International Family Law – Hong Kong

Caroline McNally wrote an article for LexisPSL in the first of a series of News Analysis considering family law provisions in other Jurisdictions. Caroline outlines the key principles in Hong Kong in relation to jurisdiction, divorce, financial provision, private children and non-court dispute resolution as well as recent and forthcoming law reform. Click here to read the

Consequences for Failing to Pay Terminal Payments Within the Statutory Time 

When an employee’s employment is terminated, certain payments become due and failure to make such terminal payments can have serious consequences. It is therefore essential that employers are aware of their statutory obligations upon termination.   What are employees entitled to upon termination? When calculating terminal payments, employers must consider the individual circumstances of each

Gall Sponsors Hong Kong Legal Walk’s Closing Ceremony and Lunch

Gall sponsored the Hong Kong Legal Walk’s Closing Ceremony and Lunch on November 19th, 2022. The inaugural Hong Kong Legal Walk connected the legal profession with the common cause of charity and service to our local community. In addition to sponsoring the closing event, a team of Gall lawyers hiked 12.5km to from Aldrich Bay

Winding-up a Foreign Incorporated Company in Hong Kong – Nature of Benefits Conferred by a Winding Up Order

Case Background 14th June, 2022 -The Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) handed down a judgment in Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited v Arjowiggins HKK 2 Limited [2022] HKCFA 11 (“CFA Decision”) yesterday, ruling on the nature of benefits conferred by a winding up order required to wind up a foreign incorporated company. The jurisdiction of

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Disability discrimination is a complex yet crucial area of law which all employers will come across at some point. A stigma exists in Asian cultures around disability which, coupled with a lack of awareness from mainstream corporate culture, means that disability is often seen as ‘the forgotten cause’ of DEI priorities.

Matthew Durham and Felda Yeung Write Article on Employee Misconduct for Human Resources Online

Employee misconduct can take many different forms, be it financial, regulatory, harassment, discrimination, or breaches of company policies. Allegations and complaints regarding misconduct or the discovery of incidences of misconduct may come from a variety of sources and functions, ranging from routine compliance checks to external sources, whistleblowers or even regulatory dawn raids.