Gall Ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Guide

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Guide has been released and Gall is ranked in Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Tier 4), Labour and Employment (Tier 3), and Restructuring and Insolvency (Tier 4). Nick Gall, Chris Wong and Evelyn Chan are Recommended Lawyers and Andrea Randall is a Next Generation Partner.

Dispute resolution: litigation

Boutique litigation firm Gall houses a ‘savvy and experienced team that is plugged into the needs of the local market and clients‘. Practice head Nick Gall is well known for his expertise in handling international asset tracing litigation and multi-jurisdictional fraud. The team continues to represent one of the most prominent business women in China, Zhang Lan, in a $300m dispute with CVC Capital Partners regarding CVC’s acquisition of an indirect majority shareholding in the client’s South Beauty chain of restaurants. Chris Wong is ‘highly responsive, user-friendly and has an excellent sense of his clients’ core concerns and objectives‘, and Evelyn Chan is ‘hardworking and detail-oriented‘.

Labour and employment

Although it also handles some advisory work (including in relation to restrictive covenants and drafting separation agreements), unsurprisingly, given the firm’s pedigree as a leading independent litigation boutique, Gall‘s employment team is primarily focused on handling contentious employment work on behalf of employers and employees. Led by the ‘attentive and knowledgeable‘ Andrea Randall, the team is particularly accomplished at handling litigation within the financial services sector, including as it relates to discrimination, whistle-blowing and bonus disputes.

Restructuring and insolvency  

The ‘commercial, hardworking and knowledgeable‘ team at dispute resolution boutique Gall provides ‘practical solutions‘ to IPs and debtors on contentious insolvency matters. Notably, the firm is also one of the few firms in Hong Kong acting for litigation funders and was at the forefront of two major decisions in Hong Kong relating to litigation funding in insolvency administrations. Team head Nick Gall is heavily involved on the investigative side of insolvencies, including the examination of company directors/officers and the production of company’s books and records.