We recently acted for the joint provisional liquidators of Rare Earth Magnesium Technology Group (“the Company”) appointed by the Supreme Court of Bermuda in a conventional application for the recognition of the Bermuda soft-touch provisional liquidation of the Company.
September 24th, 2020 – Gall has been awarded “Hong Kong Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation in its Asia-Pacific Awards 2020. The awards, which celebrate leaders and law firms in 11 practice areas and 14 jurisdictions around the region, were judged on innovation, complexity and impact.
One of the changes brought about by Covid-19 is a shift in work practices particularly in relation to working from home. This has brought to the fore the question of whether employees have to work in the case of adverse weather conditions such as Black Rainstorm warnings, Typhoon signal 8 (or above) and/or “extreme conditions” caused by super typhoons (“Adverse Weather”). In this article, we consider arrangements that employers may consider putting in place during Adverse Weather conditions.
Kenix Yuen and May Leung have authored an article for the Hong Kong Economic Times which explores the rise of PPE scams in Hong Kong. In the article they provide useful tips on how to recover lost funds, briefly outlining the relevant legal procedures and the applications which can be made.
Once you have engaged a family lawyer, the next step is to figure out how to communicate effectively with them so you can use the engagement to your best advantage.
Post Termination Restrictions (PTRs) can be an effective way of protecting an employer’s business by restricting the post-termination activities of a departing employee. Courts in Hong Kong have readily enforced PTRs for the benefit of ex-employers, but what can an employer do to ensure best practices are met and a PTR is upheld?
COVID-19 has created unforeseen challenges to businesses all over the world, resulting in many companies being unable to survive the pandemic. Hong Kong has been no exception. In Hong Kong, according to data published by the Hong Kong Government’s Official Receiver’s Office, in the first seven months of the year, 5219 compulsory bankruptcy petitions and 247 compulsory winding-up petitions were presented, representing 13.7% and 5.1% year-on-year increase respectively. The effect of COVID-19 may yet be fully reflected by these figures.