Tier 1 Firm, Commercial and Transactions Hong Kong Domestic Firms
Gall listed as a Recommended Firm and Caroline McNally named a “Leading Lawyer”
Local firm, well known and respected for its representation of clients in both Hong Kong and cross-border commercial disputes. Well placed to assist financial institutions, foreign governments and high net worth individuals, with expertise in a range of issues including insolvency, fraud and employment disputes. Experienced in securing major injunctions for high-profile clients.
Interviewees describe the team as “very responsive” and appreciate that it can handle matters “in a timely manner.”
Compact team known for its expertise in dealing with the breakdown of relationships. Acts for clients going through a divorce, assisting them in the financial aspects, also usually handling complex international relocations where children are involved. Renowned for its emphasis on using collaborative law and mediation as alternative methods to resolve a dispute.
“They are very good and organised and they have the right amount of empathy with clients.”
Another market source highlights the team’s key strengths: “Approachable and very professional. No-nonsense.”
Gall is ‘the equal of many much larger firms; the lawyers are universally of high ability, offering practical advice and sensible solutions’.
Gall specialises in bankruptcy litigation and debtor representation
Outstanding Firm, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
“The lawyers at Gall are extremely pragmatic and focused on the business outcome that we as the client are seeking to achieve”
Recommended Firm and Recommended Lawyer, Andrea Randall
Nominee, Hong Kong Independent Firm of the Year
Finalist, Best in Labour and Employment
Finalist, Best in Insolvency
Finalist, Hong Kong Firm of the Year 2017
National Law Firm of the Year, Hong Kong
Finalist, Employment Law Firm of the Year
Finalist, Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Winner, Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
Highly Recommended Firm, Employment and Recommended Individual, Andrea Randall. “Andrea Randall has an impressive knowledge of HK and English employment law. She offers creative legal strategies”.
Leading Firm, Employment and Recommended Individual, Andrea Randall. Andrea Randall is noted for her “great tactical acumen”, “Randall fights hard for her clients”.
Compact team with acknowledged strength in the contentious insolvency arena
Chris Wong has a strong focus on PRC matters. He is thorough, reliable, quick and a good communicator.
Experienced in securing major injunctions for high-profile clients.
Interviewees are quick to highlight the team’s focus on client service, saying: “It is a very strong team which is very client service oriented.” A further client adds: “They are very focused on meeting client demands and are very responsive to clients’ needs.”
Gall is extremely well regarded in the litigation field
Shortlisted for Employment Firm of the Year and Andrea Randall for Employment Lawyer of the Year
Winner, Best in Labour & Employment
Gall is highly regarded for its contentious insolvency capabilities. The ‘extremely sharp’ Chris Wong is frequently instructed by insolvency practitioners, often in cases with a cross-border element.
Gall is knowledgeable and experienced, and reasonable in terms of costs.
Chris Wong has maintained the firm’s presence in this sector with a series of insolvency-related cases. Contentious specialist Nick Gall provides further senior-level credibility.
Finalist for the BDO Limited Award for Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year
Winner, Best in Restructuring and Insolvency
The boutique disputes firm of the year is a compact powerhouse specializing in dispute resolution. Some of the largest firms trust them as their referrals, and some of the largest names make up their clientele.
Dispute Resolution Star, Commercial and Transactions – Hong Kong
Department head Nick Gall is regarded as a “very sound litigator” who is “affable, kind and attentive.” Interviewees are quick to highlight his responsive approach and considerable experience in the market, with one source calling him “a very safe pair of hands.” He is valued for his expertise in commercial disputes and is particularly active in cross-border fraud and asset tracing matters.
Practice head Nick Gall handles multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation.
‘Excellent’ team head Nick Gall has a strong reputation in the market and is regularly involved in the investigative side of insolvencies.
Nick Gall is well-respected by his peers. “Nick Gall is a very good communicator,” says a client.
Nick Gall handles contentious employment work as a function of his overarching commercial litigation practice.
Interviewees highlight Nick Gall for his long-standing experience and excellent contacts in the market. Clients say: “He is the most pragmatic and efficient of the lawyers I have worked with in Hong Kong. He is very meticulous, prompt, and drives the case rather than being told what to do.”
Dispute Resolution Star, Family and Probate – Hong Kong
Named a “Leading Lawyer”
Head of practice Caroline McNally is renowned for her work in the family law field, and particularly recognised for her negotiating skills while working on prenuptial agreements. She was also elected chair of the Hong Kong Family Law Association in 2017. One market commentator states: “She is fantastic to work with: she is measured, reassuring to clients and has a very quick command of the important issues of the case.”
Caroline McNally of Gall is commended for her expertise in matrimonial, cohabitation and child-related matters. She is well regarded for high-stakes cross-border matters. One impressed interviewee states: “She is crystal clear in her approach and highly confident, approachable and reasonable, picking up on any key issues immediately”.
Hailed as both “a force to be reckoned with” and “efficient and confident”, Caroline McNally’s time practising in London has equipped her with “international training at the highest level. She is an expert on complex, high-stakes matrimonial disputes and has also acted on matters concerning relocation and cohabitation.”
“Caroline is outstanding”; “a wise, clever head on young shoulders”; “extremely knowledgeable, the very safest pair of hands to guide one through a testing time of life”.
Future Star, Commercial and Transactions – Hong Kong
Chris Wong is highly regarded
The ‘very knowledgeable’ Chris Wong handles insolvency disputes as part of his broader commercial litigation practice and specialises in PRC-related cases under Hong Kong law
“Chris is thorough, reliable, quick and is a good communicator,” says a client.
“Responsive and efficient” Chris Wong, Head of China-related matters “provides very clear and thorough advice.”
The ‘extremely sharp’ Chris Wong has a broad practice that takes in bankruptcy, insolvency, commercial disputes, fraud and asset recovery. He is frequently instructed by insolvency practitioners, often in cases with a cross-border element.
Nominee, Disputes Star of the Year – Hong Kong
“We worked with Gall mainly on employment matters and find their lawyers very well-versed and aggressive”.
Andrea Randall has an impressive knowledge of HK and English employment law,” says a client. “Andrea offers creative legal strategies,” says another.
Recommended Lawyer, Leading Hong Kong Employment Lawyer Rankings, 2018
Andrea Randall’s employment litigation experience including claims for breach of contract, wrongful termination, unlawful dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and bonus disputes.
Finalist, Woman Lawyer of the Year
Nominee, Employment Lawyer of the Year
Andrea was included in Asian Legal Business (ALB) annual “40 under 40” list 2016, a list “showcasing 40 of the brightest legal minds in the Asia region”.
Nominee, Asia Pacific Rising Star Award