Gall promotes two to partner, hires senior associate

Hong Kong-based dispute resolution and litigation specialist law firm Gall is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline McNally and Chris Wong to partner and the arrival of Brooke Holden, a senior associate, from Pinsent Masons in Hong Kong.

Caroline leads Gall’s matrimonial practice and Chris is a corporate and commercial disputes lawyer leading the firm’s China practice. Brooke’s focus is on international and domestic arbitration and litigation.
The appointments, which came into effect on Monday 11th August, further reinforce the firm’s reputation as a leading independent dispute resolution firm in Asia.
Details of the appointments are as follows:

Caroline McNally – matrimonial

Caroline McNally, established head of the firm’s matrimonial practice, joined Gall as a Registered Foreign Lawyer from Farrer & Co. in London in March 2013. Having now qualified in Hong Kong, she becomes a partner.

Caroline has more than 15 years’ experience advising on all aspects of family breakdown including divorce, financial settlements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and children matters, including relocation applications. She has particular experience in complex matrimonial finance cases.

Chris Wong – corporate and commercial disputes, PRC related cases

Chris Wong, a corporate and commercial disputes lawyer, is promoted to partner. He is the firm’s practice leader in respect of PRC related cases under Hong Kong law.

He acts for a broad range of clients in corporate and commercial dispute work, with particular emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, fraud and asset recovery, contentious insolvency and bankruptcy, shareholder and JV disputes, mis-selling of financial products, audit negligence claims, employment disputes, SFC and ICAC investigations, personal injury and judicial review. He is trilingual and also acts for and against numerous mainland Chinese companies and individuals in their disputes in Hong Kong. He has substantial experience in court litigation and arbitration conducted under the ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL rules. He joined Gall in October 2010.

Brooke Holden – corporate and commercial disputes

Brooke Holden, a senior disputes lawyer, joins Gall from Pinsent Masons in Hong Kong.

She advises in relation to domestic and international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution, both in Hong Kong and abroad. Brooke has broad experience representing local and international clients in the resolution of commercial disputes across a range of sectors and jurisdictions.

Senior Partner Nick Gall comments:

‘We continue to build our practice and maintain our core dispute resolution focus, and I am pleased to announce the appointments of these highly qualified lawyers who advise clients across a range of practices, helping them to resolve the significant challenges that they face.

Both Caroline and Chris have proved themselves to be excellent lawyers and I am delighted that they are joining our partnership. We also welcome Brooke to the firm who joins us at a time when our clients are looking for further experience in relation to international and domestic arbitration and commercial disputes.”



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About Gall:

  • Gall is recognised as a leading Hong Kong independent law firm focused on dispute resolution.
  • There are 13 lawyers in the team, making it one of the larger litigation practices in Hong Kong.
  • Lawyers at Gall have advised on leading cases in nearly all key dispute resolution sectors. The practice is particularly noted for its experience in business and commercial litigation, fraud, employment and matrimonial disputes, insolvency and obtaining emergency injunctive relief remedies.
  • Gall is a conflict-free law firm which focuses on dispute resolution and litigation and is trusted by the Magic Circle and City firms to act for their clients when they are unable to act due to conflicts of interest.