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Tanner De Witt 鄧偉德、戴源恆律師行

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  • District: Hong Kong Island
  • City: Hong Kong
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  • General Litigation (一般訴訟)
  • Immigration Law (移民)
  • Consumer Law (消費者)
  • Intellectual Property (知識產權)
  • Civil Law (民事)
  • Bankruptcy (破產)
  • Contracts Law (合約)
  • Divorce & Family Law (離婚和家庭法)
  • Corporate Law (公司)
  • DUI (醉酒駕駛)
  • Estate Law (不動產)
  • Criminal Defense (刑事辯護)
  • International Law (國際法)
  • Labour & Employment Law (勞工法)
  • Legal Document (法律文件)
  • Personal Injury Law (人身傷害)
  • Traffic Law (交通法)
  • Tax Law (稅務)
  • Wills & Estate Planning (遺産繼承法)
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  • Founded at Year 1996
  • Language:English,Mandarin,Cantonese,French
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A leading business law firm in Hong Kong

Tanner De Witt is an established and recommended independent law firm in Hong Kong. Our firm and lawyers, many of whom have international law firm backgrounds, receive top ratings from industry publications such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

Our primary focus is business law in Asia. We provide legal advice and representation in the following areas: Corporate and Commercial; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Insolvency and Restructuring; Employment; Immigration; Family and Private Client; Wills and Trusts; Financial Services Regulatory; Hospitality including Liquor Licensing; White Collar Crime and Criminal.

Our clients include public and private companies, multinationals, partnerships and individuals involved in a wide range of activities, both within Hong Kong and internationally. As an established Hong Kong law firm, we operate in many industry sectors. These vary from Hospitality to Aviation; from Banking and Insurance to Fashion; and Real Estate to Private Equity.

Our lawyers in Hong Kong and our international network

Our relationships with law firms in other jurisdictions enable Tanner De Witt to provide legal support in many countries including China. We are a multilingual law firm with many international clients based in Hong Kong and overseas. While we primarily operate in English, our team members speak many Asian and European languages including Cantonese, Catalan, French, German, Hindi, Hokkien, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Nepalese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.

Our approach to legal advice

While Tanner De Witt is one of the largest independent law firms in Hong Kong, we have a low Partner-Lawyer ratio ensuring clients receive legal advice based on our many years of experience. For clients who prefer to resolve disputes with as little contention as possible, we can offer Mediation services.

Our values

Tanner De Witt provides insightful, practical and commercial legal advice with discretion and sensitivity to our clients’ needs and preferences. Our lawyers always work closely with clients, engineering options to reach goals by way of an agreed method at competitive rates.
Corporate and Commercial Law Hong Kong

Lawyers in our Corporate and Commercial group have extensive experience in advising 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

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Hong Kong

Our commercial litigators act on a wide variety of cases, many of which have involved landmark decisions. We handle a wide range of commercial and business-related disputes, including:

  • Banking
  • Breach of contract and negligence
  • Commercial conspiracy and fraud
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Family and matrimonial
  • Injunction proceedings
  • International trade
  • Joint venture and franchise disputes
  • Judicial review
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Sale of goods and services
  • Trusts

Insolvency and Restructuring Hong Kong

Tanner De Witt Solicitors provides Insolvency and Restructuringlegal solutions to clients involved in a diverse range of industries in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

We advise and act on:
  • Corporate rescue in Hong Kong
  • Company restructurings and reorganisations, formal and informal
  • European, North American and Asian insolvency cases
  • Contentious and non-contentious matters within insolvency administrations
  • Insolvency procedures in Hong Kong and cross border jurisdictional issues
  • Solvent restructurings
  • Corporate rescue including schemes of arrangements
  • Winding-up, provisional liquidators, liquidation and appointment holders
  • Court approved receivers and receiverships
  • Bankruptcy, individual voluntary arrangements and trustees in bankruptcy
  • Directors duties
  • Litigation, asset tracing and recovery and the enforcement of security
  • Debt collection
  • Defaulting loans, notes and bonds
  • distressed debts

Employment Law Hong Kong

Tanner De Witt has considerable experience advising on Hong Kong employment law and related issues. The types of matters on which we regularly advise include:

  • Terminations and entitlements
  • Redundancy, retrenchment and separation, including separation agreements
  • Claims for constructive dismissal, unreasonable, wrongful or unlawful dismissal (including during pregnancy and in other prohibited circumstances)
  • Remuneration and benefits, including incentive schemes and bonus arrangements
  • Employment contracts, secondments and handbooks
  • Restrictive covenants, enforcement and enforceability
  • Injunctive relief (including springboard, anton piller and anti-suit injunctions)
  • Labour Tribunal claims
  • District and High Court actions involving employment and shareholder issues
  • Confidentiality
  • Personal data privacy
  • Discrimination and harassment issues

Family and Private Client Including Divorce Law in Hong Kong

  • Acting for a former husband to pursue proceedings to vary downwards court ordered maintenance payments;
  • Acting for a finance professional in a long-term wardship case that involves allegations of sexual abuse and violence towards the child. The case also involves complicated access and financial disputes;
  • Acting for a husband in a case involving divorce, a postnuptial agreement, ongoing issues regarding execution and administration of the post-nuptial agreement;
  • Acting for a wife in a hostile divorce case from her husband who has displayed significant substance and alcohol abuse behaviours. Case involves mediation and an application for an injunction against the husband to protect matrimonial assets;
  • Acting for a mother in a removal case where the mother wishes to take the children of the family overseas per month;
  • Acting for a client on pre-nuptial agreement and trust structures to achieve the client’s goals of pre-marital wealth protection of international reach;
  • Acting for the husband to divorce proceedings brought by an estranged wife who is from a high net worth Hong Kong family;
  • Acting for the husband in a long marriage with complex matrimonial asset valuation issues specifically international commercial and hedge fund structures. Assets are held in Hong Kong, UK and the US;
  • Acting for a former wife to enforce a maintenance order which is in default and opposing application to set aside a consent order;
  • Acting for a NGO to bring child protection proceedings for the benefit of a neglected child in the High Court and acting against various Government and other NGO bodies;
  • Acting for a Domestic Helper who seeks a divorce from her husband in the Philippines.

Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate Law Hong Kong

  • Inheritance law and administration and distribution of estates in Hong Kong
  • Preparation of wills and codicils
  • Establishment of Hong Kong trusts
  • Applications for grants of probate and letters of administration
  • Resealing of grants in Hong Kong and overseas
  • Preparing Deeds of Family Arrangement
  • Applications for caveats
  • Defending or challenging validity of wills
  • Advising trustees and protectors
  • Claiming or defending entitlements in intestate estates
  • Starting or defending actions for improper administration of estates
  • Claims under the Inheritance Provision For Family And Dependants Ordinance ~ claims by people maintained by the deceased who are not provided for adequately in a will or intestacy

Commercial Fraud and Asset Tracing

  • Tracing, freezing and recovering stolen or misappropriated assets
  • Anton Piller “search and seize” orders
  • Mareva “freezing” injunctions
  • Third party and disclosure orders
  • Forensic investigations relating to corporate or public corruption
  • Suspicious Transaction Reporting (STR)
Banking and Finance Law Hong Kong

  • Acted for the borrower on the Hong Kong law aspects of a cross-jurisdictional US$80million facility agreement for financing the construction of an oil drilling rig
  • Acted for a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services (the borrower) on the Hong Kong aspects of refinancing a syndicated loan facility involving several major international banks of more than US$700million, being one of 11 guarantors on this multi-currency loan
  • Acted for the borrower, a UK-based independent trust management company to put in place a Hong Kong law security package for a GBP35million loan from a syndicate of banks
  • Acted for a client to put in place a Hong Kong law security package for a sales finance agreement with Barclays Bank plc worth GBP3million
  • Acted in providing a legal opinion in relation to a sponsor support agreement granted by the client to a PRC company for a project finance matter worth US$2million
Financial Services Regulation and Compliance Law Hong Kong

Immigration Law Hong Kong

  • Employment Visa
  • Investment Visa
  • Dependants Visas, Extension of Stay and Appeal
  • Prolonged Visitor’s Visas
  • Permanent Residency
  • Immigration Law Advice, Investigation and Prosecution
Mediation And Alternative Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong

Arbitration – domestic and international

We advise a range of clients across different industries and we advise on:
  • Negotiation of arbitration clauses;
  • Pre-arbitral negotiations in a dispute;
  • Selection of arbitral tribunals;
  • Enforcement action;
  • Arbitration funding;
  • Advocacy.

Criminal Lawyers in Hong Kong, Including White Collar and Cyber Crime

We support clients through police, immigration, customs and excise investigations and prosecutions and defending criminal charges including:

  • public order offences
  • crimes of violence
  • domestic violence
  • complex commercial crime
  • fraud
  • cyber crime
  • international money laundering
  • tax evasion and
  • corruption (ICAC)
We also represent clients in extradition and regulatory proceedings.

Hospitality and Liquor Licensing, Business Law in HK

Public Interest and Equal Rights

Hong Kong Intellectual Property Law Firm

Our services
  • Acquisition and disposal of intangible assets
  • Purchase and sale of businesses with intellectual property assets
  • Licensing and sub-licensing
  • Franchising, distribution and agency arrangements
  • Management of intellectual property rights
  • Intellectual property audits and review
  • Intellectual property registration and portfolio building
In conjunction with the firm’s litigators, litigation involving:
  • Infringement of trademarks, registered designs, copyright
  • Trade Mark Registry hearings
  • Injunctive relief
  • Passing off, reverse passing off, deceptive trade description
  • Breach of licence
  • Intellectual property related issues