COVID-19 has created unforeseen challenges for businesses all over the world with an impact so far-reaching that several organisations are no longer able to survive. Governments have swiftly enacted relief measures but the financial consequences of the pandemic on businesses is unprecedented. Some common law jurisdictions have created new insolvency law measures to tackle the uphill struggle businesses face, but what rescue options are available in Hong Kong?
Nick Gall is featured in the latest Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Litigation 2020 guidebook which brings together for the first time the insight, expertise and wisdom of some of the world’s foremost litigation lawyers in a single book.
Gall has been recognised as an "Employer of Choice" in Hong Kong by Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine. The survey asked lawyers and support staff for their thoughts on their roles, career prospects and work/life balance, amongst other things. Last year, over 2,500 private practice lawyers across Asia participated.
March 11, 2020 – Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today the promotion of Kenix Yuen from Consultant to Partner. The promotion takes place with immediate effect.
Associates Chantelle Woo, Catherine Tso and Loretta Ho hosted an "Associates in Family Law" Christmas lunch on December 10, 2019 and invited some of our peers along to catch up before the holiday season.
We hosted our first Women’s Disputes Christmas Dinner on December 5th, 2019, at Mott 32 and enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new ones over Peking Duck and plenty of wine. This will become an annual Gall event where we hope to create a relaxed, informal environment for women in disputes to connect.
Gall hosted a small breakfast event for our family law friends and colleagues to discuss the important topic of mental health in Hong Kong. After a short introduction from our Executive Partner Caroline McNally, Simon Bruce from Farrer & Co in London shared insights from a recent UK Law Society talk organised by the NGO Support Through Court about the explosion of consciousness surrounding wellness and mental health in the UK over the past few years, the importance of kindness, empathy and compassion amongst family lawyers in dealing with the work they do, and grounds for optimism in the family courts.
Hong Kong has been long established as one of the world’s leading centres for dispute resolution. Strategically positioned at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong boasts a thriving economy, a highly developed legal infrastructure and benefits from a wealth of both local and international expertise across all sectors.
Caroline was one of the speakers participating in the joint AIJA-UIA session on International Divorce – Protecting Business Wealth in Litigation. This session was a comparative analysis of civil and common law perspectives with speakers from the jurisdictions of Hong Kong, England & Wales, Macau, Italy and France.
Gall is proud to be a sponsor at this year’s Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum. Partners Evelyn Chan and Nick Dealy are attending the conference in Tokyo.