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3/F DINA HOUSE, RUTTONJEE CENTRE, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 3405 7688
Fax:
Fax +852 2801 7202
Email:
Web:
www.gallhk.com

Chris Wong

Tel:
Work +852 3405 7688
Email:
Gall

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Practice Area(s):

Business Litigation, China Related Matters, Insolvency, Fraud/Asset Tracing, Regulatory/ Criminal, Arbitration

Chris is the firm’s practice leader of PRC related cases under Hong Kong law.

Chris specialises in a broad range of corporate and commercial dispute work, with particular emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, fraud and asset recovery, contentious insolvency and bankruptcy, receiverships, shareholders and joint venture disputes, gaming disputes, mis-selling of financial products, cybercrime, audit negligence claims, SFC and ICAC investigations, employment disputes, and judicial review. He has substantial experience in injunction applications, and discovery (including Norwich Pharmacal) applications, in aid of domestic/foreign arbitrations and Court proceedings. He acts for and against numerous mainland Chinese and foreign companies/individuals in their disputes.

Chris experience also includes representing PRC and foreign based companies/individuals in high-value arbitrations conducted under the HKIAC, UNCITRAL, ICC and CIETAC Rules. He also has substantial experience in respect of applications to the High Court to set aside arbitral awards.

Chris regularly teaches in the Insolvency Preparatory Course organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants on topics relating to liquidation and bankruptcy. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales 

 

Career

2006-2008: Fairbairn Gatley Low & Kong – trainee solicitor
2008-2010: Fairbairn Gatley Low & Kong – associate
2010-2013: Gall – associate
2013-2014: Gall – senior associate
2014 to present – partner.

Languages

English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Member

Law Society of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Education

Kings College London, LLB (2004); University of Hong Kong PCLL (2006).

Leisure

 


Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Leading local litigation firm Gall has a focus on contentious insolvency matters, and as well as receiving direct instructions from local IPs, is also regularly referred work by overseas law firms. The ‘very knowledgeableChristopher Wong handles insolvency disputes as part of his broader commercial litigation practice and specialises in PRC-related cases under Hong Kong law. Wong is representing Cellmark China in the defence of a claim by Deloitte (as liquidators of a subsidiary of a listed company in Hong Kong) in excess of HK$2bn for conspiracy and diversion of some of the company’s assets. ‘Excellent’ team head Nick Gall has a strong reputation in the market and is regularly involved in the investigative side of insolvencies.

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Litigation

Within: Litigation

Gall is ‘the equal of many much larger firms; the lawyers are universally of high ability, offering practical advice and sensible solutions’. Practice head Nick Gall handles multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation and head of China-related matters Chris Wong is also highly regarded. The team handles contentious insolvency and bankruptcy, shareholder and joint venture disputes, mis-selling of financial products, audit negligence claims, employment disputes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigations, and judicial reviews.

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