Ian De Witt

Partner, Head of Insolvency and Restructuring

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Ian De Witt was born in Wales and obtained an honours degree in law in London. After qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1989, he joined and became a partner in a prominent London law firm where he worked for many years.


Throughout his career, Ian has concentrated 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.


Additionally he has advised and acted in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, technology, copyright and trust litigation.  He acts and advises in a variety of insolvency cases, acting for liquidators, receivers, creditors and directors.


Ian is the retained counsel in Hong Kong for IATA (the International Air Transport Association) which groups together almost 270 airlines, and he has been involved in advising on a variety of regulatory and litigation matters.


Ian is also an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and he sits on the Insolvency Committee for the Law Society, technical and editorial committee of the Restructuring and InsolvencyFaculty of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  



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