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Nick Gall

Work 852 3405 7688

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Senior Partner


Practice Area(s):

Business Litigation, Fraud/Asset Tracing, Regulatory/Criminal, Employment, Insolvency

Nick is Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Gall. He has acted for publicly listed companies, senior employees, the Hong Kong Government, the US Government, major international banks and corporations throughout the world.

Nick has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation. His work often requires making cross-border applications, freezing/gagging applications, urgent injunctive relief, the examination of senior executives/bank officers and recovery and enforcement proceedings generally. He also has extensive experience in forcing banks and financial institutions to provide information to assist in tracing and recovery of funds and fending off vulture funds in respect of international sovereign debt recoveries.

Nick is also regularly instructed to act in respect of investigations and charges arising out of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and other regulatory bodies in Hong Kong.

Nick is consistently ranked as a top tier lawyer in the major legal guides. He has been recognized as a Leading Individual in the dispute resolution category in both Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific guides since 2011. He is also consistently ranked in Asialaw Leading Lawyer, the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery.

Nick also serves on the General Committee of the Hong Kong Club.




Law Society of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Independent Hong Kong-based firm Gall is best-known for its 'superb contentious employment offering', where it is able to resource matters using core employment practitioners as well as those in the broader litigation team. Many of its cases relate to the financial services industry, either on behalf of the employer or the employee. The 'very through, detail-oriented' Andrea Randall displays 'an excellent understanding of the law', and spearheads the team alongside head of litigation Nick Gall. Recent highlights include Randall's representation of TFS Derivatives in its defence of claims for wrongful and unreasonable termination and unpaid wages and bonus brought by a former employee; Randall also acted for the former CEO of troubled commodities-trading company Noble Group in a claim for millions of dollars of unpaid shares brought against the company's founder.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Dispute resolution boutique Gall regularly handles contentious insolvency matters on behalf of insolvency practitioners and debtors, and also often receives referral work from overseas law firms. Evelyn Chan rejoined the firm in November 2017 from Wilkinson & Grist, and, as part of her general commercial litigation expertise, has significant experience in contentious insolvency work, particularly as it relates to asset tracing. Senior partner Nick Gall continues to represent the liquidators of Cyberworks Audio Visual Technology; notably this matter led to Hong Kong’s first written decision on litigation funding in insolvency administrations. Chris Wong is also recommended.

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

A boutique practice that ‘provides great technical advice and is sensitive to commercial issues’, the team at Gall is led by Nick Gall, who has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional fraud and international asset tracing litigation. The team recently represented Zhang Lan, one of the most prominent business women in China, in a $300m dispute with CVC Capital Partners regarding CVC’s acquisition of an indirect majority shareholding in the South Beauty chain of restaurants from the client and her corporate vehicles. Other clients include Three Towns Capital, Cellmark and Rio Tinto Shipping.

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