Year: 2015

Dispute Resolution Newsletter – December 2015

Court of Final Appeal - Winding Up Foreign Companies in Hong KongOn 11 November 2015, the Court of Final Appeal (the “CFA”) handed down its decision ending the 8-year family feud between members of the second-generation owners of the much-loved Yung Kee restaurant. The CFA ruled that Yung Kee Holdings Limited (the “Company”), be wound up, but gave the parties 28 days within which to discuss a share buy-out. The decision has attracted the close attention of both Hong Kong’s legal community and fans of the iconic family restaurant as it represents a landmark determination on principles concerning the Hong Kong Courts’ jurisdiction to wind up foreign companies.

“Hong Kong courts: pro-arbitration in principle and in practice” – Nick Gall and Ashima Sood contribute the Hong Kong chapter for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Global Guide

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.

Gall sponsors the 12th annual AmCham Women of Influence Conference and Awards – “Evolution or Revolution: How will you exceed and excel at work in 2030?”

Gall was proud to be a sponsor of the AmCham Women of Influence Conference and Awards 2015. This year’s conference entitled “Evolution or Revolution: how will you succeed and excel at work in 2030?” focused on how the internet of things and technology will shape our future in a boundary-less global setting, how men are engaging to encourage a more diverse workplace and what that will mean for you, and how media and our perceptions shape our expectations of the future.

Gall is Highly Recommended for Dispute Resolution in the 2016 Asialaw Profiles Guide to Asia Pacific’s Leading Domestic Law Firms

In Asialaw’s recently published “Guide to Asia Pacific’s Leading Domestic Law Firms 2016”, Gall was highly recommended as a Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution. Clients noted the firm for its “proven litigation experience and reputation” and described Gall as “a boutique firm that provides more personalized and closer service. All the lawyers have decent experience and commercial sense and give solid advice.”