Hong Kong has been long established as one of the world’s leading centres for dispute resolution. Strategically positioned at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong boasts a thriving economy, a highly developed legal infrastructure and benefits from a wealth of both local and international expertise across all sectors.
Nick Dealy, Kenix Yuen and Katherine Jones hosted a table at the Hong Kong Arbitration Charity Ball 2019 on October 22nd, an event held annually to raise funds to support local Hong Kong charities and assist in the development of arbitration across Asia. The Ball supported two fantastic organisations this year – Sailability and Mother’s Choice - and raised HK$789,587 to help beneficiaries.
Shareholders’ disputes, in some cases, are like a divorce according to Gall Consultant Kenix Yuen. Business partners work for years together, and eventually build up a successful business empire, only to find that it is time to go separate ways. In the unfortunate event that the break-up is painful and shareholders have to proceed with unfair prejudice proceedings, what would be the relevant considerations during the process of valuation if a buy-out order is made in the Hong Kong court?Kenix Yuen explores this in her article for In-House Lawyers’ Autumn 2019 issue.
The ICLG to: Competition Litigation covers common issues in competition litigation law and regulations – including interim remedies, final remedies, evidence, justification/defences, timing, settlement, costs, appeal, leniency and anticipated reforms – in 30 jurisdictions., with 4 expert analysis chapters.
Representing jurisdictions worldwide, this new volume in the Getting The Deal Through series offers expert analysis of the key issues relating to the enforcement of foreign judgments. Topics covered include: treaties, regulations and conventions, limitation periods, types of enforceable order, competent courts, defences, judicial requirements and procedures, significance of the enforcing jurisdiction’s public policy to the enforcement of foreign judgments, awards and enforcement process.
Stan Cheung explores the benefits and implications of the recent “Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and of the HKSAR” whereby parties to arbitrations seated in Hong Kong may now seek interim measures from the PRC courts.
Stan Cheung and Nick Gall recently wrote an article on “Resolving a Dispute – Initial Considerations” for LexisNexis where they explored key factors and preparation to be taken before commencing litigation. As part of our collaboration with LexisNexis Adriel Wong also wrote a piece on “Substituted Service by Social Media” and Ashima Sood wrote about “International Enforcement of Default Judgements”.
Chantelle Woo explores the maintenance rights of children born out of wedlock where the parentage is to be determined.
We are delighted to announce that Gall has won Firm of the Year, Hong Kong and Chris Wong was awarded Lawyer of the Year, Hong Kong at the Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2019.
In the newly published edition of Asialaw Profiles 2020, Gall has been named an Outstanding Firm in Dispute Resolution and Labour & Employment practice areas and Highly Recommended Firm for Restructuring & Insolvency. The Firm is also ranked as a Recommended Firm for Regulatory and a Notable Firm for Private Client practice areas. Gall also received recognition in the sector categories as a Recommended Firm for Technology and Telecommunications and a Notable Firm in Banking and Financial Services.