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Caroline McNally Writes International Relocation Case Summary for Hong Kong Lawyer

Caroline McNally has written a Case Summary on a recent international relocation case H v W [2021] HKCA 733 for Hong Kong Lawyer magazine. In relocation cases, the paramount consideration is whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child. When considering whether to agree to relocation, parents should be mindful that it is no longer possible to easily shuttle between countries as was the case in pre-pandemic times and there is a real possibility they may be separated from their children for prolonged periods of time.

International Child Abduction and The Hague Convention

What is International Child Abduction? According to the Report on International Parental Child Abduction published by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong in April 2002, international child abduction is when a child has been wrongly removed or retained across an international border. It usually occurs when there is a relationship breakdown between the parents.

Reconsidering the need for parallel schemes of arrangement

The cautious and prudent approach for distressed companies pursuing a Hong Kong scheme of arrangement is to simultaneously pursue a parallel scheme in their home jurisdiction, even if most if not all of its debts are governed by Hong Kong laws. The rationale is to prevent hostile creditors from disrupting the implementation of the scheme in another jurisdiction, thereby better insulating the distressed company.

Parental Rights for Same-Sex Partners in Hong Kong

At present, same-sex marriages and civil partnerships are not recognised under the laws of Hong Kong. This means that same-sex couples do not currently enjoy the same parental rights as opposite-sex couples in Hong Kong. Consequently, same-sex parents are not attributed equal parental rights.

Gall Announces Latest Round of Promotions

1st June, 2021 – Gall, a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution, announced today the promotions of Felda Yeung from Senior Associate to Of Counsel, and Yandy Lam, Chantelle Woo and Ashima Sood from Associate to Senior Associate. The promotions take place with immediate effect.

Nick Gall, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia Contribute Chapter on Insolvency for ICLG

Nick Gall, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia have contributed the Hong Kong chapter for the 2021 International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Restructuring & Insolvency. The chapter covers common issues in restructuring and insolvency, including issues that arise when a company is in financial difficulties, restructuring options, insolvency procedures, tax, employees and cross-border issues in 25 jurisdictions.
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