Being able to apply for interim measures in an international arbitration can be crucial for parties, especially in a constantly evolving Covid-19 world. The Hong Kong-Mainland China Interim Measures Arrangement was introduced in October 2019 and has been a game changer for parties to arbitral proceedings in Hong Kong.
What is International Child Abduction? According to the Report on International Parental Child Abduction published by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in April 2002, international child abduction is when a child has been wrongly removed or retained across an international border. It usually occurs when there is a relationship breakdown between the parents.
The cautious and prudent approach for distressed companies pursuing a Hong Kong scheme of arrangement is to simultaneously pursue a parallel scheme in their home jurisdiction, even if most if not all of its debts are governed by Hong Kong laws. The rationale is to prevent hostile creditors from disrupting the implementation of the scheme in another jurisdiction, thereby better insulating the distressed company.
Registered Foreign Lawyer Matthew Durham and Legal Analyst Kritika Sethia have written an article for HR Magazine on vaccines and the workplace, exploring whether employers can require mandatory vaccination, if there are ways to encourage employees to get vaccinated, and if employers can monitor which staff have been vaccinated.
At present, same-sex marriages and civil partnerships are not recognised under the laws of Hong Kong. This means that same-sex couples do not currently enjoy the same parental rights as opposite-sex couples in Hong Kong. Consequently, same-sex parents are not attributed equal parental rights.
1st June, 2021 – Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today the promotions of Felda Yeung from Senior Associate to Of Counsel, and Yandy Lam, Chantelle Woo and Ashima Sood from Associate to Senior Associate. The promotions take place with immediate effect.
May 27th, 2021 - Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that the firm has received Benchmark Litigation’s Asia-Pacific 2021 Award for “Hong Kong SAR Firm of the Year”. Executive Partner Chris Wong was also awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in Hong Kong.
Chantelle Woo has collaborated with AlixPartners to produce a series of informative short videos in Cantonese on the divorce process. The first video explores how assets are dealt with and/or divided upon a divorce and financial disclosure during the divorce process.
Nick Gall, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia have contributed the Hong Kong chapter for the 2021 International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Restructuring & Insolvency. The chapter covers common issues in restructuring and insolvency, including issues that arise when a company is in financial difficulties, restructuring options, insolvency procedures, tax, employees and cross-border issues in 25 jurisdictions.
May 12th, 2021 – Gall’s Family & Divorce practice has been ranked in Doyles 2021 with Caroline McNally recognised as “Preeminent” and Kajal Aswani as “Recommended”. The practice was also ranked in Tier 2.The 2021 listing of leading Hong Kong Family & Divorce Law Firms and Lawyers details firms and individuals practising within the areas of family, divorce and matrimonial law matters in the Hong Kong legal market who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.