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.
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.
Financier Worldwide is pleased to announce that Nick Gall of Gall Solicitors has been recognised as a leading expert in its 2015 M&A and Bankruptcy & Restructuring.
Gall has been recommended in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2016. The firm was ranked for Dispute Resolution, Employment and for Restructuring and Insolvency in the Hong Kong chapter. The firm maintained its rank as a Leading Firm in these core practice areas, receiving positive feedback from both clients and peers.
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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.
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.”
The IBA Annual Litigation Forum 2016 will take place in San Francisco on 27-29 April 2016. Gall is pleased to be a sponsor of this event presented by the IBA Litigation Committee and the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum and supported by the IBA North American Regional Forum.
Senior Partner Nick Gall and Anjelica Tang contribute the Hong Kong chapter to “Asset Recovery 2016” published by Getting The Deal Through
Gall is delighted to have won “Disputes Boutique of the Year”, “Best in Labour and Employment” and the “Rising Star” award for partner Brooke Holden at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015 held in Hong Kong on 24th September.