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Tier 1 Firm, Commercial and Transactions Hong Kong Domestic Firms

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

Gall listed as a Recommended Firm and Caroline McNally named a “Leading Lawyer”

Doyle’s Guide to Leading Family Lawyer and Law Firm Rankings – Hong Kong 2018

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.”

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

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.”

Leading Firm, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Gall is ‘the equal of many much larger firms; the lawyers are universally of high ability, offering practical advice and sensible solutions’.

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Gall specialises in bankruptcy litigation and debtor representation

Highly Recommended firm – Asialaw Profiles 2018

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”

Asialaw Profiles 2018

Recommended Firm and Recommended Lawyer, Andrea Randall

The Doyle’s Guide to Leading Hong Kong Employment Lawyer Rankings, 2018

Nominee, Hong Kong Independent Firm of the Year

Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016 & 2017

Finalist, Best in Labour and Employment

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

Finalist, Best in Insolvency

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

Finalist, Hong Kong Firm of the Year 2017

China Law & Practice Awards 2017 by China Law & Practice in association with The American Lawyer and The Asian Lawyer

National Law Firm of the Year, Hong Kong

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017

Finalist, Employment Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017

Finalist, Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013-2017

Winner, Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year

The ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017

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”.

Asialaw Profiles 2017

Leading Firm, Employment and Recommended Individual, Andrea Randall. Andrea Randall is noted for her “great tactical acumen”, “Randall fights hard for her clients”.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Compact team with acknowledged strength in the contentious insolvency arena

Highly Recommended Firm, Restructuring and Insolvency – Asialaw Profiles 2017

Chris Wong has a strong focus on PRC matters. He is thorough, reliable, quick and a good communicator.

Highly Recommended Firm, Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles 2016

Experienced in securing major injunctions for high-profile clients.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

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.”

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Gall is extremely well regarded in the litigation field

Leading Firm, Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Shortlisted for Employment Firm of the Year and Andrea Randall for Employment Lawyer of the Year

The Asia Legal Awards 2017 by The Asian Lawyer in association with Legal Week, China Law & Practice and The American Lawyer

Winner, Best in Labour & Employment

Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015 & 2016

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.

Leading Firm, Restructuring and Insolvency and Recommended Individual, Chris Wong – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Gall is knowledgeable and experienced, and reasonable in terms of costs.

Highly Recommended Firm, Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles 2017

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.

Recommended Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

Finalist for the BDO Limited Award for Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013 – 2017

Winner, Best in Restructuring and Insolvency

2016 China Business Law Awards

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.

Winner, Disputes Boutique of the Year – Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015 & 2016

Nick Gall

Dispute Resolution Star, Commercial and Transactions – Hong Kong

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

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.

Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Practice head Nick Gall handles multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation.

Tier 1 Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

‘Excellent’ team head Nick Gall has a strong reputation in the market and is regularly involved in the investigative side of insolvencies.

Recommended Individual, Restructuring & Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Nick Gall is well-respected by his peers. “Nick Gall is a very good communicator,” says a client.

Market Leading Lawyer, Dispute Resolution & Litigation – Asialaw Profiles 2018 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018

Nick Gall handles contentious employment work as a function of his overarching commercial litigation practice.

Recommended Individual, Employment – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

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.”

Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Caroline McNally

Dispute Resolution Star, Family and Probate – Hong Kong

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

Named a “Leading Lawyer”

Doyle’s Guide to Leading Family Lawyer and Law Firm Rankings – Hong Kong 2018

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.”

Leading Individual, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

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”.

Leading Individual, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

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.”

Leading Individual, Family/Divorce – Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

Leading Individual

Who’s Who Legal Private Client 2016

“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”.

Distinguished in Field for Divorce, Nuptial Agreements and Children – Spears Asia Family Law Index

Chris Wong

Future Star, Commercial and Transactions – Hong Kong

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

Chris Wong is highly regarded

Recommended Individual, Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

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

Recommended Individual, Restructuring & Insolvency – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

“Chris is thorough, reliable, quick and is a good communicator,” says a client.

Market Leading Lawyer, Dispute Resolution & Litigation – Asialaw Profiles 2018 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018

“Responsive and efficient” Chris Wong, Head of China-related matters “provides very clear and thorough advice.”

Recommended Individual, Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

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.

Recommended Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Nominee, Disputes Star of the Year – Hong Kong

Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016 and 2017

Andrea Randall

“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.

Leading Lawyer, Employment – Asialaw Profiles 2018 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018

Recommended Lawyer, Leading Hong Kong Employment Lawyer Rankings, 2018

The Doyle’s Guide

Andrea Randall’s employment litigation experience including claims for breach of contract, wrongful termination, unlawful dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and bonus disputes.

Recommended Individual, Employment – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Finalist, Woman Lawyer of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017

Nominee, Employment Lawyer of the Year

The Asia Legal Awards 2017 by The Asian Lawyer in association with Legal Week, China Law & Practice and The American Lawyer

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

Asialaw Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016 and 2017