Insolvency

Our insolvency litigators regularly act in high profile insolvencies and corporate collapses in Hong Kong.

We are able to advise on all areas of contentious insolvency, including:

  • Advising appointment takers and insolvency practitioners
  • Identification and realisation of assets in insolvent estates
  • Pursuing recovery actions on behalf of appointment takers
  • Obtaining validation orders
  • Enforcement of security
  • Creditor services
  • Investigations and examinations
  • Ex parte applications for the appointment of provisional liquidators
  • Advising on cross border insolvency issues
  • General advice in respect of terminal and non-terminal companies
  • Advising directors on their duties and liabilities

Local firm, well known and respected for its representation of clients in both Hong Kong and cross-border commercial disputes. Well placed to assist financial institutions, foreign governments and high net worth individuals, with expertise in a range of issues including insolvency, fraud and employment disputes. Experienced in securing major injunctions for high-profile clients.

Interviewees describe the team as “very responsive” and appreciate that it can handle matters “in a timely manner.”

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

‘Excellent’ team head Nick Gall has a strong reputation in the market and is regularly involved in the investigative side of insolvencies.

Recommended Individual, Restructuring & Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Leading local litigation firm Gall has a focus on contentious insolvency matters, and as well as receiving direct instructions from local IPs, is also regularly referred work by overseas law firms.

Leading Firm, Restructuring & Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

The ‘very knowledgeable’ Chris Wong handles insolvency disputes as part of his broader commercial litigation practice and specialises in PRC-related cases under Hong Kong law

Recommended Individual, Restructuring & Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Gall specialises in bankruptcy litigation and debtor representation

Highly Recommended firm – Asialaw Profiles 2018

Finalist, Best in Insolvency

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

Finalist, Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013-2017

Compact team with acknowledged strength in the contentious insolvency arena

Highly Recommended Firm, Restructuring and Insolvency – Asialaw Profiles 2017

Gall is highly regarded for its contentious insolvency capabilities. The ‘extremely sharp’ Chris Wong is frequently instructed by insolvency practitioners, often in cases with a cross-border element.

Leading Firm, Restructuring and Insolvency and Recommended Individual, Chris Wong – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Chris Wong has maintained the firm’s presence in this sector with a series of insolvency-related cases. Contentious specialist Nick Gall provides further senior-level credibility.

Recommended Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016