Latest News and Publications
19 Jan 2017
Gall wins Best in Restructuring & Insolvency in China Business Law Journal’s 2016 China Business Law Awards
Gall is delighted to have won “Best in Restructuring & Insolvency” in China Business Law Journal’s 2016 China Business Law Awards. The China Business Law Awards recognizes the work of Chinese and international law firms in a series of practice area related categories. The China Business Law Awards are presented by the China Business Law Journal and will be published in a special report in the February 2017 issue of the publication.
16 Jan 2017
Gall nominated for Employment Law Firm of the Year and Andrea Randall as Employment Lawyer of the Year in The Asia Legal Awards 2017
Gall is delighted to announce that the firm has been nominated for Employment Law Firm of the Year and partner Andrea Randall has been nominated in the Employment Lawyer of the year category for The Asia Legal Awards 2017.
13 Jan 2017
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2017: Gall ranked for Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial, Nick Gall and Caroline McNally named as Leading Individuals
In the recently released Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 Guide Gall is ranked in the Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial practice areas. Partners Nick Gall (Dispute Resolution) and Caroline McNally (Family/Matrimonial) are named as Leading Individuals in their respective practice areas.
05 Jan 2017
Nick Gall and Felda Yeung contribute the Hong Kong chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Asset Recovery 2017
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Asset Recovery 2017, (published in September 2016; contributing editors: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Hannah Laming, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP) For further information please visit https://gettingthedealthrough.com/area/53/asset-recovery/
03 Jan 2017
Partner and Head of Family and Divorce Practice Caroline McNally elected Chairman of the Hong Kong Family Law Association
Partner and Head of Family and Divorce Practice Caroline McNally has been elected Chairman of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA) for 2017. Caroline has been a Committee member since 2015 and served as Honourable Secretary of the HKFLA during 2016.
08 Dec 2016
“Hong Kong courts: pro-arbitration in principle and in practice” – Nick Gall and Ashima Sood contribute the Hong Kong chapter of The Dispute Resolution Global Guide published by Practical Law
The Dispute Resolution Global Guide provides practical analysis of topical cross-border issues and country-specific Q&A guides on dispute resolution law and practice worldwide. The Q&A guide aims to give a structured overview of the key practical issues including, for example, court procedures, fees and funding, interim remedies (including attachment orders), disclosure, expert evidence, appeals, class actions, enforcement of judgments, cross-border issues and the use of ADR. This article considers the pro-arbitration approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of two recent cases T v C HCCT 23/2015 and Bluegold Investment Holdings Limited v Kwan Chun Fun Calvin HCA 1492/2015. It also considers other significant initiatives and developments in the arbitration regime concerning third party funding, consolidation, and costs of arbitrations.
08 Dec 2016
“Hong Kong courts: pro-arbitration and KB v S and Others” – Brooke Holden and Urvashi Malhotra contribute the Hong Kong chapter of The Arbitration Global Guide published by Practical Law
Practical Law’s Arbitration Global Guide provides practical analysis of topical cross-border issues and country-specific Q&A guides on arbitration law and practice worldwide. The Q&A guide aims to give a structured overview of the key practical issues including, for example, any mandatory provisions and default rules applicable under local law, confidentiality, local courts' willingness to assist arbitration, enforcement of awards and the available remedies, both final and interim. This article considers the pro-enforcement approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of the recent judgment in KB v S and Others, examines the various factors courts consider when dealing with applications to set aside an arbitral award or to refuse enforcement of an award, and provides a concise overview of the procedure for applying to the Hong Kong courts for enforcement of a foreign arbitration award.
02 Dec 2016
Gall sponsors IBA Conference in Hong Kong: Mediation v Arbitration: Best Friends or Best Enemies? A View from Asia
Gall was pleased to be one of the sponsors of this leading event held in Hong Kong on 1-2 December 2016. The conference was co-presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee, Mediation Committee and the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum.
01 Dec 2016
Gall receives a Silver Award for The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme 2016
Gall is proud to have won a Silver Award from The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme 2016. The Award Presentation Ceremony will take place on Friday 16 December 2016 at the Miller Theater of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. The ceremony will recognise the lawyers and law firms who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer pro bono and community work during the year from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
15 Nov 2016
We are delighted to introduce Lydia Pilati who joined us in October as a Registered Foreign Lawyer. Prior to joining Gall, Lydia worked for a specialist family law firm in London and has experience in a wide range of family law issues. We look forward to introducing Lydia to you over the coming months. In other news, Head of Practice Caroline McNally has qualified as a collaborative lawyer. Collaborative practice is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which separating couples reach agreement without resorting to litigation. More information on this increasingly popular form of alternative dispute resolution is included in the article below about a civilised approach to divorce. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA) of which Caroline McNally is the Honorary Secretary. In celebration of the anniversary, the HKFLA held a cocktail reception and a gala dinner with Baroness Hale of Richmond attending as Guest of Honour.