Dispute Resolution

Nick Gall, Ashima Sood and Kritika Sethia Contribute Practical Law Article on the Pro-Arbitration Approach of Courts in Hong Kong

This article considers the pro-arbitration approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of a recent case. It also considers other significant initiatives and developments in the arbitration regime concerning interim measures from mainland courts, arbitration of Russia-related disputes and the new online dispute resolution platform.

Nick Gall Interviewed by Conventus Law on Hong Kong Being a Leading Centre for Dispute Resolution

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.

Resolving a dispute – initial considerations

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”.

Litigation Update: Increases in the civil jurisdictional limits of the District Court and the Small Claims Tribunal

The Legislative Council passed resolutions on 27 June 2018 to raise the upper financial limits on the civil jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal (“SCT”) and the District Court (“DC”) in certain matters. In other words, both the SCT and DC will have the power to deal with claims of a larger amount. Such resolutions will come into operation on 3 December 2018.

Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2018: Gall ranked for Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial, Nick Gall and Caroline McNally named as Leading Individuals

In the recently released Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Guide Gall is ranked in the Dispute Resolution and Family/Matrimonial practice areas. Partners Nick Gall (Dispute Resolution) and Caroline McNally (Family/Matrimonial) are named as Leading Individuals in their respective practice areas, Chris Wong and Andrea Randall were names as Notable Practitioners.

Gall recommended in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018 for dispute resolution, employment and restructuring and insolvency

Gall has been recommended in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2018. The firm was ranked for dispute resolution, employment and for restructuring and insolvency in the Hong Kong chapter. The firm maintained its rank as a Leading Firm in these core practice areas, receiving positive feedback from both clients and peers. Senior Partner Nick Gall was again recognized as a Leading Individual in Hong Kong dispute resolution.

Gall ranked “Outstanding” in Asialaw Profiles 2018

Asialaw have published Asialaw Profiles 2018, The Definitive Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Domestic and Regional Law Firms.In the Hong Kong domestic firm category, Gall was ranked as “Outstanding” in both the Dispute Resolution & Litigation category and in Labour & Employment. The Firm was “Highly Recommended” in the Restructuring and Insolvency category.Nick Gall and Chris Wong were named as Market Leading Lawyers and Andrea Randall was named a Leading Lawyer.