Eddie Look > Tanner De Witt > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Tanner De Witt
Hong Kong

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Partner, Head of Corporate and Commercial


Eddie has been a partner since 2009 and is now head of the Corporate and Commercial practice at Tanner De Witt. Eddie is recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of publications for his legal work in Asia winning praise for his handling of cross-border M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Eddie is also head of our non-contentious Wills, Probate and Trusts and Immigration practice areas, where he works closely with high-net-worth individuals and families. An impressed client reports in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021: “He listened carefully and patiently and gave a detailed, yet easy to comprehend analysis and solution. I have no hesitation to recommend him”.

Eddie has been engaged in a broad range of corporate and commercial work in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region for more than twenty years. He advises clients on mergers and acquisition of shares and businesses, private equity, structuring of companies and commercial documentation including shareholders’, financing, licensing, distribution, franchise and manufacturing arrangements. His work on major deals firmly places him amongst the leading practitioners in Hong Kong.

Eddie’s private client practice includes advising on estate planning, wills and probate and the establishment of trusts. Eddie also has considerable experience advising businesses and individuals on Immigration Ordinance-related issues and has been advising on intellectual property protection including registration of trademarks as it pertains to clients’ business needs.


Professional memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong

Other memberships

  • McGill Alumni Association

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Commercial, corporate and M&A: independent Hong Kong law firms

Tanner De Witt‘s ‘very dedicated’ team handles a broad range of issues concerning compliance and corporate governance. Notable clients include China Shandong Group, Mindray Group, and Four Seasons. Eddie Look and Tim Drew co-head the team. Look handles a varied range of mandates, including the structuring of companies, and franchise and manufacturing arrangements, while Drew is proficient in M&A, joint ventures, and investments. The ‘distinguished’ River Stone is known for his knowledge of pre-IPO investments and private equity issues, regularly acting for family offices and Chinese high-net-worth individuals.

Hong Kong > Private Client and Family

The team at Tanner De Witt consists of ‘very experienced and respected’ family lawyers, who are often ‘not afraid of compromise over conflict where it is in the best interests of the client’. The practice fervently handles complex cross-border cases, all the while managing both contentious and non-contentious domestic matters. Notably, the firm’s distinctive focus is on cross-border probate issues. Praised for her ‘sensible and reasonable’ approach, Joanne Brown heads the family side and is regularly instructed regarding nuptial agreements, child removal and access and requests for injunctive relief. Eddie Look also heads the team and brings over 20 years of expertise in serving high-net-worth individuals and families across Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. Another significant figure is Adrian Au, whose expertise encompasses nuptial agreements, separations, divorces, and other matrimonial matters, with clients consistently praising him for being ‘clear, insightful, and supportive’.