Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the appointment of Kevin Warburton as Partner to join our arbitration practice. The appointment was effective on Monday 7 September 2020.

Prior to joining Tanner De Witt, Kevin worked in the disputes and investigations team of Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May’s London and Hong Kong offices for thirteen years.

Kevin advises a broad range of clients both inside and outside Hong Kong on matters of arbitration, litigation, regulatory investigations and inquiries, data privacy and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. His clientele includes private and listed companies, financial institutions, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and multinational organisations in Hong Kong, China, the wider APAC region as well as the UK and Europe.  Kevin has extensive experience dealing with arbitration proceedings administered by the HKIAC, ICC, LCIA and other bodies. He is also a member of relevant networks for arbitration practitioners in Asia and the surrounding region.

Kevin also advises clients on privacy matters arising under Hong Kong and English law, and the GDPR, including in relation to general compliance and related contentious issues.

Kevin read Law at the University of Oxford and completed his LPC in London in 2007 before passing the OLQE in Hong Kong in 2019.

Kevin remarks: “I am delighted to progress my career at one of Hong Kong’s largest independent law firms. Hong Kong continues to be a very attractive jurisdiction for an arbitration professional. The city’s platform for dispute resolution through arbitration is truly impressive. I am thrilled to join this dynamic team and grow my practice in this market.”

Mark Side, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, said:

“We are excited to welcome Kevin to the team to drive this practice area’s growth. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Hong Kong to the firm. Kevin is a great match for our community.”

About Tanner De Witt

Tanner De Witt is an established and recommended independent law firm in Hong Kong. Many of our lawyers have international law firm backgrounds and our firm and its lawyers receive top ratings from industry publications such as Chambers and Legal 500.

Tanner De Witt is an equal opportunities employer and strives to promote a culture of opportunity and success. Hong Kong enjoys a diversity of perspectives, history, culture and outlook; our team and client base reflect this.

The firm provides legal advice and representation in the following areas: Litigation and Dispute Resolution (including Arbitration); Corporate and Commercial; Banking and Finance; Financial Services Regulatory; Insolvency and Restructuring; Employment; Immigration; Family and Private Client; Wills and Trusts; Hospitality including Liquor Licensing; White Collar Crime and Criminal.

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