Publications

The impact of COVID-19 on temporary removal of children out of Hong Kong

Every year before long holidays i.e. Christmas, Easter and Summer, family law practitioners would often be busy dealing with their clients’ applications for temporary removal of children out of Hong Kong for their holiday travel. 2020 has been very different. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and with the lockdown and travel restrictions around the world, we have not seen the typical “seasonal” element to temporary removal applications as holiday travel is no longer a driving force behind these applications.

Nick Dealy and Ashima Sood Contribute Chapter on Competition Litigation for ICLG

Nick Dealy and Ashima Sood have contributed the Hong Kong chapter for the 2021 International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Competition Litigation. The chapter covers common issues in competition litigation law and regulations in Hong Kong, including interim remedies, final remedies, evidence, justification/defences, timing, settlement, costs, appeal, leniency and anticipated reforms.

Gall Advises on Hong Kong’s First Private Financial Adjudication Case

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, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia Contribute Practical Law Article on the Pro-Arbitration Approach of Courts in Hong Kong

This article considers the pro-arbitration approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of a recent case. It also considers other significant initiatives and developments in the arbitration regime concerning interim measures from mainland courts, arbitration of Russia-related disputes and the new online dispute resolution platform.

Gall Contributes Chapter on International Arbitration for Global Legal Insights

Evelyn Chan and Felda Yeung have contributed the Hong Kong Chapter for the GLI guide to International Arbitration 2020. The book contains 32 country chapters and is designed to provide general counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers with a comprehensive insight into the realities of international arbitration. Market trends, legal developments and practical, policy and strategic issues are also explored.

Gall Contributes Chapter on Enforcement of Foreign Judgements for ICLG

Nick Gall, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia have contributed the Hong Kong Chapter for the 2020 International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. This chapter covers common issues in the enforcement of foreign judgements laws and regulations through the detailing of the general enforcement regime, enforcement regime applicable to judgments from certain countries, and methods of enforcement in other jurisdictions.