Managing Partner: Nick Gall
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 12
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
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 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.
- Dispute Resolution
- Fraud & Asset Tracing
- China Related Matters
- Restructuring & Insolvency
Main Areas of Practice:
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.
Contacts: Nick Gall, Chris Wong
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm has one of the leading insolvency practices in Hong Kong. Nick Gall, Chris Wong and Evelyn Chan are experienced in major insolvency and restructuring cases. The firm is regularly retained by liquidators, creditors, bondholders and distressed companies.
Contacts: Nick Gall, Chris Wong, Evelyn Chan
Gall is one of the few firms in Hong Kong that acts for both employers and employees. It acts for employees mainly in the banking and financial services sector, and for local and multinational employers in manufacturing, logistics, insurance and hi-tech industries. Gall advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including negotiation of contracts and severance agreements, bonus entitlements, discrimination claims, and claims in the Labour Tribunal and High Court. The employment department also advises on enforceability of restrictive covenants and the movement of large teams between firms. Gall regularly acts for other law firms who require Hong Kong transaction support as well as local employment and data privacy support for investigations into employee wrongdoing (such as FCPA and harassment claims). Nick Gall heads the practice with Andrea Randall, who has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law work.
Contacts: Nick Gall, Andrea Randall
Fraud & Asset Tracing:
The fraud and asset tracing team regularly advises on domestic and cross-border disputes arising from commercial fraud, asset misappropriation and business crime. Recent work has concentrated on Ponzi schemes, directors’ breaches of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of assets and diversion of corporate opportunities and matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Contacts: Nick Gall, Chris Wong
China Related Matters:
Gall handles large scale China related matters where clients require day-to-day contact in the Chinese language. Chris Wong leads a multilingual team advising clients on Hong Kong legal aspects of China related matters, including contractual disputes, debt recovery, injunctions in aid of PRC court proceedings, arbitration and enforcement, shareholders and joint ventures disputes, enforcing PRC judgments in Hong Kong, cross border insolvency and asset tracing exercises.
Contacts: Chris Wong, Nick Gall
Nick Gall is instructed on regulatory cases,including investigations and disciplinary hearings conducted by the SFC, HKSE, CCB and ICAC. Chris Wong advises on disputes related to financial services and sale of goods. Andrea Randall represents individuals who are the subject of internal bank and/or police investigations.
Contacts: Nick Gall, Andrea Randall, Nick Dealy
Gall’s family practice is headed by Caroline McNally. Caroline is qualified in both the UK and Hong Kong and has over 15 years experience advising on all aspects of family breakdown including divorce, financial settlements, pre- and post-nuptial agreement and children matters.
Contacts: Caroline McNally, Nick Gall
The firm represents a broad range of domestic and international clients, including foreign governments, banks and other financial institutions, hedge funds, listed companies, law and accounting firms, local institutions, land and property owners and high net-worth individuals.