Gall ranked for Dispute Resolution, Employment and Restructuring & Insolvency in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 guide

The results of Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 guide have been released. Partners Nick Gall (dispute resolution), Jennifer Van Dale (employment) and Michael Withington (employment, insurance) are named as Leading Individuals in their practice areas. Patricia Yeung (employment) is named as an Associate to Watch.

Gall’s employment team rank in Band 1 for 2015. The firm was also ranked in Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas.

EMPLOYMENT (Band 1) :

What the team is known for Renowned litigation practice serving a substantial client base of employers and employees in a variety of complex and highly sensitive employment law matters.

“They are smart, give good advice and are very experienced. I attribute our good record in not being sued to them!”

“They are very professional and responsive – that’s why I keep going back!”

Notable practitioners

“First-class” practitioner Jennifer Van Dale enjoys a formidable reputation in the Hong Kong employment law market. Clients appreciate her pragmatic approach: “She is very, very good, especially at being practical. I don’t want to know what the law is, I want to know how it affects me – and that’s what she gives me.” Her expertise means she is well placed to represent employers and employees in complex matters across the board.

Michael Withington is noted for his advocacy skills, gaining recognition as “a very good litigator – very experienced and steady.” He is currently acting for the plaintiff in a complex unpaid performance fee dispute with a claim value of HKD47 million.

Associate Patricia Yeung has experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Clients state: “She’s great; she knows what the situation with the case is all the time. She’s very on the ball, really tough and really smart.”

DISPUTE RESOLUTION (Band 4):

What the team is known for: A popular choice for large international firms as a point for referrals. Involved in high-profile litigation covering a wide range of matters, most notably commercial and private client disputes.

“They are extremely meticulous and focus on the details of the case.”

Notable practitioners

Spearheading the practice is Nick Gall, who has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution. Recent work includes advising Walter Kwok on a family trust dispute.

RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY (Band 4):

What the team is known for Well regarded for its strong contentious work, and increasingly acting on cross-border mandates. Focuses primarily on insolvency work, but has been expanding its practice to include restructurings.

“They are well-known specialists for restructuring and insolvency work.”

Notable practitioners

Nick Gall is a key contact.

INSURANCE

Michael Withington of Gall is considered “a seasoned operator in Hong Kong” by market sources. Interviewees underscore his experience in advising on professional indemnity claims.