Press release: Tanner De Witt further develops China and Matrimonial Practices – Tanner De Witt Solicitors, Law Firm Hong Kong

Press release: Tanner De Witt further develops China and Matrimonial Practices

02Nov2017

PRESS RELEASE

2 November 2017

For immediate release

Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the promotion of solicitors Joanne Brown[4] and River Stone[5] to its partnership; the promotions were effective Wednesday 1 November.

Joanne Brown, Partner and Head of Matrimonial and Family Department

Joanne will serve as Head of the Matrimonial and Family Department[6]. This demonstrates a continuation of Joanne’s dedication to a career in family law. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Joanne spent nine years with a well-established Hong Kong firm obtaining extensive litigation and non-contentious experience within the family space.

Advising on a range of issues relating to family disputes including divorce, separation and financial arrangements Joanne has also qualified as a Collaborative Practitioner, Mediator, Parenting Co-ordinator and is a member of the Family Law Association of Hong Kong. Joanne also advises on custody and other disputes relating to children including applications to remove children from Hong Kong, paternity, wardship and abduction cases.

River Stone, Partner and Head of China Practice Group

River’s promotion to Partner coincides with the launch of Tanner De Witt’s China Practice Group (中國事務部)[7], which he will lead alongside Pamela Mak of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. The launch of the China Practice Group highlights the importance the firm places on servicing Mainland Chinese clients. River’s focus is on Commercial and Corporate work; advising on mergers and acquisitions, development and protection of businesses, joint venture agreements, commercial agreements and various China related-matters. River also advises on SFC regulatory matters, trademark registration and employment visa applications. River joined Tanner De Witt as a trainee solicitor in September 2009 and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2011.

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