January 11th, 2021 - Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today that Matthew Durham has joined the firm as an England and Wales qualified Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Employment practice. Matthew joins from Simmons & Simmons in Shanghai where he has lived since 1999.
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.
Partner Evelyn Chan has been quoted extensively in a The Standard article on insolvencies in Hong Kong. In the first 11 months last year, bankruptcy filings increased by 7.29 percent to 7,980 from a year ago, data from Official Receiver's Office showed. A total of 409 compulsory winding-up petitions were presented, rising by 7.63 percent year-on-year.Evelyn believes the effects of the pandemic have not yet been fully reflected in the figures, as Hong Kong Court hearings have been disrupted amid the pandemic, resulting in more delays.In the article, Evelyn also explains the process of provisional liquidation and explores soft-touch provisional liquidation – where the company's directors will remain in the management while the provisional liquidator is appointed for restructuring purposes only, and they work together on a restructuring plan.
Senior Partner Nick Gall has been featured in three Hong Kong Economic Times articles where he shares insights on the firm’s strategy, future plans and market trends, Gall’s involvement in the Cyberworks matter earlier this year (advising on Hong Kong’s first-ever telephonic court hearing), and insights on the firm’s approach to hiring and retaining staff.
Caroline McNally has written an article on what to look for when choosing a divorce lawyer for Expat Living magazine touching on at what stage to consider hiring a lawyer, some important things to consider when choosing a lawyer, and what to expect in a first consultation meeting.
Chantelle Woo has written an article on the potential risks of having two wedding ceremonies for Cosmopolitan HK magazine.
Kajal Aswani has written an article for Playtimes magazine exploring what couples should consider if they are planning to enter a pre-nup agreement, how a pre-nup can protect individuals, and how to raise the topic of signing a pre-nup with a partner.
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.
Kajal Aswani has written an article on how to get a pre-nup in Hong Kong for Expat Living’s annual City Guide magazine. The article explores what pre-nups are, whether they’re legally binding in Hong Kong, whether all couples should consider pre-nups before marriage, and the practical steps for getting a pre-nup.