RSM Nelson Wheeler, FTI Consulting, Grant Thornton, Alvarez & Marsal, and Briscoe Wong

Partners: Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, Sunny Hathiramani, Troy Greig

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Employment: 1 partner, 5 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

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

Banking & Finance: 1 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

Emails: [email protected]

Practice Areas and Offices

  • Corporate and Commercial including Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Dispute Resolution including Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Wills, Probate and Trusts
  • Fraud and Asset Tracing
  • Investigations
  • Banking and Finance
  • Investment Funds
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • China Practice Group
  • Immigration
  • Criminal Law and White Collar Crime
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT) including Technology Corporate, Technology Transactions, Data Privacy, Governance and Management, Cybersecurity, Digital Services, Fintech, Media and Entertainment, and Communications
  • Public Interest and Equal Rights
  • Hospitality
  • Notarial Services

Tanner De Witt

17th Floor

Tower One

Lippo Centre

89 Queensway

Hong Kong

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Tanner De Witt rankings

Greater China Region Guide 2022
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China
Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms
2
Corporate/M&A: Independent Hong Kong Firms
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Tim Drew
2
Tim Drew
2
Band 2
Eddie Look
3
Eddie Look
3
Band 3
Edmond Leung
3
Edmond Leung
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
4
Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Jeff Lane
4
Jeff Lane
4
Band 4
Mark Side
4
Mark Side
4
Band 4
Pamela Mak
5
Pamela Mak
5
Band 5
Richard Wilmot
5
Richard Wilmot
5
Band 5
Employment: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employment: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
2
Employment: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Kim Boreham
1
Kim Boreham
1
Band 1
Russell Bennett
2
Russell Bennett
2
Band 2
Family/Matrimonial (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Family/Matrimonial (International Firms)
3
Family/Matrimonial (International Firms)
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Joanne Brown
2
Joanne Brown
2
Band 2
Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)
2
Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Ian De Witt
1
Ian De Witt
1
Band 1
Robin Darton
1
Robin Darton
1
Band 1
TMT: Information Technology (International Firms)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Pádraig Walsh
4
Pádraig Walsh
4
Band 4