Join Registered Foreign Lawyer Matthew Durham for a presentation on employment law themes shaping the market in Hong Kong. From whether employers can mandate vaccinations, to the growing emphasis placed on mental wellness in the workplace, how employers can effectively handle layoffs, suspension during misconduct investigations, updating and using policies to adapt to new working situations, and relying on conditions for commencement of employment, Matthew will share practical suggestions and guidance on how to adapt to a rapidly evolving workplace in a challenging and COVID-affected environment.
Executive Partner Chris Wong will speak on a panel on AML/CFT Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management by Law Firms in the Digital Age at TechLaw.Fest 2021’s event on 22nd September 2021. The panel will explore the issues faced by law firms in managing their AML/CFT risks and compliance obligations.
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.
The division of finances and assets of parties can be one of the most stressful, emotional and daunting parts of a divorce. The pandemic has further complicated the financial aspects of divorce proceedings due to the dynamic economic environment.In some matrimonial disputes, family lawyers find it beneficial to engage forensic accountants who can help provide the court with a clearer picture of the parties’ financial positions, especially during these unusual times.Join Kajal Aswani and Chantelle Woo from boutique dispute resolution firm Gall, and Edward Boyle and Selena Tsang from global consulting firm AlixPartners in this informative webinar to learn more about how to manage financial disclosure in a divorce.
Covid-19 has placed immense pressure on businesses and fundamentally changed the way we work. A range of new issues, challenges and obligations have arisen from an employment law perspective. How can employers and employees navigate this fast-changing landscape?
2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone – for many a wake-up call, for some a write-off, for others an opportunity to learn and grow. Join Monica Browning, Leadership and Life Coach & Founder of Courage Through Coaching, and Caroline McNally, Executive Partner and Head of the Family & Divorce team at boutique dispute resolution law firm Gall, to learn more about how you can set realistic goals for your career and relationships as we move into 2021, and how to understand your core values so you feel empowered in the decisions you make and the way you live your life.
Senior Partner Nick Gall has been recognised in China Business Law Journal’s “China’s Elite 100 Lawyers (Foreign Firms)” list as part of the publication’s annual A-List. The A-List is based on extensive research conducted by China Business Law Journal, with researchers turning to thousands of in-house counsel in China and around the world, as well as partners at Chinese and international law firms, for guidance on who to include.
Gall is co-hosting a webinar on Friday 11th December with Indian law Firm Economic Laws Practice (ELP) exploring key considerations for Indian corporates looking to litigate and arbitrate in Hong Kong.
Executive Partner Caroline McNally and Associate Catherine Tso recently represented the husband in Hong Kong’s first private financial adjudication. The dispute was resolved under the Hong Kong Private Financial Adjudication (“PFA”) pilot scheme which was introduced in 2015 and is similar to arbitration in that parties sign an agreement to have the financial aspect of their divorce proceedings adjudicated by a jointly appointed family specialist practitioner, outside the formal court proceedings.
Nick Gall was quoted extensively in a feature in ALB’s August 2020 issue exploring how the pandemic has sped up the adoption of technology, including in the disputes hearing process. He shared his experience advising the plaintiff in Hong Kong’s first telephonic hearing in Cyberworks Audio Video Technology Limited v Mei Ah (HK) Company Limited & Ors and was quoted saying “if this is the ‘new normal’ then lawyers and clients will have to learn to collaborate and change the way they usually work together.”