Gall has been named a Top Tier Firm in the results of this year’s Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 survey.
It is common to find employers imposing post-termination restraints (“PTRs”) on employees in order to restrict the post-termination activities of the employees with the aim of protecting the employer’s businesses. Post-termination restrictions are often used by employers to restrict an employee from: joining competitors; poaching employees; soliciting clients or customers; or dealing with clients or suppliers.
In a recent costs decision handed down in March 2018 in a committal proceedings, the Court of First Instance (“CFI”) in China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Ltd v Chun Hei Man  HKEC 676 considered whether it could, in exercising the wide discretion on costs under Section 52A of the High Court Ordinance and O.62, r.2(4) of the Rules of the High Court, rely on matters or findings in the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal (“CA”) after the costs hearing had already taken place.
Whether you are an employee or an employer, it pays to have an understanding of the law regarding redundancies. While last year saw significant job cuts across the finance and aviation industries, redundancies can occur in any industry at any time due to a range of political, technological and economic factors.
The Firm is delighted to announce Felda Yeung’s promotion to Senior Associate. The promotion takes place with immediate effect. Felda joined Gall as a trainee solicitor in 2011 was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2013. She is a disputes lawyer experienced in commercial and civil litigation, with a focus on arbitration, contractual disputes and fraud investigations.
Head of Family and Divorce Practice Caroline McNally will speak at the inaugural Family Conference in Singapore presented by the Family Law Practice Committee, Probate Practice and Succession Planning Committee and the Muslim Law Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.
Expatriate Law’s International Family Law Conference is aimed at lawyers who undertake international family law cases involving the Middle East.
The ICLG to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency covers common issues in corporate recovery and insolvency – including issues that arise when a company is in financial difficulties, restructuring options, insolvency procedures, tax, employees, cross-border issues, groups and reform – in 31 jurisdictions.
Global Legal Insights to: International Arbitration 2018 covers key topics including arbitration agreements and procedures, arbitrators, interim relief, arbitration awards, challenge and enforcement of awards, investment arbitration and decisions in 35 jurisdictions.
The Firm is delighted to announce Kenix Yuen’s promotion to Consultant. The promotion takes place with immediate effect. Kenix joined Gall in 2013. She is a senior disputes lawyer specialising in cross border commercial litigation and international arbitrations (in particular, involving element(s) of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”)) covering contractual disputes, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties, fraud and asset tracing, misrepresentation and mis-selling claims.