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.
May 10th, 2021 – Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, has been ranked a Tier 1 firm for Commercial and Transaction Disputes in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 rankings. The firm was also recognised in Tier 2 for Family & Matrimonial and Insolvency, and was “Recommended” for Labour & Employment.
The Hong Kong Government recently opened the Covid-19 vaccination programme up to all adults over the age of 16 with the aim of safeguarding public health and helping to allow further easing of restrictions and a gradual return to normal life and activities.The vaccination programme raises important and unprecedented questions for employers, however, in terms of protecting their personnel, workplaces and businesses. Can (or should) an employer require an employee to have a vaccination?Registered Foreign Lawyer Matthew Durham from boutique dispute resolution firm Gall will provide his insights on how employers can approach this sensitive topic so that they are aware of specific legal issues as well as potential concerns individuals may have.
When a dispute over rights and obligations between two parties arises, the parties may commence a civil litigation. At the end of litigation, the Court will determine whether and to what extent a party's rights have been infringed, and the appropriate remedy or compensation that party is entitled to.Commencing civil litigation may not be as straightforward as one would think though, and the road from commencement to judgment can be long and complicated. In this Q&A, partner Evelyn Chan and Trainee Solicitor Adriel Wong provide a general overview of Hong Kong's civil litigation process so prospective litigants can be more informed before commencing proceedings.
Hong Kong has been trying for over a decade to grow the commercial space’s appetite for mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism to resolving commercial disputes. Hong Kong first introduced mediation as a voluntary resolution process under the Civil Justice Reform (CJR) on April 2, 2009.