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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

Ian De Witt

Tel:
Work +85225735000
Email:
Tanner De Witt

Work Department

Insolvency and Restructuring

Position

Ian concentrates on commercial litigation and insolvency matters including debt recovery, asset tracing and the enforcement of judgments, pre-emptive actions such as injunctions, court appointed receivers and the appointment of provisional liquidators. He advises on a wide range of high profile commercial and contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, partnership and shareholder disputes. Ian is also an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and he sits on the Insolvency Committee for the Law Society and the technical and editorial committee of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Career

Qualified England and Wales (1989) (non-practising), Hong Kong (1996).

Member

INSOL, TMA (Turnaround Management Association)


Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Ian De Witt - 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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