Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Hong Kong – Former Partner Returns to Bolster Tanner De Witt’s Employment Practice.


10 October, 2011


Tanner De Witt is delighted to announce that Russell Bennett has returned to the firm as a partner in the Employment Group.


Russell re-joined the firm after four years as Director of Legal and Human Resources (Asia Pacific) for the GFI Group, a long standing client of Tanner De Witt. The return of Russell to the firm is a move that further strengthens the Employment Group’s capabilities and is part of the firm’s strategic development to continue serving its existing and growing client base.


Russell Bennett commented: “After 4 years as Director of legal at GFI, I am delighted to be returning to private practice and to partnership at Tanner De Witt. It is exciting to again be a part of one of the leading employment teams in Hong Kong and I am extremely pleased to add my years of legal experience, as well as my recent commercial experience at GFI, to their already strong employment practice”.


Commenting on Russell’s arrival Kim Boreham, also a partner in the employment practice,said: "We are delighted that Russell has returned to the firm. He has an excellent reputation, a wealth of experience and is a strong addition to our Employment practice.”


Richard Tanner commented: “Russell Bennett not only brings vital experience and knowledge to our already strong group of lawyers, but he has a long standing record of success in the region and solid connections in the community.”


Ian De Witt added: “He complements our existing capabilities and further bolsters our thriving Employment practice. We are delighted to have him back on board.”


Russell had previously been with Tanner De Witt since 2003 and became a partner in 2006.  During his time with the firm he acted as external counsel for GFI before joining the company. He qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1993 and of Hong Kong in 1996.   



For further information please contact:


Olivia Crooke, Tanner De Witt

[email protected]

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