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Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

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, employment, and shareholder and joint venture disputes. Also regularly handles fraud claims and recovery actions. Experienced in securing major injunctions for high-profile clients. Regularly receives referrals from international law firms in Hong Kong.

Strengths

A client states: "The team is responsive, the partners are hard-working and the overall service is great."

Another source asserts: "Gall is a responsive and nimble operation with a personal and commercially sensitive approach."

Work highlights

Represented Tomohiro Okada in two unfair prejudice proceedings, related injunction applications and a judicial review as part of a USD3 billion dispute with his father Kazuo Okada over control of Okada Holdings, the majority shareholder of gaming machine maker Universal Entertainment.

Notable practitioners

Chris Wong earns a banded ranking after winning praise from market commentators, with one singling him out as "particularly good" at being "practical and realistic about the challenges" while "listening, understanding and being prepared to explain things." His broad disputes practice encompasses shareholder disputes, fraud and asset recovery, and securing interim measures.

Nick Gall heads the practice group and is an experienced litigator, particularly for shareholder disputes. A market source notes that he gives "very good strategic advice."

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Overview

Gall is a leading independent Hong Kong law firm focusing primarily on dispute resolution.

Gall handles highly complex disputes and is frequently engaged in multi-jurisdictional litigation. The partners all come from international firms and have practised in Hong Kong for many years. Gall has a broad portfolio of institutional, corporate and private clients, both domestic and foreign.

Gall  is  a  highly regarded  firm  that  regularly  works  alongside  many of  the  world’s  leading  law  firms.  As  one  of  Hong  Kong’s  most  active  litigation  practices,  the firm  is  frequently  engaged  by  foreign  law  firms  on  major  cases  and  has  established  strong  working  relationships throughout the global legal market. Gall has become a key referral firm for law firms and companies outside Hong Kong.

Nick Gall leads this practice area.  As a litigation firm, Gall handles a broad variety of cases. These include contractual disputes, employment cases, contentious insolvency matters, fraud and asset tracing cases and shareholders’ disputes. The partners are all experienced in domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Key practice areas:

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Employment
  • Fraud & Asset Tracing
  • China Related Matters
  • Regulatory
  • Family/Matrimonial



Members

Gall, Nick (Head of Department)

Aswani, Kajal

Chan, Evelyn

Dealy, Nick

McNally, Caroline

Randall, Andrea

Wong, Chris

Yeung, Felda

Yuen, Kenix

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

Gall

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Location

Unit 302, 3rd Floor, Dina House

Ruttonjee Centre

11 Duddell Street

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)