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Gall
3/F DINA HOUSE, RUTTONJEE CENTRE
11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Labour and employment Tier 3

Although it also handles some advisory work (including in relation to restrictive covenants and drafting separation agreements), unsurprisingly, given the firm's pedigree as a leading independent litigation boutique, Gall's employment team is primarily focused on handling contentious employment work on behalf of employers and employees. Led by the 'attentive and knowledgeableAndrea Randall, the team is particularly accomplished at handling litigation within the financial services sector, including as it relates to discrimination, whistle-blowing and bonus disputes.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Boutique litigation firm Gall houses a 'savvy and experienced team that is plugged into the needs of the local market and clients'. Practice head Nick Gall is well known for his expertise in handling international asset tracing litigation and multi-jurisdictional fraud. The team continues to represent one of the most prominent business women in China, Zhang Lan, in a $300m dispute with CVC Capital Partners regarding CVC’s acquisition of an indirect majority shareholding in the client's South Beauty chain of restaurants. Chris Wong is 'highly responsive, user-friendly and has an excellent sense of his clients' core concerns and objectives', and Evelyn Chan is 'hardworking and detail-oriented'.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

The 'commercial, hardworking and knowledgeable' team at dispute resolution boutique Gall provides 'practical solutions' to IPs and debtors on contentious insolvency matters. Notably, the firm is also one of the few firms in Hong Kong acting for litigation funders and was at the forefront of two major decisions in Hong Kong relating to litigation funding in insolvency administrations. Team head Nick Gall is heavily involved on the investigative side of insolvencies, including the examination of company directors/officers and the production of company’s books and records.

The firm: 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.

Areas of practice: Dispute resolution: 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.

Arbitration: as a leading dispute resolution firm, Gall’s arbitration practitioners have extensive experience in handling domestic and international arbitrations arising from a variety of commercial disputes. The team’s experience covers both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings pursuant to a variety of arbitral rules and governing laws. The firm’s experience extends to representing clients seeking injunctive relief, in arbitration-related litigation, and enforcement proceedings.

Restructuring and 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.

Employment: 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. We give advice and act for clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring strategies, negotiating and drafting contract terms, entitlements under deferred compensation, bonus and share schemes and drafting and advising on post termination restrictions. The firm also advises on performance reviews and appraisals,  internal investigations, SFC regulatory investigations and disciplinary issues, discrimination complaints, redundancy issues, termination and separation agreements. The firm is also experienced in applying for and defending injunctions and representing both employers and employees engaged in legal proceedings from the Labour Tribunal to Court of Final Appeal. Nick Gall heads the practice and Andrea Randall has extensive experience in all types of employment law work.

Fraud and 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. The firm is well placed to take urgent action to protect clients’ assets and reputation. The team has a very successful track record in obtaining interim relief such as injunctions, search and seizure orders and gagging orders.

Regulatory: 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 subject to internal bank and/or external regulators and/or police investigators. Nick Dealy has extensive experience in complex and multi-jurisdictional regulatory matters.

Family and divorce: Gall’s family and divorce practice is headed by Caroline McNally. The practice are experienced in all financial and children matters relating to relationship breakdown. Although experienced litigators, the team also actively promote alternative dispute resolution options such mediation and collaborative law. The practice combines specialist knowledge with first class client care and pragmatic solutions, offering each client a tailor-made approach to their particular circumstances and we deal with every matter sensitively and constructively. Areas of expertise include divorce, financial consequences of divorce, judicial separation, separation agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, jurisdiction disputes, children/ parenting disputes, child abduction, international relocation of children, unmarried co-habitants and parents and enforcement and/or variation of court orders. 

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Nick Gall nickgall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7666
Dispute resolution Chris Wong chriswong@gallhk.com 852 3405 7620
Arbitration Nick Gall nickgall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7666
Arbitration Chris Wong chriswong@gallhk.com 852 3405 7620
Fraud/asset tracing Nick Gall nickgall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7666
Fraud/asset tracing Chris Wong chriswong@gallhk.com 852 3405 7620
Regulatory Nick Gall nickgall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7666
Regulatory Chris Wong chriswong@gallhk.com 852 3405 7620
Regulatory Andrea Randall andrearandall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7630
Regulatory Nicholas Dealy ndealy@gallhk.com 852 3405 7656
Employment Nick Gall nickgall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7666
Employment Andrea Randall andrearandall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7630
Insolvency Nick Gall nickgall@gallhk.com 852 3405 7666
Insolvency Chris Wong chriswong@gallhk.com 852 3405 7620
Insolvency Evelyn Chan evelynchan@gallhk.com 852 3405 7671
China-related matters Chris Wong chriswong@gallhk.com 852 3405 7620
Family and Divorce Caroline McNally carolinemcnally@gallhk.com 852 3405 7629
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 Evelyn Chan  photo Evelyn Chan
 Nicholas Dealy  photo Nicholas Dealy
Mr Nick Gall photo Mr Nick Gall
Ms Caroline McNally  photo Ms Caroline McNally
Ms Andrea Randall  photo Ms Andrea Randall
Mr Chris Wong  photo Mr Chris Wong
 Kenix Yuen  photo Kenix Yuen
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