Month: June 2016

Gall Dispute Resolution Newsletter June 2016: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal confirms that cash-advance product is not a ‘loan’

Gall was instructed to act for Global Merchant Funding Limited against the Secretary for Justice in this landmark appeal (FACC 4/2015) before the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”). The Court of Appeal and the CFA considered the correct interpretation of the terms of a Merchant Cash Advance Contract (“MCA Contract”) in accordance with the established legal principles to ascertain whether the transactions pursuant to the MCA Contract were in substance a loan under the Money Lenders Ordinance, Cap. 163 (“MLO”).

Partner and Head of Family and Divorce Practice Caroline McNally attends the 6th LAWASIA Family Law & Children’s Rights Conference in Hong Kong

Caroline McNally attended the 6th LAWASIA Family Law & Children’s Rights Conference taking place in Hong Kong 9-11th June 2016. The conference was opened by The Hon Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, GBM QC SC and a passionate keynote presentation was given by Justice Sabrina McKenna, a judge of the Supreme Court of Hawaii. The conference will focus on modern family law issues including surrogacy, ethics, alternative dispute resolution and the rights of same-sex partners.

Gall Partners Caroline McNally and Chris Wong present at C5’s 2nd Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia Conference in Hong Kong

C5's 2nd Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia Conference was held in Hong Kong on 6th-7th June 2016. The leading event of its kind in the region, the conference brought together an international array of experts involved in fraud litigation and asset recovery to share their unique experiences and insights in this growing area.Caroline McNally, Head of Gall’s Family and Divorce Practice and Chris Wong, a fraud expert and also Head of China related Matters at Gall, gave a joint presentation on the topic "Asset Recovery in Matrimonial Disputes".