Arbitration Lawyers in Hong Kong

As a leading dispute resolution firm in Hong Kong, our arbitration lawyers have extensive experience in handling domestic and international arbitrations arising from a variety of commercial disputes.

Our team of international and domestic arbitration lawyers have vast experience on both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings pursuant to a variety of arbitral rules and governing laws, and our experience extends to representing clients seeking injunctive relief, in arbitration-related litigation, and enforcement proceedings.

Gall’s arbitration lawyers are also particularly well-placed to assist clients in their China-related disputes, and in advising Chinese entities on their offshore disputes.

We work closely with clients to offer strategic, cost-effective, and practical guidance for the effective resolution of disputes and are specialists in the following areas:

  • Domestic and international arbitrations
  • Ad hoc and institutional proceedings
  • Arbitration-related litigation
  • Obtaining mareva/freezing injunctions in aid of foreign and domestic arbitral proceedings
  • Enforcement action

Frequently asked questions

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that seeks to resolve disputes outside the courts as agreed by the parties. An unbiased third person or third parties, the arbitrators, decide the dispute and render the arbitration award. The award is final, legally binding and enforceable.

Gall’s team of arbitration lawyers fully understand the arbitral process, and are experienced at using it to effectively maximise the benefit of our clients.

Our arbitration lawyers observe that arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes. It is particularly effective in international transactions.

In principle, arbitrations should be faster (hence, more costs-efficient) and more flexible in terms of rules and procedures. Unlike litigation, arbitration can be entirely disposed on the papers.

With a long track record of helping clients resolve their disputes, our team of arbitration lawyers have the resources and expertise to represent parties in all aspects of arbitration.

There is no appeal against an arbitral award, but you may seek legal advice as to the enforceability of an arbitral award and the prospect of setting aside an arbitral award based on local laws.

Our arbitration lawyers have substantial experience in enforcing and setting aside arbitral awards.

Individuals may choose Hong Kong as an arbitration seat for their dispute so they can rely on a world class framework, independent and neutral forum, and an arbitration friendly judiciary.

As an international financial centre, Hong Kong harbours the most sophisticated commercial disputes in the world, and hence nurtures and attracts the best arbitration lawyers.

It is also the first and only jurisdiction which the Mainland Chinese Courts would grant ancillary interim measures in aid of the arbitrations seated there.

Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2022

Gall is a trustworthy source of instructions – they handle the case meticulously with every point covered.

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022

Tier 1 Firm, Commercial and Transactions Hong Kong Domestic Firms

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific, 2018-2022

Winner, Firm of the Year – Hong Kong

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards, 2018-2021

“Extremely professional, concise, timely and creative.”
“Gall is a first-class firm, offering practical and cost-effective advice”

Outstanding Firm, Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles 2020

Tier 1 Firm, Commercial and Transactions Hong Kong Domestic Firms

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019

A boutique practice that ‘provides great technical advice and is sensitive to commercial issues’.

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

Winner, Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year

The Asian Legal Awards 2019

Interviewees highlight the team’s timeliness and the quality of its advice. “They always come back to us quickly. They provide clear advice and understand what we are talking about very quickly,” a client reports. Further sources concur by saying that the team is “always on time” and “gives strong advice.”

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

All the solicitors I have worked with at Gall are extremely competent, hard-working and demonstrate the ability to ‘think outside of the box’ in solving problems and issues that arise during the course of the litigation.

Outstanding Firm, Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles 2019