Tanner De Witt further grows Commercial Disputes Practice with Appointment of Consultant Richard Wilmot

Tanner De Witt announces with great pleasure the imminent appointment of commercial litigation lawyer Richard Wilmot as Consultant to the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. The appointment will be effective Monday 17 May 2021.

Richard is a dual-qualified lawyer in Hong Kong and England and Wales. He has established his reputation in Hong Kong as a dispute resolution lawyer with international firms over the last twenty years.

Richard specialises in commercial, trading and investment dispute resolution both in Hong Kong and internationally. He frequently leads the resolution of complex multi-jurisdictional commercial cases involving debt recovery, sale of goods, shareholder and joint venture issues. He is particularly known for his effective, pragmatic advice and strong relationships with clients.

Richard is an Accredited Mediator with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and an advocate for ADR. Richard read Law at King’s College London where he also completed a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) before then taking his Solicitors’ Final Examinations at the College of Law, Chancery Lane.

Richard’s appointment to the firm at this time demonstrates our commitment to and Hong Kong’s continued investment in the growth of established and reliable dispute resolution practices and the network of specialists engaged in this area.

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

“Having known Richard personally for many years, he is a great friend of the firm and I know his spirit and style are well matched to ours. His arrival to the team represents a great contribution to our practice and its future success. We look forward to having him on board.”

Richard remarks: “I am extremely pleased to be joining Tanner De Witt. Not long after I arrived in Hong Kong in 2000, Tanner De Witt represented our opponents on a contentious matter and since that time I have worked with, and against, them on many occasions. I have long admired the energy, drive and care that they bring to their case management and I relish this opportunity to join the team.”