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17TH FLOOR, TOWER ONE, LIPPO CENTRE,, 89 QUEENSWAY,, HONG KONG
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Work +852 2573 5000
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Fax +852 2802 3553
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www.tannerdewitt.com

Robin Darton

Tel:
Work +85225735000
Email:
Tanner De Witt

Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring

Position

Robin handles insolvency matters with an emphasis on contentious issues including acting for insolvency practitioners from all of the major players in Hong Kong; advising in relation to winding-up proceedings; appointments of provisional liquidators; claims against directors and fraud and asset tracing; and the court-related aspects of creditors' schemes of arrangement. Also acts in banking and litigation matters such as debt recovery; security enforcements; guarantees; trade finance matters and general commercial litigation matters such as shareholder disputes and claims relating to breach of confidence. He is a member of INSOL and the HKICPA Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty.

Career

Qualified England and Wales (1991) (non-practising), Hong Kong (1995).

Member

INSOL, TMA


Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Robin Darton - Tanner De Witt

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

The 'very strong' two-partner team at Tanner De Witt has 'an excellent reputation for contentious insolvency matters'; it receives a raft of mandates from insolvency practitioners and, partly because of its independent Hong Kong status, referral work from international law firms to advise on the Hong Kong aspects of cross-border matters. The 'excellent' Ian De Witt has been advising ENRE Holdings as a major creditor on the restructuring of Petrocom; notably De Witt recently successfully stayed the winding-up order against Petrocom, enabling the company to recommence its trading operations. Robin Darton has a strong reputation on both the creditor and the debtor side for his ability to represent the office-holders or directors of troubled companies. Much of Darton's work includes multi-jurisdictional matters, with a significant proportion flowing from offshore issues. Additional clients include KPMG, Borrelli Walsh, FTI Consulting and KordaMentha. Associate Sunny Hathiramani is also recommended.

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