On 20 September 2018, Asia’s leading dispute resolution lawyers will gather in Hong Kong to celebrate the progress of litigation and dispute resolution in the legal profession at the fourth annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.
With cross-border litigation on the rise, recognition and enforcement of judgments rendered by foreign courts takes on increasing significance. Nick Gall and Lydia Mak present a structured guide to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements in Hong Kong: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9d20f9bb-eb6f-4212-bbcd-f23e89dd1ba2
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.
Nick Gall and Ashima Sood analyse the laws and regulations in Hong Kong to freeze and repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption in the latest edition of Getting The Deal Through: Asset Recovery 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.
We are delighted to announce that Gall has won National Law Firm of the Year, Hong Kong at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017. The winners were announced on 28th September, when Asia's leading dispute resolution lawyers gathered at The Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong to celebrate the progress of litigation and dispute resolution in the legal profession. The evening celebrated the foremost leaders in 13 practice areas across 14 jurisdictions around the region.
It is well recognised that the pro-arbitration and pro-enforcement approach of Hong Kong courts is the key attribute that underpins Hong Kong's position as an attractive venue for commercial dispute resolution.Due to the rapid economic growth in the markets and a surge in cross-border transactions, arbitration users across the globe are demanding a robust regulatory framework and a judicial climate that is pro-arbitration. Hong Kong has been successful in recognising these demands both in principle as well as in practice.This article considers:The pro-enforcement approach of courts in Hong Kong in the context of the recent judgment in U v A [HCCT 34/2016]. Other important developments in the arbitration regime in Hong Kong.
Gall has been nominated in 6 categories in this year’s ALB Hong Kong Law Awards.
This article first appeared in the 11th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.https://iclg.com/practice-areas/corporate-recovery-and-insolvency/corporate-recovery-and-insolvency-2017/hong-kong
Currently a foreign judgment can be enforced in Hong Kong by one of two means. Firstly, at Common Law, and secondly, through the Statutory Registration Scheme, namely the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap. 319).